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Job Number:  41064
FT FASD Community Advocate
Job Posted: Friday, 12 January 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 28 January 2018
(in 11 days)
Unlimited Potential Community Services
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: $42,265.00 - $61,591.00 annually

 

Unlimited Potential Community Services empowers individuals and families to reach their full potential and enhance community well-being.

 

“FULL TIME FASD COMMUNITY ADVOCATE” (OPEN ARMS)

EDMONTON, AB

 

Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) is a non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support and treatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives of children, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independence and family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mental wellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients wherever possible. UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing quality support to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping us to work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reach their full potential.

 

Program/Position overview: We are currently looking for an individual who has a passion for working with adults with FASD (men and/or women). Successful candidates must also be willing to act as a supportive advocate and mentor. Collaboration and advocacy with other professionals to develop plans that will assist our clients in being successful in meeting their goals.

 

The ideal candidate will possess:

 

  • Individual must have a diploma/degree in Human Services or equivalent (mandatory) and 2 – 5 years combined experience working in community outreach programs
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, demonstrating excellent interpersonal, organizational, time-management and communication (oral and written) skills
  • An understanding of FASD and the secondary disabilities of individuals affected by FASD
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture, customs and beliefs
  • Understanding of current and emerging issues of importance to Indigenous people and communities
  • The ability to identify the issues that surround poverty and demonstrate an extensive knowledge of resources and supports within the Edmonton areaQualifications/Experience: Must have a diploma/degree in Human Services (if education is in Social Work, must be registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers), 2-5 years combined experience working in community outreach programs, good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, able to manage time effectively, good conflict resolution skills, be results oriented, a team player and positive role model for others. Salary & Benefits: Salary range is $42,265.00 - $61,591.00 annually (salary commensurate with education and experience). We also provide full-time employees with a 100% employer paid health benefits package (which includes vision, dental and prescription drug coverage, massage therapy, etc.) a 100% employer paid RRSP equaling 3% of annual salary, and a flexible schedule. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees.Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility and relationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are looking to join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youth and families, please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at or fill out an Application here.
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  • Closing date: January 28th, 2018
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  • Other requirements: A current, clear Police Information Check, Intervention Record Check (dated within last 6 months), valid driver’s license, good driving record (less than 6 demerits), reliable vehicle with $1 million dollars insurance and must be confident with city and rural driving. Must be willing to work flexible hours within a 40 hour work week.

 

UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

How to Apply:
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Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources Department
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We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Unlimited Potential Community
10403 172 St NW #145
Edmonton, AB, T5C 1K9

Tel: (780) 440-0780
Fax: 780-440-0760
E-mail:
www:   www.upcs.org


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