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Child Development Workers (Formerly Level 2)

ABC Head Start

This is a Full-time position in Fort Saskatchewan posted November 14, 2017.

ABC Head Start Society has been committed to promoting and supporting strong children, families and communities in Edmonton for over 30 years. We know that by giving children the best possible early learning and development opportunities in life, we ensure the future well-being and prosperity of our families and communities. ABC Head Start Society employees are guided by the Spirit of ABC Head Start. Please find more information at: http://abcheadstart.org/sites/default/files/assets/docs/The%20Spirit%20of%20ABC%20Head%20Start.pdf

If your professional values align with our agency mission, vision, strategic directions and Spirit please consider joining our team.

Reporting to the Supervisor and Early Learning and Child Care Manager, responsible for participating and supporting a team of Early Childhood Educators in the day to day operations of the playrooms.

Responsibilities
 Participate in planning and implement programming based on the interests and needs of the children in a family grouping model
 Understand and participate in the implementation of the Alberta Curriculum Framework
 Ensure that Accreditation standards are consistently part of the planning and implementation of the daily programming
 Ensure all Licensing requirements are met
 Continuously work to build meaningful and supportive relationships with the children and families of the centre
 Demonstrate best practice in all areas of interaction with children
 Identify and support individual learning and development, diversity, equity and inclusion
 Maintain documentation of child’s development
 Support an effective multi-disciplinary team to provide the highest quality of Child Care
 Embrace and adhere to the values as outlined on “The Spirit of ABC Head Start”
 Engage in a process of continuous learning and professional development

Qualifications:
• Must be available to work varying shifts.
• Have a minimum Child Development Worker or equivalency
• Good knowledge of Licensing requirements and Accreditation standards
• Clear understanding of the Alberta Curriculum Framework
• Experience working on a multi-disciplinary team
• Strong knowledge of child development and family dynamics
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and collaborative skills
• Strong professional boundaries
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent time-management and organizational skills
• Have a current; First aid certificate, (with childcare component), Police information check, (with vulnerable Sector check), and Intervention record check.

Start Date: January 2018 Interview Dates: November and December

Compensation: Pre-Accreditation $20.20/hour. Accreditation $21.55.

For detailed job descriptions, please visit our web site www.abcheadstart.org.

ABC Head Start thanks applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Candidates considered for the position will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Closing Date: Until Filled

How to Apply

To apply, email your résumé and a cover letter to dmilne@abcheadstart.org. Please include Worker in the Subject Line of the email.