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Company Name:
Enviros Wilderness School Association
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

FASD Clinic Lead, Coordinator

Enviros is a charitable, non-profit community committed to enhancing the quality of family life in Alberta. We engage children, youth, adults and families in experientially based opportunities so they learn and develop skills that foster independence.  Enviros opens minds as well as doors, promoting social responsibility through personal action, interaction and accountability.

 The Clinic Lead/Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the Enviros’ Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Diagnostic and Assessment Clinic for both children and adults. The Clinic Lead/Coordinator will also assist in providing support to individuals who have been recently diagnosed with FASD to better understand their strengths and provide recommendations regarding some of their complex needs. The Coordinator will promote strong community partnerships that enhance the delivery of services to children, youth and families impacted by FASD. In addition, participate in ongoing training to achieve a solid level of understanding of the FASD assessment and diagnostic processes, the most recent Canadian guidelines and recommended FASD clinic best practices.

 

Duties will include:

  • Assist in the community preparation for a diagnostic clinic
  • Acts as the first point of contact for individuals as they enter the diagnostic process
  • Establish process and procedures for clinic
  • Work with clients and/or families to ensure all supporting documentation is completed
  • Supports and interacts with individuals and/or families in a way that incorporates their needs, perspective, preference and experience.
  • Educates individuals and /or families on the diagnostic process and what to expect at each appointment; assist the individuals and/or families in getting to each appointment
  • Clinic operations
  • Manage intake processes
  • Coordination of referrals
  • Consult with relevant professionals in collecting data for assessment
  • Work closely with clinicians on team
  • Conduct intake and interview of clients, family and biological mother’s (including clarification of expectations, obtaining relevant family, social, educational history, and prenatal alcohol history as required, description of current concerns)
  • Facilitate completion of standardized questionnaires
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary team assessments
  • Educate social service providers in the referral and assessment process for FASD
  • Communicate best practice strategies based on assessment results
  • Collaborate with community and intersectoral groups and assist with community capacity building for pre and post assessment education and support
  • Oversee program budget and maintain expenses in conjunction with Manager
  • Compile monthly reports, quarterly report, annual reports, and other reports as required
  • Participate in the agency on-call system (approximately twice a year)
  • Maintain program licensing and training standards as required

Qualifications:

  • Minimum degree in nursing, social work or other related health/social serviced field is required
  • Experience in developing programs and/or clinics is an asset
  • Ability to create/lead and maintain effective team relationships
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working with teams of various professional backgrounds
  • Experience interviewing clients where sensitive and emotional information may be shared
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of FASD
  • Cultural sensitivity and intercultural skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle required
  • Clear Criminal and Child Intervention check completed

 If you are the dynamic and qualified candidate we are looking for, please submit your resume and cover letter attention to Sylvie Horan to [email protected] quoting job reference #1915.  Competition for this posting closes on Friday, April 12th, 2019.

 Enviros is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.