Transition Coordinator (2 positions) - Calgary & Edmonton

Now Hiring 
(Full Time Term to March 31, 2022)

Under enhanced service coordination, the Transition Coordinator will provide planning and support for First Nations youth transitioning from youth to adulthood by identifying different opportunities and pathways available to them for a healthy future. The Transition Coordinator will work with families to consider the additional transition needs of the youth with disabilities and/or health conditions. Such opportunities may include special education, enhanced skills training, health related needs, community social supports, and advocacy in accessing services which meet their needs. They will provide support and guidance to the parents/caregivers to plan for youth transition to adult life across a number of systems including health, education, mental health, government ministries (including Children Services and Community/Social Services) and First Nation/Inuit community agencies supporting young adults. This position will report to the Support Services Lead and positions will be in Edmonton and Calgary urban offices. This position is available on a term basis to March 31, 2022 but may be extended

 Summary of Key Responsibilities

· Work with RSC’s to identify youth between 16 – 18 years of age who may require services into adulthood and will not be able to access Jordan’s Principle funding
· Work with RSC’s and client/family to seek out various programs/services available to the client’s needs
· Participate and facilitate transition meetings with families, service providers and other professionals serving the child transitioning into adulthood
· Assist families with documentation including but not limited to AISH, PDD, guardianship and trustee processes, Alberta Works, social assistance programs on reserve, etc.
· Develop and maintain relationships and connections through inter-agency meetings in the areas of education, health and social throughout the province of Alberta
· Build and develop relationships through different levels of federal and provincial governments utilizing the Memorandum of Understanding
· Utilize the database to analyze relevant data as it relates to number of clients aging out, location, type and complexity of needs, type of service provided, etc.
· Develop appropriate reports to identify trends and gaps and utilize data to influence and advocate for policy changes
· Complete required reporting in accordance with established timelines

Education 

· Degree or Diploma in Health Services, Social Work or other related field
· Licensed to work in Alberta as determined by the appropriate professional regulatory body

Qualifications:

· Significant experience working with First Nations communities with demonstrated cultural knowledge and competencies
· Highly resourceful, intuitive and self-motivated with little supervision needed
· Demonstrated experience carrying out service coordination
· Position will require travel
· Driver’s License, Criminal Record Check, Child Welfare Check and Vulnerable Sector Check are required
· Ability to speak one of the First Nations languages is an asset

Competitive salary to commensurate with education and experience along with a generous benefits package will be provided

Closing Date: This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of Glenda Galger, HR Administrator, First Nations Health Consortium, by fax (587) 391-1362 or via Indeed.

NOTE: From those selected for consideration, three references are required with at least two being current/previous supervisors. Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest however only those selected for consideration/interview will be contacted.

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