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Early Childhood Educator

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted June 11, 2021.

Canada Summer Jobs (youth position) to end of August 2021

Full Time Temporary (35 hours per week)

20-014NCFRC

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Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre is an Edmonton based non-profit organization that has been supporting children and families since 1963, with a vision of Healthy Children, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities. Our programs and services are designed to strengthen and enrich families with children birth – 6 years old. Early childhood experiences are aimed at fostering optimal child development and healthy parent-child attachment.  Parent education opportunities are created to support building the capacity of families.  Family support services are provided to support families as the child’s first and most important teacher.  Information and referral is a key practice in supporting families to grow and learn within their own communities.  Programs are delivered using a holistic approach to support the social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative needs of children and families in the community.  For more information, visit https://www.norwoodcentre.com.

Norwood provides the following:

  • Strong focus on employee wellness and work-life balance
  • Supportive training
  • A compassionate team environment

Children’s Programs provide a child-directed, learning through play environment for children birth -6 years old. Children are encouraged to explore, learn, problem solve, and have fun as they play in a safe, nurturing environment. Positive play experiences are aimed at fostering optimal development in all developmental domains.

This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled to meet the needs of families. 

Norwood staff are guided by the following Team Charter: (SPIRIT)

  • Support – We utilize one another’s strengths to take on challenges and opportunities using positive communication, collaboration, and compassion.
  • Passion – We have the energy, attitude, and enthusiasm to be fully committed and engaged in our work with each other.
  • Integrity – We are honest, trustworthy, transparent, and accountable with each other.
  • Respect – We accept others without judgment and recognize that every individual is a person of value.
  • Inclusivity – We celebrate diversity and welcome people of all abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
  • Team – We are all one group working towards improved outcomes for children and families.

If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.

Reporting to the Children’s Program Manager, the Early Childhood Educator is responsible for the following:

  • Providing a safe environment that maintains orderly, clean, and appealing facilities, removing known and potential safety hazards
  • Following Child Care Licensing, Alberta Education and Interagency Standards, Alberta Curriculum Framework (FLIGHT), Program Manuals and health and safety regulations as applicable to the specific program
  • Maintaining on-going positive interactions with the children during classroom activities on an individual, small or large group basis
  • Using a variety of strategies to guide children’s developmental skills in accordance with policies and procedures as set out in applicable regulations and standards

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Meet the Canada Summer Jobs youth eligibility requirements:
    • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
    • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of employment; and,
    • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
  • Child Development Certification is ideal
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Possess a current Childcare First Aid certification
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Intervention Record Check (findings will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

The following qualifications are considered an asset:

  • Experience working with young children
  • Knowledge of program planning for young children

The wage for this role is $17.46 per hour.

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTQ2S communities.

Closing Deadline: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, interviews may be conducted virtually using the Zoom video software platform.

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please state in the cover letter how you align with the Norwood Team Charter and how you heard about the position. Please include Early Childhood Educator Job ID Number: 20-014NCFRC in the Subject Line of the email