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Company Name:
Hull Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Family Specialist


Family Initiatives – Family Specialist  

The Family Initiatives Program has a Full Time, Temporary (6 month) Family Specialist position available. This is a Monday to Friday position with a willingness to work a flexible, non-structured work week including evenings and weekends when necessary. The program provides In-Home Support Services to families where one or more of their children may be at risk of out of home placement or a child is being reunified with their family. The Family Specialist may also work with families more preventatively to increase functioning and overall familial wellness.

Bring your talent and passion to a community-first organization at the forefront of children’s mental health. Collaborate with diverse, talented colleagues and leaders who support your success.  Help transform children and families to get the most from their lives.  Sharpen your skills through industry-leading training and development, as you build an extraordinary career. 

Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education for children, youth and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and family breakdown. We continuously grow to meet the needs of our changing and diverse society and have become an employer of choice in our field.  At Hull we view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan and a supportive team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide home-based treatment and support for approximately 4-6 families at a time
  • Engage, assess and develop therapeutic relationships with family members to arrive at treatment goals, treatment rationales and implementation plans
  • Develop and implement effective treatment interventions to improve family functioning by providing individual and family-oriented education, counselling and skills training
  • Advocate for families and children in schools, communities, courts, mental health and social service agencies as needed
  • Assist families in planning for respite services (when necessary)
  • Arrange and advocate for adjunctive services as needed
  • Assist each family, as appropriate, in meeting their basic needs for housing, food, transportation, employment, day care, social support networks, etc.
  • Work closely and cooperatively with the family's caseworker (if applicable) and other relevant professionals involved in intake, adjunctive services and follow up
  • Participate in the evaluation processes and procedures and actively promote quality standards for the profession
  • Provide services to families in accordance with the policies and procedures of Hull Services to ensure humane, individualized treatment is planned, sensitive to cultural differences and designed to foster strengths in the family
  • Participate in a close consultation relationship with the Program Coordinator and work within the policies and procedures outlined for the program
  • Keep thorough and up-to-date person’s served records, develop individualized treatment plans, professionally document treatment and termination reports
  • In general, behave in ways that promote cooperation and harmony and foster a positive, optimistic environment for children, families, colleagues and consumers

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in human services or social sciences
  • Relevant experience in working with youths and their families and knowledge of crisis intervention, communication skills and family education
  • Perceived ability to model appropriate behaviours and exercise good clinical judgment in working with distressed individuals and families
  • Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check
  • Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and adequate automobile liability insurance

If interested, please direct your cover letter and resume indicating “Your Full Name – FI Family Specialist” in the subject line of your email to [email protected]

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, family or community, visit

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