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FASD Court Support

Location: Cold lake, Bonnyville, Lac La Biche, St. Paul

Posted in: February 14, 2024

Temporary Full-Time

The Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (LCFASD) has been providing Diagnostic, Intervention and Prevention of FASD 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: The FASD Court Support is a member of the LCFASD team, with specific direction in support services post FASD diagnosis.  Under the authority of the executive director, the FASD Court Support assumes responsibility for carrying out assigned duties.

The FASD Court Support will perform all duties while maintaining the integrity of the LCFASD, confidentiality and all other policies outlined in the Policy manual and Employee Handbook.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide individual support for clients including crisis intervention, system navigation, advocacy, and RCMP, probation, and court accompaniment.
  • Work in conjunction with community stakeholders to support service delivery.
  • Assist with referrals to and accessing appropriate community resources.
  • Assist agencies in developing program and problem-solving strategies to meet the Client’s needs.
  • Strengthen family and client advocacy skills.
  • Provide education and training to support persons and community support services with whom the client is involved.
  • Assist clients prepare for court proceedings.
  • Completion of program required documentation.
  • Other duties as required.

What you bring to LCFASD


  • Post secondary degree in human service field or equivalent.
  • Minimum three years of direct community-based experience working with high-risk populations.
  • Must be culturally competent.
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and setting appropriate professional boundaries.
  • Verbal and written communication skills, ranging from individual case management to collaborating with community agencies and speak in front of large groups.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook and Word.


  • A master’s degree in a Human Services field will be considered an asset.
  • Experiencing working with First Nation, Inuit or Métis peoples considered an asset.
  • Experiencing providing emotional support to individuals from a strengths-based approach considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of FASD will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of applying relational theory to client care is considered an asset.


  • Non-judgmental, open, honest & willingness to learn about diverse cultures and communities.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • Verbal and written communication.
  • Advocacy skills.
  • Positive role modelling.
  • Flexibility.
  • Conflict resolution and/or de-escalation skills.


The following training will be considered an asset (training will be provided):

  • Motivational Interviewing.
  • CPR/First Aid.
  • ASIST.
  • Addictions & Mental Health training considered an asset.

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 clients is required.
  • This position will require driving and use of personal vehicle when the LCFASD vehicle is not available.
  • Proof of third-party insurance in the amount of 2 million dollars is required.
  • Covid-19 Vaccination recommended.

Working Conditions

Caseload: The FASD Court Support caseload is assigned by the Outreach Supervisor. FASD Outreach Coordinators are required to support the identified needs and goals of clients throughout their duration in the Employment program.

Travel: FASD Court Supports may be required to drive long distances to provide client support services, or to transport clients to goal and/or needs related appointments.

Administrative: Complete required case management, LCFASD and government reporting in a timely manner.

  • FASD Court Supports will be hired to work out of one of the 4 LCFASD offices in Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul or Lac La Biche. The regional office of the LCFASD is located in Cold Lake, Alberta.
  • Potential for exposure to blood, bodily fluids and/or other communicable diseases.
  • Possible exposure to clients with behaviors such as inappropriate language, verbal and physical aggression.
  • 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.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Volunteer requirement.

Benefits of working with the LCFASD

Salary: Hourly wage starting between $25.18 – $28.28.  Hourly wage will be determined by education and experience.


  • 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 (8:15-4:30pm)
  • Overtime may be required.

LCFASD is a family friendly organization, and our total compensation reflects this:

  • Three weeks paid vacation (begins immediately).
  • 10.88 hours sick time earned each month after 3 months’ probation.
  • 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]  
Phone: 780-594-9905 
Fax: 780-594-9907  

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.  

Phone: 780-594-9905

Fax: 780-594-9907