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FAMILY CONNECTIONS WORKER - FULL-TIME PERMANENT

Support Staff

Location: Palliser Education Center

Competition #: 9035

Open To: Both internal and external candidates

Date Posted: June 27th, 2019

Closing Date: August 9th, 2019 - 2:00pm

Job Start Date: August 26th, 2019

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 96.35 M. 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 invites applications for the position of Full-time Permanent Family Connections Worker, commencing August 26, 2019. The successful applicant will work in conjunction with the Family School Liaison Counsellors at schools served within the County of Vulcan, namely Arrowwood, Milo, Champion, and Vulcan schools. The Family Connections Worker will work with students and their families to support them in connecting with school and community resources. They will work with administrators, teachers and counsellors to support students in developing relationships in schools and their community. They will assist students in building essential skills; skill development will include a focus on resiliency,  positive relationships, managing feelings, appropriate social behaviors, and other skills deemed critical and emergent by the educational team. Preference will be given to individuals with a Social Work or Psychology diploma or equivalent education and experience working with children and youth in a school environment.

Applications:

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

http://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/hr/career-opportunities

The following attachments should accompany the online submission:

  • Cover letter directed to Jack Lilja, Coordinator of Counselling;
  • 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.

The competition will remain open for application until 2:00 PM, Friday, August 9, 2019. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jack Lilja, Coordinator of Counselling (403) 328-4111

jack.lilja@pallisersd.ab.ca

Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to Marliss Norlin, Executive Assistant, Human Resource Services at marliss.norlin@pallisersd.ab.ca

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