Alberta College of Social Workers

Parenting Coach

Calgary   |      October 03, 2017 12:00

Category:     BSW, RSW
Closing Date:     11/03/2017
Employer:     Catholic Family Service
Title:     Parenting Coach
Address:      120 23 St NW
City:     Calgary
Date Posted:     10/03/2017

Catholic Family Service (CFS) is all about building strong families. Our programs and services are designed to help people prevent or work through issues like marital problems, family breakdown, trauma and abuse. Our mantra is humanity above all else, which means we don’t turn anyone away. We’re driven by compassion, not religion.


At CFS, we pride ourselves on living our values every day, embracing new ideas, and being a kind and supportive environment in which to work, volunteer and study. In fact, 97% of our employees describe CFS as a good place to work and participate. If you share our values and can offer unparalleled professional service to our clients, please consider joining our team.  

Qualifications:     Knowledge and Skills:
• Passion about Catholic Family Service Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Principles
• Child development – ages and stages
• Attachment based parenting strategies
• Trauma informed practice
• Knowledge of adolescent development
• Knowledge of appropriate community resources
• Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and some weekends
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Services
• Knowledge and experience with In-Home visitation is an asset
• Parenting Program (Parent as Teacher, Nurturing Parenting, Triple P Parenting) certification is an asset
Description:     The Position:
Title: Parenting Coach
Job Type: Full-time, one year maternity leave starting immediately

Catholic Family Service is seeking a passionate individual with senior level skills to provide information related to parenting practices and child development to young parents and children involved in the programming at Louise Dean Centre. The Parent Coach reports to the Supervisor of the Counselling and Social Support Services at Catholic Family Service - Louise Dean Centre. This position requires a self-starter, and a mature and energetic individual to create and implement programs that focus on the unique needs of young parents and their children.
• Identifying the strengths and service needs of young parents and children within the community.
• Providing need assessments, developmental screenings, referrals and linkages to community resources
• Providing home-based family support using a strength based approach with families in setting goals and achieving desired outcomes
• Attending regular supervision and team meetings’
• Attending relevant training and professional development
• Maintaining case notes, pre and post-test, files to agency standards
• Actively participating as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Willingness to do what needs to be done
Please forward your resume to:     E-send your resume to:
Tracey Dalman, Supervisor, Louise Dean Centre