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Children’s Cottage Society employs over 150 staff members who are dedicated to fulfilling the agency’s vision: Resilient children blossom in healthy families. We are passionate about making positive changes in the lives of families and their children in our community.  

Thank you for considering a position with our team.

For all positions, the application deadline remains open until a successful candidate is recruited. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however we will only contact those invited for an interview. 


AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

COMPETITION #DA2022

 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 Development Assistant position will provide support to the development office in order to enhance the philanthropic activity of the Society’s annual operating as well as capital campaign. The position will enter and manage reports to understand and track philanthropic activity, pledges, and contributions. The Development Assistant will manage and update donor databases, respond to member queries and sometimes approach benefactors for appeals. The position will conduct research, analyze data and compile reports on current or prospective donors. The position will participate in and support fund raising activities and events. 

Please see the full job description here.

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DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Competition #DC2022

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.

Please see the full job description here. 

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EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Competition #EA2022

The Executive Administrative Assistant exists to provide all aspects of administrative support to the CEO, the Board of Directors, and support on special projects to the executive leadership team and ensures that the business and office needs of the Society are achieved. This position will show positive leadership in relation to the culture, mission, vision, and directions of the Society and will play an active role in representing the Society both internally and within the community. 

Major Responsibilities: 

Provides administrative support to CEO:

  • Supports document word processing such as for letters, proposals, reports, power points.
  • Prepares information packages for meetings
  • Leads and conducts records management-maintains hard copy and electronic records for the CEO including developing and managing filing systems. Takes steps to ensure compliance with privacy and retentions requirements.
  • Supports the CEO by scheduling meetings and maintaining the upkeep of the calendar.
  • Supports review of CEO emails in order to respond to requests such as information and meetings. Informs CEO of emails requiring urgent attention. Distributes emails on behalf of CEO

Please see the full job description here.


COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Competition #CC2022

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Communications Coordinator will facilitate the implementation and development of communications strategies for the Children's Cottage Society’s current programs, community presence, and operational needs as well as supporting the communication needs of the annual funding and current capital campaign. 

This individual will be the primary person responsible for the development and execution of the Communications strategy and work plan. Activities will include but not be limited to the production of graphic design and marketing materials, communications including written articles/blogs, website content, program guides, newsletters, etc. The successful candidate will balance the hours of work between daily communication activities and capital campaign-related activities.

Please see the full job description here.


FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER - NIGHTS

Competition #BHFSWN

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.

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.
• Suicide Intervention certificate

Job Purpose: This position exists to ensure that families receive support to obtain housing while residing at Brenda’s House.

Please see the full job description here.


FULL TIME RESPITE CARE WORKER

Competition # RCW2021

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” and its vision is “Resilient children blossom in healthy families.”

This is a fulltime position, Monday to Friday 40 hours per week, allowing for some flexibility with days worked and hours worked.

Responsibilities:
• Work with families and volunteers as assigned to provide respite care.
• Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities.
• Interact with infants and engage them in activities that support optimal development.
• Assess amount of respite required.
• Care for and interact with infants in a positive, gentle and sensitive manner.
• Provide information about and demonstrate good infant care and positive parenting practices.
• Help families connect with community resources as needed.

Please see the full job description here.


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Competition #VC2021

Reporting to the Volunteer Manger, the Volunteer Coordinator will coordinate volunteers to support the delivery of programs and service at Brenda’s House.

You will be required to work 32 hours per week, in coordination with the Volunteer Manager to meet the needs of the program. This will require flexibility during the weekday and to work occasional evenings and weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinates Volunteers in various areas within Brenda’s House.
  2. Oversees volunteers throughout the volunteer experience at Brenda’s House including recruitment, screening, supervision, evaluation, recognition.
  3. Works collaboratively with Brenda’s House Manager to plan for and meet program needs;
  4. Help develop volunteer programs to support children, youth and parents who are staying at the residence.
  5. Provide support to agency staff who are involved in program specific volunteer coordination.
  6. Coordinate ‘Days of Caring’ and other volunteer group initiatives taking place at Brenda’s House.
  7. Maintain volunteer data base and track statistics/outcomes related to volunteer activity at Brenda’s house and Crisis Nursery, and communicates data base and related information to Volunteer Manager.
  8. Helps to maintain agency volunteer information, manuals, and volunteer orientation content as it relates to the Volunteer Program.

Please see the full job description here.


FULL TIME CHILD CARE WORKER - BRENDA'S HOUSE

Competition #BHCCW

Brenda’s House is a residential program for families experiencing homelessness, providing shelter and support services to 14 families at a time. We are looking for an experienced professional to join our team with an empathic, non-judgmental view toward families with complex needs. The successful candidate will support healthy child and youth development, provide quality childcare for children from newborn to school age during the day, organize evening child and youth programming, and enhance parenting capacity.

This position is full time, based on a 40-hour work week
Monday – Friday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm

Responsibilities:
• Support the development and implementation of a quality Child Development Program at Brenda’s House to promote health, safety and wellbeing for children and youth of families in residence
• Operate a fun, safe, welcoming and educational child care space for children in residence from newborn to school age, on a daily basis
• Coordinate scheduled programming for children and youth in residence appropriate to a range of ages and needs, this includes planning special events in collaboration with other staff and volunteers
• Provide developmental screening

Please see the full job description here.


PART TIME COOK - BRENDA'S HOUSE

Competition #BHPTCOOK

Brenda’s House is a residential program for homeless families that serves up to 14 families in a beautiful manor style facility with a modern kitchen and dining area in the Killarney neighborhood in south west Calgary.

This is position is part time, every Saturday and Sunday and every second Friday. The hours are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Qualifications:
• Completed High School Education.
• Valid Standard First Aid Certificate
• Food Safety Certificate
• Experience cooking for large groups

Please see the full job description here.


FULL TIME CHILD CARE WORKER - CRISIS NURSERY

Competition #CNCCW2021

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.

The Child Care Worker position is combination of 12-hour day shifts and 12-hour awake night shifts.

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.

Please see the full job description here.


RELIEF FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER, DAYTIME SHIFTS

Competition # BHDAYFSW

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.

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;
a. Provide non-judgmental, family-centered and strength-based service;
b. Coordinate staff teamwork with family members and focus on progress and action required to support transition plan;
c. Provide families with assistance in housing search and progress towards goals;
d. Support families with their daily routine in shelter, and monitor the daily physical and emotional wellbeing of the family members;
e. Maintain client files and HMIS data system entries;
f. Act as a role model showing positive interaction and problem solving;
g. Be present at all times in the day use areas to ensure that harmony is maintained between families, adults, and children.

Please see the full job description here.


RELIEF FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER, AWAKE OVERNIGHT SHIFTS

Competition # BHAON

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.

Relief Family Support Worker, Awake Overnight Shifts

Responsibilities:

1. Maintain a secure and safe environment for all families residing at Brenda’s House.
2. Respond to all calls to Brenda’s House during shift; screen potential clients and support transition to a shelter or prevention program.
3. Ensure policies and procedures of Children’s Cottage Society and Brenda’s House are being properly implemented.
4. Provide family support to Brenda’s House during the overnight shift:
a. Review Key Worker case notes and family service plans to be familiar with needs should a family require support.
b. Interact with families and provide non-judgmental, family-centered, and strength-based service as needed.
c. Role model positive interactions and assist with conflict resolution.

Please see the full job description here.


RELIEF COOK - BRENDA'S HOUSE

Competition #: BHReliefCook

Brenda’s House is a residential program for homeless families that 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.

This is a relief cook position, and does not have any specific days, times or hours.

Qualifications:

• Completed High School Education.
• Valid Standard First Aid Certificate
• Food Safety Certificate

Please see the full job description here.


RELIEF HOUSEKEEPING - BRENDA'S HOUSE

Competition #: BHHKEEP

Brenda’s House is a residential program for homeless families that 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.

This is position is relief housekeeping position, and does not have any specific days, times or hours.

Qualifications:

• Valid Standard First Aid Certificate
• Experience cleaning in a residential setting
• Valid Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR level B
• Current Police Security and Child Intervention Record checks with satisfactory results

Please see the full job description here.


RELIEF COOK - CRISIS NURSERY

Competition #: BCNRLFCK

Reporting to the Crisis Nursery Manager, the Relief Cook is responsible for overseeing the kitchen, doing housekeeping duties, and cooking lunch and supper for children, volunteers and child care workers.

Qualifications:

1. Education in Safe Food Handling
2. Minimum 2 years’ experience cooking in a home-like environment

Please see the full job description here.


RELIEF CHILD CARE WORKER 

Competition #CNCCWR2021

We are looking for a strong team player to join our organization as a Child Care Worker with the Crisis Nursery Program.

Reporting to the Team Lead, in consultation with the Crisis Nursery Manager, the Child Care Worker is responsible for the 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.

Please see the full job description here.


RELIEF COOK - BRENDA'S HOUSE

Competition # BHRLFCK

We have an immediate opportunity for a creative relief 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 of southwest Calgary.

We require high school completion, and a diploma or degree is welcomed. As well, a valid First Aid certificate must be obtained within 3 months of employment and a Food Safe certificate is also required. A vehicle is required, and mileage is paid. The relief cook reports to the Food Services Coordinator.

Please see the full job description here.


FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER – AWAKE OVERNIGHT SHIFTS

Competition # BH-FSWRN

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.

Please see the full job description here.


PRACTICUM STUDENTS: 

Children’s Cottage Society believes that providing students with hands-on experience to support their in-class learning is important. If our work aligns with your area of study, email careers@childrenscottage.ab.ca to determine if opportunities are available. We monitor inquiries Monday to Friday during regular business hours and respond within a 24-hour time frame. Thank you for your interest in developing your expertise and skills to make a positive change in the lives of families and their children in our community. 

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