Family and Youth Engagement Worker

Heart of the Northeast Family Centre

Full-Time Temporary (37.5 hours/week)

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


With a vision of “People First, Community Always”, Aspen Family and Community Network Society has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Family Engagement Worker who will engage with families in the northeast communities in Calgary. The Family Engagement Worker will provide families with programming and services around parent education, family support, and information and resources.


  • Receive referrals from CFS Offsites, community agencies/organizations and families
  • Engage with infants, children and youth and their caregivers byproviding support around parent education, family support, infant and child development and information and referral services
  • Assist families to develop and/or enhance social connections with friends, family and their communities
  • In collaboration with families, complete an intake, consent forms, develop goals and evaluate progress toward goal attainment using client feedback, outcomes measures and Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT).  Ensure families are supported through the discharge process and understand how to reconnect with the program if needed
  • Provide support and facilitate access to appropriate services to those experiencing abuse, relationship breakdown, family conflict, health issues, mental health, poverty, etc.
  • Building protective factors by providing family support in the prevention, early intervention and intervention stages
  • Case coordination and client advocacy which also includes systems navigation
  • Develop, plan and implement infant/child development programs and parent education workshops and/or groups
  • Integrate the roles of advocate, broker, facilitator and educator into practice
  • Connect and support access to community services and resources
  • Provide services on-site and in the community
  • Accompany families on community visits as needed
  • Participate in community engagement activities and develop partnerships with informal and formal supports
  • Complete client and program documentation
  • Attend required team meetings; accountable for seeking information if absent from meetings
  • Some evening and weekend work


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

  • Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Child Studies or other Human Services; professional registration required, if applicable
  • 3 – 5 years experience working with families and communities
  • Knowledge of infant mental health, child development and parent education programs
  • Strong engagement and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations from a strength-based approach
  • Knowledge of community programs and services
  • Computer literate
  • Required training:  First Aid, ASIST, Aboriginal, Diversity

Closing Date:       March 14, 2018 (or earlier upon hiring of successful candidate)

Salary Range: $42,656.40 - $49,419.00 

To Apply:          Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about Aspen, please visit our website at