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14 Mar 2023

Full-Time Registered Early Childhood Educator

YMCA of Niagara – Posted by yjobs St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Registered Early Childhood Educator

 Location: Parnall Public School – St. Catharines
RECE starting rate – $22.03/hr (includes WEG), with YMCA Health/Dental Benefits, paid sick days and generous vacation plan, YMCA Pension Plan, YMCA Membership benefits and ECCDC Membership
Employment Type:
Full Time – 37. 5 hours a week (availability between 7am-6pm required).  Evenings/weekends may be required for trainings and meetings.
Placement Date: 

Why Work for the YMCA?

As a charitable organization, the YMCA of Niagara aspires to be a great workplace, committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. Guided by our shared values – caring, health, honesty, inclusiveness, respect, and responsibility – the YMCA provides our employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through growth opportunities and great benefits, and the knowledge that their day-to-day actions have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the people of Niagara.


The role of the RECE is to help carry out the day-to-day operations of the Child Care centre, helping to implement programs for children in care within the requirements of the current curriculum.


  • Responsible for the care and safety of the children
  • Organize and ensure meal distribution is done in a safe and timely manner
  • Maintenance of the kitchen space, including clean-up and dishes
  • Maintain a positive and professional relationship with all parents, children, and fellow team members
  • Participate in training and adhere to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures as established by the YMCA of Niagara
  • Organize and implement activities for the group as outlined in the YMCA Playing To Learn curriculum
  • Maintain a positive and professional relationship with all parents, children and fellow staff
  • Participate in training sessions when required including Food Handlers Certification


  • Registered Early Childhood Educator, or Proof of enrollment in an accredited ECE program
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Current standard first aid, and CPR – C certification
  • A clear Criminal Reference Check – Vulnerable Sector Search issued for the YMCA of Niagara
  • Food Handlers Certificate


Child and Youth Focused

  • Commits to assisting growth and development among children and youth

Relationship Building and Collaboration

  • Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to achieve work related goals

Concern for Health and Safety

  • Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction

Team Work

  • Actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by noon on March 21, 2023 to Please indicate position applying for in the subject line of your email. Internal applicants are encouraged to notify their supervisor before applying. Accessibility accommodations and materials in alternate formats for individuals with disabilities can be arranged upon request. For more information on other opportunities at the YMCA of Niagara please visit:  

Job Categories: Social/Education/Government. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: $22.03/hour.

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