Part Time/Full Time Child Care Assistant

Posted on September 13, 2018. Region: Steinbach, MB


Overview of Position

The Child Care Assistant (CCA) assists the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) with providing high quality early learning and child care. This includes assisting the ECE in directing and assessing the positive emotional, physical, social and cognitive development of children by implementing appropriate activities and programs according to each child’s individual developmental abilities, interests and needs

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Works with, supports and/or replaces the ECE for periods of time, ensuring the children’s health, safety and well-being

  • Maintains a safe and healthy learning environment where the needs of children and families are met. This includes supporting the ECE in implementing an organized, purposeful program which utilizes safe and injury free practices, creative, well balanced, and stimulating activities, and learning experiences which offer physical, social, emotional and sensory development

  • Advances children’s physical and intellectual competence by being aware of normal development and working with a variety of equipment, activities and opportunities to promote children’s physical, cognitive and communication skills as well as their creativity. This includes indoor/outdoor activities, activities that allow for questioning and probing and activities that encourage listening, understanding and expressing themselves with others

  • Assists the ECE in creating an environment that builds positive self-concept and individual strength. Treats children as individuals in a respectful way, celebrates their successes, provides support and encouragement and is sensitive to different values and expectations

  • Promotes positive functioning between children and adults by assisting in the development of social skills, encouraging feelings of empathy and mutual respect and setting realistic behavioural expectations which encourage self-control and positive reinforcement while following behaviour management guidelines

  • Assists the ECE and guides children in daily routine activities including arrival and departure activities, naps, snacks and other daily living activities.

  • Assists in organizing, decorating and tidying the premises as well as prepares and stores material used in various programs, activities or special events

  • Maintains a high level of professionalism including confidentiality, ethical and professional behaviour

Education & Training Required

  • High School education or equivalent preferred

  • Must have completed or be enrolled in a recognized 40 hour program of studies as required by the Province of Manitoba

  • Must be certified in First Aid and CPR relevant to the age group being cared for.

Experience Required

  • Some experience working with children in a related environment is preferred

Key Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Must have well developed communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with children and parents from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds

  • Must have demonstrated ability to solve problems, resolve conflicts, make appropriate decisions and involve other staff members when required

  • Must have excellent teamwork skills, with the ability to involve and support co-workers in day-to-day activities and issues that may occur and to seek support and guidance from others when necessary

  • Must have strong “self-management” skills with the ability to remain calm in stressful situations

  • Must have the ability to multi-task, to be flexible and adaptable in light of changing needs and priorities and to cope effectively with changing situations that may occur.

  • Must be able and willing to be “mentored” and to accept the various policies and code of ethics that drive the centre’s operation

  • Must have the ability to demonstrate a high level of maturity which recognizes the importance of a respectful workplace, and putting others’ needs before one’s own needs


Landmark, MB

Job type: Full-time

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

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