Terra relies on volunteers, financial and in-kind donations to offer services and support our teen parents.
At Terra, our specialized team tailors programs and services to meet the needs of each teen parent. Always safe, never judgemental. Learn more about what we have to offer our young families.
Mission: Empowering Teen Parents to Succeed
Vision: Teen Parent Families Thrive and Enrich our Community
Job ID: 23-005TERRA
Services for Educational Achievement Worker
As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for over 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 Centre 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.
The Services for Educational Achievement (SEA) Worker is responsible for the direct service delivery to pregnant and parenting families attending Braemar School with a focus on strengthening the parent/child relationship, supporting the achievement of education and employment goals, and building the family’s natural and community resources. SEA Workers also play a key role in the Strengthening Hope Program as they assist, monitor and support participants who are receiving financial assistance through the program. Reporting to the Program Supervisor, Services for Educational Achievement, SEA workers work closely with staff at Braemar School, other Terra programs and external agencies.
This is a permanent, full-time position (35 hours/week) with flexible hours to work 8:30AM – 4:00PM, Monday through Friday. Some evenings and occasional weekends will be required, based on needs of families and staff to support day/evening programming. The position is based out of Braemar School (9359 67A Street NW) but does require occasional travel to Terra’s main office (10329 146 St NW) and within the community.
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.
Compensation: The starting salary for the position is $45,00-$47,857 a year depending on experience and expertise. There is an opportunity for yearly increases in salary based on job performance.
Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution. Staff have three weeks of vacation, and, in addition, the agency is closed between Christmas and New Years.
As a learning organization, Terra supports ongoing professional development among employees through formal training, informal mentoring, and personalized growth plans. Terra is continuing to grow our programming and there are anticipated opportunities for further professional growth within the agency.
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