Teaching Parents

· Calgary, Alberta
Employment Type Full Time Salaried

Teaching Parents

(Live-In Group Home Practitioners)

About Us:  Closer to Home Community Services (CTH) is a Calgary and Airdrie based not-for-profit agency that delivers a variety of services designed to meet the needs of vulnerable children and their families. Be a part of an innovative team that envisions:

  • A future where every child will belong to a family and feel valued and secure
  • All families can care for their children and contribute meaningfully in their community
  • A broad array of strength-based and family-centered services that teach, coach and support families to create new possibilities and achieve better futures together


About the Position:  This position is a full-time live-in position for a couple able to provide intensive treatment for six youths in a family home environment. The Teaching Parents’ primary objective is to encourage youth to develop to their maximum potential and enable them to successfully integrate back into their families and communities. As ‘parents’, you would be responsible for these youths as you would your own children with days off and vacation time provided. While modeling the skills needed to be a part of a healthy family, within the Teaching Home and in the community, you would assist the youth in their daily activities and routines, implement treatment planning and manage crisis and escalations when needed. Benefits include a rent-free private living space within a beautiful home, utilities, food, transportation, extended health and dental coverage, a Registered Retirement Savings Plan and staff support. *Couples and individuals will be considered for this position*


About You:  As a couple/individual, you possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with and relate to people of all ages. You are extremely detail oriented and organized and can manage multiple priorities at one time. You are compassionate individuals with a positive and empathetic approach. In addition, you are eager to learn and carry out the principles and philosophy of Closer to Home and the Teaching-Family Model.


A Diploma or Degree in a related field or experience working with vulnerable children and families is required. You must be willing to work a flexible work week, including evenings, weekends and holidays. The successful candidates must also have current and valid Standard First Aid/CPR, valid Alberta Driver’s Licenses, adequate and current insurance and be willing to provide driver’s abstracts upon hire. In addition, a Police Information Check and an Intervention Record Check must be completed upon hire.

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on our organization, please visit our website at www.closertohome.com.

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  • Location
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Employment Type
    Full Time Salaried