Job Posting 89784

Training Coach Facilitator - Infant, Early Child Educator & Youth Mental Health
Alberta Home Visitation Network Association
Edmonton area
170, 14315 118 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5L 4S6
closes in 14 days (Thu, 15 Dec)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $25 - $35/hr - to commensurate with education and experience

This position is a regular full-time position (37.5 hr per week, Monday to Friday). As programming for this project is offered to members evenings and weekends, the successful candidate will have the ability to flex their hours. The position is grant funded until March 31, 2023, with strong potential for extension. This position works from the AHVNA head office in Edmonton with the opportunity to facilitate training from the candidate's home office and provides programming either online or in person with frequent travel within the city and Alberta.  

 Position Summary:

This position reports to the Project Coordinator/Provincial Director and is responsible for programming in the following areas:

  • the implementation and delivery of the Infant and Early Mental Health grant program and the Youth Mental Health grant program initiative designed for children under the age of twelve and provides the Early Childhood Educators (ECE) workforce access to professional development and resources for this programming to Early Learning and Child Care Centres (ELCC) across Alberta.
  • to work with the training team to support the planning, development and delivery of training, workshops, information sessions and materials for programming centered on early childhood development, home visitation, parent education and skills.

This position works with all staff, committees, members, and community stakeholders. 

 Work Responsibilities:

Project Delivery

  • Supports the team in the implementation of the ECE Mental Health program plan
  • Develop relationships with ELCC to increase awareness about Mental Health programming available to their workforce
  • Identify new partnerships with community stakeholders where Infant and Early Mental Health and Youth Mental Health programming would benefit services
  • Represent AHVNA at meetings and events and promote Infant and Early Mental Health and Youth Mental Health programs and resources
  • Interpret program feedback
  • Monitor project progress and identify changes to program management when required
  • Support the project coordinator in generating quarterly reports based on performance measurements identified in the grant
  • Assist coordinator with scheduling approved workshops for childcare providers
  • Confer with training program team to coordinate training activities and execution
  • Assist and support program team with connecting to virtual training
  • Communicate training program ideas and information effectively by sharing information with colleagues
  • Work closely with administrative support team to complete tasks

Facilitation

  • Attend in person and virtual Mental Health focused training workshops
  • Deliver course content that assists learners to achieve learning objectives
  • Use diverse facilitation methods to actively engage learners and encourage participation
  • Lead learning groups virtually and in person
  • Provide technology support to learners when using online training platforms (zoom, teams and other learning platforms)
  • Provide support to early childhood educator participants through coaching and mentorship, during virtual and in person training

Program Support

  • Support programs to meet guidelines and grant requirements
  • Collaborate with project coordinator to coordinate training activities and execution
  • Assist and support program team and contractors with virtual training
  • Communicate training program ideas and information effectively with colleagues
  • Assist in the evaluation of training programming
  • Develop program resources and materials, prepare and support mailing out
  • Provide administrative support through outlook and WordPress website

Other

  • Participate in special projects and tasks as they are assigned

Qualifications:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in a certificate, diploma or degree program in an Early Childhood, Child and Youth, Human Ecology, Human Services, or related field  
  • 3+ years’ progressively responsible experience in an early childhood development, early childhood education field, Family Resource Centre/Network or Home Visitation field in programming and/or group facilitation for adult learners’ role
  • Experience in at least one of the following:
    • Early Childhood Education Centres (day home/daycare)
    • Family Resource Network, Family Resource Centre or Parent Link Center
    • Services and systems available in the field early childhood education
  • Experience facilitating Mental Health programs with proficiency/knowledge in the following programs is preferred:
    • Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion (IEMHP) Basics Course 101
    • Comfort, Play & Teach (CPT)
    • Kids Have Stress Too! (KHST)
    • The Kimochis®
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • MindUp for Life
    • Parent Child Interactive Programs
  • A combination of education and/or experience will be considered
  • Experience with the services and systems available to support families
  • Experience facilitating online/in person training courses and public speaking
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting with membership is considered an asset
  • Strong computer skills using all applications of Microsoft Office Suite especially with Excel and Access
  • Advanced skills using website, cloud based, and video conferencing (Zoom) software programs
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector and Child Welfare Check is required
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with proof of insurance is required

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong webinar and video conferencing technology skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking to facilitate groups
  • Strong workshop development skills
  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize multiple projects
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively work with the diverse needs of the clients
  • Provides and is open to receiving constructive feedback
  • Builds and maintains relationships with all stakeholders
  • Maintains the confidentiality of the organization in a professional and ethical manner
  • Willingness to complete continuous training and professional development opportunities
  • Possesses effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Works independently and effectively with others to resolve problems and make decisions
  • Strong computer skills using all applications of Microsoft Office Suite especially with Excel and Access
  • Advanced skills using web site, cloud based and video conferencing software programs
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector and Child Welfare Check is required
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with proof of insurance is required
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with proof of insurance is required

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