Hiring Passionate Early Childhood Assistant (ECA)

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Part Time to Full Time
Entry Level

About Us:
At Sentient HR, our purpose is to Enrich Lives Through the Power of Connections. Our mission centres around cultivating impactful relationships by facilitating connections between over 400 educators, with hundreds of jobs in childcare that align with their passion and expertise. Specializing in providing highly qualified supply staff to Ontario childcare centres and private schools, we meticulously vet candidates, ensuring up-to-date credentials. Embracing innovation, we have expanded into permanent hiring opportunities and online education, investing in continuous learning for our team.

Join Sentient in our mission to forge impactful connections that not only shape careers, but also elevate the lives of those we impact. Together, we are building a community of educators and childcare centres who mutually benefit from our connections.

About the Role:
As an Early Childhood Assistant (ECA), you will be responsible for working collaboratively with childcare staff and the Supervisor at various centres located in Ottawa, Ontario. Your primary focus will be on creating a nurturing environment for children to learn and grow, ensuring their safety, and supporting staff and classroom as needed, while strictly adhering to established policies, procedures, and quality standards.

Reports to: Talent Developer

Why Choose Us:
Our team is growing rapidly, and we want you to become a part of our growth!

  • We offer on-the-job training and professional development opportunities.
  • Three months of a public transit or gas card if you work 10 shifts or more per month.
  • Be a part of a culture that values inclusivity and equity.
  • Sentient offers competitive compensation, along with work-life harmony!
  • Participate in Sentient HR's reward and recognition program called PERKS.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Cultivate a nurturing learning environment for children to learn and grow.
  • Ensure the safety of children during onsite and offsite through direct supervision, attendance, and other protocols.
  • Ensures classroom environment is kept clean and organized, including all activity and program areas, and common spaces.
  • Prepare meals/snacks and nap time in compliance with the centre policies and Public Health guidelines.
  • Support staff and participate in activities as a play partner with children.
  • Participate in all mandatory company activities, trainings and meetings.
  • Form and nurture meaningful working relationships and partnerships with the centre and Sentient HR team.
  • Comply diligently with all the centre and Sentient HR policies.
  • Perform other duties as required.
What are we looking for?
To be successful in this position, you must have 6+ months of experience working with children in a licensed childcare centre.

Additional requirements:
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and building a sense of belonging.
  • Ability to manage children with challenging behaviours and communicate effectively.
  • Professionalism, strong work ethics and excellent teamwork skills.
  • A clear Vulnerable Sector Police check within the last six months.
  • A valid Standard First Aid and CPR certificate. 
  • A completed Medical Form completed (will be sent to you as part of the onboarding process).
  • Reliable transportation: ability to commute within Ottawa is necessary.
Working Conditions:
  • Occasional light to medium physical effort; lifting, bending and stooping.
  • Must be able to work outdoors; may be exposed to heat, humidity or cold.

Application Details:
Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications directly. Sentient HR is dedicated to fostering equal opportunities for all applicants and employees, irrespective of factors such as race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic or national origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences (for which a pardon has been granted), disability, marital or family status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require accommodations to facilitate your participation in the recruitment process, please reach out to our Talent Manager at [email protected]. While we value all submitted resumes, we will only contact those selected for an interview. For further details, please visit our website at https://www.sentienthr.com/.


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