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Job Number:  33107
Social Architect
Job Posted: Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
(tomorrow)
Autism Edmonton
Region: Edmonton area Type: Part time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

Autism Edmonton’s Occasio Program is designed to allow individuals diagnosed with Autism to become comfortable with themselves, people their age and the world around them. It also facilitates learning the necessary skills to be able to function in our society as an independent being with confidence. Social Architects are the front line workers of this program and are in direct contact with the participants. The Social Architect is responsible for facilitating social and life skill opportunities for program participants, as well as creating a safe and enjoyable environment.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Lead Social Architect in the planning and facilitation of scheduled activities
  • Ensure the safety of all participants during activities, including drop-off and pick-up times
  • Create positive life experiences and opportunities for youth and adults on the autism spectrum
  • Be involved in the group and/or individual behaviour management and support
  • Engage in pre/post activity discussions with co-workers and the Manager of Community Programs and Services to develop plans to best support program participants
  • Provide guidance to participants to support their development of social awareness, social thinking and life skills
  • Support the greater Autism Edmonton with society initiatives and events, as required

 

Qualifications

 

  • Interest in the betterment of community is a core value that Autism Edmonton seeks in all employees
  • Some post secondary education
  • Previous experience in youth or disability programming would be considered an asset
  • A commitment to deepening one’s understanding of Autism and the intent to support each individual to achieve success
  • Strong written/verbal communication, interpersonal, negotiation, and mediation skills and comfortable in an advocacy role.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Independent worker and strong team member
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR

 

Conditions of Work                                                                                                                                                              

  • Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends in various environments

 

Screening Requirements

 

  • Criminal Record Check
  • CWIS Check
How to Apply:
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www:   www.autismedmonton.org


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