Company Name:
Hull Services
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
www.hullservices.ca
Contact:
Marianna Lambropoulos
ID
7784
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Family Advocate

HULL SERVICES – POSITION OPENING

FASD MAPS – Family Advocate

The FASD MAPS Program has a position opening for a permanent full-time, Family Advocate.  A Family Advocate offers a variety of in-home support services to families. They work with young people (aged 8-15) with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of FASD and their families in their own homes, school, and communities. This in-home treatment service is designed to work in collaboration with the family to preserve and reunify families, strengthen the emotional and physical well-being of the family unit, and promote family self-sufficiency. A Family Advocate works with the family to increase their knowledge of FASD, resolve problems, teach new skills, impact the attending referrals issues and secure services to provide for the family’s basic needs. The Family Advocate is the primary worker that is responsible for the treatment of the family. The Advocate also helps to facilitate some group work with parents and youth within the FASD partnership.

Bring your talent and passion to a community-first organization at the forefront of children’s mental health. Collaborate with diverse, talented colleagues and leaders who support your success.  Help transform children and families to get the most from their lives.  Sharpen your skills through industry-leading training and development, as you build an extraordinary career. 

Hull Services is a Registered Charitable organization that provides an integrated continuum of services including specialized therapy, counselling and education for children, youth and families who experience emotional and psychological disorders, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, mental illness, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and family breakdown. We continuously grow to meet the needs of our changing and diverse society and have become an employer of choice in our field.  At Hull we view our employees as our strength and are committed to professional growth, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan and a supportive team environment.

FASD MAPS is a partnership program with Woods, McMan, and Renfrew Educational Services, although this is a Hull Services position housed at our SE site.   

The position is based on a 40 hour flexible work week and carries some on-call responsibilities. 

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Resourcing
  • Building natural supports
  • Case co-ordination
  • In-home support
  • Intervention and education

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in human services or social sciences
  • Experience and knowledge of delivering services to children and their families in the home setting
  • Solid grounding in FASD knowledge
  • Experience in group work and presentations
  • Experience in facilitating meetings
  • Excellent report writing and organisational skills
  • Clear Police Check including Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Intervention Record Check
  • Your own vehicle and adequate insurance is necessary for this position
  • Willingness to be on-call
  • Preference will be given to those that have completed coursework and/or certification in Brain Development or Trauma Informed Care.  Some suggested courses include:   
    • The Brain Story Certification through the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI), www.albertafamilywellness.org,
    • The Trauma Informed Care E- Learning Modules through Alberta Health Services https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page15526.aspx or
    • Sheldon Kennedy Centre “Being Trauma Aware” Online Course https://trauma.respectgroupinc.com
  • Completion of ASIST, First Aid, Certified with CYCAA and/or Therapeutic Crisis Intervention would be considered an asset.

Please direct your resume and cover letter, indicating “Full Name – Family Advocate” in the subject line of your email to [email protected]

We thank all applicants who are interested in this position, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of a child, family or community, visit www.hullservices.ca

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