City of Toronto

Toronto

Child Care Aide

ASAP
Competitive
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

On-Going Opportunities Description

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Child Care Aide within our Children's Services Division.

Although there may not be current vacancies, resumes will be kept on file for six (6) months and then deleted from our system. You must reapply after six (6) months.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:  If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate that you are a "Current Part-time employee" in the "Custom Information" section of your on-line application form, and provide your "Employee Number" in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Information on hours of work:

  • Candidates are expected to have availability between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hours of work will vary and may include split shifts (e.g. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Some work may be scheduled in advance or may be call-in work on the day of the shift.
  • Hours of work will be on an as required part-time basis.

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • All successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-placement medical assessment, and to provide a current Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check.

Major Responsibilities:

Under the direction of Registered Early Childhood Educators (RECEs), the Child Care Aide assists and guides children throughout their day which is inclusive of the following: indoor and outdoor play time, care routines, mealtimes, cloakroom, diapering and washroom routines according to Toronto Public Health Procedures, rest times, etc.

  • Assists with the setup of play areas as planned by RECEs
  • Assists in cleanup of children's activities and learning areas, after snacks and meals and sanitizing as per Toronto Public Health guidelines, etc.
  • Assists in completion of forms, documenting children's routines, accidents, etc.
  • Assists in the supervision of playground, making sure all areas are safe from hazards. (e.g. removal of broken equipment from play areas)
  • Assists in escorting children to Public and Separate Schools and trips outside the Early Learning & Child Care Centre. (e.g. Local community walks and bus trips)
  • Provide coverage to maintain legislated ratios at various times of the day, monitoring small groups of children
  • Interacts with children of various ages in a positive, nurturing and developmentally appropriate manner
  • Interacts with parents, colleagues and visitors in a professional manner

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Experience working with and caring for the individual needs of children up to 12 years of age in either a volunteer or employment capacity.
  2. Completion of an Early Childhood Assistant Certificate would be considered an asset.
  3. Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid standard first aid certification including infant and child cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) prior to the start of employment.
  4. Strong ability to work effectively as a team member and accurately follow instructions.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  6. General knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Child Care and Early Years Act, Child and Family Services Act with the ability to apply such legislation in the workplace.
  7. Ability to lift/carry children of various ages and weights.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please email us at application.accommodation1@toronto.ca, quoting the job ID # and the job classification title.

How to Apply