Child Development Worker

Child Development Worker

SP2 Social Services Worker 2

Regular/full-time; Term/full-time

Department of Education and Early Childhood Learning

Early Learning and Child Care, Program Operations and Services, Education and Early Childhood Learning

Various rural locations MB, Various urban locations MB

Advertisement Number: 39006

Salary(s):   SP2 $46,564.00 – $55,359.00 per year

Closing Date:   May 18, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

A 12-month eligibility list may be created from this competition for similar regular, full-time; term, full-time or part-time positions within Early Learning and Child Care which may be located in one of these office locations:

  • Winnipeg
  • Eastman – St. Anne or St. Pierre
  • Central – Portage La Prairie or Morden
  • Westman/Parkland – Brandon or Dauphin
  • Interlake – Selkirk
  • Northern – Thompson

This competition is to fill 3 regular full time and 3 term full time positions.

To be considered for this competition you must submit your resume and a cover letter. 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must produce a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search)
  • Must produce a satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle, with the ability to travel within the Province of Manitoba
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends on occasion 

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Post-secondary education in social services stream such as  Bachelor of Human Ecology; Family Studies, Bachelor of Developmental Studies; special needs/disabilities stream, or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education –ECE III; special needs/disabilities stream or other Bachelor Degrees in related disciplines in Early Childhood Development
  • Experience working in an early childhood environment with the focus on children with disabilities/special needs/behavioural issues.  Other combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered at an underfill or commensurate classification and salary
  • Experience assessing, developing and implementing an early intervention care plan through the use of demonstrated strong critical thinking skills, developmental and various curriculum based tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate empathy, positive attitude, collaboration, effective communication, active listening, conflict resolution skills and a patience approach  
  • Knowledge of disabilities/medical needs, inclusion, early child development stages and of basic treatment, techniques and best practices in early intervention 
  • Strong teamwork abilities with multi-disciplinary teams and program providers 
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks with competing demands
  • Effective verbal communications skills 
  • Effective written communications skills 
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently 
  • Proficiency working with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Desired:

  • Experience working with The Community Child Care Standards Act, regulations and best practices related to inclusion, programming and curriculum

Duties:
Reporting to the Manager, under the supervision of the ISP Specialist-Supervisor the Child Development Worker (CDW) is an integral part of the Diversity and Inclusion Support Program and the multi-disciplinary team providing services to children with additional support needs in child care facilities province-wide. In this role the incumbent will work closely across program areas with Early Learning and Child Care Directors, staff, Child Care Coordinators, community organizations and specialists/therapists.

The CDW provides intervention services through observation and assessment to support the development of plans which may include modifications or enhancements to programs and/or environments including strategies to address behaviours or group dynamics in child care facilities. The CDW provides training to build staff capacity in diversity and inclusion and inclusive practices.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39006

Service Centre 4

Human Resource Services

600-259 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3B 2A9

Phone:  204-945-7518

Fax: 204-945-0601

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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