Post-Secondary Child Care Trainee – Full Time, Contract – Ches Penney Family YMCA Child Care Centre
Wage Range: $18.06-$18.79/hr – in accordance to provincial ECE wage grid
Job Competition #: CPFYMCA-PST-FT

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 Post-Secondary Child Care Trainees to deliver recreational and instructional programs for children at our licensed child care centre in St. John’s. This physically demanding job may require you to set up, take down, and clean equipment, lead active programs, and engage a diverse group of people. This is a contractual position that ends on September 6, 2024.

Job Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age at the time of certification
  • Must be in entering or enrolled in a Post-Secondary institution
  • Successful completion of the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Newfoundland and Labrador’s free, online, post-secondary condensed course called “Temporary Certification for Regulated Child Care Summer Employment for Post-Secondary Students” (Trainee Level – Preschool, Pre-K and School-Age Certification) Certification is nonrenewable and expires the Friday after Labour Day (September 6, 2024)
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience in leading active play and programs
  • Current Standard First Aid and WHMIS
  • Acceptable Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sectors Check

Benefits of Working with the YMCA

  • Competitive compensation
  • 4% vacation pay paid bi-weekly
  • Enhance your health with a free Health, Fitness and Aquatics YMCA membership during your contract
  • 10% staff discount to YMCA programs and services (not applicable to child care fees)
  • Employee Referral Program – Receive monetary incentives for contributing to our hiring practices
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • 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.