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Company Name:
Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter
Approximate Salary:
20.31 Per Hour
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:

Early Childhood Professional (Maternity Coverage)

Temporary Part-Time, Starting wage:   $20.31

Union Position, Start date: Immediately

End date for the temporary position: December 28, 2018

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is looking for individuals that believe change is possible, and will thrive in an environment that nurtures families impacted by family violence and abuse.  The shelter provides specialized childcare services to children, youth and families in the shelter.  The Children’s Activity Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 8pm and on Saturday from 8:30am to 4pm.  We are currently seeking a Temporary Part Time Early Childhood Professional to work Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Duties and Responsibilities

You’ve likely heard it said that children are the world’s most valuable resource. In the role of a Relief Early Childhood Professional you will have the opportunity to provide children ages 0-14 years with the support they need.

As part of the Shelter and our community programs you will be responsible for planning, implementing, and scheduling organized activities while you are supporting the children’s emotional and social behavior.  These activities may include making crafts, outdoor play, and healthy activities. You will work with your team to ensure each child’s needs are met while maintaining confidential reports and records as required.  In this role you will also be responsible for maintaining positive relationships with the children’s caregivers as they visit the Children’s Activity Centre.  You will make a difference in the life of a child. 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Childhood Development Worker (formerly level two) or Child Development Supervisor (formerly level three) Certification is required.
  • Completed education under one of the following is mandatory:
    • Early Learning and Child Care certificate or diploma
    • Disability Studies diploma
    • Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology – family ecology major
    • Bachelor of Kinesiology (B.Kin.) or Kinesiology diploma
    • Community Rehabilitation degree or Rehabilitation Assistant diploma
    • Therapeutic Recreation diploma or degree
    • Social Work diploma 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ previous experience working with children exposed to violence is required.
  • Experience in any of the following areas would be an asset: family violence, child & family services, homelessness, or addictions/mental health issues.
  • Discretion, tack, and the ability to maintain confidentiality to safeguard clients is a necessity.
  • Team work philosophy of collaboration and cooperation is required as it is necessary to coordinate the involvement of other colleagues on the team and throughout the agency.
  • Self-motivated with strong self-management ability is essential.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English.  A second language would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated effective and engaging interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with strengths in prioritization and efficiencies. 
  • Able to multi-task and adapt to various situations.
  • Ability to think creatively and resolve problems efficiently and effectively.

Other Information

  • Ongoing training and development is a required condition of this position.
  • CPR, First Aid, and ASSIST certification are required.
  • A criminal records search and an intervention record check are conditions of employment.
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


CLOSE DATE:  The position will remain open until filled.

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity. We thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.