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FASD Outreach Coordinator – Full Time

Location: St. Paul Alberta

Posted in: January 23, 2023

About Us: 

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: 

The FASD Outreach Coordinator is a member of the Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (LCFASD) team, with specific direction in providing post-diagnostic support services including individual, family & caregiver support, transportation, community connections, reporting & documentation, and participation in LCFASD’s performance management & ongoing professional development. Under the authority of the FASD Outreach Services Supervisor, the FASD Coordinator assumes responsibility for carrying out assigned duties and responsibilities. 

 

This is an outreach position that requires flexibility, ability to manage shifting priorities, and frequent travel. The FASD Outreach Coordinator provides case management to multiple individuals (children and adults), caregivers and families. 

 

The FASD Coordinator will be expected to maintain up-to-date knowledge on emerging trends, evidence-based approaches, and best practices within the human services and FASD fields. 

 

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

 

Summary of Responsibilities 

 

  • Assist caregivers and families whose children have an FASD diagnosis. 
  • Assist adults who have an FASD diagnosis and their families and/or caregivers. 
  • Communicate best practices and evidence-based strategies to families, support persons and service providers. 
  • Provide education and training in the community as required. 
  • Provide support to the LCFASD summer camp. 
  • Adhere to policies, procedures, and appropriate legislations. 
  • Complete required reporting and documentation.  
  • Work within a team capacity at the LCFASD. 

 

About You: 

Qualifications 

 

  • Post-secondary education in a human services field or equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience.  
  • Minimum three (3) years of related community-based experience. 
  • Culturally competent. 
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and setting appropriate professional boundaries. 
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook and Word. 

 

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.  
  • Proof of third-party insurance in the amount of 2 million dollars is required 

Assets 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field will be considered an asset. 
  • Knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will be considered an asset. 
  • Experience supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities, at-risk populations, and knowledge of barriers to employment will be considered an asset. 
  • Experiencing working with First Nation, Inuit or Métis Peoples considered an asset. 

 

Skills & 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. 
  • Accountability. 
  • Innovation. 
  • Creative problem-solving. 
  • Advocacy. 
  • Positive role modelling. 
  • Flexibility. 
  • Conflict resolution and/or de-escalation skills. 

Training 

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

  • Motivational Interviewing. 
  • CPR/First Aid. 
  • ASIST. 

Benefits of working with LCFASD: 

Salary: Hourly wage starting between $22.89 – $25.71. Hourly wage will be determined by education and experience. 

Schedule: 36.25 hours per week. 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]
Phone: 780-594-9903
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 accommodations 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. 

Job posting amended July 27, 2021 

Phone: 7805949905

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