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Job Number:  46811
Multicultural School Support Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 2 August 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 August 2018
(69 days ago)
Catholic Family Service
Region: Calgary area Type: Full time
Location: Calgary Salary: (not entered)

Catholic Family Service (CFS) is all about building strong families. Our programs and services respond to the challenges that threaten families and leave them vulnerable. We focus on enhancing the mental health and well-being of our clients, empowering parents, nurturing children’s healthy development and enabling success in school. We take an integrated approach across our service portfolio, always looking for the opportunity to encourage discussion and healing at the family level. In so doing, we enable CFS professionals to help their clients build strong and resilient families and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted.


Catholic Family Service is seeking a qualified candidate to provide family/school support services in our Multicultural School Support Program, a partnership with the Calgary Catholic Separate School District.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong willingness and desire to work in an environment that provides ongoing support to new Canadian families in a variety of school settings. You will support students and families to increase their capacity to transition to the Canadian school environment, address issues that may impact their success and act as a system navigator with community resources for the family. Opportunities to provide psycho-educational group activities are available. Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will assist in bridging the important relationship between home and school. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, you will work and build capacity with a number of administrators, teachers, counsellors and other agencies.

This is a 1.0 FTE position that commences in September 2018.


The Multicultural School Support Worker possesses professional working proficiency in English and at least one other language, Arabic, Tigrinya, Dinka, and/or Nuer is preferred, and will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline;
  • Eligible and in good standing with professional governing body, as applicable;
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of family support experience, preferably with immigrant and refugee populations;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage families and their natural supports;
  • Experience working with community resources and agencies;
  • Understanding of cross-cultural parenting challenges and ability to coach parents on parenting skills such as behavioural management, attachment, child development, and communication;
  • Strong team work skills and willingness to learn, alongside a growth mindset;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Highly organized with strong administrative and time management skills;
  • A valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and access to daily use of a vehicle for work purposes.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
E-send your cover letter and resume to:
Melanie Brewer, Supervisor, Community Services:
Posting will remain open until suitable candidate engaged
Contact Details:
Paniz Parsaie
Catholic Family Service
#250, 707 10th Ave SW
Calgary, AB, T2R 0B3

Tel: (403)233-2360
Fax: (403)205-5295
www:   www.cfs-ab.org

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