Facilitator – Father Friendly Program/Family Support Coach

Moving individuals and families out of poverty to independence and resilience.

CUPS is currently searching for an experienced facilitator/educator/family support coach at a 1.0 FTE  for our Father Friendly (“Dadvocate”) Parenting program within our CUPS Family Development Centre.

The time will be split for this position with 0.6 FTE Facilitating CUPS Father Friendly programming, and 0.4 FTE supporting as a Case Manager, CUPS Families.


This position will facilitate the Father Friendly programming, and work to incorporate current research on father involvement in family and child development into all aspects of CUPS’ programming and services. This project and position focuses on increasing attendance and graduation from education programs for fathers living in poverty or have experienced homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness.  This individual will contribute to ongoing training and collaboration within CUPS Family Development Centre.

A growing body of research has concluded that positively engaged fathers promote their children’s overall development, and confirms that when fathers become more involved in parenting – and in working with mothers as co-parents and partners – healthier families and healthier children are the outcome.

Responsibilities will include facilitating the development of father engagement activities and new father programming, facilitate evaluation and adjustment of father programming and research best practices and aim to adopt other measurement tools of successes and challenges as needed. Both an internal and external scan of CUPS’ programming and outside services to assess the level of father engagement and barriers to engagement will need to be commenced upon startup of the program. This individual will contribute to ongoing training and collaboration within CUPS Family Development Centre. Additional Family Support responsibilities will include assisting our families to help foster a sustainable environment with strong case management through outcome measurement and evaluation (through family assessment) goal setting, advocacy with social service workers, and to help connect participants with required services when they have been unsuccessful themselves. Responsibilities also include, and not limited to: Family Development reception and client waiting areas, acting as triage for programs and services by communicating information to clients with continued support from the Community Support team, and providing support to all CUPS programs and departments. Additional responsibilities will include assisting with referrals and provisions for basic needs.


The successful candidates will possess a Social Work or Education background with previous experience in individual and group facilitation. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of social services organizations and community supports that provide culturally sensitive services. The ability to assess need and to assist families in accessing resources and services with outcome measurement and necessary supports (both crisis management and promotion of long-term goals) coupled with strong verbal and written communication skills is a requirement.  Awareness of health and social issues faced by families who struggle with poverty, as well as knowledge of aboriginal and immigrant cultures is a definite asset.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to:

Human Resources


1001 10 Ave SW

Calgary, AB

T2R 0B7



Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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