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Company Name:
Children's Cottage Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Supervisor - Family Coach & Healthy Families

Family Coaching & Healthy Families Supervisor, Full Time Permanent (1.0 FTE)

Competition #FCHFS

The Children's Cottage Society of Calgary provides crisis nursery, respite, shelter and community support programs for vulnerable children and their families. To achieve our vision of “Safe Children in Healthy Families”, we are looking for a strong leader to join our organization as a Supervisor with the Family Coaching & Healthy Families Program.

EDUCATION:  Degree in a Human Services field, or a combination of a diploma and experience.


  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of direct service work with parents, infants and children.
  • Experience in program management
  • Understanding of Trauma Informed Practice
  • Understanding of current research on Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Strong knowledge of the developmental requirements of young children and tools to support
  • Knowledge of community resources in Calgary and surrounding areas
  • Experience in community based programming
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Experience working in outcomes driven programming
  • Ability to plan program directions with strategic thinking principles
  • Knowledge of Children’s Services (CS) processes

  • Responsible for the ongoing development of the Family Coaching and Healthy Families Programs.
  • Responsible for the work performance of his/her assigned workers through the provision of regular supervision and development of both professional development and performance improvement plans as appropriate.
  • Monitor the client waitlist and assign families to Family Coaches and Home Visitors.
  • Provide support to the admission and discharge role at the Crisis Nursery and as required provide coverage for this task.
  • Adhere to, respect, and promote the vision, mission, values and beliefs of the Society.
  • Create intentional working relationships with supervisors from other CCS teams to increase connectivity between programs.
  • Responsible for the quality implementation of community based services.
  • Ensures that all documentation on client records meets accreditation standards.
  • Communicates regularly with direct reports, and volunteers.
  • Assists Manager with the ongoing analysis and evaluation of the programs and supports the implementation of quality improvement strategies.
  • Engages in weekly review of client data entry into ETO.
  • Assists in preparing reports as per funding requirements and reviews with Manager, prior to submission.
  • Responsible for being the primary contact person with all collaborating partners in this program area.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, supervision, training and quality assurance in relation to respite workers, respite volunteers and Family Support workers.
  • Maintains fiscal awareness of the program at all times.
  • Provides input to develop the program’s annual budget.
  • Adheres to, respects and promotes the philosophy of the Society through all work related activity.
  • Networks and participates on related program committees.
  • Works collaboratively with the staff of the Society.
  • Speaks publicly when called upon.
  • Performs other functions that may arise as needed and as assigned by the Manager.
  • Support the work of the programs with the integration of the most current research and best practices regarding important concepts such as the core story, attachment theory and trauma informed practice
  • Participate in the provision and facilitating of training for Healthy Families staff both within the Society and with the Healthy Families Collaborative.
  • Application Deadline: until a suitable candidate is found

    We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

    Please send a cover letter and resume quoting competition # FCHFS to

    Lucila Pereira, Manager Home Visitation: [email protected]

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