FASD Disability Services Liaison Position

FASD Disability Services (PDD) Liaison

Individuals affected by FASD commonly present with complex needs (addictions, mental health concerns, judicial concerns, medical diagnoses, etc) and this requires individualized and efficient support services. The FASD Disability Services (PDD) Liaison will increase the collaboration between services providers in the community to ensure appropriate supports are in place for PDD-eligible individuals affected by FASD. The FASD PDD Liaison will build a strong and effective professional relationship with the client in order to identify suitable services; as well as liaise with community resources to assist those service providers with a greater understanding of how best to support that specific individual.

This is a term position starting January 3, 2017 and ending March 31, 2018. The position is 35 hours/week, typically Monday – Friday, however flexibility will be required.

The closing date for this position is December 9, 2016. Note: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Summary of Duties:
 Assist clients, support staff, and correctional staff throughout the assessment process
 Identify barriers to service and address any concerns, such as difficulty in contacting client, scheduling assessments, etc.
 Provide clients with post-assessment follow-up support
 Assist clients/supports to identify and access appropriate community and government services
 Assist clients with completion of necessary applications for services and other paperwork
 Responsible for building and maintaining strong working relationships/partnerships with community agencies and correctional staff
 Act as a resource for all community service providers (for PDD eligible individuals) regarding youth and adults affected by FASD
 Liaise and collaborate with institution discharge staff, when applicable

Qualifications/Skills:
 Approved Enhanced Reliability Status from Correctional Service Canada is a requirement for this position. Security clearance will involve a personal credit check and finger printing.
 Undergraduate degree or diploma in social work, social science, or related field and/or comparable experience with FASD, disabilities
 Minimum of 3 years work experience with vulnerable, marginalized or at-risk populations
 Extensive knowledge regarding mental health concerns and addictions
 Commitment to a strength-based, client centred approach
 Superior communication ability and interpersonal skills
 High level of personal integrity and ethical practice
 High degree of Aboriginal cultural awareness
 Knowledge of community development processes and ability to enhance community capacity
 Capable of networking and building relationships with diverse stakeholders
 Excellent time management skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
 Have a positive outlook with an ability to work in, and contribute to, a supportive and healthy small team environment
 Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple priorities, and tight timelines
 Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
 Ability to maintain strong professional boundaries
 Be committed to learning and ongoing personal and professional development
FASD Disability Services (PDD) Liaison

Job Description
 Strong organizational and reporting skills are required
 Ability to work with Microsoft Office products
 Valid driver’s license: driving is required for this position; employees are compensated for gas & mileage
 This position reports to the Executive Director
The salary range for this position is $27.00-$30.00/hour based upon education and relevant experience.

Please submit your resume in-person or via email to:
Vicki Scott
Central Alberta FASD Network
#5 3608 50th Ave, Red Deer
T4N 3Y6
Phone: 403-342-7499 ext. 3
Email: [email protected]

Central Alberta FASD Network
#5 3608 50th Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N3Y6