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Job Number:  38862
Social Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 13 October 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 27 October 2017
(82 days ago)
ABC Head Start
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: $39, 824.93- $51,900.98 annually prorated based on start date and based on education and experience

ABC Head Start Society has been committed to promoting and supporting strong children, families and communities in Edmonton for over 30 years.  We offer a comprehensive prekindergarten and family support program for vulnerable children and families.  Operating in 6 locations across Edmonton, our goal is to prepare children for a successful educational experience in partnership with the family and community. We know that by giving children the best possible early learning and development opportunities in life, we ensure the future well-being and prosperity of our families and communities.


ABC Head Start Society employees are guided by the Spirit of ABC Head Start.  Please find more information at: http://abcheadstart.org/sites/default/files/assets/docs/The%20Spirit%20of%20ABC%20Head%20Start.pdf

If your professional values align with our agency mission, vision, strategic directions and Spirit please consider joining our team.


ABC Head Start is accepting applications for a Social Worker.  Reporting to the Site Supervisor, the Social Worker works with families of children enrolled in ABC Head Start to strengthen parent/child relationships and expand the family’s resources.  The Social Worker is supported by the Professional Practice Mentor and plays a key role on the inter-disciplinary team providing Early Learning programming and services that are responsive to the diversity of the populations we serve.



  • Foster relationship building with site team, the agency, partners and community resources
  • Work collaboratively with the site team and community stakeholders to create a family friendly environment
  • Participate with the site team to link parent programming and involvement with early learning program
  • Identify community resources and contacts, and assist families to connect with resources and arrange case conferences when necessary
  • Work collaboratively with site team to create meaningful opportunities for family involvement in programming by tapping into their talents, interests and availability
  • Work with families to identify priorities and develop action steps to address those priorities in their individual and family life
  • Support self advocacy practices to assist families to become their own best advocates
  • Plan, organize and facilitate family gatherings to ensure the group reflects the needs and interests of families
  • Schedule and conduct meetings for reporting children’s progress in collaboration with site team members and ensuring families and other service providers are involved in the process
  • Participate in the intake process (application, screening and registration) in accordance to the program eligibility criteria and policy
  • Schedule visits with families to complete the screening process and required documents as well as exploring program participation options with the family
  • Complete all documentation related to the application, screening and registration process and submitting documents to the Main Office in accordance to the Agency timelines
  • Compile and collect necessary demographics and statistics for programming and reporting purposes


  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree or Social Work Diploma
  • Registered Member of the Alberta College of Social Workers
  • Related experience in working with families with young children
  • Experienced working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of community resources in the Edmonton area
  • Suicide Prevention Training is preferred
  • Valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

Start Date: As soon suitable candidate is available


Compensation:  $39, 824.93- $51,900.98 annually prorated based on start date and based on education and experience.  We offer a comprehensive, competitive, extended health benefits package including RRSP contribution and generous vacation benefits.


Work Location: Millwoods Campus located at Millbourne Market Mall, 7609 38 Avenue


For detailed job descriptions, please visit our web site www.abcheadstart.org


ABC Head Start thanks applicants for their interest in this opportunity. Candidates considered for the position will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.


Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply, email your résumé and a cover letter: Please include Social Worker in the Subject Line of the email.
Contact Details:
Violet Poon
Edmonton Human Resources Cluster

www:   www.abcheadstart.org/

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