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Job Number:  46625
Early Childhood Development Worker – Permanent Full Time
Job Posted: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
(46 days ago)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Are you a person who is passionate about engaging with children? Are you an active, motivated person who thrives in a team setting? Well, currently Bissell Centre is seeking the right individual to fill the position of a permanent Early Child Development Worker. Early Childhood Development Staff work with children ages 0-5 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. We are an engaged team who believe in actively co-learning, co-researching and co-imagining possibilities alongside and in relationship with children, families, other educators, and professionals.

 

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Application of the Early Childhood Curriculum of Alberta
  • Implementation of Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQs)
  • Execute the “Learning Through Play” philosophy in day-to-day programming
  • Ensure all play and learning activities are conducted in a safe and healthy atmosphere
  • 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
  • Documentation panels, documentation of observations, program planning etc.
  • Perform other duties as required

 

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:  

  • Child Development designation (Level 3)

http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/family-community/child-care-providers-staff-certification.html

  • Minimum 1 year related working experience
  • Familiarity working with children with behavioural challenges and/or developmental diagnoses

 

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)

 

Additional Screening Requirements:

 

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Intervention Check

 

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and working experience.  This is a permanent, full time position working 35 hours per week.

 

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. 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 through the Bissell Centre website by August 30, 2018.
Contact Details:
Sunita Hussini
Interim Child Care Coordinator
Bissell Centre
10527 96St NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6
www.bissellcentre.org
www:   www.bissellcentre.org


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