Family Support Counsellor - Home Connections Program

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Negotiable



Application Deadline:





We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.


Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, nationally accredited non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Today we have over 450 employees and provide more than 40 programs for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.


Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy and the reality is that most problems surface after hours. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. Work hours at Wood’s Homes are typically round-the-clock and the type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.


We are currently seeking Family Support Counsellors I or II for our Home Connections Program. This is a family support program that provides culturally-sensitive services for children, youth and families in their home, school and community settings.


The Family Support Counsellor is responsible for the delivery of family support services to the children and families in the care of Wood’s Homes.


This position reports to the Program Supervisor of the Home Connections Program.


RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

·        Conducting needs assessment to identify individual, social, emotional, behavioral and academic requirements of the child and family.

·        Developing treatment goals and case management strategies, in conjunction with program management.

·        Liaising between the family, school, community and other professional groups and service providers.

·        Advocates for the family and supports the development of a network of resources with the family, community and other professionals. Teaches families how to advocate for themselves.

·        Providing training and counseling to children and families to address issues affecting the child’s social/emotional/behavioral/academic progress.

·        Participates in weekly supervision, case reviews, clinical rounds and team meetings to ensure effective delivery of Family Support services.



·        Undergraduate degree in one of the Human Sciences, Child Care or related field.

·        Two to four years’ experience working with adolescents and families.

·        In-home support experience preferred.

·        Must have own transportation and be able to work flexible hours.

·        Personal suitability is an important consideration.


Wood’s Homes is proud to be awarded one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Canada for 2011 and 2012, as well as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women in 2011. We offer an exceptional benefits package including vision, dental, extended health, a generous Group Registered Pension Plan and a Computer Literacy Incentive Plan.


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We offer an exceptional benefits package including vision, dental, extended health, a generous Group Registered Pension Plan and a Computer Literacy Incentive Plan.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a resume to Wood’s Homes – Human Resources Department (Parkdale Campus) via email to: Please quote competition code ‘Last Name, First Name, Home Connections FSC’ in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.