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Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE)

Position Title: Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE)
Consistent part time: 24 hours per week
Hourly Wage: $18.00 - $24.00

About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, external link, @RyersonHR, external link and @RyersonECI, external link on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page, external link.

The opportunity

While in compliance with Ryerson’s policies and procedures, the Ministry of Education CCEYA, and all public health and City of Toronto children services expectations, the RECE and staff will:

  • Develop and implement a program that supports and promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of children and meets the needs of the Child Care and Early Year’s Act (2018) and City of Toronto Assessment for Quality Improvement (AQI)
  • Lead activities and provide an environment that supports inquiry and scaffolding of the children's interests
  • Provide opportunities for the children to express themselves creativity through the media of art, dramatic play, music and physical activity
  • Plan and maintain an environment that protects the health, security and well- being of children
  • Assess the abilities, interests and needs of children and discuss progress or next steps with the family and other staff. Implement individual program plans as guided by the Manager
  • Observe children and prepare reports/ documentation for the family, guardians and supervisor
  • Guide and assist children in the development of daily living skills
  • Collaborate with co-workers and community service providers to support the needs of the children and families
  • Maintain a clean and organized space. Use professional and responsive communication with staff members to promote a positive partnership
  • Understand the College of ECE Code of Ethics and standards of Practice and apply them to day to day interactions and performance
  • Record notes and important information related to children’s well-being in the communication book (ie. illness, accident reports, etc.)
  • Read and remain in compliance of all centre policies and procedures

Employment requirements

Early childhood educators (RECE)

  • Completion of a two year college diploma in early childhood education or a bachelor's degree in child development or equivalent
  • Registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators and in good standing.
  • Completion of CPR and First Aid Training Level C
  • Up to date medical records and immunizations, including TB test
  • Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check completed within 6 months of the date of hire

Skills, knowledge, abilities (competencies)

  • Strong communication skills
  • General understanding of child care obligations through the City of Toronto, Public Health and the Ministry of Education
  • Knowledge of Ontario curriculum documents (HDLH, ELECT, etc)
  • Sensitivity
  • Physical stamina
  • Patience
  • Leadership skills

Tools of the trade

  • Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Google (Gmail, Google Drive)

Send resumes and cover letters to christa.leeder@ryerson.ca. If eligible you will be contacted for an interview.