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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:  

PART TIME (.5FTE) CHILD SUPPORT WORKER - CRISIS NURSERY

Competition #CNCSWP/T-08/08/2017

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 and 8 hour shifts, a rotation of days, evenings and one awake night. This is a Part Time position.

Responsibilities:

  1. Interacting with Children
  2. Providing quality care for each child.
  3. Maintaining a safe environment
  4. Assisting children in their daily routines keeping in mind the child’s developmental stage.
  5. Assisting children to cope with feelings of separation from parents.
  6. Interacting with parents:
  7. Taking crisis nursery calls, offering non-judgemental assistance to all families pursuing help from the Children’s Cottage.
  8. Interviewing parents upon arrival in an empathetic and supportive manner when family support workers are not available.
  9. Record keeping
  10. 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.

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition #CNCSW-08/08/2017 to Janet Hettler, Manager, Crisis Nursery: jhettler@childrenscottage.ab.ca
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.


 

FULL TIME CHILD SUPPORT WORKER - CRISIS NURSERY

Competition #CNCSW-08/08/2017

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
  2. Providing quality care for each child.
  3. Maintaining a safe environment
  4. Assisting children in their daily routines keeping in mind the child’s developmental stage.
  5. Assisting children to cope with feelings of separation from parents.
  6. Interacting with parents:
  7. Taking crisis nursery calls, offering non-judgemental assistance to all families pursuing help from the Children’s Cottage.
  8. Interviewing parents upon arrival in an empathetic and supportive manner when family support workers are not available.
  9. Record keeping
  10. 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.

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition #CNCSW-08/08/2017 to Janet Hettler, Manager, Crisis Nursery: jhettler@childrenscottage.ab.ca
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.


 

A FULL TIME KEY WORKER (FAMILY SUPPORT) - BRENDA’S HOUSE

Competition# BHKW-07/31/2017

The Key Worker position is full time, and participates in a rotating schedule of morning, afternoon and evening shifts Monday to Sunday

Responsibilities:

  1. Screen potential client families and support their transition into the shelter.
  2. Complete intakes and develop a service plan with families that will focus on their transition back into housing in the community.
  3. Interact with families in residence on a daily basis:
    1. Provide non-judgmental, family centered and strength based service;
    2. Coordinate staff team work with family members and focus on progress and action required to support transition plan;
    3. Provide families with assistance in housing search and progress towards goals
    4. Support families with their daily routine in shelter, and monitor the daily physical and emotional wellbeing of the family members;
    5. Maintain client files and HMIS data system entries;
    6. Act as a role model showing positive interaction and problem solving; 
    7. Be present at all times in the day use areas to ensure that harmony is maintained between families, adults, and children.     
  4. Ensure a healthy environment for children:
    1. Promote positive social interactions and help ensure child safety;
    2. Coordinate referrals to child care/respite;
    3. Be present at all times in the day use areas to ensure that children are receiving appropriate parental supervision and care;
    4. Support and coach parents in the care of their children while at Brenda’s House;
    5. Provide support and activities when needed outside of scheduled child care hours.
  5. Assist in the daily shelter routines to ensure a safe, clean and healthy shelter environment
  6. Collaborate with Brenda’s House Case Managers and Housing Locator in the development and updating of service plans, transition to housing strategies, and housing funding methods.
  7. Work collaboratively partnering agencies and community resources, and provide referrals as needed to community services.

 Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with families who have complex needs
  • Degree in human services (preferred), or diploma with related experience
  • Experience working in a residential setting
  • Experience working with homeless families is an asset
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR level B
  • Current Police Security and Child Intervention Record checks with satisfactory results
  • Able to work day and evening shifts, and to flex hours from time to time

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition #BHKW-07/31/2017 to Dawn Boustead, Manager, Brenda’s House: dboustead@childrenscottage.ab.ca
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.


 

RELIEF AWAKE OVERNIGHT FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER - BRENDA’S HOUSE

Competition #BHFSWN – 07/31/2017

Brenda’s House is a residential program for homeless families that enables transition to housing using a “housing first” model of service. Brenda’s House has been in operation since February 2009, and provides shelter and support services to 14 families at a time. We are looking for experienced professionals with an empathic, non-judgmental view toward families with multiple needs. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting and planning with families to assist them in their efforts toward housing.

The Family Support Worker - Awake Overnight position is scheduled as a condensed work week of four 10-hour overnight shifts, 4 on 4 off rotation. FTE .875. This is a relief position.

Qualifications:

  • Completed High School Education.
  • At least one year completed towards a Diploma or Degree in a human services field.
  • Experience working in a residential setting or with homeless families or families with complex needs is an asset.
  • Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR level B.
  • All Successful Candidates must complete a Police and Child Welfare Check.
  • Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition #BHFSWN – 07/31/2017 to Dawn Boustead, Manager, Brenda’s House: dboustead@childrenscottage.ab.ca
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.


 

A RELIEF COOK - BRENDA’S HOUSE

Competition #: BHRLFCK – 07/31/2017

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of some of Calgary’s children and families? We have an immediate opportunity for a Creative Cook at Brenda’s House!

Brenda’s House serves up to 14 children and families in a beautiful manor style facility with a modern kitchen and dining area in the Killarney Neighborhood in South West Calgary and reports to the Food Services Coordinator.

This is a relief position based on a Friday Saturday Sunday 10:30 am to 6:30pm

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare lunch and dinners for 45-60 residents; following Brenda’s House nutrition plan.
  2. Ensure sanitation and safety of kitchen. 
  3. Be friendly and respectful to families during their stay at Brenda’s House. 
  4. Other responsibilities as requested by Food Services Coordinator/Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Completed high school and a diploma or degree is welcomed.
  • A valid First Aid Certificate which must be obtained within 3 months of employment
  • A Food Safe Certificate
  • A vehicle is required and mileage is paid.

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting Competition #:  BHRLFCK – 07/31/2017 to Dawn Boustead, Manager, Brenda’s House: dboustead@childrenscottage.ab.ca
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.


 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 admin@childrenscottage.ab.ca and we will contact you as soon as a practicum opportunity becomes available.

CCS IS GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY: