Child Care Staff – Part Time and Relief Position

As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for over 45 years Terra is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration. Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs. Terra Centre staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects and celebrates our families and staff. If you share our values and support our mission and vision please consider joining our team.

Job Overview

We are looking for a part-time and relief Child Care staff member to support evening programming for teen parent families. Reporting to Manager, Housing Support Services, two Child Care staff members provide care during the class to eight children and join families and the rest of the parenting team during meal time. Volunteers also support this program, and these volunteers may require some direction from Child Care staff. While this position has some set hours to support the Photovoice program, we are looking for someone with flexible hours to support shift coverage for other evening programs as needed.

Job Conditions

The Photovoice program runs the second and fourth Thursdays, from 5-8 p.m. The start date is January 25th, 2018. This position is based out of our Westmount location, other optional shifts maybe offered, as well.

  • Child Development Assistant Certificate (Level I) is preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with children 0-3 years
  • Experience working with children from diverse backgrounds
  • A current (within last 90 days) Criminal Record Check and CWIS Record Check
  • Current First Aid certificate

We are an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and recognize the importance of a diverse workforce. We welcome all qualified applicants.

Salary: $15.53/hour

To apply for this opportunity, email your résumé and cover letter to: Gary Benthem Please include Child Care Staff in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found


Employment Benefits

  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Extended health care
  • RRSP employer contribution
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Start with 3 weeks holidays in years 1 through 5; 4 weeks thereafter
  • 12 sick days
  • Agency-hosted annual staff appreciation day
  • Agency-hosted staff Christmas party
  • Ongoing staff celebration and recognition
  • Opportunity and funds for professional development
  • First Aid, Suicide Prevention and Cultural Awareness training at agency expense
  • Years of Service Recognition
  • Free downtown parking
  • Agency and unit-specific team-building activities
  • Additional paid holiday time between Christmas and New Years

Terra is also a member of the City of Edmonton Corporate Wellness Program which provides employees, (and their immediate family members living in the same household,) discounts on admissions to City operated sports and fitness centres. This includes:

  • Annual Pass – receive a 20% discount on Adult and Family Annual Passes.
  • Continuous Monthly Pass – a 20% discount off the Continuous Monthly Membership Program
  • Multi Admission Pass – a 15% discount on our already discounted multi admission pass (starting at 5 visits)

Terra Code of Honour

The Code of Honour was developed in 2009 after a comprehensive process which included dialogue and the opportunity for all staff to participate in determining the Code of Honour. It was updated in 2012. The Code of Honour reflects how we work together, what we hold each other accountable for and our values as a staff team.

  • We believe in our mission. We can better serve our participants by always being aware of our purpose in everything we do.
  • We believe in respecting our diversity and celebrating it. Our differences can come together positively to strengthen our team as a whole.
  • We believe that each of us can choose our own attitude. By being positive and respectful we can create a healthy work environment and set a good example for our participants.
  • We believe in being supportive to each other. Terra is a team and a team member in need should always be supported and never be left behind.
  • We believe in supporting the communities we serve. In working collaboratively with other agencies, we can open ourselves up to new opportunities for programs, partnerships and possibilities to help our participants.
  • We believe in dealing with issues as they arise. Bringing forth conflicts in an open, honest and courteous manner will allow us to address them in a non-confrontational way so we can continue working towards the success of our organization.
  • We believe in being accountable. By taking responsibility for our mistakes and supporting colleagues through theirs, we can learn from them, move past them, and be successful.
  • We believe in celebrating successes and taking time to have fun! By committing to positivity in the workplace, we all can further enjoy the work we do.