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Family Development Coordinator

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Job Order #: 5748020

Employer Name:
Adoption Support Centre Of Saskatchewan, Inc.
Wage/Salary Info:
$21.70 - $22.70/hr
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Length of Employment:
8 month Term with the possibility of extension
University Bachelor's Degree
1-2 Years
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Employer Name:
Adoption Support Centre Of Saskatchewan, Inc.

Contact Name:
Sylvia Cholodnuik

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The Family Development Coordinator is primarily responsible for co-facilitating the Domestic Adoption Orientation Program; the research, development and delivery of programming (inhouse and external) including the PRIDE review sessions; providing informal counselling, referrals and general support services for clients of ASCS.
1.Domestic Adoption Orientation (DAO) Program
a.Completing DAO Orientation sessions (phone, online, in person) for prospective adoptive parents & Responding to inquiries
c.Maintain accurate record-keeping in paper and electronic database systems
d.Completing referral consultations and follow-up to MSS on domestic adoption applications
e.In consultation with MSS updating and delivering the PRIDE review session for prospective Adoptive parents
2.Outreach, Education & Support
a.Responding to telephone and e-mail inquiries for information and education
b.Providing information and resources for (i) prospective adoptive parents for private, step-parent, adult, and intercountry adoptions; (ii) foster parents; (iii) birth parents and extended birth family; (iv) adoptees; (v) professionals; (vi) students; and, (vii) general public.
c.Developing and updating material on the ASCS website and social media platforms as well as contributing to the ASCS newsletter.
3.Workshops & Presentations
a.Researching, developing, facilitating and co-facilitating workshops, conferences and support groups with a focus on adoption
b.Build relationships within the adoption community and stakeholder community on a municipal, provincial and national level.  This includes: booking and presenting information sessions
c.Building bridges with aboriginal communities and stakeholders
4.Community Support Groups
a.Assist in the development of adoption-related support groups in Saskatoon and throughout Saskatchewan
b.Provide outreach services to assist in the maintenance of the support groups


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Numeracy
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
 - Significant use of memory
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Own transportation
 - Own vehicle
 - Willing to travel
 - Valid driver's licence
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
 - Cultural Awareness Training
Additional Skills
 - Administrative and office activities
 - Supervise staff, trainees or volunteers
 - Research techniques
 - Housekeeping activities
Type of Community or Social Service
 - Education or training
 - Child welfare
 - Early intervention programming for at-risk youth
 - Programs dealing with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Specific Skills
 - Implement life skills workshops
 - Assess client's relevant skill strengths and development needs
 - Develop, coordinate and implement the delivery of specific services within the community
 - Resolve conflict situations
 - Conduct individual and group counselling sessions
 - Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients
 - Develop service intervention logic models and outcome measures
 - Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research
Work Setting
 - Social service agency
Ability to Supervise
 - 1-2 people
Security and Safety
 - Bondable
 - Basic security clearance
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
 - Child abuse registry check
 - Child welfare check
 - Driver's validity licence check


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