Educational Assistant 0.8 FTE

Building resilient lives for Calgarians facing the challenges of poverty and trauma.

Since 1989, CUPS has helped Calgarians overcome adversity. Today we have evolved into an evidence-based organization, using the latest in brain development, to deliver trauma-informed care that builds resilience in individuals, families and the community. CUPS looks beyond short-term solutions to provide lasting, significant impact that spans generations. Together with our Partners we provide integrated care plans across Health Education and Housing to over 11,000 Calgarians each year to help them become self-sufficient.

Position Summary

CUPS is seeking an Educational Assistant who understand what is it to be present with children and recognize the importance of building respectful and nurturing relationships to work four (4) days a week in our One World Child Development Centre. CUPS provides early intervention programming which operates with a philosophy of providing a nurturing, caring and educational environment to help children, aged 3-6, and their families, who are living with the adversity of poverty and potential trauma, reach their full potential.


Aware of the developmental stages of children and work collaboratively with co-workers and volunteers during activities to meet these needs in the areas of physical, cognitive, language and socio-emotional development.
To provide guidance to the children and to utilize developmentally appropriate practices, particularly in regard to discipline
Provide support to children during daily routines, for example, dressing and toilet routines
Responsible for the maintain classroom environment: and housekeeping practices, for example, laundry, sorting and cleaning toys.
Organize classroom and label materials, and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
To bring to the Teacher’s attention any concerns relating to the health and well-being of the children, classroom functioning or policy and procedures
To work collectively with classroom team to observe, assess and identify children strengthens and those who require specialized interventions
Under the direction of the teachers and therapists provide one on one or small group instruction/focused activities to work on learner needs and IPP goals
Attend school and classroom meetings as a team member to discuss student progress and teaching strategies.
Other duties as assigned including monitoring and recording daily attendance, supporting children in daily routines as well as general housekeeping duties

Qualifications and Requirements

5 years of related experience working with children, with some of this experience being with special needs children.
A minimum of Leve 1 Childcare Staff Certificate and familiarity with trauma informed classrooms.
A strong team player with excellent communication skills who is motivated to help children and their peers achieve their goals.

While we thank all applicants for taking the time to submit for this role, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé by December 14, 2018 to:

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