Job ID: 19-002NCFRC
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Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre is an Edmonton based non-profit organization that has been supporting children and families since 1963, with a vision of Healthy Children, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities. Our programs and services are designed to strengthen and enrich families with children birth – 5 years old. Early childhood experiences are aimed at fostering optimal child development and healthy parent-child attachment. Parent education opportunities are created to support building the capacity of families. Family support services are provided to support families as the child’s first and most important teacher. Information and referral is a key practice in supporting families to grow and learn within their own communities. Programs are delivered using a holistic approach to support the social, emotional, intellectual, language, physical and creative needs of children and families in the community. For more information, visit https://www.norwoodcentre.com.
Norwood provides the following:
|Paid health, dental and vision premiums||2 staff fun/appreciation days per year|
|5 weeks of paid time off per year (1 week at Spring Break, 2 weeks at Christmas and 2 weeks vacation)||Strong focus on employee wellness and work-life balance|
|12 sick/personal leave days per year||Supportive of ongoing professional development|
|Service recognition and employee awards||A compassionate team environment|
Norwood is a pet friendly environment.
The Early Childhood Development Coordinator provides support to areas of our Children’s Programs, such as Head Start, Early Childhood, and Parent Education.
This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes evenings and weekend shifts to support staff.
Norwood staff are guided by the following Team Charter: (SPIRIT)
- Support – We utilize one another’s strengths to take on challenges and opportunities using positive communication, collaboration, and compassion.
- Passion – We have the energy, attitude, and enthusiasm to be fully committed and engaged in our work with each other.
- Integrity – We are honest, trustworthy, transparent, and accountable with each other.
- Respect – We accept others without judgment and recognize that every individual is a person of value.
- Inclusivity – We celebrate diversity and welcome people of all abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives.
- Team – We are all one group working towards improved outcomes for children and families.
If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.
Reporting to the Children’s Program Manager the Early Childhood Development Coordinator will:
- Provide supervision, support and coaching to Children’s Programs and Head Start staff delivering children’s programming, group facilitation and home visitation
- Conduct performance evaluations that reflect ongoing feedback to the Program Manager and adhere to the agency’s performance management policies
- Coordinate staff schedules, attendance and review leave requests
- Participate in the recruitment process and provide orientation to new team members
- Collaborate with internal and external team members, partners and service providers to offer seamless
- Participate in the creation and execution of the agency strategic plan
- Support the Program Manager in entering student information and reviewing assessment reports
- Conduct evaluation activities, review data to monitor and ensure program effectiveness and adherence to agency standards of excellence
- Review program plans to ensure best practices for optimal child development
- Monitor and participate in program planning with the team to ensure developmentally appropriate, culturally diverse, interest and play based activities are implemented
The ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in Early Childhood Education or a related Human Services field
- Minimum 3 years supervisory experience in an early childhood setting
- Effective leadership skills including supervision and performance management processes through reflective communication
- Experience working with children and families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
- Adaptability to changing work environments; work priorities and organizational needs
- Strong working knowledge of MS Office, with experience in Excel, database systems, and PASI/Extranet an asset
- Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to prepare program evaluation and contribute to funder reports
- Strength based philosophy to ensure families are involved in goal planning and decisions
- Strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a collaborative team environment
- Valid driver’s license, clear driver’s abstract
- A current Childcare First Aid Certificate
- Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Intervention Record Check (findings will be reviewed on a case by case basis)
Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre, values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTQ2S communities.
Closing Deadline: Until Suitable Candidate is Found