Alberta College of Social Workers

Family School Liaison Social Worker

Edmonton   |      March 13, 2018 12:00

Category:     BSW, RSW
Closing Date:     04/30/2018
Employer:     Edmonton Catholic Schools
Title:     Family School Liaison Social Worker
Address:      10537 44st
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     03/13/2018

Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The District is comprised of over 42,000 students and 5,000 employees in 96 schools and other sites.

Edmonton Catholic Schools requires a Family School Liaison Social Worker to support PreK- Grade 12 students and their families. The incumbent will provide one on one counselling to students with identified needs and will also provide group facilitation to students with psycho-social and behavioral needs, and their families, as part of the service provided by the program. The incumbent may provide family oriented programming services required as part of the multi-disciplinary team and/or the respective education program. The incumbent will identify and address issues that have been impacting the child’s/student’s development and academic success. The incumbent will be a part of a multi-disciplinary team and will work collaboratively within multiple school environments.

The range of services provided support the social, emotional and academic needs of children/students and families. A fully registered social worker is hired for this position because of their professional expertise and comprehensive approach to multidimensional issues.

This is a permanent, full-time, 10 months/year, Out of Scope, Level 5 position with a salary range of $56,594.00 - $70,753.00 to commence as soon as possible. The successful applicant’s starting salary will be based on the individual’s education, qualifications and directly related experience.

Edmonton Catholic School District offers a comprehensive benefits program as part of its total compensation package.

Primay Responsibilities:

  • Conduct individualized assessments of students in consultation with the parents, guardians and the school to determine the level of service required in each case;
  • Provide one on one counselling and small group work for students with needs;
  • Develop, organize, implement, promote and facilitate family oriented programs;
  • Liaise with schools and families to facilitate increased positive contact through communication and understanding of individual student needs and circumstances;
  • Liaise with community partners, and other community and governmental agencies, focusing on early learning and intervention as best practice, and supporting the District in growing early learning programs.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Social Work Degree;
  • Must have full registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers, plus extensive experience working with children, families and community agencies;
  • Experience working with Indigenous families, students and culture is an asset;
  • Suicide intervention training would be an asset;
  • Group management, community relations and facilitation experience;
  • Knowledge of various community agencies and early childhood and adolescent development, requirements of students with diverse needs, current parenting practices, individual and family therapy, group dynamics, different theories and methods of communication;
  • Strong mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills and the ability to influence decision making;
  • Strong collaboration skills, interpersonal skills, and task oriented;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide-range of partnerships and team members;
  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.


Qualifications:     Minimum of a Bachelor of Social Work Degree;
Description:     Liaise with community partners, and other community and governmental agencies, focusing on early learning and intervention as best practice, and supporting the District in growing early learning programs.
Please forward your resume to:     To apply, please email a letter of interest
and resume to:

Tammy Woroschuk,
Manager, Social Work

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit clear Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check documents.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted