Head Educator

Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre

Location: Petawawa, Ontario
Salary: $23.40 per hour
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) is a non-profit organization with the responsibility of addressing the needs of military families. We provide programs and services that serve, involve, and advocate for our military community, its members, and families, and address the unique military lifestyle challenges, resulting in an enhanced quality of life. The PMFRC envisions a community of strong, capable, resilient Canadian Armed Forces families.

We are recruiting for a Head Educator. This is a full-time, indefinite contract position working 37.5 hours per week. The role is Monday to Friday, between the hours of 6:00am and 5:00pm. Occasional evenings may be required.

Under the direction of the Childcare Supervisor, the Head Educator will be responsible for the delivery, administration, and facilitation of the day-to-day operations of the PMFRC childcare services. Duties may also include assisting with programs intended for facilitating children’s development (including social, emotional, physical, and intellectual). The Head Educator must be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic, and enjoy working with children. Direct interaction with the children in all areas of the program and its activities is required.

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent
  • Early childhood education diploma and membership with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • A minimum of two years of recent experience in a licensed childcare setting
  • Supervisory experience within a licensed childcare setting
  • Understanding of and the ability to apply “How Does Learning Happen” Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years as a professional learning opportunity
  • Familiarity with all legislation according to the Child Care and Early Years Act of Ontario to ensure complete compliance with respect to ministry standards
  • English mandatory, French is an asset
  • Screening required: enhanced reliability, criminal record, vulnerable sector, IS security procurement

Core Competencies and Behaviours:

  • Believes in and practices the mission and goals of the PMFRC with a thorough understanding of Canadian Armed Forces communities.
  • A high degree of personal initiative and ability to work flexible hours.
  • Sensitivity and tact in dealing with people and able to effectively collaborate with community partners.
  • Exhibit characteristics of warmth, empathy, humour, and a non-judgmental philosophy of care and strong understanding and application of ethical principles.
  • Able to be energetic, resilient and maintain a sense of humour when personal resources are challenged.
  • Ease of working with IT tools (Office Suite, internet, MS Teams, WebEx, and Zoom etc).
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative team environment.
Additional Information
Closing: June 12, 2024.


  • Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance
  • Three weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Two weeks of paid sick leave per year
  • One week of paid family-related leave per year
  • Up to 2% RRSP matching after one full year of employment

If you wish to become a member of our team, please submit both a cover letter and resume in a Word or PDF format clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications stated above. Please include your daytime contact number and email address.

PMFRC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information
Human Resources Generalist
Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre
10-16 Regalbuto Avenue,
Petawawa, Ontario
K8H 1L3

Email: HR-Recruitment@PetawawaMFRC.com
Website: www.cfmws.ca/petawawa