Family Services Worker
Kids Kottage Foundation Edmonton area
closes in 11 days (Thu, 30 Sep) on-call / relief / casual
• An excellent compensation and benefits package awaits the successful candidate.
Family Support Worker – Casual
Are you passionate about seeing a community where no child is at risk? Bring that passion to Kids Kottage Foundation!
Role: Family Support Worker We are looking for hard-working team members, who embrace compassion, believe in inclusivity, innovation, demonstrate courage, respect and accountability, and believe in the power of intervention, and prevention services. Every year, 1,200 children stay at Kids Kottage. Kids Kottage Foundation aims to make a difference, for children and their support systems, not only today, but also for tomorrow, by promoting social change in our current complex world. Like our clients, we rely on the generosity of the community to support our vision through community connections. We are strenuously striving for results that will improve the lives of children today and for every day coming.
This vision is bold.
Early intervention and crisis prevention for the most vulnerable members of our community – infants and children
Ensuring Kids Kottage is as safe, welcoming and supportive as it possibly can be
Improving supports and an enhanced quality of life for children and their family systems
Our mission is to empower those accessing our services via community network of support. Our goal is to be here for those family systems before they fall into crisis. Kids Kottage Foundation achieves this by delivering transformational services for those waging war against trauma, poverty, violence and adversity. Strategic priorities drive our organization as we continue to push for change.
THE OPPORTUNITY Kids Kottage Foundation is recruiting a Family Support Worker. Reporting to the Team Lead, a Family Support Worker is responsible for exemplary, trauma informed child care.
RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Interacts and engages with infants and children
Provides a high quality of childcare for infants and children supporting their emotional, physical and social development milestones
Maintains a safe environment
Assists infants and children in their daily routines, keeping in mind the developmental stages
Completes developmental screening of infants and children as required
Assists infants and children to cope with feelings of separation from parents
Ensures that files are completed and data is entered correctly
Takes crisis nursery calls offering non-judgmental assistance to all families pursuing help from Kids Kottage
Record keeping and completes daily logs of the assigned infants and children
Oversees and assists childcare volunteers as they provide care for infants and children
Keeps abreast of all current resources for family systems and children
Participates in internal and external committees as required
Keeps up on development/research in the field of family systems, child brain development and informed trauma practices
Stays abreast of current and new practices
Stays abreast and applies all current applicable legislation
Shares information with the Kids Kottage team
Completes admissions and discharges with the parents when Intake Worker is not available
A minimum of diploma in the human services field, and/or early child care education
2 years’ experience preferred but not essential (experience in care of infants and children is an asset)
Program development and implementation experience
Excellent problem solver
Will be a self-starter who applies energy, vision and flexibility to his/her work
Must provide and maintains current clear CYIM and Police Criminal Record checks
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Trauma Informed Child Care
Brain story and brain architect
Knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences theories is an asset
Ability to think critically
Proven ability to multitask
Knowledge of strength based strategies and able to use them effectively
Build strong rapport with all staff, team, and families including those from diverse cultures
Has familiarity with the developmental needs of infants and children up to 10 years of age
Strong attention to detail
Excellent time management and planning skills
A collaborator – engages peers, community and leadership
A “roll up your sleeves” mentality
Driven towards excellence
Tolerance, patience and integrity
Good sense of humor
Mainly 8 hour shifts of 0800-1600, 1600-2400, 1000-1800, 2400-0800
Days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays
SALARY An excellent compensation and benefits package awaits the successful candidate.
LOCATIONS Edmonton, Alberta
How to Apply For the opportunity to join the Kids Kottage Foundation, in the role of Family Support worker, please email a cover letter and resume to
**We appreciate the interest of all applicants. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview. **
Value Statement: All children have inherent value as individuals and are recognized to have specific rights, established under the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Kids Kottage Foundation respects and upholds these specific and inherent rights.
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Contact Details Breanna Berridge, Data Entry/HR Assistant
Kids Kottage Foundation, 10107 134 Avenue, Edmonton, AB 780 448-1752
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