(2 positions: 1 Terra Centre & 1 CFS)
Do you want to make a real difference to the well-being of young parents and their children?
Are you committed to breaking down barriers to support community members in getting the help they need?
You could be the person we are looking for!
In partnership with Family Resource Networks (FRNs) and their communities, the Expanding Hope program involves developing and implementing an innovative service delivery model to provide access to services and supports that address the unique needs of pregnant and parenting teens across Alberta. This Project is a partnership between Terra Centre in Edmonton and Catholic Family Service in Calgary.
Terra Centre: As a non-profit organization that has been serving pregnant and parenting teens in Edmonton for 50 years Terra Centre is recognized for its leadership, innovation and collaboration. Annually more than 1,000 young parents and their children benefit from a comprehensive range of services. Through the compassionate work of the staff, we help parents and children to develop and reach their full potential by recognizing and responding to their unique and individual needs.
Catholic Family Service: 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 families, and to break through the cycle of vulnerability to live the lives they have always wanted. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.
Title: Young Parent Support Worker, Expanding Hope Program (2 positions: 1 Terra Centre and 1 Catholic Family Service)
Job Type: Full Time Position (35-37.5 hours/week)
Purpose of the Role:
As a part of the Expanding Hope program team, the Young Parent Support Worker provides supports and services directly to pregnant and parenting youth across Alberta, and works with the Children’s Services funded Family Resource Networks to build their capacity to serve expecting and parenting youth. The role works at both the individual client level, as well as the systems level to expand and leverage services to meet the needs of youth throughout Alberta.
Vaccine Policy: The safety of CFS and Terra Centre employees and our clients is our top priority. All employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.
Salary: $57,000-60,500/year inclusive of benefits. Upon completion of a probationary period, we offer
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