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YWCA Toronto: Part Time Child Care Worker (3 Positions)

YWCA Toronto transforms lives. As the city’s largest multi-service women’s organization, we help women
escape violence, move out of poverty and access safe, affordable housing.
We work tenaciously to break down barriers that hold women back from achieving equality.

Internal and External Job Posting
Part-Time Childcare Worker (3 Sessional Positions Available)
YWCA Bergamot Early Learning Centre (ELC)
Employment Type: Part-Time, Sessional
Work Hours: Up to 16 hours per week (Flexible hours between 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday)
Salary: $18.14 per hour
Location: 66 Bergamot Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1V9
Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Part Time Childcare Worker is responsible for Responsible for the implementation of the Early Childhood Education Program in accordance with the goals of the Bergamot and YWCA Toronto.

YWCA Bergamot is a 68 unit apartment building with an Early Learning Centre in North Etobicoke for single women and women-led families in need of permanent, affordable, supportive housing. The Bergamot ELC is a centre of excellence for early childhood development and licensed for 62 children ages 0 to 4. YWCA Bergamot demonstrates YWCA Toronto’s commitment to creating quality, affordable housing in which women and their children realize their dreams and move forward in their lives.


  • Supports programs with the Early Learning Centre in accordance with the philosophy and Program Statement of Bergamot ELC, YWCA Toronto and the Ministry of Education Child Care and Early Years Act, (CCEYA);
  • Follows age-appropriate daily routines for the children in accordance with the philosophy and Program Statement of the Early Learning Centre;
  • Works as part of a team to enhance the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children;
  • Supports the implementation of a program geared to the needs of the children with concerns for their interest, special needs, strengths and pace of learning;
  • Works with the children in a group while maintaining sensibility to each child’s individual needs;
  • Communicates with parents on a daily basis information concerning their children;
  • Ensures that the Health and Safety Guidelines are followed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the funders, Bergamot and the YWCA;
  • Ensures appropriate notification of child abuse as required by the Child and Family Services Act;
  • Advises the Manager of any incidents and issues of concern in the program and completes required documentation;
  • Completes daily playground checks both morning and afternoon;
  • Set the stage in the program in accordance to the Planned Gross motor Program Plan;
  • Covers ratio within programs as per CCEYA Ministry of Education regulations.


  • An Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate or recognized equivalent required (Case for Equivalency will be considered);
  • Early Childhood Education diploma an asset;
  • 1-3 years’ experience with children ages 0 to 4;
  • Standard First Aid and Infant Child CPR (Level C);
  • Skills and flexibility to work with various age groupings from 0 to 4 years;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, theory and practice an asset;
  • Experience working within a multicultural environment;
  • Second language an asset.


Please submit your cover letter and résumé to Karen Hipson, Manager of Bergamot Early Learning Centre at, Fax: (416) 748-7110

Please quote JOB ID number BERG0253 and your name in the subject line

Please note: A Vulnerable Sector Search, Standard First Aid Level C and an up to date Health

Assessment is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is within the Bargaining Unit.

Please indicate on your cover letter if you are an internal candidate. For internal applicants, this position is not secondable.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to
applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace.

Posting Date: September 6, 2019