Company Name:
Pathways Community Services Association
Approximate Salary:
50000.00 Per Year
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Associate Degree
Ashleigh Spelay

Family Wellness Partner


Location:  100, 2323 32 Ave NE, Calgary, AB

Position Type:  Full time (one-year maternity leave coverage)

Hours: Monday – Friday (37.5 hours/ week)

Program: Mahmawi-atoskiwin

Position Summary:

Pathways Community Services Association is an Indigenous agency that draws jointly from the strengths and guidance of Indigenous teachings and traditions. We adopt evidence-based practices in human services to support vulnerable children, youth and families.

Pathways is seeking a Family Wellness Partner to work within our Mahmawi-atoskiwin program. This individual will be the primary contact person for the child/youth and/or family. Family Wellness Partners address child intervention concerns and work to promote family wellness, connection and reunification. This individual will report to the Team Leader at Mahmawi-atoskiwin working in close consultation with Children’s Services (CS) case workers.


  • Supporting families during their involvement with CS in the home and community
  • Build parental capacity, provide crisis management and safety plan with families and CS.
  • Evaluate family needs and support families in meeting them
  • Willingness to learn about, participate in and embed ceremony and incorporate traditional ways of meeting needs in services. This may include meeting in Circle, with Elders, opening with a smudge and prayer, accessing a cultural resources specialist
  • Establishing positive relationships with families and youth, advocating on behalf of families (where needed)
  • For families with children in care, FWP’s assist with driving and supporting visits between children and their parents
  •  Provide on-call support to families on a rotation basis (approx. once per quarter), and driving families to sweat lodges (approx. once per quarter)
  • Collaborate with other members of the team including families, colleagues, partners
  • Ensure all documentation requirements including reporting is completed timeously
  • Ensure outcomes, assessments, service plans etc. are current and up to date
  • Contributes to a positive, supportive and rewarding work environment
  • Work a flexible schedule including some evenings to meet the needs of the families

Skills and experiences:  

  • Ability to prioritize, time manage, and multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Strong customer service background
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to problem solve independently
  • Flexible and adaptable to new tasks
  • Demonstrate sound judgement and decision-making skills
  • Previous work with Indigenous families is an asset
  • Ability to manage deadlines
  • Strong people skills; friendly, energetic, calm under pressure
  • Self-motivated, uses initiative, detail oriented
  • Proven organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering information.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, and maturity


  • Diploma or Degree in Human Services preferred or a related degree with experience.
  • Minimum three years’ experience with In-home Support and family work
  • Knowledge of Children’s Services and child development
  • Use of a reliable vehicle with $2,000,000 liability, permission to carry passengers and business coverage on the vehicle.
  • Valid driver’s license and a driver’s abstract with minimal demerits
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Child Intervention Check
  • Experience working for a Not-for-profit an asset
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Current first aid and CPR

We offer the opportunity to be part of a creative and positive work environment, a competitive salary, supports for professional development, opportunity for advancement, and the chance to be part of a team that supports children, youth and families to thrive within a culturally responsive community.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] by May 24, 2019. Please reference “Family Wellness Partner” in the subject line.