Town of Banff Community Helpers Coordinator

Community Services
Town of Banff
110 Bear St, Banff, AB
$64,000 a year - Full-time

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$64,000 a year
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Full-Time, One-Year Term
The Community Helpers Program is a suicide prevention program that is targeted for youth and adults ages 12 and over. The Community Helpers Program takes place in community-based settings (schools, workplaces, community organizations) and enhances community capacity for mental health through an assets-based approach. Primarily, the Community Helpers Program targets youth and young adults between the ages of 12-30 throughout the Bow valley (Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw and Kananaskis).

In every community there are people whom others naturally turn to for support. They are from all walks of life and are considered by others to be helpers. Helpers possess characteristics like empathy, care, and compassion. The Community Helpers Coordinator identifies these helpers and offers training to strengthen their natural abilities. Helpers learn a variety of topics and skills including effective communication, self-care, coping with stress, knowing when to refer people to professional services, handling crisis situations, and suicide awareness. In addition to developing skills and increasing knowledge, Helpers are introduced to community services and professional supports. This connection bridges informal and formal support in the community, enabling helpers to refer peers and family to expert support when needed.

You are competent in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel). You have a valid class 5 Alberta driver’s licence and can provide a clear driver’s abstract on hire. You will be required to provide a clear RCMP criminal background check with vulnerable sector clearance on hire.

Your cover letter and resume should include why you are a fit for this position, in addition to confirming your; completed post-secondary education in human services (or an appropriate, related program), three years’ work experience in a helping profession, preferably in a school or municipal capacity. Assets include Suicide Risk Assessment certification, mental health first aid and knowledge of FOIP legislation.

Working safely is a condition of employment at the Town of Banff. As part of our internal responsibility system, all employees are accountable for adhering to Occupational Health and Safety legislation and Town of Banff safety protocols. The Town of Banff’s safety culture philosophy is one of continuous improvement, so we look forward to your suggestions to make our workplace even safer.

For your safety and the safety of others, you will be required to demonstrate (in writing from an authorized Health Services site) that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (2 doses) as of your hire date.

“Taking care of Banff: our Community, our People, our Park.”

This position will remain posted until filled. The starting salary for this position is $64,000 per year.

To apply please submit a copy of your cover letter and resume to:


Fax: 403.762.1260

Mail: Town of Banff, Box 1260, Banff, AB, T1L 1A1

Drop off: 110 Bear Street

The Town of Banff appreciates the interest from all applicants and will directly contact those being considered for an interview. For more information about why the Town of Banff could be your next great career move, please visit