Kids U is a growing Accredited Early Childhood Learning Institute with multiple locations in Calgary, AB that continues to set the standard for excellence. Our quality child care, preschool and kindergarten programs build strong brains for life. Through natural light filled spacious rooms and learning materials, we offer an innovative and welcoming environment that is captivating and stimulating for both adults and children.
The Behavior Specialist will work closely with all Teachers across all Kids U campuses. They will be responsible for working specifically with children that have behavior issues in order to develop, master, and model implementation of individualized behavior intervention plans for children.
Assists children with physical, social, and behavioral needs.
Delivers consultation services to parents, caregivers, teachers, and community specialists and professionals regarding client progress and recommendations.
Carry a caseload of children for whom you will manage behavioral data, write IEP goals and objectives in related areas, write Behavior Intervention Plans, and ensure the implementation of those plans by classroom staff.
Respond to staff requests for assistance in managing difficult situations.
Ensures all licensing regulations are complied with at all times.
Assess difficult situations involving both individuals and groups and utilize necessary resources to de-escalate and/or defuse these situations.
Respond quickly and appropriately to crises, at times requiring the use of physical restraint, using the least restrictive intervention necessary to de-escalate the situation.
Demonstrate knowledge of human development, including understanding of the factors that contribute to dysfunctional behavior.
Complete serious incident reports in a timely manner.
Maintains effective communications with parents.
Preserves confidentiality while communicating with parents and other departments about individual children and family needs and progress.
Completion of Early Childhood Education Certification required
Related training in the area of children with special needs
Minimum 1 year with integrated groups of pre-school aged children
Experience with special needs functional assessment, individual and group program design and evaluation
Experience in the area of Behavior Management
Valid First Aid/CPR
Criminal record Check/vulnerable sector check, within past 6 months (may be obtained upon hire)
Demonstrated competency in English written and verbal communication
Basic computer literacy
Ability to lift a min. of 40 lbs. especially when working with infants and toddlers
- Provide coverage in classrooms, as needed.
Kids U is following all Alberta Health Protocols to ensure the health and safety of our children and employees.
Frequent hand washing and sanitizer at all entrances
Safe distancing from other staff,
All adults wearing masks unless eating or drinking
Daily temperature checks
Digitized health screening questionnaire and sign in/out for ease of contact tracing
Frequent sanitization of high touch surfaces and classroom materials
Organization wide Covid-19 preparedness plan in case of a positive test
Our facilities offer spacious classrooms lit with natural light, a beautiful on site playground and are located near various parks and amenities. We offer a competitive salary and there are many opportunities for addition grants and subsidies.
If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young children and their families apply now!
Kids U is an equal opportunity workplace and we are committed to building and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We believe that a strong focus and commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to truly make early childhood education an enabler for wide-reaching change. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.