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Location: Jennie Emery Elementary School, Coaldale

Competition #: 6618

Open To: Both internal and external candidates

Date Posted: July 4th, 2018

Closing Date: Open Ended

Additional Information:

The Division:

Palliser Regional Schools is a public school jurisdiction located in southern Alberta. The geographical area stretches from just south of Lethbridge to the Bow River south of Calgary. Palliser Centre houses the Central Office Administration, Maintenance and Transportation and is located in the City of Lethbridge. In addition, a satellite Maintenance Shop has been set up in the Town of Vulcan. The division offers full public education services to approximately 8100 students ECS through Grade 12 in 51 schools, including 5 outreach programs, 2 alternative Low-German Mennonite programs, 11 alternative Faith based schools, 17 Hutterite colony schools, an on-line school, Palliser Beyond Borders, the Calgary Islamic School (Akram Jomaa Campus and Omar Bin Al-Khattab Campus), Palliser's newest school, Horizon Leadership Academy, and the Palliser Alternative Outreach School in Calgary. Ten of Palliser's alternative faith based schools are located in the City of Calgary. Palliser's approved operating budget for the 2017/18 school year is 95.45 M. The division prides itself on a history of excellence in education, strong community support, proactive planning and, most importantly, high student achievement.

The Position:

Palliser Regional Schools invites applications for the position of part-time Certified Child Care Workers or Supervisors at Palliser Before and After School Program (PLAY Program) at Jennie Emery Elementary School commencing as soon as possible.

PLAY Program is an accredited Out of School Program situated in the town of Coaldale. The program serves approximately 100 children from kindergarten to age 12 with a range of abilities. The PLAY Program runs Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 8:30 am before school, Monday -Thursday 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm after school and 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm on Friday afternoons. On non-school days such as; PD Day and school breaks (Reading Break, Easter and Christmas Holiday break, and summer break) the program runs from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm Monday-Friday.

The PLAY Program is looking for individuals with the following qualities:

  • self-motivated
  • organized
  • compatible personality
  • positive attitude
  • integrity
  • high energy

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning for and implementing activities
  • Supervise and participate with children during structured/unstructured activities
  • Working with a team within the dynamics of group care
  • Documentation
  • Communication with children and parents on a daily basis 
  • Light cleaning duties

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and are expected to have relevant experience in a child care setting. Applicants need to be willing to work Monday to Friday before/after school and available on non-school days.

Required Education and Training:

Child Care Worker or Supervisor Certificate
CPR/First Aid Certificate
Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector (completed within the past 3 months) 


Interested candidates are asked to submit their documents through the “Human Resources” page of the Palliser Regional Schools website at:

The following attachments should accompany the online submission:

  • Cover letter directed to Michael Nightingale, Deputy Superintendent, Human Resource Services;
  • Resume summarizing training and experience;
  • Copy of your most recent evaluation;
  • Minimum of three professional references.

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate pool is found.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Mr. Mike Nightingale, Deputy Superintendent, Human Resource Services at: or (403) 394-1288

We thank all those who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.