Alberta College of Social Workers

Home Support Worker

Edmonton   |      March 05, 2018 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, RSW
Closing Date:     03/30/2018
Employer:     Boyle Street Community Services
Title:     Home Support Worker
Address:      14023 Victoria Trail
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     03/05/2018
Salary:     $38,298-$45,045/year


Connecting children and families through shared humanity

The Ubuntu CSD (Collaborative Service Delivery) Program, is an innovative approach to child and family support which leverages a network of partner agencies and Children’s Services to create customized support for children, youth, and families in North East Edmonton.

Ubuntu offers a continuum of culturally aligned, community-based, family and child centered services. Collectively, with Boyle Street as the lead agency, Ubuntu is one point of access to a streamlined set of services that leverages the expertise of five networks to meet the needs of our families, children, and youth. Entitled the C5 (Collaborative Five) – Ubuntu works collaboratively with Boyle Street Community Services, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, and Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre, and Terra Centre for Teen Parents.

This position is based out of the C5’s North East Hub – 14023 Victoria Trail.  The position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the families.

Boyle Street Community Services offers an attractive benefits package after successful completion of probationary period.  Professional development is provided and required in the development of the Home Support Workers.


The Ubuntu CSD (Collaborative Service Delivery) Program is seeking a Home Support Worker; an integral role on the team responsible for working with families and youth to help them to create a safe and healthy household, to model parenting skills, develop healthy family relationships and boundaries, and to provide  fully engaging family time visits. Home Support Workers strive to build a family’s capacity with an emphasis on community and cultural involvement, and helping connect families and youth to long term supports in their communities.

Qualifications:     Education: Degree or diploma in the Human Services Field. Candidates with extensive relevant experience will also be considered.

Skills, Abilities, and Attitudes:

Strong relationship building skills and ability to work as a part of a team
Knowledge of where to access affordable goods and services for the home, and of resources for children and families in North East Edmonton
Trained to provide home services such as parenting skills, cultural teachings, life skills, etc.
Strength based approach to supervising and motivating families
Ability to work with children and families from a range of cultures, additional languages to English would be an asset
Understanding of early child development
Ability to have difficult but respectful and ultimately constructive conversations with team members
Ability to work effectively as a part of a team
Ability to maintain boundaries

Two or more years working with families experience conducting home visits and case management
Understanding of Children and Family services and guiding legislation
Understanding of the Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act (Landlord-Tenant Act)
Knowledge of and experience with Aboriginal and multicultural communities
Knowledge of and experience working with community resources in North East Edmonton
Knowledge of Early Childhood Development, Toxic Stress, and the Social Determinants of Health
An understanding of poverty, racism, and marginalization and how and why it impacts those we serve
Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle, please note that transporting families in personal vehicle is required including some highway driving
Criminal Record Check, Child Welfare Information System check, and Drivers Abstract completed within 6 months is required by start date (Note: Processing times may take several weeks to complete these checks)
Description:     Build trusting relationships with family members and spend focused time in the home to work towards reaching the service plan (titled One Plan) goals
Provide strength-based feedback on parenting and discipline and offer suggestions for effective parenting and positive discipline techniques
Address safety concerns by providing coaching on stress and anger management
Provide coaching on household management, cleaning, nutrition and meal planning, grocery shopping
Work with the Family Support Worker to locate and connect family members to local community resources that will continue to support the family in the long term
Provide transportation to and from various appointments, as scheduled or as necessary
Advocate on behalf of families and empower families to advocate for themselves to community agencies to help families meet their needs
Support fully engaging family time visits between parents and their children
Build positive relationships with children, families, the North East Child and Family Services Neighborhood Office staff, and multi-disciplinary partners to better support families
Contribute to a positive team environment by demonstrating the values of accountability, reliability, respect, and creativity
Participate in on-call services on a rotation basis
Maintain accurate records, files, and documentation to track outcomes
Please forward your resume to:     Please email your resume and cover letter to: Please include Ubuntu Home Support Worker in the Subject line on the email. Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about the position.

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidates are Found

Boyle Street Community Services values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTTQIA communities.