JOB: Childcare Educator

Job TitleChildcare Educator
Type of Position (2)1. Permanent 25 hours/week
2. 1 year contract with possibility of renewal at 25 hours/week
Schedule25 hours/week
Hourly Salary$20.00/hr+ yearly seniority increases according to Labour & Compensation Policy
Benefits3 weeks vacation in first year, 4 weeks in following years
Unlimited  Health Days
Group health insurance


Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental wellbeing. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large.

About Head & Hands & the Young Parents’ Program

Since 1970, Head & Hands has been helping youth harness their potential to create healthy, vibrant, and caring communities.  We envision a society in which all young people are full participants, inspired by the endless possibilities available to them.

We are committed to a creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, please see the “Application Process” section for more details on employment equity.

The Head & Hands Young Parents Program (YPP) meets twice a week and is for parents under 25, and their kids. It is a place where young parents can go to break isolation, build community and get help, advice and friendship from other young parents. At the YPP, childcare educators animate fun and educational programming with the kids.  We cook, eat, and clean together. We learn and share concrete skills to enhance parenting, we offer workshops that range from sex-ed to photography and simply take time off to relax. Beyond the programming, the YPP is an access point, a meeting place, and a safe space for our community’s young families. For more information check out our website!

About the Childcare Educator position

There are 2 positions we are looking to fill.

  1. A permanent position at 25 hours per week, compensated at $20/hr plus benefits. 
  2. 1 year contract with possibility of renewal at 25 hours per week, compensated at $20/hr plus benefits

There are 2 Childcare Educators who work at YPP as a team and offer respite to our parents during the program on 2-3 days per week. Together they plan, organize and supervise program activities for all children which include coordinating the educational themes & activities according to the developmental needs of the current children attending. 

In order to offer high ratios of children to adult, the childcare educators also work with a group of volunteers. Therefore they are responsible for training and supervising these volunteers. 

Requirements and Assets

  • Bilingualism spoken, written a plus
  • Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Background in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • A commitment to harm reduction and anti-oppression
  • Excellent time management skills, personal organization, attention to detail
  • Empowerment based work with marginalized families
  • Strong familiarity with current needs of Montreal families
  • Active listening
  • Experience specifically with 0-3yrs.old
  • Experience supervising and training volunteers
  • Experience with the Batshaw system
  • Experience working or volunteering in a non profit/ community group.

Application Process

Please apply by submitting your C.V and cover letter to, and including, “Attn: Childcare Educator Committee” in the subject line. Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website, and no incomplete or late applications will be accepted.

As an organization that works to facilitate social change and the empowerment of diverse communities of youth, Head & Hands recognizes that experiencing marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives. We recognize that these skills are often under-valued and unacknowledged in professional settings, despite being highly transferable to the work we do. If you have questions about representing non-traditional skills and experience within your application, please get in touch for support in framing what you have to offer in a way that’s identifiable within the Qualifications and Assets described above. People of color, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply and to self-identify in your cover letter. We are committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. 

Applications are due by 5:00pm on Friday, August 6th. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  We are aiming to hold interviews for these positions during the week of August 16th, and the ideal start date is the beginning of September.