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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: 

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER - INTAKE Bridgeland Crisis Nursery - Permanent (.875 FTE)

Competition #: BCNFSW - 11/13/2018

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”.

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of Calgary’s vulnerable children and families?

The Bridgeland Crisis Nursery provides 24-hour care for 3-day periods, for up to 14 children under the age of eight when their families are in crisis and have no other alternatives for child care help. The program is located in a large, child-friendly Victorian style home in Bridgeland. The Intake Family Support Worker plays a central role in facilitating family access to this program and to community respite support, and helps to ensure that parents receive the help they need during times of crisis.

HOURS: This position consists of a 4 days on/4 days off rotation which includes weekdays and weekends, and statutory holidays with the exception of December 25th. The hours of work for this position are, Monday to Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday/Sunday 9:00am – 7:00pm. Statutory Holiday Hours 9:00am-7:00pm.

Responsibilities:

  1. Taking crisis calls from parents and process respite care requests; offer supportive and non-judgmental assistance to all families.
  2. Over the phone, interviewing the parent in an empathic and supportive manner to assess:
    1. need for service and current crisis information
    2. family’s strengths  and risk factors present
    3. children’s health, socialization, development, and special needs
    4. community and family supports available
    5. parent’s ability to cope with the crisis, and priority of need
  3. Screening calls for the In-Home Infant Respite Program and maintaining an ongoing waitlist.
  4. Processing requests and coordinating placements for the Volunteer Daycare Program.
  5. Completing admissions and discharges with families, providing supportive, educational intervention to promote family growth and change using brief solution-focused strategies, crisis intervention skills, motivational interviewing and family goal setting.
  6. Completing pre and post evaluation forms with parents for the Volunteer Daycare Program.
  7. Guide and support the work of volunteers assisting in the Intake office.
  8. Share Intake information and serve as liaison between Intake and the relevant Program Managers and staff teams for the Crisis Nursery, Family Outreach, and Community Respite.
  9. Input and maintenance of ETO.

Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 2 years related experience.
  2. Self-directed, organized and able to multitask well.
  3. Strong communication and client interview skills
  4. Experience with family crisis support and brief solution-focused approach.
  5. Experience with using an electronic client database – knowledge of ETO is an asset.

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 #: BCNFSW - 11/13/2018 to careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca  

 


CHILD SUPPORT WORKER for Crisis Nursery (Full-Time)

Competition #: CNCSW - 11/05/2018

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 full time, and participates in 12 hours shifts, a rotation of days and awake nights.

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 - 11/05/2018 to Janet Hettler, Manager, Crisis Nursery at  careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca  


DATA ENTRY CLERK  (Part-Time, 16 hours per week)

Competition #: RCW - 11/01/2018

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”.

The primary focus of this position will be to provide data entry support to programs of the Children's Cottage Society.

Responsibilities:

  1. Enter and review client information into online database
  2. Enter data in system in a timely fashion
  3. Assist with collating of data for funders as per their data collection requirements
  4. Monitor quality of data collected and entered, for completeness and accuracy.
  5. Work with front line staff to ensure data is accurate
  6. May assist in preparation of data in order to complete monthly and annual reports

 

Qualifications:

  1. Strong working knowledge of office equipment and computer hardware
  2. Experience with data entry
  3. Experience with Excel other human service data systems such as HMIS and ETO is an asset
  4. Fast typing skills, knowledge of touch typing skills is preferred
  5. Ability to work in a very organized, accurate and detail-oriented way
  6. Ability to work independently
  7. Good problem solving skills
  8. Ability to stay organized, including strong time management skills and ability to multi task.

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 #: RCW - 11/01/2018 to careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca  


 

CASE MANAGEMENT SUPERVISOR (Full-Time)

Competition #: FTSUP - 09/20/2018

The Children's Cottage Society of Calgary provides crisis nursery, respite, shelter and community support programs for vulnerable children and their families. To achieve our vision of “Safe Children in Healthy Families”, we are looking for a motivated self-starter to join our organization as a Case Management Supervisor in our Community Housing Programs. This exciting position will support the work of ending family homelessness in Calgary.

The successful candidate will work directly with case managers in supporting families, providing reflective supervision, advising on assessment and resources when needed to ensure families remain housed.

This positions schedule is a Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30, and may require working occasional evenings in order to meet the needs of our clients and community partners.

Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates and guides a diverse case management team in a client centered approach to support families exiting homelessness.
  2. Endorses the principles of Harm Reduction and Housing First within client interactions.
  3. Attends Coordinated Access and Assessment meetings (CAA) on a weekly basis.
  4. Co-ordinate with the manager of Brenda’s house on clients in residence.
  5. Communicates and consults with service providers involved in client care.
  6. Conducts client intakes and oversees the intake process as required.
  7. Ensures prompt follow-up of any urgent situation that arises with timely communication to all parties involved.
  8. Attends community meetings, working and focus groups etc. in consultation with the Program Manager.
  9. Works diligently with the team to engage clients and support landlords, to prevent evictions and prevent unplanned discharges.
  10. Identifies and facilitates professional development opportunities for staff.
  11. Contributes to the leadership and positive culture of the work place.
  12. Ensure staff team follow all safety protocols.
  13. Available to be on call evenings and weekend for one week per cycle on a rotation basis.
  14. Maintain program standards.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor Degree in Human Services, Social work or a related field is required.
  2. Demonstrated Leadership in the homeless serving sector.
  3. Previous case management experience.
  4. Three to five years’ experience working in a management role.
  5. Valid Alberta driver’s licence in good standing.
  6. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills in a team environment that includes staff, clients and external service providers.
  7. Respect and awareness to cultural differences and needs in individuals.
  8. High level of creativity, organization and anticipation of needs.
  9. Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  10. An understanding and working knowledge of the principles of Housing First.
  11. Works from a Trauma Informed lens.
  12. Current First Aid/CPR/assist is mandatory.
  13. Familiarity with Accreditation standards for case management practice. 
  14. Competence with technology including email, cell phones and navigating programs.
  15. Pass a Police Security Clearance and Child Intervention Record Check within a designated time period upon hire.

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 #: FTSUP - 09/20/2018 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: