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Community Support Assistant, Community Connections (Summer Student)

 Community Connections and Youth Matters Program

Full-time temporary – May 1– August 31 2018

“Aspen partners in community with youth, families and communities to unlock potential and transform lives. We are about People First, Community Always.” 

POSITION PURPOSE

With a vision of “Hopeful, connected & sustainable livelihoods for all” Aspen Family and Community Network Society has an exciting opportunity for a summer student Community Support Assistant with the Community Connections Program. The Community Connections program engages with individuals, families and communities to enhance sustainability and growth. Community Outreach Workers work with individuals and families to build on their strengths and reach goals that will have a positive impact on their lives. Community Development Workers work in select neighborhoods to support residents to have their voices heard, to become involved in their community, and to take action towards community issues that are important to them.

The Youth Matters program works with youth ages 12-21 individually as well as in groups, working to engage youth, facilitate connection, create a sense of belonging, and increase self-esteem. 

OUR EXPECTATIONS AND YOUR LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Community and youth resource support - Working with persons-served to provide resources and referrals to various community and social supports, screening potential clients for the Community Outreach program, and assisting in the completion of applications for utility support.

Event and programming support - Supporting Community Development Workers in the preparation and implementation of community events and programming.

Administrative – Filing, copying, responding to email and phone communications, documentation and general organizing.

Additionally, the holder of this position would have the opportunity to attend a number of different training programs and professional development opportunities, as well as shadow different roles within the Community Portfolio. The holder of this position would work primarily with the Community Connections team, but also shadow roles of the youth, children, and preschool programs (1000 Voices, Heart of South Calgary, and Parent Link, respectively). 

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUISITES

This role requires our ideal candidate to possess at the minimum the following:

  • Applicants must have attended school full-time in the 2017-2018 academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the fall of 2018. Enrollment must be in a program which will result in a credential. Apprenticeship Technical Training programs are ineligible.
  • Education in Child and Youth studies, Child Studies, Social Work, Education, Recreation or Human Services field preferred (equivalency will be considered).
  • Demonstrated ability and previous experience in working with communities
  • Positive behavior management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Proven planning, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • An understanding of diversity issues, poverty and working with communities of diverse backgrounds and cultures would be considered assets

 Assets:

  • Current First Aid training completed prior to employment
  • A Police Check and Intervention Check completed prior to employment

 Closing Date: April 30, 2018        

 Salary:           $16.83 per hour 

To Apply: Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to careers@aspenfamily.org.

We thank those applicants who are interested in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.