Posting closes August 21st, this full-time position starts September 1st.

Fernwood NRG offers a variety of Family Support Programs at the Fernwood Community Centre. These programs can be found at We serve members of the community from pre-natal to seniors. We are currently looking for a Youth and Family Support Worker to join our team. Working with our Family Support Team the Youth and Family Support Worker will be responsible for both developing new programs and supporting existing programming. The successful candidate will be ambitious, program orientated and familiar with community resources. This is a full time position (37.5 hours) and the schedule will vary based on program type and availability. The successful candidate must be available to work evenings and weekends. This position will provide opportunity for training and development, although an acquired set of skills is also an asset. Experience in Family Support work, group facilitation, and program development is a preference as well education or training in Child and Youth Care or Social Work.
We are looking for someone who has strong leadership skills, is a positive role model to families and youth and is team orientated. At Fernwood NRG we work as a team to run programs that meet the needs of our clients. We do this by supporting each-other in the tasks that are required to support our clients.


Youth Drop-In

An approximate schedule is as follows:

Youth – 10 hours:

The Youth and Family Support Worker is solely responsible for the youth programming at Fernwood NRG. This means building relationships with and supporting youth in the community. This position involves outreach to local schools, building relationships with teachers and principals, and communication with the community so that it is clear what support youth can access at the Fernwood Community Centre.

The youth programming involves evening shifts, and some weekends. The schedule requires the Youth and Family Support Worker to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the youth. Friday night programming is required. In consultation with the Family Programs Coordinator the Youth and Family Support Worker may decide to offer recreational programming, one-on-one support, or other youth services.

This role is about developing programs and meeting the needs of youth in our community.

Out of School Care – 20 hours:

2:30-5:30 Monday to Friday

As this program involves a significant portion of the families we serve it is important for the Youth and Family Support Worker to be involved with it. Along with facilitating the program, the Youth and Family Support Worker will also make the program calendar for the month, ensure files are up-to-date and have the correct information, as well as ensure fire drills, earth quake drills and other license required procedures are followed. As well as maintain relationships with parents, teachers and school support staff.

Child Care Licensing Regulation Requirements:

  • A minimum of 19 years of age
  • Doctor’s note of good health
  • First Aid & CPR
  • 20 hours of training in the areas of Child Development, Nutrition, Health & Safety or Guidance. This could be an elementary school disciplinary course, a child psychology course, or a series of workshops for child care workers.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Immunization Records



Family Programs and Kitchen Support – 7.5 hours:

Monday 5:30pm-7pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am-1pm

This role is to support the Family Programs Coordinator, the Family Resource Worker and the Family Programs Cook. Part of this role will be incorporating the herbs, fruits, and vegetables from our kitchen garden into the family program meals. A knowledge of gardening and food preparation is an asset. During this time the Youth and Family Support Worker will also organizing snack for the Out of School Care program, and take direction from the Family Programs Cook on what other meals need support.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Wages: Will be based on experience and education. This position is also eligible for health benefits after the probation period.

To apply, send resume and a cover letter which outlines your experience, education, and certified transcript 20 hours of training/education, via email to the Family Program Coordinator