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Alberta AdaptAbilities Association Community Specialist – Community Connect Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Alberta AdaptAbilities Association

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Position:
Community Specialist – Community Connect
Location:
Edmonton, AB

 Facilitate personal development, volunteer and employment opportunities. AdaptAbilities is a registered charity that provides one-of-a-kind programs and…

AdaptAbilities is a registered charity that provides one-of-a-kind programs and services empowering individuals with special needs to grow, succeed and belong. The organization is looking for dedicated professionals with a shared vision to join the team. This is an opportunity to make a difference through supporting individuals with disabilities to be a part of their community.

Job Purpose
Community Specialists (CS) are the face of the organization. They are allies and ambassadors. Together with individuals and families they create a safe, caring and community enriched life for individuals who hire us. Through planning and implementation Community Specialists support individuals to connect with their communities, establish real relationships and create meaningful days.

Reports to: Team Lead

Responsibilities
Provide direct support to adults in a group or 1:1 setting
 Be an ally and ambassador to allow individuals to be active members in their own communities
 Develop and facilitate genuine relationships
 Provide purposeful support encouraging individuals to achieve their goals
 Empower individuals to explore interests, uncover strengths and create meaningful days
 Facilitate personal development, volunteer and employment opportunities
 Communicate effectively with participants, parents, co-workers and supervisors
 Be proactive in creating a safe environment and minimizing risks
 Maintain and prepare reports and other documentation as required
 Build a vision of inclusion, one person at a time
Qualifications
Education in relevant discipline
 Experience in related field
 A shared passion and vision with the organization
 Strong organization skills, flexibility and problem solving abilities
 Ability to connect with children and young adults who have special needs
 Clear Security Clearance Check and Children and Youth Intervention Record Check
 Must possess or be willing to obtain First Aid Certification including CPR, Beyond Behaviors, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Abuse Prevention and Response Protocol and Medication Administration.
Working Conditions
This full time position is primarily Monday to Friday, with the flexibility to respond and be available to individual’s needs outside of scheduled hours.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-31
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