Early Childhood Educator, Trainee – Full Time, Hourly Wage Position – Central Labrador YMCA Child Care Centre
Wage Range: : $18.06-$18.79/hr – in accordance with provincial ECE wage grid
Job Competition #: CLY-ECE-TRAINEE

The YMCA has been part of life in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1854. Our charity’s core programs of Health, Fitness, and Aquatics; Child Care and Day Camp; and Employment, Enterprise, and Newcomer Services are offered at more than 20 locations in our communities with an additional 170 points of delivery throughout the province. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through all stages of life.

Join Our Team

We are seeking full time Early Childhood Educator Trainees to join our Child Care team. This position is located at the Central Labrador YMCA in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. To be employed in the field of early childhood education and to successfully fulfill field placement requirements, students must be able to lift and move children, materials and equipment (up to 50 pounds) on a consistent basis. As well, physical effort, strength and endurance is required in the supervision and care of children, e.g., maintaining balance, kneeling and bending, pushing and pulling strollers and carts, and moving quickly to assist children in emergency situations.

Job Requirements

  • Enrollment in an Early Childhood Education Online Degree or Diploma program
  • Must be 18 years or older to work in regulated child care
  • AECENL Certification
  • Experience working in early learning or equivalent experience providing child care is considered an asset
  • Food Handlers Certificate is considered an asset
  • American Sign Language (ASL) is considered an asset
  • Current Emergency First Aid
  • Acceptable Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Must submit documentation of participation in community based anti-based training before July 1 of each year from an approved organization. (See Appendix A)

Benefits of Working with the YMCA

  • Wage increases in accordance with the provincial ECE wage grid
  • $100 Christmas gift card
  • 4% vacation pay, 12 paid holidays, medical and dental insurance (80% co-pay for services), life and long-term disability, and accidental death or dismemberment coverage (employee), matched pension contributions (optional after year 2, mandatory after year 3), and Group RRSP (at the employee’s discretion and all proceeds are contributed by the employee only)
  • Paid time off from scheduled work due to YMCA emergency closings
  • Employee Referral Program – Receive monetary incentives for contributing to our hiring practices
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Enhance your health with a free Health, Fitness and Aquatics YMCA membership
  • 10% staff discount to YMCA programs and services (not applicable to child care fees)
  • We cover the fees for: AECENL annual membership, AECENL waivers and orientation course, Emergency/Standard First Aid, Criminal Record Checks and Vulnerable Sector Checks, professional learning fees, mileage for supply pick up, and post-secondary ECE applications
  • Monthly petty cash provided and equipment budget for high quality classroom supplies
  • Free uniforms. No more deciding what to wear to work
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement
  • Work in an inclusive environment where caring, honesty, diversity, respect and responsibility are lived values

Key Competencies

  • Creates a respectful and inclusive environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to see the world from a child’s perspective
  • Build relationships with people through behaviours such as greeting people by name, anticipating needs and providing feedback
  • Demonstrates personal discipline to meet expectations and goals
  • Self-manages behaviours, learns from mistakes, and seeks out feedback and coaching
  • Reliable and punctual to ensure our team creates a great participant experience

The YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to an environment that is barrier-free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.