Early Childhood Educator (Temporary Contract)

Centennial College School of Community and Health Studies

POSITION VACANCY  February 2018 – February 2019

Application Deadline Feb 2, 2018

COMPETITION #18-S-02     

Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students.  We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity.  We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including:  Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons

Classification:                     Temporary Contract (February 2018 – February 2019)                                                 

Salary Range:                     $26.18- $ 30.35 /hr   (Payband F)                       

Location:                             Centennial College Child Care Centre                 

Hours per week:                  35 hours                      

Current Shift Schedule:       Rotation between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Position Summary:

The Early Childhood Educator, under the direction of the Supervisor/Manager, undertakes all duties pertaining to the care and education of the children enrolled in the Early Childhood Laboratory Centre. The incumbent also models skills to the Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Assistant students to support their theoretical training. The incumbent develops and maintains a professional relationship with families, demonstrating genuine appreciation and respect for diverse family systems and practices.


  • Implementing and providing daily feedback and observations relating to the curriculum established by the ECE leader
  • Facilitating daily indoor and outdoor activities to enhance language, motor skills, independence and problem-solving through music, science, art, dramatic play, etc.
  • Establishing positive interactions and rapport while guiding the children in all areas of development in accordance with the program philosophy
  • Assisting to ensure overall health and safety of the children enrolled in the program
  • Adapting and maintaining an environment which appreciates and respects the diverse individual and group needs of the children and their families
  • Supporting and communicating with parents, faculty and the community
  • Supporting students in the ECE and ECA programs


  • Minimum two (2) year ECE diploma or equivalent
  • Membership in good standing with the College of ECE
  • Minimum of one (1) year related experience in a licensed child care setting
  • Current First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Clear Police Record Check with vulnerable sector
  • Current Food Handler’s Certificate an asset
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills in a child care setting working with infants or toddlers and pre-school children from a diverse background
  • Proven flexibility, cooperation and willingness to share ideas and knowledge to enhance team-building
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Must be able to work at either Progress or East York Centre, as required
  • Successful candidates will be required to submit medical documentation as required by licensing/public health

Apply online: www.centennialcollege.ca/careers

"Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer." 

When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and should be submitted electronically by February 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.  Please quote Competition #18-S-02.  Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position.  We regret we cannot accept phone calls.  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities regarding all employment activities, including access to jobs and accommodations during employment as required, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

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