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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

 

SENIOR MANAGER - HOUSING PROGRAMS

Competition # HPSM2022

The Senior Manager position oversees all strategic shelter activities to ensure safety for all families, staff, and volunteers. This position provides guidance and support to the Shelter Manager who is responsible for day-to-day activities. They will also provide strategic leadership and day to day supervision for the HomeLinks Case Management program. They will work to integrate the shelter with the housing program to ensure a seamless transition for families exiting shelter.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides strategic support to the Shelter Manager.
  • Provides support at a systems level to address barriers that may prevent a family from being housed quickly.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Programs, communicates, and works collaboratively with the Ministry of Community and Social Services to address concerns as they arise.
  • Provides strategic leadership in the development and ongoing provision of best practice programming for families staying in the shelter.

Please see the full job description here.

 


DIVERSION WORKER

Competition #BHDV2022

This newly developed position provides prevention support to families calling into Brenda’s House who are at risk of losing their housing and diversion support to families staying at Brenda’s House. They will provide immediate housing assessment, goal setting and support to ensure families can quickly exit the shelter. This position is full time, 40 hours per week, typically Tuesday to Saturday, 9 to 5 with ability to adjust based on program needs at the discretion of the program manager.

 

OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provide prevention support for families calling in to the shelter to help avoid a shelter stay
  2. Complete assessments for each family staying in shelter to determine their housing needs.
  3. Provide diversion services to all families staying in shelter to ensure that they move into their own housing as quickly as possible.
  4. Provide non-judgmental, family centered, and strength-based service.

Please see the full job description here.

 


HOMELINKS CASE MANAGER

Competition #HL-CM

The Case Manager is an experienced professional with an empathetic, non-judgmental view toward families with complex needs. The Case Manager is responsible for supporting and planning with families to assist them in maintaining the stability of their housing, addressing risk factors, and building on their strengths to ensure successful community integration.  This position is ideal for someone who is exceptionally organized, enjoys working with people, thrives in a fast-paced work environment, has exceptional administrative skills, and enjoys collaborating with peers both within and external to the organization.

The HomeLinks Case Manager position is full time (40 hours per week), 12-month contract with a possibility for extension.  Hours are Monday to Friday; some evening and weekend work may be required. Work hours will be adjusted based on client needs.  This is a mobile position with a primary workspace located in our Bowness office.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Complete a structured assessment to assess each family’s acuity level, history of homelessness and complexity of needs; develop a transition and follow-up plan for families exiting shelters.
  2. Develop a plan of action that identifies the family’s risk factors as well as their goals, strengths, and current support systems; establish objectives with the family that will build and maintain stability post-transition into housing in the community.
  3. Provide quality case management for a flexible caseload.
  4. Monitor the wellbeing of the families post-transition into housing and provide ongoing support

Please see the full job description here.

 


FAMILY COACH

Competition #CNFC

We currently have a full time opportunity for a Family Coach at the Crisis Nursery. The Family Coach will work a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday typically within standard working hours however the ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of a family is required.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assists with the admission and discharge process within the Crisis Nursery, completing Family Appraisals to determine supports with a CCS Family Coach and referring families to community resources when appropriate.
  • Establishes and maintains a trusting relationship with families by providing regular contact through home visits. Establishes and maintains relationships with parents who may be facing multiple challenges.

Please see the full job description here.

 


HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Competition #HRM2022

We currently have a full time opportunity for an all agency Human Resource Manager located in our Calgary Kensington Office. Reporting to the CEO, the HR Manager is a working manager role, accountable for providing expertise in all functional areas of Human Resources, along with supporting the Board Governance/HR Committee.  

Major Responsibilities but not limited to:

Recruitment, Retention and Talent Acquisition

  • Develops the annual recruitment strategy.
  • Establish relationships with community colleges, universities, and trade schools to create a pipeline for talent.
  • Supports talent acquisition: job posting, attending career fairs, screening applicants and attending interviews.
  • Ensures continuous improvement of workplace diversity. Oversees the payroll/benefits coordinator to ensure standards for all offer letters.

Please see the full job description here.

 


CHILD CARE WORKER - FULL TIME

Competition #CNCCW2022

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 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.

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.

  


COOK (PART TIME) - BRENDA'S HOUSE

Brenda’s House 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. We have an immediate opportunity for a Part time cook. This role is part time and will primarily work every Saturday and Sunday, and every second Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm with some flexibility. (16-24 hours weekly).

MAIN RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Prepares and cooks lunch and dinners for the families at the shelter; 45-60 residents.
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with families and staff.
  • Ensure that Health and Safety standards are upheld at all times.
  • Performs cleaning duties within the kitchen and serving area, such as cleaning food preparation equipment, cleaning sinks, stoves and counters and washes dishes.
  • Other responsibilities as requested by Food Services Coordinator/Manager

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.

 


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.

 


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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