Job Posting 67751

Community Specialist
AdaptAbilities
Edmonton area
closes in 48 days (Mon, 31 May)
negotiable / flexible

Community Specialist

 
AdaptAbilities is registered charity that provides an essential service to individuals with special needs and their families. Our unique programs promote positive self care and wellbeing, empowering individuals to growth, succeed and belong. We are looking for dedicate professionals who share this vision to join our team. This is an opportunity to make a difference, supporting individuals to be a part of their community.
 

Purpose
 

Community Specialists (CS) are allies and ambassadors.  They work front-line and are pivotal to the creation of a safe, caring and community-enriched life for the individuals/families who hire us. Thoughtful program planning and implementation supports participants to connect with their communities - establishing real relationships and creating meaningful days and lives. The conscientious CS acts with integrity, is open to growth, lives our purpose, cultivates teamwork, and puts forth an extraordinary effort to empower people with special needs and their families to grow, succeed, and belong.
 

Key Functions

  • Provide direct care and purposeful support in an engaging, fun and safe environment
  • Foster genuine relationships promoting dignity, personal interests and identities
  • Empower people to create meaningful days and achieve their goals
  • Communicate effectively with their team members, which includes to individuals, families, and co-workers
  • Build a vision of inclusion, one person at a time
  • Model socially appropriate behaviors and assist/ encourage participants to make and maintain appropriate community connections.
  • Support participants in all aspects of personal hygiene and personal care as required.
  • Maintain timely, accurate and professional documents in accordance with AdaptAbilities policies and procedures.
  • Understand and comply with all emergency processes and risk management
  • Perform other job-related activities as required

Qualifications

  • University degree or diploma in Disability Services, Social Work or Human Services (or equivalent) is considered an asset
  • Less than 1 year of experience with individuals with special needs or life experience (supporting a family member)
  • Alignment with AdaptAbilities core purpose and core values
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm in emotionally challenging situations and effectively use empathy.
  • Basic coaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to build and maintain interpersonal relations 
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Strong organizational skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Clean class 5 driver’s license and vehicle considered an asset.
  • Flexible and comfortable working independently and collaborating as part of a team
  • Ability to provide a clear Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check
  • Standard First Aid Certification CPR Level C and AED is required
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and Abuse Prevention and Response Protocol are an asset

Working Conditions

 

This is a part-time position that requires flexibility due to participant matching and scheduling. This position will report to the assigned Program Supervisor.
 
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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