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Career Opportunities at Lead Foundation
Lead Foundation is proud to employ a diverse and talented group of staff that work together to provide high quality, effective, and creative services for families in our Lead foundation programs.
Our dedicated teams include:
- Child Developmental Specialists
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Program & Behaviour Specialists
- Teachers/Early Learning Coordinators
- Clinical Coordinators
- Early Learning Program Assistants
- Administrative Support Staff
Lead Foundation is committed to maximizing our staff’s personal and professional growth through:
- regular opportunities for professional development,
- competitive salaries and benefits packages including wellness accounts,
- flexible work hours,
- mileage reimbursement,
- a supportive work environment,
- an amazing team of professionals and para-professionals, and
- the opportunity to work with our amazing children and their families.
We thank all applicants for their interest and we look forward to contacting candidates with appropriate qualifications for an interview.
Psychologist – January 2021
Applications are invited for a Maternity Leave backfill position to start in February 2021. The position is part time although there is potential for full time. This role requires a Province of Alberta Registered Psychologist.
We believe children learn best through play and within naturally occurring day-to-day activities. Using an “I do, we do, you do” model for learning, we work through the stages of skill development together with children, families, and community partners. Depending on the needs of the child and family, as well as upon the type of program, support may be provided at home, in the family’s chosen Early Childhood Services (ECS) program (e.g., community preschool, daycare or kindergarten), and/or in the community. Together, we develop strong, flexible programs that may include a combination of the following:
- Individual child and family sessions
- Small groups and/or classroom activities
- Collaborative coaching and consultation with parents and/or staff
- Caregiver learning opportunities (e.g., parent training modules and workshops)
- Other supporting activities, including documentation, essential to each child’s program and success such as team meetings, consultation with other professionals, community partners, and funders.
The position supervises staff within an evidence based, family centered approach and directs work with children and families within a multi-disciplinary framework. The Psychologist is responsible for overall program effectiveness by providing clinical coordination, leadership, and collaboration with staff. Working with the Leadership Team, the Psychologist contributes to the development and implementation of strategies and leadership for all of Lead’s programs.
Your responsibilities would include:
- Supervision of up to three Behaviour Specialists to provide support including functional behaviour analysis, documentation, and implementation of behaviour plans with children and families, in their home, ECS and community programs;
- Support and supervision of caseload planning and employee development, including performance reviews based on supervisory caseload;
- Working collectively and collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams, ECS partners, and parents/caregivers to develop functional & developmentally appropriate goals;
- Providing a high level of expertise in leadership, coaching and mentoring for staff, parents/caregivers, and community partners;
- Administration and documentation including managing client files, visit notes, behaviour plans, goal development, and report writing;
- Working knowledge of Family Support for Children with Disabilities, Alberta Education, & Triple P programs;
- Driving initiatives that contribute to long-term operational excellence of all programs at Lead Foundation.
Your Qualifications Must Include:
- Master’s degree in psychology;
- Registration, in good standing, with the Alberta College of Psychologists;
- A minimum of five years’ experience in a diverse leadership or supervisory role and at least two years’ experience supporting children and families in home and community-based programs;
- Extensive experience setting goals with teams, i.e. Individual Program Plans and Positive Behaviour support, to help children and their families;
- Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills;
- Current Alberta driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle;
- Most importantly, a strong desire to be exceptional and contribute within your role at Lead.
This position will be posted until the position is filled. If you are interested, please forward your cover letter and resume to Sylvia Cieslik at SCieslik@leadfoundation.ca.
Part-time Child Development Specialist – January 2021
Lead Foundation is growing and we are excited to expand our team! We are currently seeking Child Development Specialists for part-time positions. Applicants must have flexible availability.
These positions are a ten month position following the school calendar. If you are looking for a position where you can make a difference with children and their families, while working with a dedicated and dynamic team, then Lead Foundation is the place for you.
As a member of our Lead team, you will work with children, families and preschool staff to provide preschool, home and/or community based supports for children. Within a multi-disciplinary team, you will support children and families to promote each child’s individual needs and self- esteem within a family focused program. All Lead Foundation programs are focused on working with children and their families within their community.
Your Responsibilities Would Include:
- Working with Lead’s teams & families in developing functional, developmentally appropriate goals for children and their families
- Providing daily support in developing each child’s individuals needs within a family focused program either within their home or community
- Completing daily paperwork, submitting detailed notes, monthly documentation and submitting bi-weekly payroll online time sheets
- Developing, organizing and contributing to the growth and development of our dynamic programs
Your Qualifications Must Include:
- A degree or diploma in a related field is preferred, along with courses and/or certification in behavior, learning, child development, and other related education
- More than six months of experience working with children and their families
- Knowledge of home, community and preschool goal based activities would be an asset
- Current Alberta driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle is an asset
- Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills;
- Most importantly, a strong desire to be exceptional and contribute within your new role at Lead
Lead Foundation Offers:
- An amazing team of professionals and para-professionals
- Flexible work hours
- A competitive salary
- A great benefits package (Staff wellness is our priority!)
- Mileage and expenses reimbursement
- Professional development opportunities
- A supportive work environment
- A chance to have fun while making a difference in the lives of children and their families
How to apply:
Email your resume and cover letter to Sylvia Cieslik at SCieslik@leadfoundation.ca
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Lead Foundation provides opportunities for upcoming graduates to help develop their valuable workplace skills and build a career through:
- graduate entry-level employment
- volunteer opportunities
Available learning opportunities for students are regularly posted on this page. Interested graduates are welcome to forward their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org