Job Posting 101158

Early Childhood Educator
Terra Centre
Edmonton area
closing tomorrow (Wed, 29 May)
full time

Mission:          Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision:             Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID:             24-007TERRA

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/).  

At our Child and Family Support Centre, we engage in a practice of relationships to create a nurturing environment where every individual is valued, respected, and supported. We are committed to fostering a culture of continuous professional learning, collaboration, and innovation to ensure the holistic development of children and the well-being of families. If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team. 

Job Overview:

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Early Childhood Educator to join our team for Fall 2024 with a potential start date in late August 2024. The successful candidate will play a key role in creating positive and enriching learning environments for children, while also supporting and empowering young families through a practice of responsive care. This position offers the opportunity to work within a dynamic team of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families in our community.

Job Conditions:

The position will be working out of Braemar High School between the hours of 8:15am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday (35 hours/week). We follow the public-school calendar (permanent 10-month employment agreement and opportunity for 1 month – reduced hours – for summer school in July).

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement engaging experiences based on observed interests and emerging needs for children’s holistic learning and care.
  • Foster positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues based on mutual respect, trust, and collaboration.
  • Create a safe and inclusive learning environment where every child feels valued and supported and dispositions to learn are nurtured.
  • Engage in documenting children’s learning.
  • Adhere to all licensing and AHS regulations and organizational policies and procedures to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children and staff.
  • Work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to empower children and families.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Education specific to the field of Early Childhood/Early Learning – minimum diploma
  • Early Childhood Educator Level 3 Certification
  • Experience and knowledge of Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework
  • Brain Story Certification and Trauma-informed care considered an asset
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development and reflective practice.

Other requirements: 

  • Current (within the last 3 months) Criminal Record Check and CWIS Record Check are required
  • Current Childcare CPR and First Aid Certificate
  • Must be at 18 years old

Core Behavioral Competencies

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioural competencies at all levels of the organization.

  • Personal Leadership:Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness. 
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others.
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem-solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making. 
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement. 
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, and facilitation of groups.
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery.
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders.
  • Community Relations; well-developed engagement skills, strong networking.

Intention Statement

Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.

Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases

Our intention is:

To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes. 

Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.

Compensation: The starting hourly wage is $27.20 per hour including government top-up and commensurate on experience.

Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.

As a learning organization, Terra supports ongoing professional development among employees through formal training, informal mentoring, and personalized growth plans. Terra is continuing to grow our programming and there are anticipated opportunities for further professional growth within the agency. 

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