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Terra Centre

This is a Part-time position posted January 13, 2023.

Mission:          Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision:             Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

Job ID:             23-001TERRA

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration.  Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/).  If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team. 

Job Overview:

The Childminder will support children in exploring play and providing meaningful interactions that increase children’s growth and development, while their parents access group programming onsite at Terra West.

Job Conditions:

The position will be working out of the Terra main office located at 10320-146 Street between the hours of 5 to 8 pm every Tuesday evening. There will also be hours from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.

Key responsibilities:

  • Welcome and interact with participant’s and their children at Terra Centre
  • Joining and engaging families during dinner time
  • Providing quality care and age-appropriate activities for children aged 0 to 6 years
  • Modelling appropriate adult-child interactions.
  • Increase learning opportunities for children
  • Interact with participants and provide them an overview of what their children engaged in during their time in childminding
  • Light cleaning and maintenance of the childcare space is also required

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Child Development Assistant Certificate (Level I) is preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with children 0-6 years.
  • Experience working with children from diverse backgrounds
  • A current (within last 6 month) Criminal Record Check and CWIS Record Check are required
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Other requirements: 

  • Ability to work flexible hours 
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date 

Core Behavioral Competencies

Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.

  • Personal Leadership: Practices inclusion, communicates openly and effectively, demonstrates self-awareness 
  • Productive Relationships: Develops networks, collaborates, develops self and others 
  • Results Focus: Applies outcomes-based problem solving and systems thinking, demonstrates evidence-informed decision making  
  • Service Excellence: Practices innovation, facilitates a culture of learning, demonstrates continuous improvement  
  • Program Planning; design, plan, coordinate, facilitation of groups
  • Finance; manage allocated financial resources for program delivery 
  • Communication skills; excellent both written and oral; evidenced in grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Community Relations; well-developed engagement skills, strong networking

Intention Statement

Terra recognizes that it operates within a society and systems shaped by white supremacy and colonization and institutionalized discrimination and the exclusion, exploitation, and marginalization of Indigenous, Black, and people of color.

Terra strives to understand and be accountable for how white supremacy continues to impact its work at an organizational and systemic level and to address harm; implicit and explicit biases

Our intention is:

To build a foundation of awareness, knowledge, and skills to be an anti-racist organization. To respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society. To be an organization that embeds the principles of equity and anti-oppression to everything it undertakes. 

Our goal is to actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion through an antiracism lens through policies processes and practices.

Vaccine Policy

As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or regularly undergo COVID 19 testing before entering the workplace.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID 19 vaccination prior to commencement.  If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra

Salary: The salary is $17/hour.

How to Apply

To Apply: Please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include “23-001TERRA Childminder” in the subject line of the email. Closing Date: Until suitable candidate found.