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  1. 10 reasons why you should work for the Township of Champlain
  2. Employment opportunity
  3. Volunteer offers

10 Reasons Why You Should Work for the Township of Champlain

The Township of Champlain is a charming historical community surrounded by beautiful agricultural landscapes along the Ottawa River. Francophone and Anglophone culture mixes together over food, breweries, markets, and activities of all kinds. Working in rural areas means a peaceful, traffic-free commute giving you more opportunities to discover cycling, pottery, and paddleboard; isn’t achieving work-life balance what you always wanted? Champlain is the perfect place to live, work and play because we focus on the quality of life of our employees and our community!

  1. We match employee contributions to one of the best defined benefit pension plans (OMERS) and offer early retirement options.
  2. We offer our permanent employees a comprehensive group insurance program to meet your individual or family needs.
  3. We have an established salary structure that allows for continued salary progression as you acquire experience.
  4. We offer several sick days each year in addition to annual vacation.
  5. Our employees are our most important asset. We invest energy and resources in their development and growth.
  6. We offer job stability despite the ups and downs of the economy.
  7. You will join a multidisciplinary, progressive and open-minded municipal team that has a tangible impact on the Municipality's future and on thousands of residents' quality of life.
  8. Our employees are empowered, and initiative is strongly encouraged.
  9. You will enjoy multifaceted challenges that match your ambitions.
  10. You will be involved in the Municipality's strategy through various development and service improvement projects.

Employment Opportunity

Director of Daycare Services (permanent, full-time)

The Township of Champlain is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to fill the full-time position of Director of Daycare Services.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Daycare Services is responsible to oversee all aspects of the daycare services including administration, financial, communication, personnel and programming.

The Director of Daycare Services directs the operations of three daycare centers and three programs in partnership with local school boards.  The incumbent shall ensure a safe and educational environment for children, manage teaching staff and develop curricula.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs the management of all human and other resources of the Department, overseeing the full range of managerial functions and responsibilities. Co-ordinates and oversees work of staff and contractors by providing support and direction, facilitating ongoing communication, assigning responsibilities and providing appropriate schedules.
  • Contributes to the Township’s senior management team in establishing goals and objectives in developing and implementing policies and programs.
  • Plans, coordinates, evaluates and supervises all the daycare programming. Observes children’s needs and plans accordingly. Acts as liaison between staff, parents and children.
  • Creates and maintains records for both children and staff.
  • Maintains and revises all policy and procedural manuals as well as creating new ones when necessary. Ensures that all staff members are aware of all policies and procedures.
  • Negotiates contracts for services with vendors, contractors, school boards, County government and contract employees. Develops employment contracts that are compliant with current applicable legislation.
  • Establishes and maintains positive liaison with parents offering support, guidance and resources; provides written communication and parent interviews.
  • Establishes and maintains a supply staff list; interviews and hires casual staff.
  • Prepares, manages and controls expenditures for the daycare services operating budget for Council, the United Counties and/or school boards and ensures, invoicing and collecting revenues.
  • Ensures that all medication is administered as authorized.
  • Recognizes, documents and takes action in case of suspected abuse, illness or accident, reporting the incident as a serious occurrence.
  • Participates in day-to-day activities, which can include in-program time implementing curriculum and supervising children.
  • Makes required supplies, equipment purchases for the department and arranges for repairs and maintenance of equipment and facilities to ensure that all daycare facilities are properly maintained.
  • Investigates and utilizes community and social resources. Represents the municipality at meetings with various partners and stakeholders.
  • Prepares reports for Council and County Council. Prepares licensing documents and any other reports needed by the Ministry.
  • Attends Council and committee meetings as required by the Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Maintains current knowledge of all relevant provincial statutes and regulations and all relevant by-laws dealing with daycare services and related topics.
  • During an emergency, declared or otherwise, staffing requirements can be critical. The employee will be available to work irregular hours performing normal tasks or others, as assigned.
  • Carries out any other related duties, as may be assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Early Childhood education or related field or a combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in management and in a supervisory capacity.
  • Excellent time-management skills; an ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated leadership, decision making and judgment.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills including report writing. Must be able to mediate disputes and convince people of the need to compromise. Must be fluently bilingual in English and French. Ability to manage confidential information and situations in a professional manner.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of software applications (Microsoft Office Suite)

Working Conditions

  • Salary: 81,308$ to 96,796$ per year
  • Schedule: Position is based on a 37.5-hour week, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. The hours of work for this position vary depending on the needs of the department.
  • Will be required to work additional hours outside the planned weekly hours due to meetings of Council or committees, special projects, attending seminars and conferences, etc. or as a result of conflicting demands during regular hours, which prevents completing assignments or the regular workload
  • General working conditions: In a group of school age children.
  • Meets with parents, sometimes in adverse conditions to rectify concerns.
  • Has to operate a vehicle on a regular basis, usually within the municipality.
  • Required to fill in for different positions, which is disruptive and prevents completing regular work.
  • Work in an environment that can be hazardous to health by having direct contact with viruses and high noise levels.
  • Show physical stamina and be able to lift up to 20 kgs.

Applications

Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application form.

Deadline: December 18, 2022
Start date: As soon as possible

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Daycare Supply Staff 

The Township of Champlain Daycare Services is looking for supply staff to work in our daycares in L’Orignal and Vankleek Hill for children from 4 to twelve years of age.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in planning and implementing stimulating development programs in an organized manner for children from four to twelve years of age.
  • Assists in effectively supervising children in their activities and routines, guiding them in their physical, social and emotional growth.
  • Responsible for being aware of child’s needs and planning to accommodate them. Assists in providing activities, which are appropriate and flexible according to the program statement.
  • Assists in performing a visual inspection of child at arrival each day and reports any concerns to the Daycare Supervisor.
  • Assists in administering medication as per any signed authorization from the parents and according to the rules of the Child Care and Early Years Act 2014 CCEYA.
  • During an emergency, declared or otherwise, staffing requirements can be critical. The employee will be available to work irregular hours performing normal tasks or others, as assigned. 

Qualifications

  • High School graduate, ECE resource teacher diploma or;
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in a working with children of daycare age.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills. Must be able to interact with children and other staff.
  • Valid First Aid/CPR and verification of medical suitability as specified in CCEYA and fully vaccinated including for the Covid-19 virus. Vulnerable sector check completed.

Working Conditions

  • Salary: $19.41 per hour.
  • Schedule: 5 days a week (Monday to Friday)
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • General working conditions: In a group of school age children.
  • Work in an environment that can be hazardous to health by having direct contact with viruses and high noise levels.
  • Show physical stamina and be able to lift up to 25 kgs.

Applications

Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application form.

Apply Now!

School Crossing-Guards

The Township of Champlain is currently looking for school crossing guards.

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will report to the by-law officer with the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Directing the crossing of school-age children and pedestrians across a highway at an assigned location/intersection during designated periods.
  • Documents incidents and reports same to supervisor.
  • Uses and wears all required safety equipment and clothing.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to stand outdoors for up to one to two hours in any type of weather, and be physically capable of quick movement in case of emergency.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely orally.

Conditions

  • Must successfully undergo a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8:55-9:15 a.m. & 3:40-4:00 p.m.
  • On-call for replacement
  • Employee of the Township, covered by WSIB
  • Salary between $20-25 per day, paid on the first day of each month

Application

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae by email  to normand.sauve@champlain.ca or call 613 675-4727.

The Township of Champlain is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, indigenous individuals, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. During the recruitment process, our selection tools can be adapted to the needs of persons living with limitations who so request. Rest assured that this information will remain confidential. Champlain adopts a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws. We encourage all persons, regardless of their characteristics, to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of screening applicants.


Volunteer Offers

The Township of Champlain appreciates the efforts and time that individuals, groups and families donate to the community events and activities such as outdoor rink maintenance, Champlain Winter Carnival, Canada Day, Champlain Summer Camp, Halloween Dance, etc.).

We believe that volunteerism is a vehicle for social inclusion, citizen involvement, skills-development and community responsibility.  As a result, it contributes to a healthy community by improving the quality of life.   

Become a volunteer and make a difference in your community!

Apply now to be a volunteer

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