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Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton RECE/ DA Before and After School Educator in Shannen Koostachin Hamilton, Ontario

For over 30 years, Umbrella Family and Child Centres of Hamilton has offered high-quality programs to young children and their families. We operate full-day early learning and childcare centres for infant, toddler and preschool children, as well as extended-day programs before and after school for kindergarten and school age children in over 27 locations throughout the Greater Hamilton Area.

We pride ourselves on being a leading childcare organization, committed to high quality programs that are inclusive, accessible, and promote learning and growth.

Who are we Looking For?

We are looking for a Before and After School Early Childhood Educator to compliment our team!

Before school programs begin at 7:00 am and typically run until 9:00am, our After School programs begin at the after school bell around 2:30pm and run until 6:00pm. Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Before and After School Educator will develop and implement a variety of activities, designed to stimulate all areas of development, and based on the observed interests of children.

This position will be at our  Shannen Koostachin centre and working 27.75 hours per week.

  • Monday-Friday 

  • 7:00am-9:45am & 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Pay Rate:

RECE $25.42/hr (includes wage grants)

Director's approval (DA) $24.88/hr (includes wage grants) 

Why work for Us?

Benefits to Working for the Umbrella Family and Child Centres:

  • Competitive wages and benefits

  • RRSP matching program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Unionized Environment

  • Generous vacation and sick time allotments

  • Employees with children get priority on childcare waiting list

  • Working in a fun, collaborative and positive environment with top professionals

What are we Looking For?

To be considered for this role, the right candidate will have the following qualifications:

Experience:  Minimum 1-year experience working directly with children OR Related experience in a childcare setting, working with school age children 


  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education

  • We may consider those with the following Diploma: Child & Youth Worker, OCT – Teacher, Education Assistant,  Recreation & Leisure


  • Standard First Aid with CPR level C

  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check

  • Proof of up to date immunization for TB, Tetanus and MMR

  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Skills: Demonstrated awareness and knowledge of How Does Learning Happen is an asset


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced environment

  • Flexible environment with minimal supervision

  • An advocate for diversity, equality, and inclusion

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for the ongoing operation of a high-quality childcare centre for children ages 4 to 12 years of age.

The successful candidate will:

  • Establish goals, plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate experiences to enhance children's cognitive, physical, social and emotional development in accordance with Ministry of Education's How Does Learning Happen

  • Supervising children in your care at all times

  • Organize indoor and outdoor play areas, space, equipment, and materials to create a warm and welcoming environment

  • Conduct daily checks on each child in his/her group as per Ministry requirements, complete documentation and notify the Supervisor of any unusual circumstances

  • Maintain a safe, warm, and caring environment in which a high-quality child care program can operate, and maintain professional relationships with Hamilton Wentworth District School Board faculty

  • Work to provide age-appropriate developmental activities to enhance the individual and group's cognitive, physical, social, cultural and emotional development

In compliance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available to applicants to support them in all aspects of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. We thank all applicants but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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