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Network Facilitators

PLAN Calgary is looking for part time network facilitators to develop support networks for individuals with disabilties who are socially isolated in Calgary

For more info and to apply, please see the attached ad: plancalgary.pdf


Mentor

We are seeking a mentor (15 to 20 hours per week) who will be responsible for providing support to a young active and energetic young man with a developmental disability to enable the individual to be a valued, contributing member of the community. In consultation with the individual and his family, the Mentor will be responsible for supporting the development of skills and competencies that will assist the individual to pursue and fulfill their goals and aspirations. Hours are flexible.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Participating with the individual in activities of interest to our family member as well as discovering other areas of interest
  • Assisting our family member to identify and participate in activities in the community, where she can connect with others around a common area of interest i.e. recreational clubs, volunteer interests, associations
  • Be the conduit between the community group and individual to facilitate the individual’s meaningful participation and relationships
  • Assisting our family member with job exploration, job search, providing on the job support, and developing relationships within the workplace

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • a steadfast belief and commitment to inclusion, the right for all people to belong, participate and contribute to the community
  • the ability to work independently in unstructured environments and to employ effective time management skills
  • An interest in sports
  • excellent coaching skills – knowledge of and ability to demonstrate and support the development of skills as they relate to managing a home, social and work life.
  • knowledge of community resources available to support the persons participation and inclusion within their community
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle and applicable insurance
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • A criminal record check
  • An industry competitive salary is offered

The successful candidate will be directly employed by the individual and family. Consequently, the name of the employer is not published for confidentiality reasons. If you are interested in lending your skills and talents to making a real difference, submit your resume and application by (Tuesday, October 14th) to the following e-mail address: terryhumphries@shaw.ca (only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Employment Specialist

For more details: 9375 Employment Specialist replacement term September 2014.pdf


Inclusion Support Worker

We are seeking a part time (~ 20 hrs. per week) Community Inclusion Worker. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an individual to play a key role in promoting social inclusion, facilitating and encouraging life skills, and fostering new opportunities (i.e. employment, volunteering, recreation, social etc.) for a 25 year old man. This dynamic position requires the successful applicant to be competent in relationship building, as well as creating and delivering opportunities for personal growth, self-determination and life/ employment skills development. A keen interest in promoting and nurturing the Quality of Life for an individual with a developmental disability is a must!

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • the ability to engage people to generate employment, volunteer, social and recreational opportunities on behalf of the individual
  • The ability to facilitate natural supports within employment, volunteer, social or recreational environments<
  • a steadfast belief and commitment to inclusion; the right for all people to belong, participate and contribute to the community.
  • the ability to work independently in unstructured environments and to employ effective time management skills
  • excellent coaching skills- knowledge of and ability to demonstrate and support the development of skills as required in employment, social, recreational, and volunteer environments
  • a sense of humor and athletic interests, ex. hiking, biking, skiing, wall climbing, yoga, swimming, basketball etc. (and initiative and resourcefulness in developing a game-like atmosphere )
  • a knowledge of community resources available to support the persons participation and inclusion within their community
  • a valid Class 5 driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle
  • Police and Intervention Checks

An industry competitive salary will be offered. Work hours will be somewhat flexible but the worker will need to be consistent and dependable. If you are interested in lending your skills and talents to making a real difference, submit your resume and application by September 15th to donna.dukart@gmail.com Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.