Grande Prairie

FASD Community Resource Advocate


Openings 1
Location Name
Community Social Development
Grande Prairie, Alberta, CA
Date Posted May 02, 2018
Profession Community Social Services
Experience Level(s) Mid-Level
Job Type(s) Temporary/Fixed Term
Education Level(s) High School, University - Bachelors, College - Diploma
Job ID job-1489

Position Summary

**This posting has been extended and will close on May 25th **

Job Overview

The Northwest FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) PEACE Network is seeking a talented and passionate Community FASD Resource Advocate in the Northwest Region.  This position currently located within the Community Social Development department at the City of Grande Prairie, will play a crucial role in providing information, referrals and access to services for clients who have been diagnosed or are suspected of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Based in Grande Prairie, this role offers indirect supports throughout the Northwest region including the areas of High Prairie, Peace River and Grande Cache.

This position is currently with the City of Grande Prairie however, the NW FASD Network is currently in the process of becoming a society.  As a society, this program will continue to be offered out of a new location and operate under non- profit society status. This position is a temporary contract (June 4th - March 31st, 2019) with chance of renewal on annual basis depending on provincial funding.   This role will require work outside of regular hours (10% of time). This contract requires travel to the four main areas of the Region (20 %).   A valid Class 5 driver's license and reliable vehicle for travel in the region are required.


  • A degree or diploma in Health, Human or Social services or related field
  • General knowledge of FASD and the impact on individuals, families, and communities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services
  • A belief and commitment to inclusion, the right for all people to belong, participate and contribute to the community
  • Ability to work with different cultures and vulnerable populations
  • Ability to advocate for families and individuals for services and community resources
  • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and partnerships
  • Responsible for disseminating information regarding training and research via email lists and online programs
  • Experience in facilitation/and participation on diverse teams
  • Mentoring and providing assistance to FASD Mentors
  • A minimum of 3 years progressive and related experience (a combination of relevant education and experience will be considered)
  • A valid Class 5 driver's license and a clean driver's abstract; and access to a reliable vehicle for travel
  • A current and clear criminal record check including vulnerable sector check

What We Offer

At the City of Grande Prairie, we recognize and value that people have lives outside of work. We have wellness events, social activities, community fundraising activities and a supportive work environment where you can grow your career. The City of Grande Prairie is proud to be an Employer of Choice

Job Location

Grande Prairie

Hours of Work

28 hours/4days per week (Mon-Thur)



Selection Process

 We thank you in advance for your interest. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. We will contact those who did not make it to the interview stage by email within 1 month of the closing date of this job posting.

1. Submit your cover letter and resume using the "Apply Now" tab on this web page.

2. Applications will be reviewed, short-listed and interviews will be scheduled.

3. Copies of all current certifications must be included in application to be considered.

Note: Once you apply and upload a resume you should receive an email confirming that your application has been submitted for this position. If you receive this email, there is NO further need to contact us regarding this position.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive per job posting, we are not able to answer job specific questions before the interview stage. If you are successful in getting to the job interview stage, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have at that time.

Applications are being accepted until May 25, 2018

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