Educator - Multiple Positions (Avalon Y)

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Position: Educator - Multiple Positions (Avalon Y)
Location: Avalon Y
Type: Full-time contract from June 26th to September 1st, 2023
Preferred start date: Monday, Jun 26, 2023
Closing date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023


As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.

Working for the Y

Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:

What we offer

At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families.

Our competitive wage and benefit package include:

  • Free Y membership
  • Discounted Y program fees (including health & fitness programs, child care, and camps)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

What do you offer?

The educator will function as a team member responsible for the development and maintenance of high-quality programs for children and families. This person will be an active part of the service delivery team for

Licensed Child Care. The educator is accountable to the Senior Coordinator, Child Care for the implementation of the program for a specific age group by program policies and philosophy. The program should meet the needs of the individual child with concerns for his or her interests, special needs, talents, and individual style for and pace of learning. The educator must be courteous and professional in dealing with parents, all members, and the general public. The educator is a role model to staff, children, and customers, and must exemplify YMCA values, and maintain a high standard of work ethic.

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Creating an educational, safe, clean, and enjoyable environment for children by planning and implementing age-appropriate programs to meet children’s social, emotional, physical, emotional and individual needs under the Y Planning to Learn curriculum.
  • Fostering self-esteem, problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills in children.
  • Developing and maintaining constructive and open communication with staff.
  • Understanding and following through on all YMCA policies, procedures and guidelines as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual and Parent Handbook.
  • Participating in a team-teaching approach in the supervision of the children and the development of the program.
  • Preparing snacks and completing housekeeping duties for the Child Care Programs on a rotational basis with other educators.
  • As per the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons Policy, staff of the YMCA will take allegations of abuse seriously.  
  • All staff members are familiar with their duty to report and the procedure for reporting suspected abuse or neglect of a child.

What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?

At the YMCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • ECE diploma or CECE recognized equivalency an asset


  • Fluent in English, oral and written
  • Bilingualism an asset

Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Member in good standing of the College of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario, as required
  • Minimum two years of experience working with children
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR ‘C’ Certifications
  • High level of interpersonal and written skills

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
  • Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is required. 
  • Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for the Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion.

Core Competencies:

  • Communication: Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
  • Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards.
  • Teamwork: Participates actively in a team for organizational effectiveness. Creates an atmosphere of trust amongst all team members.
  • Concern for Health and Safety: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others on risk and harm reduction.
  • Creativity and Innovation: Plans and implements quality programming in a developmentally appropriate environment.

About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y: 

Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve and as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

How to apply?

All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.  Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job, unless approved by People and Culture.

Applications must be submitted to the YMCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Cass Vallee. Please send applications to Director of Avalon Y Child Care Centre, Cass Vallee (

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.


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