We are looking for a full-time Early Childhood Programmer to join our Community and People team!
As a member of the Early Childhood Supports team, you will oversee the coordination and delivery of inclusive, community-based programs that support of the overall quality of life in Chestermere and the surrounding community.
You will also have the opportunity to collect and provide resources and support to parents and families with children 0-5 years of age. Your goal will be to build the knowledge and skills of local parents and families to foster the healthy development of children.
You will work collaboratively with your team and community agencies to offer a range of high-quality programs which reflect current, evidence-based research and best practices from Early Childhood Development and family support practices. You will also:
- Actively promote and facilitate the building of connection and support networks between families by providing a welcoming environment where inclusion and diversity are valued.
- Connect parents, and families with community-based information, and referrals which meet their unique needs.
- Support the ongoing delivery of Developmental Screening (ASQ-3 &SE-2) with parents, and families to support their understanding of early childhood development.
- Participate in the development, planning, and facilitation of early learning and play-based programs.
- Deliver formal and informal research-based Parent Education sessions and workshops (including the Positive Parenting Program - Triple P).
- Work collaboratively with the team and other community stakeholders to coordinate events to engage families with children 0-5 years of age.
- Provide occasional child-minding services as required, to reduce barriers in accessing programs, and services.
- Collect and review data to be used in reports, and to enhance programs and services.
- Keep up to date and organized program and administrative files and reports.
For more information about this role, check out the attached detailed job description.
Qualifications for this Role:
- Degree or Diploma in Child and Youth Services, Applied Child Studies, Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work or related discipline.
- Three years of related and progressive experience in child or family support services.
- Clear Criminal Record, Child Intervention and Vulnerable Sector Checks deemed satisfactory by the City.
- Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver's License and a Driver's Abstract deemed satisfactory by the City.
- Maintain valid Standard First Aid CPR C and AED certifications.
- Social Workers must be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW).
Working for the City of Chestermere:
As Alberta's fastest growing municipality, the City of Chestermere has rapidly evolved from a charming summer village into a dynamic lakeside community for over 20,000 residents.
By demonstrating the City's values, employees at the City of Chestermere use their strengths and unique abilities to contribute to the vision of Chestermere as a sustainable lakeside recreational community that is safe and family oriented. We serve our community by creating an Amazing place to live, work and play.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $30.83 to $38.53 /hour
- childcare: 1 year (Preferred)