School Age Designated Educators

Good Beginnings is a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors comprised of parents/guardians and community representatives who are committed to providing high quality early learning and child care programs to the children and families of Oxford County since 1986. It is our mission to be a leader in the provision of quality child care programs, which are affordable and accessible to families in Woodstock and the surrounding communities, delivered by professional and caring Educators.
This is a 12-month permanent position. September to June will be within our Before and After School Programs, as well as any Non-Instructional Day programs (PA Days, Winter & March Breaks). During July and August, the average hours per week will be 25-35 at our Summer Care program.

LOCATION: Before and After School Programs located within Woodstock & Ingersoll
START DATE: August 2024
HOURS: Approximately 25 hours per week September to June / 25-35 hours per week during July & August

RATE OF PAY Starting at $23.86*/hour ($26.00*/hour upon completion of probationary period)
(RECE): *Rate of pay includes the Provincial Wage Enhancement and the CWELCC Workforce Funding
RATE OF PAY Starting at $21.67*/hour ($26.00*/hour upon completion of probationary period)
(NON-RECE): *Rate of pay includes the Provincial Wage Enhancement
BENEFITS: Comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision care and more
Wellness and counselling services through Employee & Family Assistance Program
Access vacation entitlement in accordance with the employment standards regulations
Accumulate up to 8 paid personal emergency days annually
Discount programs (dependent upon age of child)

We are seeking to fill these Before and After School Age Designated Educator positions with reliable, friendly, energetic, and engaged individuals. Prior to starting the position, the successful candidates will be required to comply with all applicable licensing requirements. This includes;
• Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Child & Youth Worker, Recreation and Leisure, Educational Support Worker, Elementary Education-Primary division, Educational Assistant, Social Service Worker or Developmental Service Worker
• A member in good standing of the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators (if applicable)
• Standard First Aid, including Infant and Child CPR Certificate (Level C)
• Current Police Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check, acceptable to Good Beginnings
• Up-to-date Immunization Records required by the Ministry of Education and Southwestern Public Health
• Safe Food Handling Certificate

The successful candidate will provide child care for children (3.8 years to 12 years of age) in a group setting under the direction of Good Beginnings. They will follow the Program Statement, confidentiality, and the policies established by the Board of Directors, and regulations under the Child Care and Early Years Act. They will also ensure that they are integrating Good Beginnings’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging values into their environment.

• Ability to work various shifts; split shifts September to June, approximately 6:45-9:00am and 2:45-6:00pm
• Plan and implement activities based on the children’s needs and interests
• Excellent communication skills: written, oral, listening and non-verbal
• Works as a co-operative and respectful member of the team
• Adhere to all licensing requirements as set out by the Child Care and Early Years Act
• Adhere to all policies and procedures as established by the Board of Directors of Good Beginnings
• Familiarity with the following curriculum/resources would also be an asset:
o How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years
o Child Care and Early Years Act

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Julia Daly, Human Resources Coordinator
Although we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Good Beginnings is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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