MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Child Care Worker I – Supporting Children with Additional Needs
Early Learning at MacEwan (ELM)

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.


The 48 space Early Learning at MacEwan (ELM) is the laboratory school for the Early Learning and Child Care Program (ELCC), as well as a fully operational accredited child care centre providing services to the University community as well as the broader community.

Early Learning at MacEwan (ELM) located at the City Centre Campus is currently recruiting for a Child Care Worker I.  The successful candidate must be able to articulate and model professional child care practice.  In this position, the incumbent will be working within a child care team to support children with additional needs, in an inclusive, play based environment.  This position works in partnership within an interdisciplinary team to carry out goals for children.

The centre is open from 7:15 am to 5:45 pm, Monday to Friday.  The hours of work will vary between these times.


The successful applicants will have strong interpersonal communication and professional team skills, and an ability to work with a diverse group of children and families. 

The ideal candidate must be able to relate comfortably to all children and families, demonstrate a high degree of physical and mental stamina; and demonstrate flexibility, dependability, initiative, and a positive and enthusiastic attitude.


The successful candidate must have child care certification in compliance with the Alberta Child Care Licensing Regulation as well as a current Red Cross or St. John First Aid certificate. A minimum of one years’ work experience working with young children and families is required.

Upon hire, the successful candidate will need to provide a clear Criminal Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector search.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

How to Apply:   

Please be advised that this competition is currently open to MacEwan University employees only.

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association Collective Agreement. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time One Year Term
Salary $39,312 – $57,166 per year
Closing Date July 27, 2018
Competition No. 18.04.079

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