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Employment Specialist

Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre


Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre provides programs that strengthen and enrich the lives of children and parents in the Edmonton area. Programs are delivered using a holistic approach supporting the emotional, physical and intellectual needs of children and families in the community.

As the Employment Specialist, you will be responsible for group facilitation, education and program development as identified by community/family needs. In addition, the Employment Specialist will deliver comprehensive education and provide ongoing support for referrals to Norwood staff and participants regarding current employability training information, resources and programs across Edmonton.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop programs and facilitate client education groups
  • Offer group and 1:1 support in the area of employment readiness skills
  • Provide supported referrals
  • Develop and deliver staff education workshops to Norwood employees.
  • Attend community events, networks and interagency meetings as a representative of Norwood


The successful candidate will have:

  • Completed a degree or diploma in the Human Services field, Social Work or Career Development
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in group facilitation with a focus on employment readiness
  • Extensive experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of community resources
  • Thorough knowledge of employment services and employability supports across Edmonton
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • The ability to manage competing priorities and complete tasks independently
  • Work well within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Current First Aid certification, Criminal Record Check and CWIS Record Check
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Training in Financial Literacy such as the Empower U program would be an asset


Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre offers a compassionate team environment with a competitive compensation plan, full benefits, paid time off at Christmas and Spring Break (in addition to regular vacation), a commitment to staff celebration and recognition, a strong focus on employee wellness, team building activities, and ongoing professional development. The starting salary for this position is $21.73 – $24.45 per hour based on a 35 hour work week.


How to Apply

Please submit your résumé and cover letter to
Please include Employment Specialist in the Subject Line of the email.
Closing Deadline: The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


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