Job Posting 69552

Educational Assistant
Closer to Home Community Services
Calgary area
closes in 7 days (Tue, 20 Apr)
full time

About Us:  Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) is a Calgary and Airdrie based not-for-profit agency that delivers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families. Be a part of an innovative team that envisions:

  • A future where every child will belong to a family and feel valued and secure
  • All families can care for their children and contribute meaningfully in their community
  • A broad array of strength-based and family-centered services that teach, coach and support families to create new possibilities and achieve better futures together

About the Position:  In this Full-Time position, the Educational Assistant will be working with up to (4) youth up to 19 years old at a Residential Program designed for youth with significant, complex needs. The Educational Assistant will work closely with the Program staff and other professionals to identify educational goals for the youth, assist in the planning and implementation of individualized programs, follow daily lesson plans, liaise with school personnel, support youth in community school settings, and utilize strategies that are developmentally appropriate for at risk youth with complex needs. 

About You:  You possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with and relate to people of all ages. You are extremely detail oriented, organized and can effectively manage multiple priorities at one time. You are able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with individuals as well as with community agencies and resources. You are a compassionate individual with a positive and empathetic approach who understands how to set appropriate professional boundaries. You have experience with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds, are sensitive to their cultural and spiritual needs and can incorporate these into planning for youth and families. In addition, you are eager to learn and carry out the principles and philosophy of Closer to Home and the Teaching-Family Model.

Diploma or Certificate in Education or other relevant discipline as well as two or more years of experience working youth with complex needs is required. In addition, a Police Information Check and an Intervention Record Check must be completed upon hire.

Required Competencies:  All positions at Closer to Home Community Services require (5) competencies: Instills Trust, Consumer Focus, Communicates Effectively, Situational Adaptability and Ensures Accountability.

Interested applicants are asked to submit their Cover Letter and Resume using the following link:
https://closertohome.bamboohr.com/jobs/

Closing Date: April 20th, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on our organization, please visit our website at www.closertohome.com.

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