• Child Development Specialist

    YWCA LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT
    Job Description
    Child Development Specialist (Temporary full-time-35 hours a week)
    YWCA Harbour House Women’s Emergency Shelter
     
    Position Description Summary:
    Child Development Specialist will be required to provide specialized therapeutic programming to help children deal with the effects of family violence. This will be conveyed to the client in the following areas:
    • Provide day to day activities and programs for children 0-12
    • Engage with Children through Child Directed Play activities
    • Provide child care for clients (for children 0-12 ensuring gross and fine motor and dexterity development)
    • Facilitate Parenting groups
    • Create and deliver programs for both residential and community children that promote health and well being
    • Promote, Coordinate and Facilitate Project Child Recovery groups
       
      Please note: This is a temporary maternity cover-off position until September 26th, 2019
       
      Qualifications:
      Knowledge:
    • Aboriginal culture and impacts of residential schools.
    • Knowledge of Child Welfare and Justice system
    • Understanding of Attachment theories
    • Knowledge of community resources for families
    • Understanding of the cycle and dynamics of abuse
    • Understanding of the impacts family violence has on children
    • Knowledge of Child Development
      Skills/Attributes:
    • Sound judgment and problem solving skills
    • Counselling skills & Organizational skills
    • Ability to work in a team and independently
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work with other community agencies
    • Provide educational and developmental groups
    • To be an ambassador for the YWCA and HH programs
       
      Education and Experience:
      Child and Youth Care, Level 3 Early Childhood Education, and/or, Human Services Diploma or Degree.
       
      Resumes with three references are to be directed to:
      Mahreen Rana, Human Resources Manager
      YWCA Lethbridge and District
      604, 8th St. South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 2K1
      HR@ywcalethbridge.org  (Only those interviewed will be contacted)
       
     
    Deadline: Position to be filled immediately. Applications to be accepted until hiring of successful candidate.
     
    Please note:  All employees of the YWCA Lethbridge and District must provide a current Vulnerable Persons Check (Criminal History), Child and Youth Intervention Module Check.
     
     
    YWCA Lethbridge and District is an equal opportunity employer.
     
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