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Early Childhood Educator
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Oakville, ON, CANADA; Brampton, ON, CANADA; Mississauga, ON, CANADA; Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Training and Education ; Early Childhood Development, Training and Education ; Other Training and Education Jobs
Job Industry: Education
Job Career Level: Entry Level , Experienced
Date Posted: Jan 21, 2013

Sheridan College is one of Canada's leading postsecondary institutions dedicated to the provision of outstanding academic programs and the support of student and graduate success. We deliver an exceptional educational experience in an environment renowned for innovation and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year degrees in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. Sheridan serves 18,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville, Brampton and Mississauga.

Sheridan employees will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous vacation entitlement
  • Excellent benefits package with Sun Life
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Employee assistance programs
  • On-site fitness facilities include: weight rooms, cardio rooms, and squash courts, as well as karate, yoga, pilates, rock climbing and other instructional activities.

In addition, we offer professional development opportunities to promote career development and success in the workplace, including:

  • Professional Development funding
  • Reduced fees for Continuing Education courses
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Please note Sheridan College only accepts applications using Resume Basic. Please refer to our online application guide and FAQ section to learn more about the application process. Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Reporting to the Manager, Early Childhood Centres and with direction from the Centre’s Supervisor, and following guidelines as outlined in the Day Nurseries Act and the Centre’s policy manual, the incumbent plans and implements quality programming for kindergarten-aged children. He/she will also assist in supporting student teachers on placement in the demonstration lab school and maintain on-going communication with families, college personnel and the community with respect to the program.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Planning, directing and implementing quality programming using “High Scope” principles to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual well being of the children enrolled at the Child Care Centre;
• Maintaining ongoing communications with families, Sheridan faculty and staff, and the community with respect to the program;
• Providing ongoing supervision of playroom, playground, group and routine activities;
• Demonstrating appropriate instructional techniques to Early Childhood Education students, and assisting, monitoring their daily progress;
• Assisting in the observation, direction and support of student-teacher learning;
• Demonstrating a professional approach and establishing team cohesion to ensure program compatibility;
• Implementing and designing individual learning plans for children (including children with special needs) during program time as required;
• Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess a 2-year Early Childhood Education diploma from a recognised Ontario Community College (or A.E.C.E.O. equivalency) and must have successfully completed all student practicums, with at least one practicum in a child care setting and, preferably, another with kindergarten-aged children (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience).  The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators. Applicants must have knowledge of Child Care Centre programs.  Experience with kindergarten-aged children is preferred.  Knowledge of and experience using High Scope curriculum is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership and flexibility and will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  The incumbent must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.  A criminal reference check and verification of medical suitability of the successful candidate will be required, as specified in the Day Nurseries Act.

Appointment Details:
Employee Group: Support Staff
Applied Health & Community Studies
Campus: Mississauga Civic Centre Child Care Centre (may be assigned activity at any Sheridan campus)
Reference #: 13/S/02
Payband: E
Hourly Range:$23.09 - $26.76
Hours/Week: 37.5
Hours: 4 rotating shifts: 8:00am - 4:00pm, 8:30am - 4:30pm, 9:30am - 5:30pm, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Application Deadline: January 25, 2013

To be considered for this position, an on-line application is required. Please click on the "Apply for this job" button to proceed with your application. Please review Sheridan's Online Application Guide & FAQs; before you begin.

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit:
World Education Services

Preference will be given to qualified full-time employees within the bargaining unit at Sheridan College. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Aboriginal People, and persons with disabilities.
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