Search icon.

Childminder for Syrian IPALS Program

Job Purpose: 

To provide quality care with a child-centered approach to the children participating in the IPALS program ensuring health, safety and well-being.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow the IPALS Program Requirements
  • Implementing of appropriate activities for children in accordance with the written program philosophy
  • Welcome and interact with newcomer children and their parents
  • Facilitate activities and experiences that meet the individual developmental needs of the children
  • Set up and take down equipment and other items used in the program
  • Assist recordkeeping as needed, including a daily record, Attendance Form, Child Profile, and Session Management Form


  • Experience working with the ages of children that will be cared for
  • Current first aid and CPR certification (preferred)
  • Current health assessment including immunization and proof of Tuberculosis status
  • Current Criminal Reference Check

Skills and Abilities:

  • Implement daily activities that support and promote the development of newcomer children-in short term programs
  • An understanding of the programming needs of children who drop in for care for short periods of time, especially issues associated with transition and separation
  • Understanding and awareness of settlement issues and the concerns of newcomer children and parents
  • Engage children in activities that support a child-centred approach
  • Guide and assist children in the development of healthy eating, dressing and toilet habits
  • Attend to the the skills, abilities, interests and needs of children
  • Discuss children’s progress or concerns with parents and other staff members
  • Attend meetings and workshops as directed by the IPALS Coordinator

Physical Requirements:

The job involves working with young children and includes lifting and participating in physical activities. It may also involve the supervision of children and physical activities out of doors.


  • The program will run starting in January, once a week (likely weekday) with sessions ending in time for participants to pick up older siblings from school
  • There are approximately 32 hours work for this position. The hours outside are built mainly around the IPALS session times.  The Early Childhood Educator and Caregiver will work closely with the IPALS Facilitator who has attended IPALS training already.
  • The hourly rate for this position for fully qualified candidates is $15an hour plus 6% vacation pay
  • Applicants will need to be available for an interview in early January

Please send resumes and cover letters to by Thursday, December 21st