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Company Name:
Aspen Family & Community Network Society
Approximate Salary:
48000.00 Per Year
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Parent Coach

Parent Link Centre – North of McKnight

Full time (Permanent), 37.5 hours/week

 “Aspen partners with you to unlock potential and transform lives.”

Our vision is that together, we will lead the way as agents for action and sustainable change.

OUR OPPORTUNITY

Aspen Family and Community Network Society has an exciting opportunity for a Full-Time Parent Coach position which will engage with the families that live in the North of McKnight Communities in Calgary. The Parent Coach will provide parents and children programming and services regarding early child development, family enhancement, parent education, developmental screenings and information and resources.  Programs and services will be offered in a group setting as well as one to one support with parents and children.  Parent coaches also connect with formal and informal partners to provide a more comprehensive service to families living in this area.  Some evening and weekend work is required as well as coverage at one of Aspen’s two other Parent Link Centres as required.

COMPETENCIES

The successful candidate must have competencies in child development, community engagement & collaboration, creative problem solving & decision making, team effectiveness, dealing with ambiguity, and cultural competency. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES

The responsibilities and accountabilities outlined in this position profile may change as the position evolves along with the growth of the Agency.  They include, but are not limited to:

  •  Through formal partnerships with community agencies, provide parented and non-parented early childhood development activities designed to engage parents and children to support healthy growth and development;
  • Take a lead role in initiating the planning of a variety of parent education workshops and activities;
  • Work closely with staff at local agencies and service providers to provide families with individualized support;
  • Provide information regarding recreational activities, summer camps, childcare and other available parenting supports to families in person and over the phone;
  • Connect with daycares and schools in the surrounding communities to provide information about programming available at the Parent Link Centre and relevant resources in the community;
  • Communicate to partners and community members through calendar and newsletter distribution;
  • Discuss and provide (if requested) developmental screening and discuss the results, make appropriate referrals, and follow-up with families. 

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

This dynamic role requires our ideal candidate to possess at minimum the following:

  • Diploma or degree in Early Childhood Education or related fields with 3-5 years’ experience (equivalencies may be considered);
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Triple P Positive Parenting Program and Ages and Stages Developmental screening would be an asset;
  • Cultural competence knowledge and skills and knowledge of community resources;
  • Ability to work flexible hours;
  • Professional registration required if applicable;
  • Valid Driver’s License, reliable vehicle and appropriate insurance;
  • Current First Aid/CPR, Police Check (with Vulnerable Sector Search), Intervention Record Check clearances are a requirement prior to commencement;
  • Required Training to be completed: Aboriginal, Cultural, Suicide Intervention and Crisis Management.

 Prerequisites:

  • Current Police Check, Intervention Record Check, Driver’s Abstract (at time of hire)
  • Suicide Intervention and Current First Aid

 

Closing Date:             This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Salary Range:            $48,000 - $52,000.00 per annum, depending on the                                                applicant’s  qualifications and experience.           

 

To Apply:       Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to [email protected]

 

Pre-employment Requirement: Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

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

For more information on Aspen Family Services and Community Network please visit our company website: www.aspenfamily.org 

This job advertisement is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

 

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