Adult Day Program Educator

The Edmonton Down Syndrome Society

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Update day: 28-01-2024

Location: Edmonton Alberta

Category: Education / Training


Salary: $25–$35 an hour

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Edmonton Down Syndrome Society - Adult Day Program Educator

This position provides direct program support to participants attending the adult day program. Each day will be filled with fun and educational programming. Participants will learn tools and strategies to become responsible for their own well-being and build competence in managing their day-to-day lives. Our group strives for independence by working on functional life skills, social skills, and peer relationships with the support of compassionate and experienced staff.
The Adult Day Program Educators are supervised by the Manager of Family Services.
The Educator prepare the daily program schedule, provide direction and program guidance for volunteers and practicum students working alongside as part of the team environment.
The hours of work for this position are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday each week excluding Statutory holidays.

Prepare and implement day program lesson plans according to the attendees needs and the goals of the program.

Record students’ attendance

Meet each student where they are at cognitively, physically, and emotionally.

Ensure the program space and materials are set-up and cleaned-up daily.

Strong knowledge of educational principles and practices.

Maintain quality care and always ensure safety of the participants.

Work alongside staff and volunteers implementing program activities.

Ensuring the safety and well being of the students.

Always participate and interact with the participants.

Demonstrate healthy behaviours and interaction skills.

Debrief with the other program staff and volunteers at the end of each day.

Any other related duties.


At least 4-years of experience working with individuals with developmental delays. Preferably those with Down syndrome.

Experience working with people with disabilities, (in a classroom setting is an asset)

Ability to relate and connect well with children, youth, and adults.

Able to think outside the box.

Be a team player, able to work in harmony with fellow staff and volunteers.

Knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of different cultures and lifestyles.

Able to work under pressure, make sound decisions, and exercise mature judgment.

Self-motivated, able to work both independently with minimal supervision and as an integral part of a team.

Extraordinary commitment to maintain confidentiality and discretion.

Ability to manage crisis situations efficiently and effectively.

Be fun and creative.


Bachelor’s degree in education, Disability Studies, or related field.

Masters degree preferred.


Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector, Child Welfare check

Valid AB driver’s license in good standing and has use of an automobile.

Additional training in working with people with Down syndrome and / or Non-violent Crisis Intervention training would be an asset.


$25.00 to $35.00 depending on experience and education.

Program location is at 9139 39 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB

We offer competitive salary and benefits packages. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and references to

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25.00-$35.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Edmonton, AB T6E 5Y2: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)


  • teaching: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2023-10-05

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Deadline: 13-03-2024

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