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Community Support Assistant, PLC (Summer Student)

Hand in Hand Parent Link Centre and Heart of the Northeast Family Centre

Full-time temporary – May 1– August 31, 2018

“Aspen partners in community with youth, families and communities to unlock potential and transform lives. We are about People First, Community Always.” 

POSITION PURPOSE

With a vision of “Hopeful, connected & sustainable livelihoods for all” Aspen Family and Community Network Society has an exciting opportunity for a summer student Community Support Assistant within two programs: Hand in Hand Parent Link Centre and Heart of the Northeast Family Centre. These two programs are co-located and share an office space. The Hand in Hand PLC program provides parents and their children with supports to ensure that the children between the ages of 0-6 years of age come to school ready to learn and ensure that parents have the support needed to help their children develop and fulfill their potential.

Heart of the Northeast Family Centre engages with families in the Northeast (Rundle, Pineridge, Temple, Monterey Park, Whitehorn and Vista Heights) communities of Calgary to provide families with programming and services around caregiver education, caregiver support, social and emotional development and information & referrals. The program connects with formal and informal partners to provide a comprehensive range of services designed to engage families and support healthy growth and development. 

OUR EXPECTATIONS AND YOUR LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

The Community Support Assistant will:

  • Work with various agencies to develop educational programs to support literacy, promote recreation, and child development skills
  • Promote programs to families and individuals in the North East communities
  • Use creative methods to connect and involve community residents in the program
  • Work together with other team members to offer families support services
  • Develop and implement programming for parents, youth and children.
  • Engage with infants, children, youth and their caregivers by providing support around parent education, family support, infant, child and youth development and information and resource access.
  • Case coordination and client advocacy which also includes systems navigation.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUISITES

This role requires our ideal candidate to possess at the minimum the following:

  • Applicants must have attended school full-time in the 2017-2018 academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the fall of 2018. Enrollment must be in a program which will result in a credential. Apprenticeship Technical Training programs are ineligible.
  • Education in Child and Youth studies, Child Studies, Social Work, Education, Recreation or Human Services field preferred (equivalency will be considered)
  • Demonstrated ability and previous experience in working with communities
  • Positive behavior management skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Proven planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • An understanding of diversity issues, poverty and working with communities of diverse backgrounds and cultures would be considered assets 

Assets:

  • Current First Aid training completed prior to employment
  • A Police Check and Intervention Check completed prior to employment 

Closing Date:     May 8, 2018 

Salary:                $16.83 per hour

To Apply: Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to careers@aspenfamily.org

We thank those applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.