Job Posting 96710

Early Childhood Educator
Terra Centre
Edmonton area
closed 12 days ago (Wed, 20 Sep)
full time

Mission:          Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision:             Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID:             23-007TERRA

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 (  If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team. 

Job Overview:

Terra Centre is looking for professional Early Childhood Educators interested in working in an environment of continuous professional learning to empower children and families at our Child and Family Support Centre located at Braemar Highschool. We value relationships, inclusion & diversity, collaboration, innovation, and responsibility.

Job Conditions:

  • This role is anticipated to begin in Fall 2023
  • 35 hours/week – we follow the public-school calendar (10-month employment and opportunity for 1 month (reduced hours) for summer school in July)
  • Available between 8:00am – 5:00pm with some evening and occasional weekends dependent on program needs

Key responsibilities:

  • Work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to empower children and families
  • Value play as a learning process
  • Create responsive environments to nurture children’s optimal well-being and dispositions to learn
  • Plan engaging experiences based on observed interests for the holistic learning and development of children aged 0 – 5 years.
  • Work within a practice of relationships with families to share and generate ideas and foster a sense of belonging
  • Engage in documenting children’s learning


Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Education specific to the field of Early Childhood/Early Learning
  • Early Childhood Educator Level 3 Certification (preferred)
  • Early Childhood Educator Level 2 considered based on experience
  • Experience working with diverse families
  • Experience working with children aged 0-6 years (preferred)
  • Experience and knowledge of Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework
  • Brain Story Certification is considered an asset

Other requirements: 

  • Current (within last 3 month) Criminal Record Check and CWIS Record Check required
  • Current Childcare CPR & First Aid certificate
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Able to lift between 25 – 40 lbs.

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.

  • Personal Leadership:Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness 
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making 
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement 
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Community Relations; well-developed engagement skills, strong networking

Intention Statement

Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.

Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases

Our intention is:

To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes. 

Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.

Vaccine Policy

As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or regularly undergo COVID-19 testing before entering the workplace. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement.  If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra

Salary: $22.29 - $27.20 per hour commensurate on certification and experience. Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution. Staff are allocated personal and sick days as well as three weeks’ vacation some of which is assigned to school closure dates.


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