26 Aug
Company: Unlimited Potential Community Services

26 Aug

Company: Unlimited Potential Community Services


What Unlimited Potential Community Services is Hiring for:

Unlimited Potential Community Servicesempowers individuals and families to reach their full potential andenhance community well-being. 

FULL TIME FASD COMMUNITY ADVOCATE (OPEN ARMS)– Edmonton, AB (up to 13 month contract)

Unlimited Potential Community Services (UP) isa non-profit charitable society that has been providing quality support andtreatment since 1987. Our goal is to restore stability and hope in the lives ofchildren, youth, adults, and families so they can achieve personal independenceand family unity. UP believes cultural tradition is an important part of mentalwellness, so we incorporate the culture and traditions of our clients whereverpossible.

UP invites applicants who are passionate about providing qualitysupport to our clients through a culturally sensitive approach and helping usto work together towards our goal to support each child and family to reachtheir full potential. 

Program/Position overview: We are currentlylooking 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 asupportive advocate and mentor. Collaboration and advocacy with otherprofessionals to develop plans that will assist our clients in being successfulin meeting their goals. 

The ideal candidate will possess: 

- The ability to work independently and aspart of a team, demonstrating strong interpersonal, organizational,time-management and communication (oral and written) skills

- An understanding of FASD and the secondarydisabilities of individuals affected by FASD 

- Knowledge and understanding of Indigenousculture, customs and beliefs 

- Understanding of current and emerging issuesof importance to Indigenous people and communities 

- Have strong advocacy skills with the abilityto maintain high level of professionalism under stress 

- Possess good conflict resolution skills, beresults oriented, a team player and positive role model for others 

- The ability to identify the issues thatsurround poverty and demonstrate an extensive knowledge of resources andsupports within the Edmonton area 

- High degree of resourcefulness, flexibilityand adaptability 

Qualifications/Experience: Must have a diploma/degreein Human Services (if education is in Social Work, must be registered SocialWorker with the Alberta College of Social Workers) education or related field.Previous experience working in community outreach programs is preferred.Equivalences will be considered.

Other requirements: A current, clear PoliceInformation Check (vulnerable sector included) and Child Intervention RecordCheck, both dated within the last 6 months. A valid AB driver’s licence(minimum class 5) and current driver's abstract (no more than 8 demerits). Mustbe willing to work shifts, sometimes alone and weekends. 

Salary & Benefits: Salary range is$42,265.00- $61,591.00 annually (salary commensurate with education andexperience). We provide full-time employees with a 100% employer paid healthbenefits package (which includes vision, dental and prescription drug coverage,massage therapy, etc.) and a 100% employer paid RRSP equaling 3% of annualsalary. We also offer free courses and workshops in-house for all of our employees.

Closing Date: September 08, 2020 

Our values are integrity, respect, excellence, humility andrelationships. If you meet the entrance criteria, hold similar values and are lookingto join a dynamic team that works hard to empower and support children, youthand families, please submit your Resume and Cover Letter to [email protected] fill out an Application with Resume and Cover Letter here.

UP is an equal opportunity employer and is committed tobuilding a safe, inclusive environment for people of all cultures andbackgrounds; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, onlythose applicants under consideration will be contacted.

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