Job Posting 96780

Child Development Coordinator
Abbottsfield Youth Project (AYP) Society
Edmonton area
10608 34 St NW
closed 8 days ago (Fri, 22 Sep)
full time  •  19.00

Please apply by submitting both a resume and cover letter. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. You may upload your resume and cover letter in the same document.


Job Purpose:

To teach life skills such as self esteem, communication skills, peer relations, to 6 – 12 year old children using recreation and physical activities. Small group facilitation, one-to-ones, family support, advocacy and referrals are used to achieve program outcomes.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Group and or Activity Facilitation

· Creatively plan, organize, and evaluate small group and one-to-one activities on a daily basis with partner or with the team;

· Supervise participants during activities;

· Create a warm, caring and safe environment for group activities;

· Participate in establishing achievable program outcomes and employ group strategies and activities to achieve the same;

· Meet with participants on a one-to-one basis to help them achieve success with their goals;

· Build and maintain positive relationships with children in groups;

· Flexibly respond and address participant needs in groups;

· Plan and organize family activities for participants & families;

· Develop Intentional Growth Plan with input from the parent/guardian, child and own observations for each child;

· Provide intentional One on One Mentoring for children identified by Child Development Coordinator, on a weekly basis;


Resource and Planning Development

· Identify and address gaps in curriculum;

· Participate in overall curriculum planning for all groups as a team;

· Seek out new activities/tools to teach curriculum topics;

· Work together to plan and implement curriculum topics in accordance to the needs of the children;

· Reflect on outcomes as they relate to the children and adjust activities and curriculum to reflect the needs of the group;

· Assist team members with evaluation of program success and implement changes as needed;


Communication Management:

· Secure informed consent from parents and child;

· Maintain objective contact notes related to child so as to ensure the overall growth and development is documented and measurable;

· Maintain attendance records;

· Maintain open and regular communication with school personnel, parents / guardians and child;

· Complete Intentional Growth Plan reports for children with recommendations for further growth and referrals to community services;

· Collect and document pre and post surveys on database so as to ensure outcomes for children are being achieved;

· Follow appropriate Privacy Legislation;

· Maintain confidentiality related to all participant information;

· Liaise and/or advocate with school personnel, parent/guardian, and child, as required;


Contributions to Team

· Contribute to team problem solving and discussions;

· Give and receive feedback;

· Participate in ongoing team activities;

· Respond to telephone / in person inquiries about the organization and services;

· Attend and participate in supervisory meetings with Executive Director;

· Identify individual professional development plan and work towards the identified goals;

· Maintain and participate in core training opportunities and others for professional development;



· Professionally represent the organization to partners, users and potential partners / users of services;

· Identify and inform the Executive Director of gaps in services;

· Inform the community about the mandate of and programs offered by AYP;

· Engage in fundraising and community activities designed to increase the profile of AYP and increase funding for programs;

· Maintain a cooperative working relationship with other agencies and groups working in the community;


Implement the policies of the Board of Directors

· Responsible for understanding the mandate and policies of the organization including funding commitments and requirements;

· Read and sign the Personnel Policy;

· Complete and submit timesheets to the Executive Director;

· Implement all recommendations and/or directions of the Board of Directors or Executive Director;

· Perform other duties as assigned;



· Possession of or working towards a degree or diploma in the Human / Social Services field;

· Extensive experience in group facilitation and working with children;

· Demonstrates leadership and strong understanding of child development;

· Knowledge of and comfort with the implementation of positive behavioural intervention strategies;

· Conflict management / resolution skills;

· Strong ability to work as a team;

· Excellent oral and written communication skills;

· Ability to multi-task;

· Comfort with computers;

· Current certificates in Aboriginal Cultural Awareness, Suicide Intervention, Standard First Aid and CPR, and or a willingness to complete;

· Clear CYIM, Security Clearance, and Driver’s Abstract;

· Class 5 License and ability to drive;

· Caring, open, and friendly;

· Clear understanding of professional boundaries;

· Committed and passionate about children;

· Reliable;

· Fluent in a second language is an asset.

AYP is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation.


How to Apply:

Submit your resume and accompanying cover letter by email or through Indeed.

This posting will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $19.00 per hour



  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule



  • Monday to Friday

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