Early Childhood Development Worker Job in Calgary, AB at Inn From The Cold

You have a passion for making a difference, you crave the opportunity to impact your community and you would describe yourself as someone who seeks a career with purpose. You have a strong internal drive that pushes you to seek challenging work in a collaborative, professional and reputable environment that does meaningful work in Calgary.

At Inn from the Cold (IFTC), our mission is to offer shelter, sanctuary, and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence. We need passionate, high-performing and solution-oriented team members to achieve our mission and have an exciting and challenging opportunity for the right candidate.

Position Summary:
Reporting directly to the Team lead of Early Childhood Development, the Early Childhood Development (ECD) staff will design and execute daily programming for children ages 0-10, and their families. ECD staff will have knowledge and understanding of child development to provide developmentally appropriate play experiences within a trauma-informed and cultural lens. ECD staff will provide on-site referrals and educational resources to the parents or primary caregiver of the infant/child. This position will include a combination of supporting families at the main shelter site, at the satellite shelter site and in the community.

Primary Responsibilities:
In concert with Team Lead, ECD development of appropriate programming for children and their families, while maintaining a safe and engaging learning environment

Support parents by providing one-on-one coaching, modeling and parenting strategies from an evidence- based approach

Prepare and facilitate a mid-morning snack for children participating in planned programming including afterschool snack

Clean and sanitize the Kidz Zone toys and materials daily

Attend and contribute to the weekly team meetings.

Develop and execute recreational activities (field trips) following all IFTC procedures to ensure the safety of all participants. This may be at either shelter site – main and satellite

Observe children for signs of learning challenges or emotional needs

Be familiar with all Inn from the Cold emergency procedures and keep up to date with IFTC and AHS COVID-19 protocols and procedures

Other duties shall be assigned as required.

Maintain provincial standards and regulations and keep up to date with current child care philosophy.

Skills & Abilities

Develop programs and activities that are culturally appropriate, introduce math and literacy concepts and provide various experiences for children including songs, games and storytelling.

Provide input into activity planning

Establish routines for children; providing them with positive guidance and building their esteem.

Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that children understand.

Develop and maintain respectful, cooperative working relationships with staff to contribute to the integrated, seamless delivery of services to children, families and communities

Collaborate and build positive rapport with community agencies

Understand HOMES – client data base system, and respond promptly to emails.

Ensure accuracy, confidentiality and safekeeping of agency records according to the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).

Experience and Skills:
Early Childhood Education Diploma (Level 1,2 & 3) an asset

Minimum two years’ experience working with children and families

Current CPR and First Aid Certificates relevant to the age group being cared for.

Proven ability to successfully work with children and their parents in a sensitive, effective and professional manner.

Working knowledge of child development theories and practices.

Strong working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures to ensure that children are supervised and safe at all times.

Demonstrated ability to create safe and appropriate activities for children.

Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required.

Good organizational, time management and prioritization skills.

Strong work ethics, sound judgement and reasoning skills, along with a commitment to discretion and client and staff confidentiality

Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.

Physically able to perform all assigned tasks.

Knowledge of social issues surrounding poverty and homelessness would be an asset.

Driver’s license and reliable car is an asset

This position profile reflects the general duties of the position, but is not intended to be a detailed description of all duties that may be inherent in the position.

Inn from the Cold offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including comprehensive health and dental benefits, a health spending account, and RRSP matching after three months of service.

This position will be closing on October 26, 2020

Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted

No phone calls or email inquiries please

Embrace Compassion: we fulfill a duty of care, not only to our guests, but to our colleagues and our community

Exhibit Courage : we uphold the convictions of the organization and support our community, especially when faced with adversity

Work Inclusively: we foster a culture where all stakeholders feel they have an opportunity to turn their potential into performance

Demonstrate Respect: we believe the way we treat each other in achieving our objectives is just as important as what we achieve

Act with Accountability: we demonstrate a commitment to our word, accept responsibility for our mistakes, and take action to address them

Encourage Innovation: we take informed risks and champion new ideas

About the Company

Company: Inn From The Cold

Company Location:  Calgary, AB

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