Manager – CUPS One World Child Development Centre (s)

As a not-for-profit working with vulnerable populations, our ultimate desire is to end the cycle of poverty and trauma for future generations of Calgarians. By combining healthcare, education and housing services, CUPS’ helps adults and families living in poverty and suffering from trauma to move from being in-crisis towards becoming more self-sufficient. Working together with partner organizations, we use proven principles from the science of building brains and resiliency to help people weave together a wide range of skills to build economic, social and health resiliency.

CUPS’ was recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top Ten Most Impactful charities and received the United Way Spirit of Gold Social Innovation award.

CUPS Early Intervention program; One World Child Development Centre (with both center-based and in-home services) represents an evidence-based, integrative approach to early intervention with multi-risk families to assist children from ages 3-6 and their families during their formative years to promote optimal social, emotional, and cognitive development and to prevent child maltreatment. 


CUPS is searching for an “experienced” Manager with a background in Special Education to oversee CUPS Child Development Centre’s program delivery and day to day operational functions, commencing in September 2018.

This position will assume a leadership and supervisory role to a team of teachers, child care workers and consultants in which there will be accountability for participating in program development and evaluation, identifying integration of care process gaps, assessing staff competencies, and providing input to management for the annual performance service of staff. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, trans-disciplinary approaches to assessment and intervention (including attachment-based intervention, Trauma based intervention, language facilitation intervention, and an early literacy emphasis) through models that include in-home and center-based interventions, parent education programming, and case management services, by building on CUPS resiliency factors. This position will also liaise with Alberta Learning/Education to ensuring the implementation of the Alberta Education Kindergarten curriculum, and working with community support groups as required. The assignment will require collaborative planning within a multi-disciplinary team including other Child Development Educators, parents, therapy team and consultants.

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years of proven experience in managing a Child Development Centre including program development and evaluation and assessing child competencies along with established relationship building skills. This individual will also possess a positive approach that facilitates team building,  understands & believes in the importance of taking a 2-generational approach to child development, values parent involvement in child development programming, and willing to work closely with the Family Development Centre & the Family Development Coaches.  Within this position this individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment, show initiative and be proactive as well as understanding the philosophies around Trauma Informed practice, Adverse Childhood Experience, and the socio-environmental determinants of health, and issues related to poverty, mental health and substance abuse.

Applicants must have an Early Childhood Degree with a proven track record of Management. A Bachelor of Education would be a definite asset.


We offer a competitive salary range and benefits package.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to:

Human Resources


1001 10 Ave SW

Calgary, AB

T2R 0B7

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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