Kids Kottage Foundation
Job Posting for Program Manager Position (FTE) –
Are you passionate about seeing a community where no child is at risk? Bring that passion to Kids Kottage Foundation!
Since the inception of the Kottage, we have evolved in our programming and philosophies to meet the needs of thousands of children. Kids Kottage is a 24/7 shelter operation for children 10 years and under that supports families by relieving them for a 72-hour period from the challenges they face like homelessness, the effects of poverty, mental or physical health barriers and/or toxic levels of stress. The Kottage helps the whole family and fills in the gaps in a family’s support system, caring for the children while the adults are connected to the resources, they need to prevent the family from falling further into crisis. The Kottage is, above all, a prevention service provider where families can gain strength and stay together.
There are a lot of people in this world who need help. But there are a few more deserving of help than those under the age of ten. It’s about right now. It’s about the future. It’s about economics. It’s about human potential. It’s about doing the right thing. It’s about breaking the cycle. It’s about giving children a chance to live. It’s about the belief that every child deserves to feel SAFE. That’s why Kids Kottage exists.
The Kids Kottage Vision and Mission are:
Our vision is to build strong families and ensure the safe-keeping and well-being of all children.
To prevent child abuse and neglect before it becomes a way of life.
To ensure children are safely cared for when their families are in crisis or need respite.
To assist parents in crisis, continually helping them work toward meeting their potential.
For further information on Kids Kottage Edmonton, please visit their website at www.kidskottage.org.
Kids Kottage is currently recruiting for a Program Manager that will report directly to the Executive Director. As the Program Manager, you will operate like an operations manager, having full responsibility for developing and managing the programs offered by Kids Kottage. You will be responsible for the direct supervision of a Cook, 2 Housekeepers, 2 Team Leads, Follow-Up, Childcare staff and 2 Intake workers that are responsible for all intakes of children and childcare while they are in the Kottage. You and your team will work with caregivers of the children to connect them with community services that will aid and support them. Kids Kottage has the capacity to house up to 12 children that remain with them for up to 72 hours.
Kids Kottage is implements practices such as a Trauma Informed Care, ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), recognizing that toxic stress during childhood years can lead to negative outcomes in adulthood. Kids Kottage is looking to build the foundation of resilience, beginning in early life which is critical to preventing and buffering toxic stress. This philosophy will be upheld by the Program Manager and will be disseminated throughout the operation.
FIRST YEAR – MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of Kids Kottage and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following education, experience, and personal attributes:
A competitive compensation package awaits the successful candidate.
How to Apply
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