Edmonton Catholic Schools Family School Liaison Social Worker Temporary in Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Catholic Schools

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Family School Liaison Social Worker
Edmonton, AB

Suicide intervention training would be an asset; Develop, organize, implement, promote and facilitate family oriented programs in a wide range of topics…

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 41,000 students and 5,000 employees in 90 schools and other sites.

Edmonton Catholic Schools requires a Temporary Family School Liaison Social Worker to support preschool to grade 12 children/students and their families, especially those who have been approved for Program Unit Funding (PUF) or behavioral/emotional disorders in accordance with Alberta Education. The job provides case planning, counseling and group facilitation to students, with emotional 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 range of social services provided support the social, emotional and academic needs of children/students and families. The incumbent’s primary responsibility is intervention and support to children and their families. A fully integrated social worker is hired for this position because of their professional expertise and comprehensive approach to multidimensional issues.

This is a temporary, Out of Scope, Level 5 position until June 30, 2017 with a salary range of $56,594.00 – $70,753.00. The successful applicant’s starting salary will be based on the individual’s education, qualifications and directly related experience.

Primary 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;
  • Develop, organize, implement, promote and facilitate family oriented programs in a wide range of topics including recreation, music, literacy, parenting, and behavior for large groups of families, through partnerships with community organizations on a city wide basis;
  • Liaise with schools and families to facilitate increased positive contact through communication and understanding of individual student needs and circumstances.


  • Degree in Social Work, plus full registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers, plus extensive experience working with children, families and social service agencies;
  • Suicide intervention training would be an asset;
  • Group management and facilitation experience;
  • Knowledge of various community agencies and early childhood and adolescent development, requirements of special needs students, 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;
  • Ability to manage crisis situations efficiently and effectively;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide-range of clients.

To apply, please email a letter of interest and resume by 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 9, 2016 to Tammy Woroschuk, Manager, Social Work.

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

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

Job Type: Temporary

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-06
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