YMCA – Preschool Teacher

Are you an energetic, personable, and resourceful person who has a genuine desire to help others?

Do you want to be part of a dedicated team that provides best-in-class care and programming for families in the Okanagan?

Do you want to collaborate to achieve an educational, nurturing, and safe environment for children?

As an Early Childhood Educator in our Preschool program, the Preschool Teacher will use observation skills to plan a YMCA Playing to Learn™ emergent curriculum. Children’s play experiences are used to build a dynamic learning environment.

If the following sounds like a good day at work, then this job might be for you!
– The Preschool Teacher is an Early Childhood Educator who delivers high quality YMCA Playing to Learn programs for children ages 2 to 5 years, and instills the Y’s core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.
– Support and deal with sensitive member family experiences and situations, children’s behaviors
– Actively participate in programs with children, while being able to coordinate care and meet the demands of staff, children, and families
– Establish and maintain positive daily communication and interaction with families, providing quality customer service and building meaningful relationships
– Actively ensure licensing standards and safety standards are maintained for all childcare settings and outings
– Execute behaviour care plans, utilizing a child-centered approach by engaging parents and educators and other YMCA staff
– Actively participate and promote philanthropy through YMCA Association initiatives, including the Strong Kids Campaign and other events

We’d love to hear with people with:
– Early Childhood Educator Certificate
– Current First Aid certificate
– Must be 19 years of age (as per provincial licensing standards)
– Minimum 2 years’ experience working with children in a childcare or preschool setting
– Minimum of 2 years’ experience as an Early Childhood Educator

– Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values of the YMCA of Southern Interior BC.
– Service Orientated: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every individual’s YMCA experience. Creates action plans to resolve any service gap areas.
– Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interactions, listens attentively, and communicates effectively to create an open communication environment. Share information, best practices, and resources with colleagues.

Position details:
– 30-40 hours per week
– March 1, 2023 start date

The YMCA’s Commitment to Trust, Safety and Equality:
As part of a trusted charitable organization, you can expect to receive excellent services and safety training throughout your YMCA career. As the first step in your journey, you will be required to:
– Provide 3 references of a professional in nature (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague)
– Provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork.

The YMCA of Southern Interior BC is an equity employer and encourages applications from all individuals who may contribute to the diversity of our workplace. This includes persons with diverse abilities, persons of color and ethnicity, Indigenous persons (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit), and people of all sexual orientations and genders.

If your application results in OR you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of your employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical or religious exemption.


Application Dates: 01/18/2023 - 02/10/2023
Position: YMCA – Preschool Teacher
Category: ECE
Location: Kelowna, BC

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