Early Childhood Educator - Ten Oaks

Early Childhood Educator

role and responsibilities

The Early Childhood Educator is primarily responsible for providing childcare for children and youth from the ages of 0 to 6 while at Oak Grove Family Camp. The Early Childhood Educator will provide a quality caring and supportive child care program at the Ten Oaks Project Family Camp that addresses their unique child care needs, meets all regulatory standards required by federal, provincial and municipal governments, and operates within the Child Care Practitioner Occupational Standards and Code of Ethics as defined by the Canadian Child Care Federation.

The job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and running appropriate activities and experiences for children that align with Ten Oaks’ mission, vision and values.
  • Organizing space, equipment and materials before the activities start and the children are dropped off.
  • Working cooperatively as a member of the childcare team, facilitating a team environment through personal behavior, work contributions and the sharing of expertise and knowledge
  • Adhering to a work schedule along with fellow ECEs to ensure program stays within child to ECE ratio and providing required adequate notice to supervisor regarding unexpected scheduling changes.
  • Working in a camp setting and helping out the Ten Oaks staff team during off hours as per instructions from their supervisor.

The Early Childhood Educator reports to the Programs Manager. It is the expectation that the Early Childhood Educator be available on a volunteer basis from June to September of the camping season to define and carry out the duties of the position. It is a job requirement that the Early Childhood Educator be available in Ottawa for a one-day training session in June and on-site at camp during the weekend-long camp session from September 15th to 17th, 2017.

Pre-camp, the Early Childhood Educator will work with the Programs Manager to develop the position and plan programming. Post-camp, the Early Childhood Educator will complete an end of summer review with recommendations for the next camping season.


The Early Childhood Educator will have a demonstrated understanding of the needs of children from LGBTQ+ families, as well as LGBTQ+ children and youth. The Early Childhood Educator must have an Early Childhood Education license as well as a strong understanding of anti-oppression in assessing and managing children and youth with behavioural and emotional needs.

Certification in Standard First Aid and Level ‘C’ CPR is mandatory for the successful candidates. Please note that the staffing of these positions is contingent on a clear police records check for the vulnerable sector.