FASD Aboriginal Liaison Agent

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BARGAINING UNIT : Management and Non-Bargaining

ZONE : Zone 1B - Beauséjour

FACILITY : To be determined

DEPARTMENT: New Brunswick Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Centre of Excellence

CLASSIFICATION: FASD Aboriginal Liaison Agent

STATUS : Permanent full-time

FTE : 1.0

HOURS OF WORK :

8 hour shifts

Monday to Friday

Work schedule may be changed to meet operational needs.

ANTICIPATED START DATE : December 2, 2019

JOB SUMMARY :

Under the authority of the NB FASD Centre of Excellence Program Manager, the Aboriginal Liaison will support Aboriginal communities in the promotion and provision of FASD services in both on and off reserve. She will assess community needs and offer support and interventions to First Nations clients and families affected by FASD through education promotion of services, referrals and community assessments.

The NB FASD Centre of Excellence provides services related to the prevention, diagnosis and support/ intervention of FASD.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Formal training in FASD e.g. from Diagnostic & Prevention Network Centre on Human Development and Disability at the University of Washington, or other relevant training in FASD.
  • A college or university degree in health care, social sciences or education.
  • Any other combination of training and experience deemed relevant and equivalent could be considered;
  • Formal training in culturally appropriate service delivery to First Nations clients and families, as well as communities. Minimum of 2 years' experience in project development, implementation or coordination;
  • Minimum of two (2) years' extensive work experience with the Aboriginal communities, individuals and families affected by FASD;
  • Working with members of a multidisciplinary professional's team including community resources.
  • Working with health and community needs of Aboriginal populations with respect to FASD would be an asset. Work experience in constantly evolving, complex environments.
  • Client focus;
  • Ability to work in collaboration with internal and/or external agencies, as well with Aboriginal families;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills including experience in group facilitation and team work;
  • Ability to relate to Aboriginal clients and their families in a non-judgmental manner and holistic approach culturally appropriate;
  • Innovative and creative;
  • Ability to teach and transmit knowledge to others;
  • Obvious interest in the professional development required for the position;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Physically able to perform assigned duties;
  • Good previous work history (performance and attendance);
  • Adherence to professional ethics principles, to the Network management philosophy and organizational values;
  • Compliance with the rules of confidentiality established by the Vitalité Health Network.

Written and spoken competence in English and spoken competence in French is required.

NOTE:

  • Salary commensurate with provincial scale for management staff.
    • The above requirements may be verified through oral, written or practical tests during the selection process.
    • Should there be no fully qualified applicants, this position will not necessarily be reposted. If you wish to be considered for this position and meet most of the requirements, you are encouraged to apply at this time.
    • The employer reserves the right to shorten or extend temporary assignments for operational reasons.
    • We thank all applicants. However, only those selected will be contacted.

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