Jobs

“Every child’s first instinct is to love…imagine a world that cherished that instinct.”

 

Bus Driver

The Heartland Agency is seeking qualified and energetic Bus Drivers to join our Agency. Positions are full-time or part-time in nature, with additional time allotted for fueling and cleaning buses and related duties as assigned by the Site Manager. Positions for the 2022/23 school year are available in Northeast Calgary, and will begin on August 24, 2022.

 

Responsibilities

• Ensure the safe transportation of the children to and from school
• Daily bus inspections; rotating fueling and cleaning schedules
• Develop and revise bus route in conjunction with the Site Manager
• Relay information to and from the school; maintain accurate documentation in regards to drop off and pick up times, incident reporting, etc.
• Related duties as assigned by the Site Manager

 

Qualifications

• Valid Class 2 or 4 Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract
• S-Endorsement training and certification is mandatory
• Current first aid certification (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)
• Current criminal record check (including vulnerable sector check)
• Ability to work with minimal supervision

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter to mail@heartlandagency.org. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held at the beginning of July.

 

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

 

Preschool & Kindergarten Teachers

 

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 Preschool & Kindergarten Teachers for the 2022/23 school year to work within our multi-disciplinary team. Full-time positions are available at multiple locations (please indicate preference for location on cover letter), and will begin August 22, 2022:

  • Monterey Park (6908 26th Avenue NE)
  • Mayland Heights (1625 18th Street NE)

 

Position Details:

As the leader in the classroom, your role is to inspire those around you and bring joy to the classroom environment. 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:

  • Create a safe and nurturing environment for children
  • Plan, prepare and facilitate centre-based learning under a Reggio Emilia inspired framework
  • Plan for the development of the whole child, and for modifications required for individual children
  • Meet deadlines for completion of required paperwork (e.g., IPPs, progress reports, day plans, etc.)
  • Communicate child progress to parents and caregivers through in-home visits
  • Collaborate with therapy, classroom, and management teams
  • Assist with self-help skills where needed, including eating, toileting and dressing
  • Participate in at least one bussing component daily (either as a rider or driver if Class 2/4 license is held)

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education degree; early childhood education and/or special education would be a definite asset
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license; willingness to obtain a Class 4 driver’s license (costs and training covered by Heartland)
  • First aid certification & criminal record check (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)
  • Experience/knowledge around working in a Reggio inspired environment is an asset; willingness and openness to learn more about this approach is required
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

 

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter by email. We thank all applicants

 

 

“Every child’s first instinct is to love…imagine a world that cherished that instinct.”

 

Teacher

 

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.

Hiring is ongoing throughout the year for compassionate and dynamic Teachers to work within our multi-disciplinary team. Positions are available at multiple locations (please indicate preference for location on cover letter)

 

Position Details:

As the leader in the classroom, your role is to inspire those around you and bring joy to the classroom environment. 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:

· Create a safe and nurturing environment for children

· Plan, prepare and facilitate centre-based learning under a Reggio Emilia inspired framework

· Plan for the development of the whole child, and for modifications required for individual children

· Meet deadlines for completion of required paperwork (e.g., IPPs, progress reports, day plans, etc.)

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

· Collaborate with therapy, classroom, and management teams

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

· Participate in at least one bussing component daily

 

Qualifications:

· Bachelor of Education degree; early childhood education and/or special education would be a definite asset

· A valid Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to obtain a Class 4 license

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

· Experience/knowledge around working in a Reggio inspired environment is an asset; willingness and openness to learn more about this approach is required

· Excellent time management and problem solving skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

 

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter to mail@heartlandagency.org.

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

 

Behaviour Support Workers

 

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 seeking experienced Behaviour Support Workers for the 2022/23 school year to work within our multi-disciplinary team. Full-time positions will begin on August 24, 2022 and are available at multiple locations (please indicate preference for location on cover letter):

  • Monterey Park (6908 26th Avenue NE)
  • Mayland Heights (1625 18th Street NE)

 

Position Details:

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):

  • Utilize a trauma-informed lens and approach when implementing therapeutic strategies and plans
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement individual support plans; contribute observations and feedback to individual program plans as required
  • Utilize preventative interventions and de-escalating skills in individual and group situations; use crisis intervention techniques as necessary
  • Provide behavioural guidance and utilize developmentally appropriate practices, particularly regarding positive discipline and behaviour support
  • Provide support for challenging behaviours, for example, aggression (hitting, biting) unsafe behaviour (running, limited awareness of surrounding and personal safety), etc.
  • Organize and prepare daily plans/strategies to encourage growth and independence
  • Communicate child progress to parents, caregivers and collateral agencies (e.g., CFS, FSCD, etc.) through in-home visits and/or collaborative meetings
  • 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:

  • 2-3 years of related experience working with children with challenging behaviours; a combination of education/demonstrated experience will be considered
  • Experience working with children with developmental disabilities and trauma-informed practice is as asset
  • Alberta Child Care Certification (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to obtain a Class 4 license (costs and training covered by Heartland)
  • First aid certification & criminal record check with vulnerable sector check (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)

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. Interviews will be scheduled for the first week of July.

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

 

Educational Assistants

 

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 for the 2022/23 school year to work within our multi-disciplinary team. Positions will begin on August 24, 2022 and are available at multiple locations (please indicate preference for location on cover letter):

  • Monterey Park (6908 26th Avenue NE)
  • 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 using a strength-based, trauma informed approach
  • Collaborate with therapy, classroom, and management teams to provide holistic programming that meets children where they are at
  • Develop and implement activities and strategies to address individual goals
  • Organize, prepare and implement 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 within a Reggio Emilia inspired environment
  • 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 and willingness to obtain a Class 4 license (costs and training covered by Heartland)
  • 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. All interviews will begin the first week of July.