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Early Childhood Educator 

Category Academic and Education  
Req Number ACA-24-00002  
Open Date 2/7/2024  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Early Learning and Development 

Work type Temporary Part-time 

Grade Grade 4C ($28.22/hr to $33.73/hr) 

FTE 0.63 

Posting Close Date 02/21/2024 


Join us in building a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is Canada’s largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital. We are a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and we serve over 8,500 families annually.

Our vision is to support the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families. Providing both inpatient and outpatient programs and services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in three successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, inclusive, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth. 

The Position:

The Early Childhood Educator will work in an integrated nursery school setting that serves children 18 months to 5 years and their families. Children will have disabilities that include physical, developmental, communication, and/or autism.

A strong knowledge of child development theory and current practices in curriculum development will enable the Early Childhood Educator to develop, plan and implement group and individual programming through play based opportunities and activities.

 Key Responsibilities

  • The Early Childhood Educator supports the Vision, Mission and values of the organization.
  • Partners with families through Family Team Goal Planning (FTGP) to ensure that family centred care is reflected in all approaches and methods to thereby suit the individual needs, expectation and wishes of the client and family
  • Is part of an interdisciplinary team that includes educators, and Therapists/specialists (OT, PT, SLP, CDA, Music Specialist) working collaboratively in all aspects of client centred care
  • Uses formal and informal assessment tools and keen observation to design individual educational plans (IEP) for clients who have disabilities
  • Integrates goals of other disciplines into IEPs
  • Utilizes IEPs in small group and individual program activities
  • Provides a curriculum driven model to meet the changing needs of the client base
  • Bases practice on established policies and procedures as per Child Care and Early Years Act and Toronto Operating Criteria and Holland Bloorview
  • Communicates in a timely and effective manner with families and team members
  • Attends and participates in staff meeting, professional development opportunities, improvement initiatives, and supports the maintance of a safe and healthy work environment
  • Demontrates creative approach to problem solving and decision making
  • Play and Learn site from March 2024 - June 2025. Work site may change in future school year as determined by needs of program
  • 15 month position - close for Toronto School Board holidays (2 weeks in Dec, 1 week in March, and Summers)



  • A degree and/or diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • A registered member in good standing of the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Minimun of 2 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education that includes working with children with special needs
  • Working knowledge of the Child Care and Early Years Act, The City of Toronto Quality Assessment Criteria, Children's Services Operating Criteria and The College of Early Childhood Education Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Current BCLS Certificate - Basic Rescuer (C)


Physical requirements/demands:

  • Fast paced lively environment, requiring agility and considerable physical activity including significant walking, bending, lifting, pushing/pulling, and physical interventions to maintain safety, participation and goal obtainment of children within the learning environment
  • Transitions/transfers/transports children into specialized and non-specialized equipment for indoor and outdoor play
  • Required to lift/carry children or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Provides care and support for all daily activities and routines of young children, including but not limited to toileting, feeding, dressing and changing
  • Exposure to childhood illness, bodily fluids and inclement weather


Sensory demands:

  • Noise generated within a classroom setting.
  • Sights and smells associated with physical care of children.
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. All of our work is guided by our strategic plan, Transformative Care, Inclusive World: Holland Bloorview 2030. The plan:

To get a glimpse as to who Holland Bloorview is, we invite you to watch the Dear Everybody, This is Holland Bloorview video. Video:

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion, diversity, equity accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA). This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we seek to create an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. To help in our journey towards fully reflecting the communities we partner with, we welcome and encourage applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting or 416-425-6220.  

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