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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:

 

 

Development Coordinator

Competition #DC2020

 The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Building strong children and safe nurturing families through prevention programs and support services.”

 We are looking for a results-orientated individual to support achieving the goal of $1.5 M for the organization.  Reporting to the Director of Development, the successful candidate will be a well-rounded and experienced professional in the fund development arena of the non-profit sector. This is an exciting time to join the Society as we are embarking on a new chapter of growth and in the midst of a Capital Campaign.

 Major Responsibilities:

  • Achieve operational fundraising goals through the implementation of annual, corporate, foundation, major gifts programs; including the preparation and creation of grant applications, direct mail, and corporate proposals.
  • Develop the annual Fund Development plan and budget in collaboration with the Director of Development.
  • Willing to learn the Raiser’s Edge program in order to analyze and manage donor data for ongoing use in development planning.
  • Research and prioritize prospects for potential donations. Work with the Development Director to develop relationships with donors through a donor stewardship program.
  • Lead the coordination, planning, development, and implementation of special events for the Society.
  • Manage fundraising correspondence, report on outcomes, and provide reports to donors and the Society as required.
  • Create and manage peer-to-peer fundraising platform as required for special events
  • Participates in speaking engagements.
  • Support and attend third party events taking place weekdays, evenings or weekends.
  • Support the Capital Campaign.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and/or 5 years of direct experience in fund development;
  • Proven track record of successful goal achievements in fund development
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain  relationships with corporate partners, individual donors, volunteer boards, committees, peers and support staff;
  • Familiarity with current communication and marketing trends and the usage of social media;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven public speaking abilities;
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills in all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunities is an asset. Experience with a similar data base management system will be considered.

Please send a cover letter, resume and salary expectations quoting Competition # DC2020 to Careers: careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

 

For more information about the Children’s Cottage, please visit: www.childrenscottage.ab.ca

 

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Child Care Worker- Part Time 

Competition #CNCCW

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 Team Lead in consultation with the Crisis Nursery Manger. The Child Care worker is responsible for day to day care of the children staying at the Crisis Nursery. This role assists with planning daily activities for the children according to their developmental needs.

This position is a Comp 0.85 (approx. 34 hours per week) and works 12 hours shifts, a rotation of days and awake nights.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing quality care for children who are newborn to age 8.
  • Maintaining a safe environment.
  • Assisting children in their daily routines.
  • Assisting children to cope with feelings of separation from their parents.
  • Documentation of children’s daily activities.

Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Certificate an asset
  • Minimum of three years’ experience caring for children. Must be particularly experienced caring for infants and toddlers.
  • Current first aid/CPR/suicide intervention, aboriginal training, diversity training.
  • Must be available to work within an environment that provides 24/7 child care.
  • Must have the ability to work day shifts and awake overnight shifts, and can be responsive to be called into work on short notice.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Hours of work: 12 hours shifts, a rotation of days and nights.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume quoting "Competition #CNCCW" to jhettler@childrenscottage.ab

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

For more information about the Society please visit: www.childrenscottage.ab.ca 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, will only contact those invited for an interview.

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Child Support Worker- Full Time 

Competition #CSWCN

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
    • Providing quality care for each child.
    • Maintaining a safe environment
    • Assisting children in their daily routines keeping in mind the child’s developmental stage.
    • Assisting children to cope with feelings of separation from parents.
  2.  Interacting with parents
    • Taking crisis nursery calls, offering non-judgemental assistance to all families pursuing help from the Children’s Cottage.
    • 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:

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

How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume quoting "Competition # CSWCN" to
Janet Hettler, Manager, Crisis Nursery: careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

For more information about the Society please visit: www.childrenscottage.ab.ca 

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, will only contact those invited for an interview.

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 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: