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The Children’s Cottage Society employs over 150 staff who are dedicated to fulfilling the agency’s vision of Safe Children in Healthy Families. We are passionate about making positive changes in the lives of families and their children in our community.

  

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES: 

CHILD SUPPORT WORKER for Crisis Nursery (Part-Time, .68 FTE, Maternity Leave Coverage)

Competition #: CNCSW - 08/21/2018

The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Preventing harm and neglect to all children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries”. Our vision is to achieve “Safe Children in Healthy Families”.

Reporting to the Crisis Nursery Manager in consultation with the Team Leads, the Child Support role is responsible for day to day care and planning of activities according to the developmental needs of the children staying at the Crisis Nursery. Interacts with the parents daily by phone and when Family Support is not available, will complete admissions and discharges with the parents. This role ensures that files are completed and data has been entered on data base.

The Child Support Worker position is mainly 8 hour shifts of 7am-3pm and 2:30pm -10:30pm, and participates in one 12 hours day and one 12 hour night shift.

Responsibilities:

1. Interacting with children:

  1. Providing quality care for each child.
  2. Maintaining a safe environment
  3. Assisting children in their daily routines keeping in mind the child’s developmental stage.
  4. Assisting children to cope with feelings of separation from parents.

2. Interacting with parents:

  1. Taking crisis nursery calls, offering non-judgemental assistance to all families pursuing help from the Children’s Cottage.
  2. Interviewing parents upon arrival in an empathetic and supportive manner when family support workers are not available.

3. Record keeping.

4. Overseeing and assisting childcare volunteers as they provide care for children.

Qualifications:

  1. Diploma in the human service field.
  2. Minimum of one year experience working with children and their families.
  3. Current first aid/CPR/suicide intervention, aboriginal training, diversity training.
  4. Knowledge base in: solution focused conversation, community resources, skills in crisis intervention and basic problem solving.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  6.  Proficient use of computers including ability to document using a database.

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited. We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview. Please send a cover letter and resume by email quoting competition Competition #: CNCSW - 08/21/2018 to careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca  

RESPITE CARE WORKER (Part-Time)

Competition #: P/T RCW - 08/09/2018

The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Preventing harm and neglect to all children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries”. Our vision is to achieve “Safe Children in Healthy Families”.

This is a Part-Time, Monday to Friday 15-20 hours per week, allowing for some flexibility with days worked and hours worked. This position does require working the occasional evening. There will be opportunities to pick up more hours from time to time, if interested.

Responsibilities:

  1. Work with families and volunteers as assigned to provide respite care.
  2. Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities.
  3. Interact with infants and engage them in activities that support optimal development.
  4. Assess amount of respite required.
  5. Care for and interact with infants in a positive, gentle and sensitive manner.
  6. Provide information about and demonstrate good infant care and positive parenting practices.
  7. Help families connect with community resources as needed.
  8. Conduct developmental assessments using Ages and Stages Developmental screenings.
  9. Complete paperwork as required and enter into client database (Efforts to Outcomes). Keep filing up-to-date.
  10. Complete Core Respite training.
  11. Consult with Community Respite Supervisor on a regular basis.
  12. Assist with other position-related tasks as directed by the Community Respite Supervisor, Home Visitation Programs Senior Manager, Director of Programs and/or Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  1. A minimum of 2 years of infant care experience.
  2. Some post-secondary training in Early Childhood Development would be an asset.
  3. An understanding of the developmental needs of infants.
  4. Be responsible, dependable and have a non-judgmental attitude.
  5. Able to work independently in the community.
  6. An awareness of resources available in the community.
  7. Second language an asset.
  8. Clear oral and written communication skills.
  9. Competence with technology including email, cell phones and navigating programs.
  10. Standard First Aid and Infant CPR (CPR Level B).
  11. Pass a Police Security Clearance and Child Intervention Record Check.
  12. Must have a reliable vehicle and insurance.

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited. We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview. Please send a cover letter and resume by email quoting competition Competition #: P/T RCW - 08/09/2018 to careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca  


 

  

PRACTICUM STUDENTS:

The Children’s Cottage Society believes that providing students with hands-on experience to support their in class learning is important. Students are given the opportunity for placement in the following programs:

We offer a variety of opportunities to students who are interested in developing their expertise and skills, and in being a part of making a positive change in the lives of families and their children in our community. Please send us your resume to careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca and we will contact you as soon as a practicum opportunity becomes available.

CCS IS GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY: