Job Posting 78766

Team Lead
Kids Kottage Foundation
Edmonton area
Edmonton
closes in 3 days (Mon, 31 Jan)
full time

Team Lead - 1.0 FTE

Are you passionate about seeing a community where no child is at risk?  Bring that passion to Kids Kottage Foundation! 

 

Role: Full-Time Team Lead

 

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 infants and children stay at our Crisis Nursery. 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 caregivers 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 Team Lead.  Reporting to the Program Manager, a Team Lead coordinates the child care team to work together to ensure developmental enrichment and a safe environment for all infants and children. The Team Lead ensures that members of the child care team are supported and work well together toward the common goal of meeting each child’s needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accepts and supports the Kottage philosophy, and adheres to all policies and procedures, health safety and behavior management expectations while interacting with the children and their caregiving systems.
  • Coaches, actively supports and mentors new staff regarding shift assignments, shift responsibilities, documentation, and evidence based childcare and crisis support practices, including home visits on occasion.
  • Uses understanding of cross cultural differences in managing members of their team.
  • Values all staff, volunteers and clients, treats them with respect and maintains their confidentiality.
  • Ensures the safety, overall cleanliness and order of the children’s environment.
  • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement, including case consults.
  • Manages conflict resolution for his/her direct reports and assists with conflict resolution of front line staff.
  • Manages decision-making with appropriate and timely notification given to the Program Manager/ Executive Director.
  • Ensures, maintains and tracks staff members’ mandatory training in a timely manner.
  • With the Program Manager and other Team Lead, carries an on-call phone to provide after-hours support for staff at the Kottage.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Holds a degree or diploma in Social Work, Early Childhood Development or related fields.
  • Has been in a supervisor or Team Lead position for at least 3 years.
  • Program development and implementation experience.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Has completed Trauma Informed Care, Indigenous Awareness and Brain Story training.
  • Solution-Focused or Motivational Interviewing certified an asset.
  • Will be a self-starter who applies energy, vision and flexibility to his/her work.
  • Knowledge and sound understanding of all relevant legislation.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Must provide and maintain current clear CYIM and Police Criminal Record checks.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to think critically and be solution focused.

  • Relates comfortably with children and families.
  • Uses collaborative and directive team leading skills appropriately.
  • Gives clear instruction.
  • Uses excellent verbal reporting skill in English.
  • Excellent English documentation skills.
  • Manages time well.
  • Builds strong rapport with team members from diverse cultures.
  • Delegates and follows through with tasks required.
  • Has working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word.
  • Has the ability to lift and carry infants and children and complete household cleaning.
  • Knowledge and ability to meet the developmental needs of infants and children up to 10 years old.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management and planning skills.
  • Strong communicator.
  • A collaborator – engages peers, community and leadership.
  • A “roll up your sleeves” mentality.
  • Driven towards excellence.
  • Tolerance, patience and integrity.
  • Good sense of humor.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Crisis Nursery.
  • Full Time, day shift (8:00am-4:00pm) Monday-Friday
  • Ability to share on-call duties with other Team Lead & Program Manager.

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 Team Lead, 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. **

 

Website: www.kidskottage.org


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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