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Early Childhood Educator Level 1, 2, & 3

Position Title:  Early Childhood Educator Level 1, 2, & 3

Reporting To:  Site Director 

Location:  Before & After School Care Program, Medicine Hat (11 sites)

Salary:  Level 1 Early Childhood Educator: $15.00 per hour

               Level 2 Early Childhood Educato: $17.50 per hour

               Level 3 Early Childhood Educato: $19.00 per hour

* positions are eligible for Accreditation wage top up once program site has achieved accreditation status

Status:  Part Time (6:30 to 6:45 am – morning bell and afternoon bell – 6:15 to 6:30 pm)



The YMCA of Medicine Hat can trace back its roots more than 50 years. Currently, the YMCA of Medicine Hat serves over 5000 people in Medicine Hat and surrounding communities. With a staff complement more than 150 full and part-time people, combined with more than 100 volunteers and an operating budget of $4 million, the YMCA of Medicine Hat serves over 5000 annual members and participants through its two Health Fitness and Recreation Branches (Downtown and South Ridge), as well as the YMCA Employment Centre (Medicine Hat & Brooks), and 13 licensed YMCA Child Care programs.

Required Qualifications: 

At the YMCA of Medicine Hat, we strive to ensure our employees are a good fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.  The successful candidate will have the following:

 Education/Certifications/Credentials/Professional Registration

Child Development Certificate (Assistant, Worker or Supervisor)

Current First Aid and CPR

Clear Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check

Clear Child Welfare Check

Food Safe is an asset

3 Professional References


Experience providing child care in a licensed and accredited facility is preferred

Experience working in out-of-school child care is an asset

Knowledge & Skills 

Knowledge and understanding of Alberta Child Care Act and Regulations as they pertain to out-of-school care

Knowledge and understanding of Alberta Child Care Accreditation standards and processes

Knowledge of healthy childhood development 

Knowledge of the confidentiality required for the protection of the children and parents.

Ability to prepare neat, accurate written work by established deadlines

Skilled communication and observation techniques

Ability to plan, organize and implement daily programming.

Ability to work well with others

Ability to understand and implement daily routines.

Desire and ability to interact and play with children 

Familiarity with the YMCA’s Get Active program is an asset

Knowledge of physical literacy is an asset


What does this role look like at the YMCA of Medicine Hat? 

Under the supervision of each Site Director, Child Development Assistants, Workers and Supervisor oversee the daily planning and implementation of the YMCA’s A Place to Connect curriculum. 

Each position will be assigned to work at one primary location, providing relief at other sites only when operationally necessary due to licensing regulations. 

Responsibilities include: 

Preparing and implementing a monthly programming plan based on the interests of the children participating in the program that aligns with the YMCA A Place to Connect curriculum for out-of-school care

Documenting programming as required by the curriculum

Ensuring all program planning is age appropriate and develops the physical, emotional, social, creative and intellectual skills of the children.

Ensuring the health and safety of children in the program at all times

Ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations including YMCA policies and procedures, AHS health regulations, child care licensing regulations, accreditation standards, etc. 

Ensuring the YMCA’s Child Protection Policy and Procedures are followed at all times

Ensuring communication with parents is ongoing and strengths-based 

Program area set up, take down and cleaning

Preparing and serving snacks (in applicable programs only)

Being familiar with each child’s health status, including allergies and emergency medications. This includes knowing where the medications are stored, and how to administer them if necessary.

Responsible to ensure safety checklists are completed for the program areas, equipment, toys, to ensure they are safe, in good repair and hygienically maintained.

Leading outdoor play time, including offering Get Active program activites

Participation in monthly staff meetings

To Apply:  



Please apply with a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (email addresses and phone numbers) who can attest to your character and previous work and/or volunteer performance. 

Please send application packages to:

Victoria Potter - Before & After School Program Manager

YMCA of Medicine Hat

150 Ash Avenue SE 

Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3A9

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