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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

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

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 our vision is “Resilient children blossom in healthy families.” The 14-bed Crisis Nursery offers a safe haven for children 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will primarily work 40 hours/week – Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

MAIN RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Prepare menus.
  • Order cooking and cleaning supplies
  • Coordinates with Food Link and other suppliers.
  • Organize the kitchen.
  • Develop a cleaning routine.

Please see the full job description here.

 


 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

The CEO will be the external voice of CCS, articulating the strategy of internal operations, providing continued growth in new and existing partnerships, and ultimately serving to protect and promote the overall well-being of the organization. Leadership will be a keystone to success in emboldening the culture of the organization and empowering staff members at every level. Above simply promoting the values of CCS, the CEO will be an individual that breathes the mission and vision to external stakeholders, staff and volunteers who contribute toward the success of the organization. As CCS endeavors the challenge of opening its newest and largest facility, the CEO must bring forth the leadership, strategy, and business acumen to ensure the organization is equipped with the resources needed to be successful in both the short and long term. With consideration to the new facility and all existing operations, the CEO will work diligently alongside the financial team to ensure CCS maintains a balanced budget and makes the most of funds provided through grants and donors.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

As a forward-thinking visionary leader who can capitalize on the huge potential of CCS and provide the direction and strategic framework to execute and implement the vision, the CEO‘s key areas of focus will be.

Strategic and Organizational Leadership

  • In partnership with the Board of Directors, conducts an annual strategic review of the plan, ensuring the implementation includes research and metrics, new learnings and emerging trends in the community and government landscapes
  • Provide direction through human-centered leadership and a broad vision for the organization – building upon a strong foundation towards an enhanced level of excellence
  • Provide leadership to ensure the execution and successful implementation of the strategic plan, working to develop and achieve strategic goals

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.

 


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.

 


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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