Job Posting 78999

FASD Community Specialist
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Slave Lake/Wabasca
closes in 31 days (Mon, 28 Feb)
full time  •  $26 - $33 /Hour PLUS employer-paid health & dental benefits

Schedule: Flexible schedule up to 40 hours/week

The Program
The FASD program provides outreach and support services for adults and children affected by FASD, assists clients in obtaining an assessment/diagnosis and helps connect individuals & their families to other local services.

The Position
We are currently recruiting a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Community Specialist for the Slave Lake & Wabasca communities. This team member will provide services to individuals and families/caregivers who experience chronic and persistent challenges related to FASD. Individuals are supported through assessment/diagnosis, implementation of diagnostic recommendations and follow up. Reports to the Program Manager.

In Your Role You Will
• Conduct home visits and phone consultations with FASD clients & families in the Slave Lake & Wabasca region.
• Decrease risk taking behaviors through harm reduction strategies
• Develop strength based case management plans and interventions and opportunities to build new, positive relationships.
• Help individuals understand the diagnostic process, connect with diagnostic clinics and accompany individuals to appointments.
• Assist affected individuals (and family members, caregivers, educators, service providers, counselors, etc.) in developing positive daily living strategies.
• Make referrals to other services/agencies i.e., AADAC, AISH, justice agencies, housing, treatment/health related services, shelters, Food Bank, Integrative Behaviour Support Services, Parenting Programs, etc.
• Advocate for individuals and educate the community on the specific needs and issues of persons with FASD.
COVID-19: Please be aware that governments and/or funders within our service sectors are mandating services be provided by employees that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hiring.

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• Two (2+) years working with individuals or families affected by FASD
• Strong knowledge of FASD outreach, human service needs and support.
• Diploma or Degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation, Child and Youth Care or other related Human Services equivalency
• Valid Alberta Driver’s License, reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance, and clean driver’s abstract
• Indigenous Cultural Awareness
• Experience and understanding of Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
• Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate
• Suicide Intervention and Prevention Training
• Cultural sensitive training.

What WJS Canada does
WJS keeps families strong through a variety of programs and services, including:
• Family Reunification, Preservation and Support
• Home Visitation
• Supported Family Time
• Family Team Meetings, Group Conferencing
• Family Finding & Engagement
• Child in Care Services
• Foster and Kinship Support
• Personal and Family Counselling
• Early Intervention or Diversion Programs

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid health & dental benefits after 3 months of employment
• Professional development opportunities and job-related training
• Flexible hours

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