Job Posting 87633

Childminder
Carya
Calgary area
closed 5 days ago (Fri, 30 Sep)
on-call / relief / casual

caryaNurturing The Potential In Every Calgarian.

Calgary is a complex city. Whether facing a volatile economy, a diversifying population, a fiery political climate, or the high-altitude weather, this community has always existed in a constant state of flux. This can lead to periods of struggle for many Calgarians at certain stages of their lives, creating a great need for support.

For over 100 years, carya has worked tirelessly to meet this demand, providing members of our community the tools they need to be stronger, more connected, and more resilient. Today we offer members of our  community over 40 programs for individuals and families at all stages of life – from mental health, to family services, and beyond.

Everyday, we deliver and grow these services with the help of our amazing partners, donors and team members. All of us united in the belief that stronger more connected individuals create stronger more connected communities.

Position Summary

As part of a community-based team, Childminders play an important role in the delivery of opportunities to carya.  Childminders assist our Program Facilitators by providing care for the children of parents that are in attendance during programs and other activities. While effectively caring for children between the ages of 0 - 6, the Childminder must use best practices. The main function of the job is engaging children in play-based activities that also ensure their safety. We provide Childminding at our East Village Community Hub, Village Commons as well as with our Bowmont Families Together team, located in Bowness. We are hiring for Childminders at both locations, please indicate on your cover letter which location is preferred, or if you are available at both locations. Please also provide your weekly availability with your application.

Responsibilities

Childminders are required to work as part of a childminding team and larger program team at the location where the program is being held.  Childminders are required to participate in initial and on-going training in order to deliver service according to best practice, to attend team meetings as required, and to work cooperatively with all services and partners involved.  Childminders ensure that services are delivered according to policy and procedure guidelines and performance standards.  Childminders must be available to deliver service flexibly as required, including evenings.

Task List

  • Engage children and engender trusting relationships.
  • Use best practices in relating to children aged 0-6.
  • Eliminate possible safety hazards in the play space.
  • For each individual program, set up the childcare space with play-based activities appropriate for that program's childcare group.
  • Clear the play space after childcare, ensuring that toys and equipment are stored ready for use.
  • Attend meetings with the team of Childminders, program facilitators, and VCC Supervisor as scheduled.
  • Seek assistance to manage children with challenging behaviours.
  • Advise the Program Facilitator of any issues that occur during childcare that may be important to family strengthening.
  • Attend training sessions as required.
  • Report all Critical Incidents to the Program Facilitator and assist with documentation.
  • With the Program Facilitator, report, document and follow up on child protection concerns according to carya policies and procedures.
  • Follow ethical guidelines as outlined by your professional association, if not a member of any professional association, the Alberta College of Social Workers Code of Ethics will apply.

Qualifications & Experience

The preferred candidate will have:

  • Recent experience with young children.
  • Current First Aid is an asset
  • Computer skills are an asset to manage timecard entry and email communication with carya

Please note the successful candidate must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable sector clearance and Child Intervention Check in addition to additional police clearances.

Hourly Flexible (with some flexibility for evening and weekend work)
$17 per hour

 

Closing Date

Open until a suitable candidate is found

 

If you are seeking a genuine challenge in a workplace where excellence is valued and the atmosphere is supportive, please send your résumé to:  
carya Human Resources at

Carya is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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