Job Posting 84895

House Parent (live-in)
Wood's Homes
Calgary area
Calgary - Collingwood Program
closes in 9 days (Tue, 12 Jul)
full time

Wood's Homes is a non-profit children's mental health center based in Calgary and we create and provide quality mental health services that promote and restore the well-being of children and families who struggle with problems big and small. Are you a passionate and dedicated individual interested in making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families? Are you committed to cultivating an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates diverse voices at every level? Then we want you to join the Wood's Homes team.

We are currently seeking contracted House Parent(s) to work within the Wood’s Homes continuum of care supporting youth and families in our Collingwood Program.

Our House Parented Programs include our Collingwood & Wheatland Programs. These operate on a house-parented, group-care model for young people who have experienced trauma and may need support with mental health, social and emotional wellness. The Programs provide services for youth with a therapeutic approach and a clinical lens within a family-like setting - there is a House Parent who resides in the home full time with the youth and is supported daily by staff members.


  • Move into the home and provide consistent and nurturing parental expectations for the youth in our care.
  • Morning routines before school, bedtime routines, prepare family meals, etc.
  • Be a part of the team supporting the youth by attending meetings geared towards planning for successful transitioning.
  • Embrace the lifestyle of parenting our youth, along with “extended family” in the form of the staff team.


  • The successful candidate(s) will have an understanding of working with children and youth. who have experienced trauma.
  • Willingness to provide live-in care in our home.
  • Previous parenting experience is an asset, however personal suitability is important.
  • Quality training and extensive supports are provided to promote the success of youth, their placement in the home and family reunification.
  • Full class 5 license and transportation.

Why choose us. We are committed to a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. We empower and are advocates for our employees by welcoming, respecting and valuing their unique perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. At Wood’s Homes we embrace each other’s differences and strive to learn and grow from them. Should you need accommodation during the interview please inform your contact prior to the interview and let them know what you require. We offer competitive pay, great health and pension benefits, and a supportive and inclusive workplace environment with plenty of opportunities for professional growth. Bring your unique strengths, skills and passion to Wood’s Homes. Please visit us at for complete information about and our organization.

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