Current openings:

Child Development Facilitator (CDF)

Child Development Facilitator (CDF)

Inclusion in Action – Be part of the team!

PREP helps break down barriers for families that have a child with Down syndrome so they can live active and included lives in their communities. We do this through our therapeutic and educational services as well as family supports. We believe that if children with Down syndrome have the right tools and appropriate environments for success they can go on to accomplish incredible things. PREP supports children with Down syndrome with diverse needs in the home, community and in the classroom.

If you are passionate about working with children with diverse abilities, then PREP is the right place for you.

Position Summary: Child Development Facilitators (CDF’s) provide both in classroom support as well as in home family coaching to support young children with Down syndrome and their families. This position can be funded by Family support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Or Alberta Education (PUF), depending on where you work and what tasks are assigned. The main responsibilities are to support children in a variety of environments. The benefits are enormous to families and you will enjoy contributing to a child reaching their maximum potential.

These positions are hourly part-time. Time slots that we look to fill are: 8:45am – 12:15pm, 12:30-2:30pm and 3-6pm. Hours can range from 10 hours per week to 25 hours per week depending on placement.

Key Responsibilities: (included but not limited to)

  • Implement strategies provided by the teachers and therapeutic team in a “play with a purpose” model, to target goals within a classroom or home setting.
  • Target individual child focused goals
  • Create a FUN, playful, positive learning environment
  • Assist the teachers with classroom organization, activity planning and prep and clean up
  • Provide support to students with daily functional skills (OT) including dressing, feeding, toileting
  • Provide support to students with communication. We support all forms of communications. Examples – visuals, AAC, sign language and gestures.
  • Provide transportation to a student in your own vehicle to and from PREP from the child’s home or daycare
  • Implement strategies provided by the therapeutic team in a “play with a purpose” model, to target goals that are outlined by the family and FSCD.
  • Develop and implement daily and weekly plans that target in-home every day life skills.
  • Practice the “I do, we do and you do” model to build parent capacity in a fun and functional way.

What you bring to the Team:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma
  • Post secondary education is an asset with a focus on Children and or Disability studies
  • 2-5 years experience working with Children with diverse abilities.
  • The ability to make learning fun. You must be able to play and have fun with goals in mind.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Sitting on the floor, crawling, and being able to engage a child in their environment is a requirement
  • Ability to create materials and activities with the child’s interest and goals in mind
  • The position is a good fit for individuals with relevant work experience or for university students who have flexibility in their school schedule. University students interested in furthering their education in SLP, OT, PT, or Education degrees- would be a good match.
  • A reliable vehicle and valid drivers license – This position requires the candidate be able to drive within Calgary city limits.
  • Clearance from a Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable sector check, within the last six months.
  • Candidates must have excellent communication skills, oral and written. Strong interpersonal skills are an asset, as each CDF is expected to be a confident, contributing member of the FSCD in home team.

We encourage candidates to visit to learn more about The PREP Society before applying. Each application must include a cover letter, resume, and 2 references. Only candidates who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $21.81-$23.28 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Traveling from client homes to client homes may be necessary. Do you have your own vehicle and are able to drive?


  • working with children: 2 years (required)

Work Location: In person