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Family Educator

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted July 30, 2020.

Full Time Temporary (35 hours per week)

Job ID: 20-005NCFRC

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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:

  • Great benefits plan
  • 5 weeks of paid time off per year (1 week at Spring Break, 2 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks vacation)
  • 12 sick/personal leave days per year
  • Service recognition and employee awards
  • 2 staff fun/appreciation days per year
  • Strong focus on employee wellness and work-life balance
  • Supportive of ongoing professional development
  • A compassionate team environment

The Family Educator will develop, promote and implement family education, early learning, literacy groups and workshops.  The Family Educator will be responsible for providing referrals and information to participants regarding resources in the community.  The Family Educator will promote groups and ensure seamless services for participants by connecting with community organizations throughout Edmonton.

This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the families.  This is a full time temporary position with the possibility of extension.

 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 Family Education Team Lead, the Family Educator is responsible for the following:

  • Planning, organizing and/or facilitating family education and family/child groups and services that reflect the needs and interests of the participants
  • Collaborating with Agency team members and community partners to provide optimal programs and services
  • Providing strategies to participants that support healthy child development and role modeling for parents related to appropriate play and engagement activities
  • Actively seeking partnership opportunities in order to provide programming in a variety of locations
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of community resources to provide referral information to participants
  • Compiling and entering necessary data  and documentation into Agency and collaborative data systems while maintaining accurate, timely and complete electronic and paper files
  • Supporting the parent/caregiver as the child’s first and most important teacher and focusing on their strengths and capabilities

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in Human Services or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of group curriculum development and group facilitation
  • Strong knowledge of early child development, parenting skills, and working with families
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and database systems
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • A current Childcare First Aid Certificate
  • 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:

  • Early Childhood Education diploma
  • Training in parent education such as; Triple P, Kids Have Stress Too, Nobody’s Perfect etc.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Experience in group facilitation/adult education

The starting hourly range for this role is $25.48-$28.67/hour ($46,373.60-$52,179.40 per year) based on a 35-hour week.

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

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

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

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 Family Educator and Job ID Number 20-005NCFRC in the Subject Line of the email.