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Job Order #: 5601670

Employer Name:
Melfort Daycare Co-operative
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Full Time
Completed at least some post-secondary
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Employer Name:
Melfort Daycare Co-operative

Employer Address:
PO BOX 2632

Contact Name:
Heather Hersberger

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Melfort Daycare Co-operative Site # 1, 2 and 3 are licensed for 105 children and are open Monday to Friday.  The center provides high quality childcare for infants, toddlers, and preschool children ages 6 weeks to 12 years of age.  The Daycare focuses on the Play and Exploration: Early Learning Program Guide.  The ECE position works closely with other staff, develops and maintains a healthy relationship with parents, and serves as a role model for the children.  Daily duties include planning and implementing programming, supervision, daily cleaning and any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.  The Melfort Daycare Co-operative is a unionized workplace.  Full job description is available upon request.

ECE Level I, II, or III
First Aid/CPR certificate

The preferred candidate will have experience in a child care setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    Ability to participate within a team setting.
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    Ability to be proactive and creative in problem-solving and decision making.
    Knowledge of policies and procedures.
    Self-motivated and able to motivate others.

Rate of Pay:
Depends on level of experience and as per CUPE Collective Agreement


Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
 - Before and after school programs
 - Child care centre
 - Day-care centre
Security and Safety
 - Child welfare check
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
Essential Skills
 - Continuous learning
 - Finding information
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Reading text
Experience With Children Who Have Special Needs
 - Children with behavioural issues
 - Children with an intellectual disability
 - Children with a mental health disability
Early Childhood Educator Assistant Skills
 - Arrange transition periods such as lunch and rest for children
 - Conduct and monitor activity programs designed for young children
 - Discuss progress and problems of children at staff meetings
 - Guide children in development of proper eating, dressing and toilet habits
 - Observe children and report on observations to supervisor
 - Prepare and serve snacks
 - Prepare craft materials and assist children to use them
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Early Childhood Education Diploma or Degree
 - Food Safe Certificate
 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate
 - Early Childhood Education Assistant Certificate
 - First Aid Certificate
Additional Skills
 - Assist in maintaining records of children
 - Assist in housekeeping duties
 - Maintain day care supplies and equipment
Work Location Information
 - Rural community
Children'S Ages
 - 5 years
Early Childhood Education Skills
 - Knowledge of licensing regulations
 - Assess the developmental level of children
 - Plan and develop child care and nursery school programs
 - Provide supervision and guidance of daily activities, field trips and special activities
 - Provide opportunity for creative expression through the mediums of art, dramatic play and music


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