Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society


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On-Call Child Care Worker

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Child Care Centre Supervisor, you will be responsible to provide an early learning program conducive to the needs of Aboriginal children, 3, 4 and 5 years of age.  Child care providers not only look after children making sure they are safe and given the correct nutrition, but they are also responsible for keeping them stimulated. Typical day-to-day activities might include developing the child's language through storytelling, or improving their social skills by giving them teamwork projects such as building sandcastles. They may also give children creative activities to complete such as painting or dancing.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide and  implement lesson plans/activities a pre-school early learning program
  • Keeping in mind that each child is unique in their developmental level, strengths and interests
  • Provide educational and cultural teachings and/or opportunities
  • Consult with Wisdom committee on matters related to delivery of Culture and Language
  • Ensure all children receive appropriate screening (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) throughout the year
  • Follow up on screening referrals
  • To assist children and families in accessing community activities
  • To provide other related activities, time to time
  • Provide written reports (case notes) on a weekly basis
  • Be familiar with and abide by policies set forth by the agency
  • Be familiar with Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
  • To attend regular staff and/or parent meetings as scheduled
  • To participate in additional training as assigned by the director 
  • Abide by the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society’s Code of Confidentiality

REPORTING LINE: The Teacher is directly accountable to the Childcare Supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.Ed. or other human resource related degree/diploma or at least 3 years of experience
  • Alberta Child Care Certification (min status 'Worker' formally level 2)
  • Combination of education and experience
  • Ability and experience working with First Nations children
  • Awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture and issues
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • CPR & First Aid certification
  • Must submit a Child Welfare and Criminal Record Check.
  • Class 4 driver's license


Ongoing Application

Please submit your Cover Letter, Resume, Copy of Diploma/Degree, Criminal Records Check and Child and Youth Information Module to:

Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society

241 Stafford Drive North Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5

Email: humanresources@opokaasin.org

Phone: (403)380-2569

Fax: (403)327-6775


Opokaa’sin thanks you for your interest!

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



 

HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIST Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Human Resources Specialist performs a range of duties supporting our Management Team. The duties consist of payroll, recruitment, policies, safety, training, labor relations, regulatory compliance and other HR programs. 
The ideal candidate will have extensive Human Resource experience, strong communication skills, ability to develop and maintain effective and responsive partnerships and develop relationships internally and externally to maximize the effectiveness of our human resources.
POSITION SUMMARY:

Human Resources Specialist performs a range of duties supporting our Management Team. The duties consist of payroll, recruitment, policies, safety, training, labor relations, regulatory compliance and other HR programs.

The ideal candidate will have extensive Human Resource experience, strong communication skills, ability to develop and maintain effective and responsive partnerships and develop relationships internally and externally to maximize the effectiveness of our human resources.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the day to day functions of  Human Resource issues, including recruitment, training, payroll, attendance, discipline and Employee relations
  • Monitor attendance and absenteeism
  • Coordinate Employee Performance Evaluations
  • Administer discipline and employee counseling
  • Labor relations and collective agreement administration
  • Administer employee lay-offs, transfers and terminations.
  • Recruit, reference check and interview new employees
  • Update and advise Management staff of legislative changes.
  • Assist with internal and external training initiatives
  • Advise and assist staff on interpretation and administration of personnel policies, programs and the collective agreement
  • Administer benefits, performance management programs, retirement procedures and compensation.
  • Educate both current and prospective employees on company policies regarding job duties, working conditions, safety, wages, career advancement opportunities, employee benefits and recreation programs
  • Maintain accurate records and compile statistical reports relating to personnel data, e.g. hires, transfers, absenteeism rates, and performance appraisals
  • Advise managers on company policy regarding equal opportunity employment, various forms of harassment, and any recommended changes
  • Ensure effective exit interviews and provide management with analysis and recommendations.
  • Provide resolutions to employee relation issues (e.g. employee complaints and harassment allegations)
  • Ensure the compatibility of applicants to job positions
  • Develop and provide recommendations for policies and processes
  • Provide research as requested
  • Plan, organize and attend recruitment fairs as requested
  • Keep job descriptions current
  • Provide general information and assistance internally and externally over the phone, electronically and in person
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned
  • Recommend new policies and procedures to effect company improvements and organizational efficiencies.
  • Check prospective employee references.
  • Reconcile benefits statements.
  • Conduct audits of payroll, benefits or other HR programs and recommends corrective action.
  • Track the status of candidates and respond with follow-up letters at the end of the recruiting process.
  • Schedule meetings and interviews as requested by the Directors.
  • Make photocopies, fax documents and perform other clerical functions.
  • File papers and documents into appropriate employee files.
  • Assist on and prepare correspondence.
  • Prepare new employee files.

 

REPORTING LINE: Accountable to the Chief Executive Officer

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A University or College Diploma, preferably in business specializing in Human Resources, or equivalent
  • A CHRP designation an asset
  • Three to five years of experience as a Human Resources specialist
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written
  • Highly organized
  • Effective time management skills
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Excellent inter-personal relation skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Commitment to workplace compliance and ISO standards
  • Conviction to improve personally and support continuous improvement
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter
  • Confident, consistent decisive personality
  • Demonstrated commitment to Health & Safety

 

WORK CONDITIONS:

 

  • Travel may be required
  • Ability to attend and conduct presentations
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime as required
  • Lifting or moving up to 10lbs may be required

 

OTHER:

 

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Must undergo a Child Welfare and Criminal Record check (vulnerable sector).

 

SALARY:

Start Wage:  $40,000/annum (subject to six month probationary period)