Child MInder

EMPLOYER: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre


Casual Child Minder



Under the supervision of the Manager, EarlyON Child and Family Centre, the Child Minder provides child care while parents/caregivers participate in WOCRC programs, services and workshops throughout Kanata, West Carleton, and Goulbourn. Child Minders are responsible for ensuring a safe and stimulating environment for children under the age of twelve.  Parents/caregivers of the children will be onsite and available during child minding periods.


Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre operates under the following guiding beliefs:


  • Empowerment
  • Equity
  • Partnership
  • Innovation



Provide child care while parents/caregivers attend programs and workshops across various WOCRC programs

  • Ensuring parent/caregiver check-in and child sign-in;
  • Setting up and cleaning up of play areas;
  • Serving snack;
  • Providing stimulating, age appropriate activities;
  • Maintaining a safe, secure environment;
  • Modeling appropriate child guidance techniques;
  • Prepare and maintain client and information files
  • Prepare and maintain all necessary documentation and statistics related to responsibilities and duties


All WOCRC employees have some fundamental responsibilities that go beyond the confines of their occupations. These include:

  • Ensuring that the commitment to diversity is understood and respected. This includes diversity of culture, language, faith expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic resources and degrees of physical (dis)ability;
  • Working in a manner that incorporates health promotion and recognizes the determinants of health;
  • Maintaining up-to-date professional skills and knowledge through formal and informal training;
  • Acting as an “ambassador” for WOCRC within and outside the Centre by creating an awareness of WOCRC programs and promoting services offered;
  • Compliance with all mandated legal/regulatory requirements related to working at WOCRC (Employment Standards Act, Occupational Health and Safety, standards of professional conduct);
  • Maintaining awareness of and compliance with WOCRC policies and procedures;
  • Maintaining awareness of and compliance with funder requirements, policies,

procedures and regulations;

  • Working in a manner that preserves confidentiality and seeks to minimize risk in keeping with Privacy and Confidentiality Policies and Procedures;
  • Supporting the Centre’s student and volunteer placement programs;
  • Working during both regular and extended hours of operation in locations identified by the Centre;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned



  • Experience or education in caring for children;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development, age appropriate games and activities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly;
  • First Aid/CPR Certified;
  • Ability to travel throughout our catchment area (Kanata, West Carleton and Goulbourn)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle required, including $2 million in liability insurance
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as this is a casual position, including daytime, evenings and weekends.



  • Ability to communicate fluently in English, spoken and written
  • Bilingualism (English and French) an asset
  • Ability to communicate in other languages reflective of our population served an asset

Salary: $15.30 per hour


Please apply via the online portal using this link:


START DATE: 04/01/2020

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