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Location: Calgary

Competition #: 8929

Open To: Both internal and external candidates

Date Posted: June 19th, 2019

Closing Date: Open Ended

Job Start Date: August 26th, 2019

Job End Date: June 26th, 2020

Additional Information:

The Division:

Palliser Regional Schools is a public school jurisdiction located in southern Alberta. The geographical area stretches from just south of Lethbridge to the Bow River south of Calgary. Palliser Centre houses the Central Office Administration, Maintenance and Transportation and is located in the City of Lethbridge. In addition, a satellite Maintenance Shop has been set up in the Town of Vulcan. The division offers full public education services to approximately 8100 students ECS through Grade 12 in 51 schools, including 5 outreach programs, 2 alternative Low-German Mennonite programs, 11 alternative Faith based schools, 17 Hutterite colony schools, an on-line school, Palliser Beyond Borders, the Calgary Islamic School (Akram Jomaa Campus and Omar Bin Al-Khattab Campus), Palliser's newest school, Horizon Leadership Academy, and the Palliser Alternative Outreach School in Calgary. Ten of Palliser’s alternative faith based schools are located in the City of Calgary. Palliser’s approved operating budget for the 2018/19 school year is 96.35M. The division prides itself on a history of excellence in education, strong community support, proactive planning and, most importantly, high student achievement.

The Position:

Palliser Regional Schools has an opening for a temporary full-time Family School Liaison Counselor to offer support to the Calgary Islamic School, Akram Jomaa Campus, and the Horizon Elementary School, commencing August 26, 2019 to June 26, 2020, or return of the incumbent, whichever occurs first.

Responsibilities include direct counseling intervention to children and their families, and preventative and educational programming to students, parents, school staff and other interested community members. The family school liaison counselor will be a strong team member working in partnership with school staff and inter-agency partners. 

The successful candidate will possess an equivalent Master’s degree in the counseling area, a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work, or equivalent.

The Calgary Islamic School, Akram Jomaa Campus is a Kindergarten through Grade 12 school serving approximately 993 students.  The school is located in the northeast part of the City of Calgary. The Calgary Islamic School strives to develop an enriched learning community that promotes academic achievement, leadership and Islamic values.

For More Information please visit the Akram Jomaa Campus Website at:

Horizon Elementary School serves approximately 164 students from Grades K-8 and is located in Calgary. The Horizon Elementary School strives to provide the highest quality education for children of the community in a safe, healthy and ethnically diverse learning environment.

For More Information please visit the Horizon Elementary School Website at:


Interested candidates are to submit their documents through the “Human Resources” page of the Palliser Regional Schools website at:

The following attachments should accompany the online submission:

  • Cover letter directed to Shane Cranston, Director of Learning, Palliser Education Center;
  • Resume summarizing training and experience;
  • Copy of your most recent evaluation;
  • Minimum of three professional references.

The successful applicant hired will be required to provide a recent Criminal Record Check (completed within the past 3 months) including the vulnerable sector as a condition of employment.

Applications received by 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 27, 2019 will be given first consideration, however, the posting will remain open for application until a suitable candidate pool has been found.

If you have any questions, please contact Shane Cranston, Director of Learning at:

Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Marliss Norlin, Executive Assistant, Human Resource Services at

We thank all those who apply, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.