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Diagnostic Services Coordinator
Location: Cold Lake
Posted in: December 16, 2021
The Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder has been providing Diagnostic, Intervention and Prevention of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) services since 2000. We are known across the province and nationwide for our novel, non-judgmental, supportive services.
Our Vision: We envision a region with no new FASD births and where currently affected individuals are well supported.
Our Mission: To establish and ensure that accurate information about FASD, and effective prevention, diagnosis and support services are available in the region.
About The Role:
Join us to assist families with individuals suspected to have FASD in obtaining a diagnosis. The Diagnostic Services Coordinator (DSC) is a member of the LCFASD team, with specific direction in coordinating FASD Diagnostic and Assessment services. The DSC is part of a multidisciplinary team, that will frequently travel to communities within the Lakeland region. The DSC utilizes their advanced communication and organizations skills to support individuals throughout the entire process of attending LCFASD Clinic, which includes travelling to communities within the Lakeland, filling out referrals, supporting clients to attend assessments and diagnostic clinic, drafting final reports, and connecting families to LCFASD’s Outreach services as appropriate. The DSC also works with their multidisciplinary team of clinicians, community members and social service professionals, which includes requests for information from various social services, assessment scheduling, coordinating, & scheduling clinic dates with the clinician team, communities, and social services.
The DSC will be expected to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the Canadian Diagnostic Guidelines for FASD, emerging trends, evidence-based approaches, and best practices within the FASD field. Under the authority of the Executive Director, the DSC assumes responsibility for carrying out assigned duties. The DSC will perform all duties while maintaining the integrity of the LCFASD, confidentiality and all other policies outlined in Policy & Procedures manuals and Employee Handbook.
• Assist families, caregivers, and individuals with suspected FASD to obtain a diagnosis and provide referral support.
• Communicate and work in collaboration with key stakeholders.
• Manage the day-to-day operations of LCFASD Diagnostic Services.
• Schedule and ensure the smooth delivery of assessment and diagnostic clinic dates and complete all required reports prior to clinic day (case summary, agenda, etc.)
• Develop and maintain the LCFASD’s Diagnostic Teams, support services and statistical data.
• Encourage team-building and positive working relationships with Diagnostic Teams.
• Provide FASD education/training.
• Travel to communities with Lakeland region.
• Post-Secondary Education in Human Services field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience.
• Knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
• Minimum three years if related community-based experience.
• Culturally competent.
o Experience working with First Nation, Inuit or Métis Peoples considered an asset.
• Knowledge of community resources.
Skills and Competencies :
• Non-judgmental, open, honest & willingness to learn about diverse cultures and communities.
• Leadership, initiative, and decision making.
• Planning and organizational skills.
• Collaboration and communication.
• Creative problem-solving.
Conditions of Employment :
• Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening).
• Child Intervention Record Check.
• A current Class 5 driver’s license, satisfactory driver’s abstract and good insurance history is necessary to be insured by LCFASD, as transportation of individuals accessing LCFASD Outreach Services is required
• This position will require driving and use of personal vehicle when the LCFASD vehicle is not available.
• Provide on call support to the 2nd Floor Womens Recovery Centre one week every 2 months.
• Proof of third-party insurance in the amount of 2 million dollars is required
• Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
Benefits of working with LCFASD:
Salary: $50,000 – $55,000
• Hours of work are flexible within a one-month time frame: 36.25 hours per week not to exceed 145 hours per 4-week period.
• Hours may be outside of LCFASD office hours (8:30-4:30pm).
• Overtime may be required.
LCFASD is a family friendly organization, and our total compensation reflects this:
• Three weeks paid vacation (begins immediately).
• Paid training and professional development opportunities.
• Health and Dental benefits.
• Employee Assistance Plan.
• Pension plan.
• Flexible schedule.
• Compensation for use of personal vehicle provided.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Email: [email protected]
The LCFASD is committed to promoting equal employment opportunities and diversity in our workforce. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Please inform us if you require accommodation during the recruitment process.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.