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On-Call/Relief Childcare Provider


Opokaa’sin requires an On-Cal/Relief Childcare Provider to be responsible for guiding and nurturing children, from 19 months to 4.5 years of age, in a holistic approach to play based learning and fostering a child’s disposition to learn. Under the supervision of the Childcare Supervisor, the On-Call/Relief Childcare Provider will assist children by encouraging developmental skills. Childcare Providers not only nurture and support children’s development during hygiene, feeding, exercise and play times, but they are also building meaningful relationships as co-learners, co-researchers, and co-imaginer of possibilities with the children and families they serve. Typical day-to-day activities might include developing the child's language through sharing of stories, or improving their social skills by exploring different teamwork projects, like building sandcastles together. They may also provide children with creative activities to explore such as painting or dancing, keeping children active, stimulated and learning – creating a warm, safe and engaging atmosphere.  


  • Supervise, guide and participate with children in daily planned activities when staff require cover or relief for personal leave, annual leave, training, and professional development opportunities. 

  • Follow through with planned activities and possibilities that encourage curiosity, exploration and problem solving appropriate to the developmental levels of the children, activities that are culturally appropriate and represent diversity.

  • Be sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and be willing to adjust planning daily

  • Provide educational, cultural teachings and/or opportunities, interact with children to encourage their involvement.

  • Implement planned daily activities as they relate to the Play, Participation and Possibilities framework.

  • Provide a warm, safe and caring environment that is kept orderly, clean, and appealing.

  • Track attendance and maintain communication with parents on a daily basis, Hi Mama online database.

  • Be familiar with and abide by policies set forth by the agency and Alberta Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.

  • Work with other staff members to form positive, supportive team atmosphere.

  • Abide by the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society’s Code of Confidentiality.

  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.


REPORTING LINE: Accountable to the Childcare Supervisor

Rate of Pay: Ranges from $17.14/hr to $25.62/hr Depending on Child Development Certification and amount of hours notice given for each call. 



  • Alberta Child Development Certificate - Level II or Level III

  • Early Childhood Education Certificate/Diploma, Child & Youth Care Diploma

  • Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector, 6 months current

  • Child Welfare Check, 6 months current

  • Combination of education and experience, minimum of 3 years

  • Ability and experience working with culturally diverse and vulnerable populations

  • Awareness and understanding of Indigenous culture and language

  • Excellent written & oral communication skills

  • CPR & First Aid certification, an asset

  • Class 4 driver’s license, an asset

All potential applicants are required to submit a Criminal Records Check, Child and Youth Information Module, and provide two (2) references, cover letter and resume as a part of their application package.

Screening Criteria: Please be advised that in order to be considered for the position applicants must clearly indicate how they meet criteria. Failure could result in elimination from hiring pool.


Submit complete package to:


Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society

241 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5

ATT: Human Resources


Phone:  (403) 380-2569  |  Fax:  (403) 327-6775

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