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Support Worker - Regina, SK
Reports to: Support Program Manager
- Provide telephone and face-to-face support to families assisting them in putting strategies and accommodations to work in home, school and work environments.
- Support families to access existing services and/or tailor services to meet the needs of persons with FASD and their families.
- Support individuals with FASD and their families to recognize themselves as safe, supported, valued and contributing members of the community.
- Facilitate support networks in Regina and other communities as funding allows.
- Work to increase awareness and understanding in the community of the impact of FASD on persons with the disability and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide telephone and in-person information and support to individuals with FASD, families and support persons throughout the region.
- Provide one-on-one support with families affected by FASD in several concrete areas such as:
- Developing support plans
- Providing education around FASD
- assisting families to facilitate respite
- attending meetings and appointments with families to enhance understanding from both service providers and clients
- becoming a part of multidisciplinary teams in education, justice, health, and addictions sectors to assist families or individual members
- meeting with employers
- Implementing appropriate strategies and accommodations that will increase the chances for success in the home, community, school or workplace.
- Make referrals to service providers (ie: occupational therapists, counselors, addictions groups, etc.) Support workers will have the ability to provide information on FASD to these groups to meet the needs of the client and the community itself
- Provide behavioral consultation and outreach strategies including home visits when necessary or beneficial. For example, providing practical strategies like creating visual charts, task lists, use of timers and other reminders
- Assist families in accessing current services such as the CDS, mentorship programs and appropriate educational and employment supports. (Knowledge of regional resources and the most effective approaches to access such supports is vital.)
- Support the facilitation of learning among parents (birth, adoptive, foster, grandparents, and extended families) through creative approaches (role modeling, demonstrating). This includes connecting families to training opportunities and provincial events provided by the FASD Network of Saskatchewan.
- Assist families in accessing the assessment and diagnostic services available. Work with families to understand assessment documents and support them through the process.
- Linking families to other families for peer support and shared learning.
- Engaging with regional community professionals to educate them about the Network. Once a relationship has been established, work with the community to provide an opportunity for parents in the area to meet.
- Providing support and education to service providers working with families.
- Creating partnerships with local mentors and other support professionals working to provide guidance and strategies that are FASD-specific
- Providing information and advocacy on behalf of families to ensure appropriate service provision within community areas and connect families with the Network’s resources in Saskatoon when provincial advocacy is required.
- Contribute to board reports, annual reports and other documents as directed by the Executive Director and/or Support Program Manager.
- Other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Support Program Manager.
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends as the position requires.
- Travel will be expected, including overnights.
- Must have access to a vehicle and be willing to use the vehicle for job purposes, including client transportation where necessary.
- Related post-secondary education such as Bachelor of Social Work degree.
- 1-2 years’ experience working with families who have a member living with a cognitive disability.
- Knowledge of FASD, its affects, and strategies in behavior management is desired.
- Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
- Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.
- Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of required documentation
- Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily activities
FASD Network Board of Directors
The FASD Network of Saskatchewan is a provincial organization. We receive leadership through a parent-led Board of Directors from several regions of the province.
Support Program Manager
Become a Member
Thank you for considering membership with our organization. The Network offers membership to individuals for $20.00 and to organizations for $100.00. These fees help the Network to achieve its vision statement.
Membership is open to everyone. All members have the right to vote and become elected to our Board of Directors. Becoming a member is simple, just fill it out the membership form below and send it along with payment.
We truly appreciate your support.
Network Bylaws - revised 2015
Become a Board Member
The FASD Network is looking for new Board members to volunteer for our team. Originally comprised solely of parents the Network’s board is now open to anyone with professional expertise or lived experiences with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Operating as a governance Board, members work together to oversee the direction of the Network and guide it towards strategically achieving its mission, “to enhance the lives of individuals and families living with FASD.” We are looking for someone whose background could be beneficial to our Board in the areas of FASD, strategic planning, non-profit management or past experience volunteering on a Board of Directors.
Your commitment to the Board:
- All Board positions are volunteer
- The Board meets in Saskatoon once every three months with travel and accommodations for out-of-town members being covered
- Members serve on the board for two-year terms (for a maximum of three terms)
If you want to make a difference in the lives of those affected by FASD, we would like to hear from you.
An application to the FASD Network’s Board of Directors can be downloaded and sent to email@example.com. Voting on Board member positions occurs at the Network’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 1st. To be eligible for the Board in the 2018/19 fiscal year please submit your application by Monday, April 30th.
Board Member Application
Join the Parent Advisory Committee
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) was created in 2017 after changes to the make-up of the Network’s Board. Now that the Board of Directors is no longer comprised only of caregivers the Network wants to make sure that Saskatchewan caregivers still have a voice within the organization.
The purpose of the PAC is to provide recommendations for the Network’s projects and services to maximize their ability to address recent and relevant issues faced by families impacted by FASD. The goals of this committee are to identify emerging trends for Saskatchewan families impacted by FASD, provide guidance on the relevant Network projects, and help to raise awareness and increase education of FASD in Saskatchewan communities.
Your commitment to the PAC:
- All PAC positions are volunteer.
- The PAC hosts teleconference meetings three times a year.
- Members serve on the committee for 1-year terms with the possibility of renewal.
Parent Advisory Committee Application
Please note – members can serve cannot serve on the Board and PAC at the same time.
Bylaw amendments - the proposed changes to the bylaws will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting on June 1st, 2018.