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Job Number:  42134
Support Staff - Elizabeth House
Job Posted: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 16 March 2018
(2 days ago)
RC Diocese of Calgary - Elizabeth House
Region: Calgary area Type: Casual
Location: Calgary - NW Salary: (not entered)

RC Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary invites applications for Support Staff at Elizabeth House.  Elizabeth House is a residential program of the RC Diocese in partnership with the Sisters of Charity of St. Louis. 



Located in NW Calgary, Elizabeth House provides shelter and guidance to at-risk, pregnant and parenting young women who need a safe place to reside while working towards independent living. As these young women move from pregnancy to parenthood, they are also provided opportunity to improve their physical, emotional and financial stability through external programming and supports.



Reporting to the Program Manager, Support Staff maintain a calm and caring presence within the home during evening, overnight (sleep), and weekend hours. They are responsible for:

  • Overseeing the safety and security of the household in accordance with program guidelines;
  • Contributing to the maintenance and (domestic) upkeep of the home;
  • Assisting with the care of infants as needed and within the protocols of the program;
  • Transporting & accompanying residents to various appointments or to hospital as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Manager and Caseworker



We are looking for a dedicated roster of casual and relief support staff for our program, we accept applications from mature women who have a heart for the population that we serve. Our ideal candidates:

  • Have current and relevant experience working with at-risk young women in their mid- teens to early 20’s as well as infants from newborn to between 18 and 24 months;;
  • Are available for evening, overnight, and/or weekend shifts, occasionally day time and statutory holiday coverage as well;
  • Can respond to conflict, crisis and/or emergency situations with maturity, patience, discipline, and confidence;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving history (10yr abstract required);
  • Have excellent English verbal and written communications skills;
  • Will pass security screening including vulnerable sector police and child welfare clearance on an ongoing basis.



This is a home-like environment where support staff work in isolation and with minimal supervision. Under Alberta Employment Standards, the position is classified as Domestic and focuses on the care, comfort, and convenience of the members of the residence. Staff are expected to adhere to professional boundaries policies as applicable to Elizabeth House while maintaining open communication, confidentiality, compassion and empathy for the young women and babies who call Elizabeth House ‘home’. Between full time day, casual and relief staff, the program offers onsite supervision and support 24hrs/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.

  • Sleeping accommodations and meals are provided onsite for overnight and weekend shifts;
  • Program vehicle is provided for work related transportation and errands;
  • Flexibility in scheduling is offered to meet the individual needs of the Support Staff and the program; Training is provided within CPR/First Aid, Food Safety, Car Seat Safety, and Sexual Abuse Prevention.



The Diocese of Calgary fosters “Strengthening Our Parish Communities” a safe environment program.  Screening includes a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check, Intervention Record Check and Agreement to the Model Code of Conduct. (see http://www.calgarydiocese.ca/articles/employment-opportunities.html  for the entire Model Code of Conduct and the Agreement document.



Interested persons may apply by submitting a complete Application Package (all 3 items) including:


To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to  by Friday, March 16, 2018.  


We thank in advance all applicants for their interest.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.

This competition will remain open until March 16, 2018 or until suitable candidate is found.

Interested persons may apply by quoting CV1913 with your application and submitting a complete Application Package (all 3 items) including:

Application for Employment downloadable at http://www.calgarydiocese.ca/human-resources/employment-opportunities.html
Cover Letter
Contact Details:
RC Diocese of Calgary
120 - 17 Ave SW
Calgary, AB, T2S 2T2
Attn: Human Resources
www:   www.calgarydiocese.ca/resources/application-for-employment-form-1.pdf

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