Family Strategist – Sustainable Families Program

Full Time - 37.5 hours/week, Contract (February 20, 2018 – December 7, 2018) 

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


Aspen is an innovative, community-driven social service agency helping Calgarians since 1984. We strive to help people build on their core strengths and connect with communities that are meaningful to them. With the support of our funders, partners, government, sponsors and donors, Aspen is breaking the cycle of poverty by helping people create better lives.

Aspen supports a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our vision is that together, we will lead the way as agents for action and sustainable change.


Aspen Family & Community Network Society has an exciting opportunity for a Family Strategist within the Sustainable Families Program working with high acuity families who are directly impacted by homelessness and poverty. The program works closely with family shelters and other community resources to connect families and support them in housing location, case coordination, case management, and systems navigation to increase capacity and sustainability. The program is guided by the framework and goals set out in Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.  The Family Strategist is responsible for coordinating services and ensuring access to appropriate resources for families connected to the program, from a client-centered and sustainable livelihoods framework. The program also works closely with other agencies and community supports to assist families in navigating the systems, services and supports necessary for families to stabilize and maintain housing. 


The responsibilities and accountabilities outlined in this job posting may change as the position evolves along with the growth of the agency.  The key responsibilities and accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide long term support to families and tailor services for goal attainment related to maintaining housing and asset development
  • Evaluate and document progress in collaboration with families using outcomes measures
  • Maintain accurate client records consistent with Aspen policies & procedures.
  • Connect and support families in accessing appropriate resources
  • Provide liaison, advocacy and case coordination for families
  • Accompany families on community visits to support goal attainment
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and larger systems to assist families in maintaining housing
  • Create and support a collaborative discharge plan for families


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Field (equivalencies also considered)
  • Experience working with individuals, families, and teams from a strength based approach
  • Ability to manage a fast-paced work environment
  • Knowledge and experience with outcome measurement a definite asset.
  • Skills in advocacy, systems navigation, knowledge of local resources 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance 


  • Current Police Check, Intervention Record Check, Driver’s Abstract (at time of hire)
  • Suicide Intervention and First Aid

 Closing Date:          February 8, 2018 

Salary Range:          $46,818 - $52,540 annually, depending on the applicant’s qualifications 

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

We thank those applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates who most closely match Aspen’s requirements and are selected for an interview will be contacted. 

This job advertisement is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.