Relief Early Childhood Assistant – more than 1 required

janvier 25, 2023
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Scarborough Child Care Centre
Salary Range:
$16.56 -$24.84 per hour (entry level is $16.56 plus $2.00 per hour for every hour worked with children)
Posting Expires:
February 24, 2023
Applications Accepted By:
Teri Eslinger:


We are seeking committed individuals who have a passion for interacting with young children and working within a team environment.   There is potential to work up to 40 hours per week.


  • Perform all duties of an ECA to provide continuity of day-to-day responsibilities with children during the absence of the permanent ECA
  • Nurture each child to grow spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically
  • Promote a sense of belonging, a sense of well-being, the opportunity to engage in learning and the opportunity for each child to express him or herself
  • Treat each child with Love, Dignity and Respect
  • Understand and comply with provincial, municipal and The Salvation Army Policies, Procedures and Standards, including new COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
  • Adheres to work schedule to ensure program stays within ratio and provides required adequate notice to supervisor regarding unexpected scheduling changes
  • Plan and implement a consistent child-centred program in accordance with “How Does Learning Happen”
  • Provide high quality experiences based on the children’s interests
  • Provide within the environment various areas where children can explore, play happily and safely, ask questions and where hands on learning can take place with the involvement and support of the Educator
  • Carry out all daily routines following the center’s policies & procedures
  • Complete enhanced cleaning as per our COVID-19 Sanitary Practices Policy
  • Maintain positive communication with parents through daily contact & our app
  • Ability to work within a team and be part of a large multi-service, Christian charitable Organization
  • Attends staff meetings, required training and all other relevant professional development opportunities necessary for the position. Maintains qualifications and certifications as required by the provincial standards.
  • Participate in parent nights and special events such as Christmas concerts, fundraising, field trips, Church programs, etc.

 Perform other duties as required.


  • Ability to use frequent light to medium physical effort: lifting up to 20 kg (44 lbs.), bending and stooping
  • Must be able to work outdoors for at least 2 hours daily year-round; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours Monday to Friday, able to work split shifts, early morning and mid-late afternoons
  • Must be able to wear a medical grade mask and eye protection at all times except when eating or drinking


  • Updated Medical completed
  • Standard First Aid & Level C CPR
  • Food Handlers Certificate an asset
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License, personal vehicle required and insurance, current copy of driver’s abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, an asset (travel to multiple locations)
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Preference would be given to those who have previous experience working in a Child Care or working with groups of children
  • Knowledge of Child Care and Early Years Act, How Does Learning Happen and City of Toronto AQI an asset


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills required to work with children, parents and other staff
  • Complete all on-line Salvation Army courses
  • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening.
  • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.



In support of our commitment to a healthy and safe workplace and community, The Salvation Army (TSA) has a vaccination requirement for all new employees within the Province of Ontario, Social Services sector.  The successful candidate will be made an offer of employment on the condition of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their employment start date. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to provincial human rights legislation. If the candidate is unable to vaccinate for a reason protected by the Human Rights Code, a request for accommodation can be submitted and written proof satisfactory to TSA will be required.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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