Are you passionate about seeing a community where no child is at risk? Bring that passion to Kids Kottage Foundation!

Role: Family Support Worker (Childcare)

We are looking for hard-working team members, who embrace compassion, believe in inclusivity, innovation, demonstrate courage, respect and accountability, and believe in the power of intervention, and prevention services.

Every year, up to 1,200 children stay at Kids Kottage. Kids Kottage Foundation aims to make a difference, for children and their support systems, not only today, but also for tomorrow, by promoting social change in our current complex world.

Like our clients, we rely on the generosity of the community to support our vision through community connections. We are strenuously striving for results that will improve the lives of children today and for every day coming.

This vision is bold.

  • Early intervention and crisis prevention for the most vulnerable members of our community – infants and children
  • Ensuring Kids Kottage is as safe, welcoming and supportive as it possibly can be
  • Improving supports and an enhanced quality of life for children and their family systems

Our mission is to empower those accessing our services via community network of support. Our goal is to be here for those family systems before they fall into crisis. Kids Kottage Foundation achieves this by delivering transformational services for those waging war against trauma, poverty, violence and adversity. Strategic priorities drive our organization as we continue to push for change.

The Opportunity:

Kids Kottage Foundation is recruiting a casual Family Support Worker. Reporting to the Team Lead, a Family Support Worker is responsible for exemplary, trauma informed child care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 Interacts and engages with infants and children
 Provides a high quality of childcare for infants and children supporting their emotional, physical and social development milestones
 Maintains a safe environment
 Assists infants and children in their daily routines, keeping in mind the developmental stages
 Completes developmental screening of infants and children as required
 Assists infants and children to cope with feelings of separation from parents
 Ensures that files are completed and data is entered correctly
 Completes daily logs of the assigned infants and children
 Oversees and assists childcare volunteers as they provide care for infants and children
 Keeps abreast of all current resources for family systems and children and applies all current applicable legislation
 Shares information with the Kids Kottage team
 Takes crisis nursery calls offering non-judgmental assistance to all families pursuing help from Kids Kottage
 Completes admissions and discharges with the parents as needed
 Performs light housekeeping duties

Qualifications:
 A minimum of diploma in the human services field, and/or early child care education
 2 years’ experience in care of infants and children
 Program development and implementation experience
 Will be a self-starter who applies energy, vision and flexibility to his/her work
 Must provide and maintain clear Child Intervention Record Check and Police Information Checkwith Vulnerable Sector search
 Standard First Aid with Level C

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Child Development, Trauma Informed Care, Brain Story
 Knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences theories is an asset
 Ability to think critically and excellent problem solver
 Knowledge of strength-based strategies and able to use them effectively

Personal Characteristics:
 Strong attention to detail
 Excellent time management and planning skills
 Strong communicator
 A collaborator – engages peers, community and leadership
 A “roll up your sleeves” mentality
 Tolerance, patience and integrity
 Good sense of humor

Work Environment:
 Crisis Nursery, children ages 0-10
 We are looking to hire 1 casual staff with weekday daytime availability.
 We have 3 shift times that casuals can pick up, Day shifts are 7:45am-4:00pm, Evening shifts are 3:45pm-12:00am and Night shifts are 11:45pm-8:00am.

Location:

Edmonton, Alberta

**We appreciate the interest of all applicants. However, we will only contact those selected for an interview. **
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Screening Criteria:

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by Kids Kottage Foundation. These screenings include a criminal record check with vulnerable sector check and child intervention record check.

 

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