Mission: Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed
Vision: Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community
Job ID: 22-018TERRA
Manager, Early Childhood Development
As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration. Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/). If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team.
The Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Child and Family Support Centre ensuring the provision of high-quality care and early childhood programming to registered children. The Child & Family Support Centre is licensed for 77 children ages
0- 3 years of age and serves teen parents who are attending an educational program at Braemar School or post-secondary institution. The Manager provides leadership and consultation to agency programs to integrate early childhood development services and represents Terra to the greater community, partnerships, and in agency initiatives.
Knowledge and Abilities
Core Behavioral Competencies
Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.
Fifty one percent of the young parents served by Terra are Indigenous. The agency promotes and expects staff to invest in building knowledge and skills to be culturally competent in serving this population and all Black Indigenous and People of Colour. Engaging in ceremony and cultural activities is stressed to promote experiential learning. The Strategic Plan includes intentional actions to advance the agency efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
As an agency we are working to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to be an antiracist organization, to understand and respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society.
No person will be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities. Recruitment and advancement will not discriminate on the grounds of any protected characteristics under Alberta Human Rights or Canadian Human Rights legislation.
Individuals will be recruited to positions based on their skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment and alignment to agency core values.
As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement.
Salary $ 60,000 – $ 65,000 commensurate with experience.
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