Part Time Infant and Child Development Worker

Ottawa Bethany Hope
February 17, 2021
Ottawa, Canada
Job Type
$17.59 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Sandra Randall:
Closing date
February 25, 2021


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Position Purpose Summary:

To assist in the planning and deliver the childcare programs for the Bethany Hope Centre within the applicable legal, financial and safety framework.


  • Planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate age based activities according to skill and learning levels that promote social interaction and personal development
  • Support the scheduling of childcare spots and interact with parents regarding space available in the childcare room
  • Provide on-going feedback and engagement with parents on child’s development and behavior
  • Ensure that all information about children, family, staff, visitors and volunteers are strictly confidential and recorded in the database as per policy and protocol
  • Support parent/child intakes and child development assessments as required
  • Role model appropriate behaviours and attitudes supporting growth and promoting change for the child and family
  • Participate in ongoing training in the areas of trauma and infant/child mental health
  • Provide emergency first aid and complete reports and files incident reports as required
  • Provide and prepare healthy snacks
  • Maintain facility cleanliness, tidiness
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Minimum Education Level Attained:  The successful job applicant will have completed high school, plus at least a specialization in Early Childhood Education Assistant course, or equivalent (i.e. Child and Youth Worker, Social Service Worker, full ECE)

  • More than three months prior related experience, including experience in a childcare environment
  • Trauma informed and infant/child mental health training an asset

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

The successful applicant will ideally have/hold:

  • Registered Early Childhood Education Assistant or registered with equivalent association (i.e. CYC association)
  • Certified in Infant/Child Mental Health an asset
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually
  • A clear internal abuse registry check

The successful applicant must have or be able to attain in advance of start date:

  • Current First Aid/CPR (within 2 years)
  • Clear vulnerable sector screening (within 3 months)

Physical effort/Dexterity Required:

The job requires lifting/moving equipment and children, and room set-up, active involvement with children for most of the day, occasional computer work, cleaning the facility and putting up wall displays.  The incumbent is required to lift more than 20 pounds.

HOURS:  22 hours per week


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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