Company Name:
Catholic Family Service of Calgary
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
250 - 707 10 Ave SW

Multicultural School Support Worker

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. We serve and employ people from all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds.

The Position:

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 School District.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong willingness and desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment that provides ongoing support to immigrant and refugee families in a variety of school settings.  The successful applicant 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 an asset, and strong interpersonal and communication skills will assist in bridging the important relationship between home and school. 

Qualifications Required:

The Multicultural School Support Worker possesses professional proficiency in English and at least one other language, preferably Spanish, Arabic, Tagalog, Amharic or Tigrinya. Please indicate languages spoken in cover letter/resume.

  • 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 collaboratively with community resources, agencies, and/or school systems;
  • Understanding of cross-cultural parenting challenges and ability to coach parents on parenting skills such as behavioural management, attachment, child development, and communication;
  • Strong teamwork skills and willingness to approach new situations with 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:

E-send your cover letter and resume by July 19, 2019 to:

Brittany Bryant, Supervisor at Community Services Division, at [email protected]