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Job Number:  46627
Child Care Worker (Casual)
Job Posted: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
(51 days ago)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Casual
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

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 to expand available casual staff for our licensed and accredited child care centre. The key function of the Casual Early Child Care Worker is to fill in for child care staff when they are away and to cover for staff during program planning time. This position does not have set hours. The Relief Child Care Worker is required to work with infants, toddlers and preschoolers and is 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 Care Staff Certification (Preferably Level 2 - Child Development Worker or Level 3 – Child Development Supervisor certification) –  http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/family-community/child-care-providers-staff-certification.html
• Minimum 6 months’ related working experience
• Familiarity working with children affected by behavioural 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)

Hours of Work: No fixed working hours per week. Our program operates between the hours of 900am and 430pm. Staff should be flexible to work these hours on and off, on an as needed basis with prior notification.


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:   www.bissellcentre.org

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