Public Policy and Government Relations Coordinator - OCBCC

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care is hiring!

Position:  Public Policy and Government Relations Coordinator, Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care (Maternity and Parental Leave Cover)

Reports to: Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care Board of Directors

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Deadline for application: May 15th, 2017

The OCBCC is seeking an advocacy leader who understands the principles of collaboration and collective action.  The individual will demonstrate exceptional knowledge of policy development and communication, child care legislation and funding, government structures, non-profit corporations and advocacy campaigns. 

The Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care is Ontario’s central advocacy group for a universal, affordable, high quality system of early childhood education and care (ECEC). Formed in 1981, the OCBCC is a member organization comprising non-profit child care centres, local and provincial groups, and individuals from all across Ontario. We bring together early childhood educators, parents, centre directors, social activists, employers, trade unionists and academics to work on issues of shared concern. Most importantly we are people who care about child care.

 General Responsibilities:

  • To research and prepare position and policy papers;
  • Assist in preparing presentations and submissions to legislators, policy makers and others;
  • Develop and execute strategies to effectively communicate with members and the child care community;
  • To coordinate the organization’s activities, projects, policy development, and strategic planning;
  • Report on major activities and campaigns to the Board, Provincial Council and membership;
  • Represent OCBCC at public functions and with the media.

 The Public Policy and Government Relations Coordinator will be responsible for the following: 

  • Develop and coordinate advocacy campaigns including concept and ideas, timelines, written materials, other resources and evaluation;
  • Develop campaign materials, including flyers, press releases, fact sheets, etc. as required;
  • Monitor public policy developments that affect child care at all levels of government;
  • Research and develop communications regarding public policy that affects child care;
  • Develop and coordinate outreach materials including policy briefs, targeted communications and general promotional materials;
  • Prepare and make presentations to membership, government and the media regarding OCBCC strategic directions and policy recommendations;

 The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary school education at college or university in a relevant discipline;
  • Current knowledge of child care in Ontario and its governance and operations at all levels of government;
  • Experience in lobbying and advocacy at all levels of government;
  • Excellent facilitation, leadership and time management skills;
  • Experience working in coalitions and knowledge of the values related to coalitions;
  • Ability and interest in public speaking to a wide range of groups;
  • Ability to work with membership and the public from diverse social, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds;
  • Experience in community development and working in a non-profit organization with a board of directors;
  •  Ability to work independently and within team environments;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills;
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and willingness to travel to various parts of the province;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours;
  • Proficient computer skills;
  • Proficiency in French language is an asset;
  • Work related experience in early learning and child care is an asset.

Salary: $38/hour, plus comprehensive benefits plan. 

Hours of work: 28 hours / week, with occasional evening and weekend events. Possibility of increase to 35 hours / week.

Duration: This is a temporary position to cover maternity and parental leave for 1 year with possibility of extension.

Terms of employment: Staff are supervised by and responsible to a volunteer Board of Directors and unionized under CUPE Local 2484, with a 3 month probationary period.

Apply with resumé and cover letter to: info@childcareontario.org

Please be advised that only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. 

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Early Childhood Educators - Terrace Bay, ON

Several school locations -- see details

Posting number: Not Available

Are you optimistic, innovative, creative, possess a love of learning and have strong interpersonal, communication and 21 st Century global competency skills?

Are you collaborative, with dynamic leadership skills, and love to work in a healthy and a happy team culture that supports student engagement, well-being, and achievement within a Catholic organization?

If you do  . . . there is a fabulous opportunity for you.

Locations

We have casual positions at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in LonglacSt. Joseph Catholic School in Geraldton, and St. Brigid Catholic School in Nakina.

Each of the schools has the following positions available: 

  • Occasional Teacher
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Educational Assistant
Please let us know which schools and which position you are applying for. 

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Registered Early Childhood Educator - Vaughan, ON

Employment Type: Full Time

Effective: May 2017

Must be available to work between the hours of 7:00am – 6:00pm

Location / Region: Vaughan City Hall YMCA Child Care Centre

Application Deadline: May 12, 2017

Qualifications

  • Early Childhood Education diploma 
  • Must be registered and a member in good standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators 
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience working with young children
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, ability to work split shifts, early morning and mid-late afternoons, and evenings
  • A capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, charitable Association
  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort:  lifting up to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending and stooping
  • Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold
  • The position requires the following Association Competencies: fundamental competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; Ethics and Self-Management; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion
  • All staff working with children are required under the Child Care and Early Year’s Act to have a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the first day of work
  • Up-to-date immunization record

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Early Childhood Educator - Extended Day - Belleville, ON

Qualified RECE for Extended Care Day Care in Belleville, ON

Casual, part-time and maternity leave positions. Must have First Aid and CPR; up to date immunization; clear health check; able to obtain RECE membership and a clear Vulnerable Sector Check.

Must be available to work flexible hours and Saturdays as we are open 5:30 am to 12 midnight 6 days a week.

Benefit package available to qualified educators.

Please contact Little Rascals Child Care Inc at  lrcc@cogeco.net or call 613-9682443 for appointment

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Full Time Early Childhood Educator - Oakville, ON

Glenashton Daycare Centre (Located Oakville Ontario) is looking for a well-organized, outgoing and great team player for their childcare community. Individual must have the following:

  • In good standing with the College of Early Childhood Education or in the process of becoming a member
  • Updated First Aid and CPR Level C
  • Updated Immunization record
  • Updated Criminal Clearance

All interested can email their resumes to: glenashton@live.com

Job Type: Full-time

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Program Advisor (Ottawa) - Ministry of Education Early Learning Division

The Ministry of Education's Early Learning Division supports the provision of quality child care programs in safe and stimulating environments. We are seeking candidates with experience, skills and knowledge in child development and learning who can apply this knowledge, together with their analytical and problem-solving skills, with good judgment in assessing compliance with legislative requirements and supporting operators to achieve compliance. The successful candidate must have a strong customer service orientation supported by excellent collaboration and communication skills to balance their responsibility for operator accountability with support. 

What can I expect to do in this role? 

As a Program Advisor for licensing and compliance, you will: • conduct site visits to inspect to determine compliance with legislative requirements and ministry policy • identify and address immediate health and safety issues • analyze licensing issues, make recommendations for corrective action and best practices to enhance the quality of care, where appropriate • liaise with agencies and stakeholders • follow up on complaints and facilitate issues resolution • participate in enforcement action, where applicable • participate on projects and project committees 

Location: Ottawa 

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Registered Early Childhood Educator (Various locations in North Bay)

YMCA of North Bay is a dynamic charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities by offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. We are proud to provide care to over 1200 children annually through our licensed Early Learning Centres and homes. Our Early Learning Child Care Centres, School-Age Programs and Home Child Care Services are licensed by the Ministry of Education and proud to be a part of the DSSAB’s Quality Assurance Program for the districts of Parry Sound and Nipissing.

We are currently looking for Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) to join our team of committed professionals. This is a full-time (various locations/supply) position within the Association. Under the leadership of the Child Care Supervisor, Supervisor of Child Care, the Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) is responsible for the overall health, safety and well-being of the children in our care (0-12 years). This job is also responsible for preparing and delivering high-quality educational programming by adhering to the YMCA's Policies, Procedures and Best Practices, that is grounded in the YMCA Mission, Vision and Values. The RECE will ensure compliancy with YMCA Curriculum, Quality Assurance and legislative requirements set forth by the Ministry of Education, DSSAB/Municipality, Public Health and the local Fire Department.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional working experience with children and youth
  • Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators and or otherwise approved status from the Ministry of Education
  • Current Standard First Aid and Level C CPR Certification;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the Child Care Early Years Act
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Bilingualism considered an asset)
  • Certification in YMCA Playing to Learn and Healthy Childhood Development considered an asset
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening

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Registered Early Childhood Educators - GTA

Registered Early Childhood Educators

Requirements:

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma/equivalent
  • Registration with the College of ECE

Knowledgeable in:

  • Childcare and Early Years Act (CCEYA)
  • ELECT
  • Assessment for Quality Improvement

Experience:

  • Working with children of all ages
  • Working with special needs experience and/or training

Centres for Early Learning (CFEL) are a dedicated team of Trusted Registered Early Childhood Educators and dedicated childcare assistants with 9 different locations across the GTA where we are committed to our charter and our value since 1975. 40 years of Making a Lasting Difference in the Lives of Children has prepared us well.  We now move forward with assurance, that, much like the children to which we have dedicated our efforts, we will thrive, as our organization looks ahead to the next evolution of Enriching Lives!

Our centres are fully licensed by the Ministry of Education, and regulated by Toronto Children Services. We consistently meet, or exceed, the expectations in many areas such as: the activities and experiences planned in all learning areas, the children’s physical needs, health and safety, and interactions required by the Ministry and Children Services inspections. We are also routinely inspected by Public Health and the Fire Department. We have both subsidized and full fee spaces available.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Group supervision and implementation of planned programs
  • Work cohesively alongside other staff members, Director, Assistant Director, families and visiting community members with a patient, professional and cooperative manner
  • Ensure a healthy and safe environment
  • Attend staff meetings and workshops as required
  • Provide curriculum based in individual needs as well as in a group

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Registered Early Childhood Educators (Various locations Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford)

Organizational Overview:

As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life. We foster social responsibility and healthy living. The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening the foundations of community for all people

This position requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of: Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Respect, as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults.  All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check.   Positions responsible for the direct supervision of children and/or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire. -

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Early Childhood Educator - Niagara Region

JOB SUMMARY

Plan and implement the curriculum for an early childhood program, conducive to quality care and education, addressing the emotional, physical, cognitive, and social development of children between 0 to 6 years of age.  Responsible for the opening and closing of the premises as requested.

EDUCATION

  • Completion of a 2 year community college program, with a diploma in Early Childhood Education or recognition of equivalency through the College of Early Childhood Educators registration.
  • Training in Quality Child Care Niagara Environmental Rating Scale, D.P.S. (Developmental Preschool Screen), documentation and other training as developed in this initiative.

 KNOWLEDGE

  • Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of experience in administering an early childhood education.
  • Must possess working knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014 and Regulations.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who are fluent (both written and verbal) in additional languages (e.g. French, Spanish, etc.) beyond English, which are spoken within a significant proportion of the population in the local community and in the opinion of the Corporation could enhance service. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check, including a vulnerable sector search, and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Must be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid.
  • Must be a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Health assessment and immunizations as recommended by the local Medical Officer of Health. 

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges TODAY!

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