Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada
Scheduled Hours: Flexible schedule up to 40 hours/week
Slave Lake & Wabasca communities
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) program provides education, training, and intervention to the community and families of children, youth and adults affected by FASD.
The FASD Community Specialist (Key Worker) will assist the individual/families with obtaining/interpretating assessments, developing strength-based case management plans and connecting individuals to local community services and opportunities to network others with FASD and similar Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions.
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.
• 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.
• Decrease risk taking behaviors through harm reduction strategies
• Develop strength-based case management plans, interventions and opportunities to build new, positive relationships.
• 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.
*** 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.
What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada, a national social services agency, works with government ministries, community and social organizations in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario through over 90 contracts. Together, we provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes, increase self-esteem and confidence. As a Certified B-Corp, for-profit company, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Over the past 30 years, we've grown to over 700 dedicated staff who serve approximately 1,600 persons through over 125 services, with revenues that exceed $50 million annually.
Our Employees Enjoy
• A fair and equitable wage.
• An excellent Health and Dental benefit plan, with premiums paid by the employer!
• Programming that meets current best practices.
• High-quality standards of care.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• Staff training and career development.
We recognize that equity diversity and inclusion (EDI) is an important element in our work and in our day to day lives.
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