Parent Link Centre, Program Assistant
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association
Drayton Valley, AB

The Parent Link Centre provides families in the available areas with hands-on parent modeling of positive parent/child interaction and engagement. Through high-quality, accessible programming, parents can come with their children up to the age of 6 to drop-in and structural play five days a week and occasional weekend and evening programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Watching over the children while parents/caregivers participate in groups as per PLC Implementation Plan
  • Make the Program a welcoming environment for all staff and participants
  • Assist children with crafts, reading books and other activities and encourage parent involvement
  • Assist with the preparation/presentation of activities and reporting to the agency and funders
  • Cleaning toys and other resources in the play areas
  • Assist in special events

The successful candidate will have:

  • Grade 12 diploma, post-secondary training or combination of experience and training considered
  • A general interest in children and experience and knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of community resources and services
  • Have the ability to model appropriate parenting skills
  • Strong organizational/time management skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a professional team
  • Good decision making and problem solving skills
  • Be flexible and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Standard First Aid – Level C CPR and Suicide Intervention Training
  • Intervention Record & Criminal Record Checks
  • Valid driver’s license, drivers abstract and use of a vehicle
  • Ability to travel to rural areas

Wage Range: $16.63/hr.- $17.46/hr., plus travel reimbursement. Wage to be negotiated based on education and experience

Benefits: McMan promotes the wellbeing of our employees promoting flexibility, paid time off, health and wellness, pension plan, an excellent benefit’s package, and an employee assistance program

Hours: 30 hours per week; flexible schedule with availability to work some evenings and weekends

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $16.63 to $17.46 /hour