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Family Support Worker

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted July 19, 2017.

Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre provides programs that strengthen and enrich the lives of children and parents. Programs are delivered using a holistic approach to support the emotional, physical and intellectual needs of children in the community.

As a Family Support Worker you would be responsible for conducting home visits, goal planning with families, providing supportive counseling, advocacy and referrals, as well as facilitating family support groups and providing the required program administration.

The position requires a flexible work schedule that includes evening and weekend shifts.  There are 2 positions to fill including one maternity leave cover position.

The successful candidate must:

  • Possess a diploma/degree in the Human Services Field- i.e. psychology, Social Work
  • Have direct experience working with children and families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds-preferably in home visitation role.
  • Have experience working with at risk families with complex needs
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills (a second language is an asset)
  • Have strong knowledge of child development and parenting skills
  • Have solid computer proficiency
  • Possess a current First Aid certification
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre offers a compassionate team environment with a competitive compensation plan, full benefits, paid time off at Christmas and Spring Break (in addition to regular vacation), a commitment to staff celebration and recognition, a strong focus on employee wellness, team building activities, and ongoing professional development. The starting salary for this role is $24.25 to $27.28 per hour based on a 35 hour week.

Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre, values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTTQIA+ communities.

Closing Deadline: Until Suitable Candidate is Found 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre

9516 – 114 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0K7

How to Apply

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include Family Support Worker- Norwood in the Subject Line of the email. Please indicate if you are applying for the Permanent or Maternity Leave Cover position.