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Job Number:  41421
Early Childhood Development (ECD) Staff
Job Posted: Friday, 26 January 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 16 February 2018
(2 days ago)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

(Maternity Leave Contract for 18 months, potential for extension)


Through our vision of eliminating poverty in our community, and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, our work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. By addressing multiple needs, Bissell Centre provides a holistic approach to helping families and individuals


Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill the position of Early Childhood Development Staff. ECD Staff are required to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers and are responsible for creating and developing an environment that meets the individual social, physical, intellectual and emotional needs of children aged infant to six years.

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Ensure all play and learning activities are conducted in a safe and healthy atmosphere
  • Implement the “Learning Through Play” philosophy in day-to-day programming
  • Develop activities that consider each child’s individual interests and developmental levels
  • Develop activities that enhance self-esteem and encourage children’s independence, social interaction and creativity
  • Establish rapport and trust with children and parents/caregivers
  • Adapt or modify activities to enable children with special needs to participate
  • Perform other duties as required

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:  

  • Child Development Supervisor designation (formerly Level 3)
  • Minimum 1 year related working experience
  • Familiarity working with children with behavioural challenges and/or developmental delays

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong listening and verbal communication skills with children, parents/caregivers and ECD staff
  • Good written and oral communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Good working knowledge of possible signs of abuse/neglect
  • Good working knowledge of Daycare Licensing Standards and Accreditation
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty and Edmonton’s urban core
  • Must be able to lift and carry approximately 30 lbs (13.5 kg)


This is a temporary position covering a maternity leave and it will be contracted for 18 months, with the possibility of the position leading to a full-time position.



Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcome applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, persons who identify with various self-concepts and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by February, 16th, 2017

Erin Feeney
Early Childhood Coordinator

Bissell Centre
10527 96St NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6
Office: 780.423.2285 ext. 162
Fax: 780.429.7908
Contact Details:
Tina Young
Bissell Centre
10527-96 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6

Tel: 780-423-2285
www:   www.bissellcentre.org

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