Family and Community Support Worker
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: Fulltime, 37.5 hours per week
Monday to Friday daytime hours; Saturdays and some flexible hours may apply, with alternative days off in lieu
Location: The Asante Centre, governed by the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Society for British Columbia (BC)
#103-22356 McIntosh Ave, Maple Ridge, BC
*Travel into the community is expected
Overview of Position:
Why We Exist: The Asante Centre is committed to supporting individuals of all ages with developmental diversities, and their families, to reach their full potential. We do that through quality assessment and diagnostic services, speech-language and occupational therapy, client and family support, education, resource access and development, peer mentorship, and research. We specialize in brain-based diversities such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other complex needs influenced by a range of early trauma, prenatal stress, mental health, or genetics. We value respect, integrity, and collaboration in all our work.
Why You Matter: The Family and Community Support Coordinator is an integral part of our family-centered and trauma-informed approach, particularly as you build psychological and cultural safety for people who are walking through our doors. You answer inquiries about our programs with compassion and understanding. You provide wrap-around support to clients pre-assessment, during the assessment, and post assessment to ensure they feel heard, cared for, and safe. You are critical to ensuring the clinical members of the team have the information they need to best understand the clients; this understanding promotes holistic care that helps the client and family unlock personal potential and exceed their own expectations. You collaborate closely with all members of the team to carry out the objectives of the Centre.
Skills You Have: Families with developmental diversities deserve the best possible care. This means that you have a compassionate frame of mind, balanced with amazing aptitude for detail, organization, and flexibility. You are adept in active listening and can handle pressure with patience and understanding. You thrive on working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and respect each person’s unique contributions. You are efficient and hardworking, and you seek to improve systems to help our services be their most effective and meaningful. You are authentically committed to amplifying the voices of Indigenous people and communities, as well as the voices of individuals with lived experience in FASD and other complex conditions.
Must possess a valid BC driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
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