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Shelter Job: Child Care Worker, Camrose Women’s Shelter Society (Camrose AB)

Camrose Women’s Shelter Society operates a 22 bed facility that offers services in support of women and children requiring emergency shelter due to domestic violence, crisis situations or homelessness. We are currently recruiting for the following position:

CHILD CARE WORKER

Classification:  Temporary, Part-Time, Union
Salary:  $20.29/hour
Posted:  Monday August 23, 2021
Closing:  As soon as the position is filled

This is a temporary position commencing September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
The position is 20 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend shifts.

Required Qualifications: 

Must have a minimum of Child Development Assistant certification (formerly ECD Level 1) to qualify.

Description:

Reporting to the Family Support Coordinator, the Child Care Worker provides support to children in Shelter through coordination and implementation of in-house and community activities, and encourages and promotes healthy parent-child interaction through example and support. Must be aware of the symptoms of child abuse.

Preferred applicants plan and implement age-appropriate play and supportive programming for children. Activities may include crafts, outings, sports, exercise, games and learning opportunities. The Worker provides care and maintenance of children’s equipment, including cleaning duties. Ongoing file documentation is required.  The applicant must be prepared to provide childcare for a variety of ages, have compassion, and have experience working with families.

Our Shelter maintains a policy of Trauma Informed Practice; this means having an awareness of trauma and its impacts, and speaking, acting and existing in ways that are least likely to trigger or further harm those who have experienced trauma. A trauma informed stance means applying the “universal caution” or approaching every individual as though they have experienced trauma.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Current First Aid, CPR, criminal record and child welfare checks are required.

The Camrose Women’s Shelter follows current Alberta Health Services COVID-19 safety protocols and will provide appropriate PPE for the candidate. Applicants will not be considered if they have travelled internationally within the past 14 days or if they present with COVID-19 related symptoms.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
Email:      family@camrosewomenshelter.org
Fax:          780-679-4999
Mailing:   Box 1405, Camrose, AB     T4V 1X3

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for consideration will be contacted.