Company Name:
Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Certification
Contact:
Taghrid Haidar
Email:
ID
5994
376

Child & Youth Development Worker

Discovery House is a trusted, dynamic Calgary agency devoted to the safety and well-being of women with children leaving domestic violence. We offer stability, hope and opportunity through long-term residential and individualized long-term community and residential support services.  Our staff demonstrate a ‘client-focused’ approach to all aspects of Discovery House operations.  Together we strive to develop healthier families and stronger communities.

COMMON PURPOSE

All employees have a responsibility to carry out the vision, mission, and values of Discovery House while adhering to all Agency policies and procedures.  Paramount to this responsibility is demonstrating a ‘client-focused’ approach to all aspects of Discovery House operations and a willingness to cooperate with all Discovery House staff and volunteers in translating these emphases into the planning and delivery of all programs and services.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Child and Youth Development Worker will report to Shelter Team Manager and will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of all activities and day-to-day operations of the Child Development Center, including supervision and support for the children’s emotional, physical and cognitive skills.  This position will also assist in the planning, organizing and facilitation of activities, groups and events for the children and youth of Discovery House.  Other administrative duties include but not limited to documentation of daily activities, assessment of the playroom incidental needs,

QUALIFICATIONS

To be the successful candidate, you will have a diploma in Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care or related field and a minimum of 2 years of experience working directly with children.  You have good understanding of children’s developmental stages, understanding of domestic violence as a personal and social and its impact on children and knowledge of community resources for children, youth and families.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Staff work a forty hour week that is Monday through Friday and will be required to work some evening s and weekends in which case, they will be required to flex their hours or be compensated with time in lieu for extra hours worked.

If you feel that you are the person we are looking for, we want to hear from you.

To apply, please send your resume and covering letter to [email protected] stating the job title in the subject line or fax to 403-670-0475.

Discovery House is a committed equal opportunity employer