Part-time Contract Position
FASD: The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility
Post Date: September 16, 2020
The South East Alberta FASD Network Society (SEAFAN) aligns with the Government of Alberta’s mission to provide leadership and work collaboratively with partners and support community stakeholders to provide FASD services, information and awareness in South East Alberta.
The Adolescent Prevention Facilitator (APF), hired by the South East Alberta FASD Network will increase awareness and prevention of FASD in Alberta, through participation in the FASD–The Prevention Conversation: A Shared Responsibility Project.
Through various presentations, workshops, training opportunities, conversations and the use of social media engaging health and social service providers, educators, and community individuals, the APF will increase FASD awareness and prevention across the Province within the adolescent population, specifically those 12-17 years old.
The APF will work to increase education and provide resources to those individuals/professionals working with the adolescent population in a respectful, collaborative environment.
Education and Experience:
- A degree or diploma in the field of Health, Education, Human and/or Social Services (Child and Youth Care) or related field, is required
- A minimum of 2 years related employment experience, e.g. high risk populations, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or community development
- Alberta Class 5 License and a reliable vehicle, available at all times
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of FASD
- Knowledge of Community Development and ability to enhance community capacity
- Ability to promote FASD to health and social service agencies, women of child bearing age and their partners, and community groups in a creative manner
- Strong presentation and facilitation skills
- Public Speaking ability
- Ability to facilitate change in attitudes and beliefs
- Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, good time management, strong organizational, problem solving and advocacy skills
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel programs / computer literate / and be social media savvy.
- Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and community
- Familiarity working with high risk populations and an understanding of Aboriginal and other cultures, history and current issues
Conditions of Work:
Some evening and weekend work may be required
Operation of personal vehicle with required insurance
Reports to: SEAFAN Coordinator
This is a part-time contract position (approximately .5 FTE) between the successful candidate and SEAFAN with the possibility of renewal at the end of the term. Contract amount will be discussed during the interview process.
October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021
Please submit your application complete with references to:
SEAFAN Network Coordinator, Myrna Stark
The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Only those candidates requiring an interview will be contacted. All other applicants, we thank you for your interest.