“Every child’s first instinct is to love…imagine a world that cherishes that instinct!"

Heartland Agency’s EvenStart Program offers holistic support services to children, many from backgrounds of poverty, trauma, abuse, and neglect. EvenStart provides programming that supports the growth and development of children’s social-emotional and learning needs within a centre-based setting, offering the support of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of teachers, educational assistants and therapists.

We are currently recruiting energetic and dynamic Educational Assistants to work within our multi-disciplinary team, beginning immediately.

Mayland Heights (1625 18th Street NE)

Position Details:

The EA implements and facilitates daily classroom plans under the supervision and direction of the classroom teacher. Working with at-risk children, many who have come from backgrounds of trauma, abuse neglect and poverty, you must be able to bring laughter, understanding, and creativity with you to work each day. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

Create a safe and nurturing environment for children

Collaborate with therapy, classroom, and management teams

Develop and implement activities and strategies to address individual goals

Organize and prepare daily plans/strategies for children to address unique needs (e.g., visual schedules, curriculum modifications, sensory strategies, etc.)

Assist children in play activities to address their goals

Communicate child progress to parents and caregivers through in-home visits

Assist with self-help skills where needed, including eating, toileting and dressing

Assist with classroom maintenance, material preparation and set-up

Participation in up to 2 bussing components throughout the day (either as a rider or driver if Class 2/4 license is held)

Qualifications and Requirements:

Alberta Child Care Certification (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)

A valid Class 5 driver’s license

First aid certification & criminal record check with vulnerable sector check (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)

Experience with a special needs population is an asset

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Heartland Agency and Educational Services
Posting Date:
10/6/2021 8:45:29 PM
Calgary, Alberta