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Early Childhood Educator

Terra Centre

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Mission            Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed

Vision              Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for over 45 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 Centre 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.

The Early Childhood Educator is a 10 month, full time position (37.5 hours per week) working September-June with hours of work between 8AM and 5PM.  There are summer school hours in July which would be paid hourly in addition to the salary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a quality care and early learning experience for infants and toddlers registered at Terra Child and Family Support Centre Braemar School site.
  • Provide parenting information and support to teen parents
  • Provide a positive role model of child-adult interactions
  • Establish and maintain positive and effective team relationships
  • Maintain confidentiality of client records and information
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the emerging trends within the child care field
  • Promote program planning and teamwork to meet organizational goals, mission, vision and values.

Qualifications:

  • Require Child Development Supervisor Certificate (formerly level 3)
  • Diploma in Early Learning and Child Care. Equivalencies may be considered
  • Experience working with young children and their parents
  • Experience providing an enriched experiential environment for young children
  • Experience working with children and families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a team environment

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to adapt communication and working style to best suit audience when interacting with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Works independently, and effectively while under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Must also be able to problem solve, be flexible, have critical thinking skills
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative and personnel management skills

Other requirements:

  • A current First Aid Certificate
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Check that are dated within 90 Days of the start date

We are an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and recognize the importance of a diverse workforce.  We welcome all qualified applicants.

Salary Range: $32,600 – $36,000 (dependent on experience) for 10 months from September-June.  This would be prorated based on start date.  This range includes Alberta Government Accreditation funding. Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution.

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, hr@careersforcommunity.ca.  Please include the Early Childhood Educator- Terra Centre in the Subject Line of the email and state in your cover letter how you heard about the position.