Relief Childcare Workers: Summer Camp & Before and After School Programs

Ongoing Recruitment

The YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin is currently recruiting Relief Childcare Workers for our Summer Camp and Before and After School Programs.

We need: Reliable, Professional, Engaging, Kind, and energetic Childcare Staff.

If you are interested in becoming an Early Childhood Educator, we can help you! We can assist you in choosing the right post-secondary pathway to reach your goal, provide placement opportunities, and offer you valuable trainings and workshop opportunities to prepare you for your field!

Duties include:

  • Having Fun: Organizing and implementing activities, crafts, games, activities based on children’s interests and needs for children. The environment are day camps during the summer, and Before and After School Programs (split shifts) from September to June. Programs are located in St.Thomas & Elgin County that operate in TVDSB schools.
  • Being Safe: Ensuring the supervision and safety of children in program
  • Preparing and serving snacks safely
  • Creating a welcoming and professional environment for children and families
  • Following the Child Care and Early Years Act requirements and YWCA St.Thomas-Elgin program statement and policies and procedures
  • Be available and willing to travel to various schools across St.Thomas and Elgin County depending on assignment.


  • Experience working with children ages 4 to 12
  • Priority will be given to applicants with an ECE Diploma, Child and Youth Care, Recreation and Leisure, and Developmental Service Workers.
  • Standard First Aid with Child and Infant CPR – Level C
  • An acceptable Vulnerable Sector Check (employment specific)
  • Educators are knowledgeable, reflective, resourceful, and rich in experience
  • Creative, strong communicators, confident problem solvers
  • Safe Food Handlers Certification prior to start date
  • Completed High School
  • Over age 18
  • Transportation access twice per day is required due to mandatory split shifts
  • Flexibility is required: Summer Hours vary depending on shift offered (i.e 7:30-12:30, 12:30- 5:30) September-June Hours are approximately 7:00-9:00am and/or 3:00-6:00pm. All shifts are split shifts.


Please send a detailed coverletter and resume to Jackie Anger, Director of School Age Childcare

Tell us why you are a SUPER STAR. Tell us how you’re flexible, willing to do your best, and what positions you’re open to.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual
Part-time hours: 3-35 per week

Salary: $17.46 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • On-site childcare
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends
  • On call

COVID-19 considerations:
We are following requirements set out by Southwest Public Health, the Ministry of Education and TVDSB to ensure we are maintain safety standards to handle precautions related to Covid-19.

Application question(s):

  • Are you aware that these positions are located in St.Thomas, Aylmer, and surrounding Elgin County? Bus routes are not reliably available during program hours.
  • Are you aware this posting is looking for call-in or relief/supply staff, and we can’t guarantee a certain amount of hours per week?
  • Do you have access to reliable transportation?
  • Please acknowledge that employment from September to June is based on split shifts from 7-9 and 3-6 (or part thereof)
  • Are you aware that if selected for this position, it is a requirement to have an acceptable Criminal Reference Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, First Aid-CPR Level C (from WSIB approved provider), and Safe Food Handlers?

The YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. If you require accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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