Human Resources
Family First Facilitator - École St. Mary School
School: École St. Mary Elementary School
City/Town: Lethbridge



This position is open to all qualified internal and external candidates. If chosen as the successful applicant, external applicants must provide a current police information (including vulnerable sectors) check, and a current intervention record check prior to employment. 

The Holy Spirit Catholic Board of Education requires a temporary 35 hours per week Family First Facilitators at École St. Mary School in Lethbridge commencing at the start of the 2019-2020 school year and terminating December 20, 2019. The position includes a flexible work week with evening and weekend availability necessary for scheduled events.

Reporting to the school Principal and the Coordinator of Counselling and Wellness, the Family First Facilitator supports the implementation of School Division and funder goals/priorities through the provision of services to students, parents and staff in assigned schools.  

Key responsibilities include:

§  Building rapport, developing connections and responding to individual needs with students, families and staff in project schools

§  Facilitating programs for students to develop skills and acquire knowledge

§  Facilitating programs for parents to acquire knowledge, build skills, and confidence in their ability to provide a nurturing and safe environment for their children

§  Providing navigation, advocacy and follow up support to children, youth and families who are referred to agencies within the community

§  Participating in data collection and evaluation processes

§  Delivering program at multiple sites including home, school and community 



  • This position requires a human services degree, diploma or approved equivalent with experience working in an educational setting in a collaborative environment.  

WORK EXPERIENCE:                         

  • Experience providing in home or community support services to young children and their families under the direction and supervision of a consulting professional. 

TECHNICAL SKILLS (preferred):                                 

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:                 

  • Demonstrates ethical behavior and maintains strict confidentiality.  Position will encompass collaboration with school based team (FSLC and FNMI support worker) as well as with partnering agencies (Child Protective Services, Addictions and Mental Health and Children’s Allied Health)       
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment, be innovative and prioritize;
  • Ability to apply a strength-based model in collaboration with consulting professionals;
  • Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate genuine respect of families’ unique community, cultural and language backgrounds. 


  • Valid Alberta Driver’s License, clean drivers abstract and a reliable vehicle;
  • Evidence of 2 million automobile insurance and willingness to transport families if necessary;
  • Current First Aid and CPR;
  • Valid passport and ability to travel for training. 

For more information regarding this position, please call the Director of Support Services, Mrs. Michelle Mackinnon at (403) 327-9555. 

Application package must include the following:

·                      A cover letter indicating the position applied for;

·                      Holy Spirit Support Staff Application Form located on our website:

·                      Documentation which would support the education requirements for this position;

  • Contact information for 3 references.  

This position will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Interested, qualified applicants are asked to submit by email a complete application package as described above to:

Mr. Chris Smeaton, Superintendent

Holy Spirit Catholic School Division


Please note: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We wish to thank all applicants in advance for submitting résumés, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the principal or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the application has listed a reference for that employer.


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