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Early Childhood Educator Level 3
As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 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 staff are guided by the Code of Honour which supports, respects, and celebrates our families and staff (https://terracentre.ca/what-is-terra/careers/). If you share our values and support our mission and vision, please consider joining our team.
Job Overview and Conditions:
Reporting to the Manager Early Childhood Development the Early Childhood Educator works 35 hours/week (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM). This is a temporary full-time position from December to June with the possibility of an extension. The Early Childhood Educator works as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to co-create responsive environments that value play as a learning process and nurtures children’s well-being. Early childhood educators work within a practice of relationship with the whole family to share and generate ideas to learn more about their children.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Core Behavioral Competencies
Terra values are core to the organization. We strive to hire individuals who possess these behavioral competencies at all levels of the organization.
Fifty one percent of the young parents served by Terra are Indigenous. The agency promotes and expects staff to invest in building knowledge and skills to be culturally competent in serving this population and all Black Indigenous and People of Colour. Engaging in ceremony and cultural activities is stressed to promote experiential learning. The Strategic Plan includes intentional actions to advance the agency efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
As an agency we are working to build a foundation of knowledge and skills to be an antiracist organization, to understand and respond to systemic racism that creates barriers and inequality in the workplace and in society.
No person will be denied employment opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities. Recruitment and advancement will not discriminate on the grounds of any protected characteristics under Alberta Human Rights or Canadian Human Rights legislation.
Individuals will be recruited to positions based on their skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment and alignment to agency core values.
As a condition of employment, all Terra employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or regularly undergo COVID 19 testing before entering the workplace. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of their COVID 19 vaccination prior to commencement. If you are the successful applicant and cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected ground under human rights legislation you may request an accommodation that will be reviewed by Terra
Salary: $37,915 – $42,660 (Dependent on experience)
Please email your résumé and cover letter to: Human Resources, email@example.com. Please include “22-024TERRA – Early Childcare Educator” in subject line of the email.
Closing Date: Until suitable candidate found.
Accredited under Imagine Canada's national Standards Program.
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