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Child Care Assistant Cook/Assistant Teacher

Website YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka


·       Pay rate $16.50/hour

·       Complimentary access to virtual and/or in-person opportunities promoting health and fitness


  • Discuss policy or liability with Supervisor or Manager as required
  • Adherence to the YMCA Child Protection Policies and Procedures
  • Understand and be sensitive to the diversity of the community
  • Develops positive relationships and collaborative partnerships with parents
  • Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description
  • Understands and complies with all legislation, guidelines and policies that pertain to:
    • MEDU Day Nurseries Act Licensing
    • Department of Health and municipal bi-laws and regulations
    • Board of Education Occupancy Standards
    • Employment Act Legislation
    • Ontario Legislation as applicable to the reporting of Abuse
    • YMCA Standards, Guidelines and Policies
  • Works with centre team to implement a quality early childhood program in relation to
    • YMCA Core Values
    • YMCA Playing to Learn, Extended Day and/or YMCA School Age Curriculum Standards
    • YMCA Child and Family Development Standards
    • Early Childhood Education Principles and Best Practices
    • Community Needs
    • Professional Standards
    • Research
  • Assist with the preparation of one hot lunch and two snacks per day following the five week menu
  • Supply special dietary meals if necessary, taking children’s allergies and special parental direction into consideration.  Information from both sites to be posted in kitchen
  • Responsible for food and kitchen inventory as well as assisting the cook with the ordering of all food supplies
  • Handle food and dishes in accordance to the Ministry of Health Regulations
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen equipment daily
  • Clean and sanitize cupboards, fridge and food storage areas on a weekly basis or more often if necessary
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen, classrooms, centre, and washrooms (once food prep is complete for the day) efficiently to a high standard
  • Vacuums all carpets, cleans glass doors and windows, sweep and mop main entrances and classrooms
  • Washes, dries, folds laundry and puts it away
  • Maintain all health and safety requirements, including but not limited to WHIMIS
  • Notification of centre supervisor if unable to work or arrange for supply staff if required.
  • Works as a team member with other staff and supervisor
  • Ensures all programs are accessible, appropriate and safe
  • Identifies and seeks support to act on opportunities for program enhancement
  • Assists in supervision of lunch, and sets up and cleans room to meet needs of activities and programs
  • Understanding of early childhood education principles, practices and standards
  • Required to move program equipment both large and small and undertake cleaning duties
  • Provides quality care to all children in a licensed childcare environment
  • Actively engages with children and ensures supervision and safety of children at all time
  • Plans and implements a consistent child-centered program in accordance with YMCA curriculums Playing to Learn and A Place to Connect
  • Complies with the Child Care Early Years Act, YMCA policies and the YMCA Child Protection Policy
  • Completes required documentation of children’s development and interactions
  • Ensures positive, professional communication with families on an ongoing basis
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Secondary Education Diploma
  • Safe Food Handler Certificate
  • Current First Aid and CPR Level C Certification
  • Current Immunization Record
  • Operation of Food Services equipment i.e. oven, stove, cooking appliances
  • Must have knowledge of children’s nutritional requirements according to Canada’s Food Guide, MEDU and the Ministry of Health legislation
  • Capacity to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, charitable Association
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, particularly regarding split shifts
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills
  • Ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members including children, parents, staff, volunteers, other community agencies, MEDU representatives, Health and Fire Departments and volunteers
  • Work with, lead and evaluate volunteers and placement students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with all members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

Applications will remain open until May 25, 2022.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices.  Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve.  Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department.

If 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 other Human Rights Code-related exemption.

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