• Full Time
  • Whitby
  • June 4, 2022

Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre

Toddler, Preschool & Kindergarten Educators

Location: Whitby

Number of positions: 5-6

Work Hours: Week days, between 7 am & 5 pm –  42.5 hrs./wk.

*Kindergarten educator works split shift, full days in summer

Pay: $ 15 – $17 /hr. to start    + $2/hr. Ministry “top-up (potential $1 – $2 raise after 8-wks.)

Benefits (Yes/No?): 50% Medical Coverage


ECE Preferred (will review all education at interview)

Certificates Required:

ECE Preferred (will review all education at interview)

Medical Testing/Disclosure/Vaccinations Required: 2-Step TB Test

Number of Years of Previous Experience Required:  Not required but an asset

Main Responsibilities:

·        Lead young children’s activities, tell stories, teach songs and prepare craft materials;

·        Help prepare and/or serve nutritious snacks and meals, as per resident cook and Canada Food Guide

·        Help children eat, dress and use the toilet and/or execute hygiene habits

Job Requirements:

·        Any courses or relevant diplomas in Early Childhood Education

·        Passion for ongoing professional development and growth;

·        Strong planning, compassion, organizational, leadership, life, nutrition, health-and-safety, and communication skills;


·        Autism-related courses and/or certification

·        Good time management and organization skills;

·        First Aid Certificate; CPR (C-level);

·        Training in the use of Environmental Assessment Tools (EATs)

Company Culture: 

·        Values positive reinforcement, encouragement, and warm, loving interactions, where self-esteem, pride, respect, and self-awareness are paramount

Describe the Ideal Candidate for this Role:

·        Passionate about childhood development and creating constructive, lasting partnerships with community members that enhance kids’ lives through integrated, educational atmosphere filled with love and laughter.

Social Interaction:

Constant — verbal, paraverbal, written; reflective of Ministry and socially approved curriculum; must “speak kids’ language” and demonstrate constant patience!


·        Fluent English, Spoken

·        Intermediate English, Written

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