Work for Us


Juanita and Scott at the Project Citizenship Opening SNAP gallery opening 2012

Citizenship is at the heart of what we do

Work at Skills Society

Skills Society accepts resumes for part-time, full-time and casual positions on an ongoing basis. In your cover letter please state your hours of availability.

Submit your resume:
1. In person
2. Fax: (780) 482-6395
3. Email:
4. Mail: Attention: Human Resources Manager

Skills Society accepts resumes and applications on an ongoing basis.



Senior Manager of Human Resources


Lizzamarie Morey

Recruitment Coordinator


Tracey Woodward

Training / Recruitment Coordinator

“After 20 years working at Skills Society I continue to learn as much from the people (with disabilities) I work with as they learn from me, and that has made me a better person. I have learned to appreciate their needs instead of trying to fit them into my own preconceived notions.”
– John MacDonald

Types of Jobs

Community Support Workers provide direct support to individuals according to a ‘person-centred plan’. The plans reflect learning, relationships and community connections important to leading a meaningful life. Community Support Workers may also help develop plans and implement other employees’ plans.

Team Leaders provide direct support to individuals according to a ‘person-centred plan’. They are also responsible for developing the plans and ensuring that they reflect what learning, relationships and connections in community are important in leading a meaningful life. Other key roles of Team Leaders include mentoring and supporting Community Support Workers, along with supervisory and administrative duties.

Supportive Roommates share a home with a person with a disability and provide supports as required. These positions are highly individualized.

Host Families provide occasional supports, to an adult, in their own home. Host Families provide regular family experiences.

Weekend Community Support Workers and Casual Relief provide off-hour and relief work for other staff. Are you innovative, community-minded and person-centred? Does working on the weekend fit your schedule? This may be what you’re looking for.

After You Apply

Resumes are screened by the Skills Society Human Resources Department. Skills Society contacts all applicants by phone or letter as part of the screening process. Screening is based on related and/or transferable experience and education, life experiences, community involvement, and knowledge, as well as reflected values and attitudes about people with developmental disabilities.

Candidates who are best suited to the positions available at the time are contacted for interviews. Whenever possible, second interviews take place with individuals and families. Candidates who are not screened in for an interview or whose resumes are being held for future positions are notified by mail. Resumes are held for 60 days from the date of receipt.

Training + Learning Opportunities

Our overarching goal at Skills Society is that the work we do and the supports we provide are effective in assisting individuals to build good lives for themselves – lives rich in learning, relationships, and meaning.

Delivering on this goal requires that anyone involved in the provision of support understands the complexity of the work and has a skill set that is up to the task.

As an organization, we provide a wide range of training to our employees. We also seek out and take advantage of diverse partnerships that foster relevant learning. We encourage and support our staff to pursue academic or community interests that enhance their connections, commitment, and contribution to achieving our goal.

Our internal mandatory training includes:

  • Emergency First Aid / CPR
  • Medication Administration
  • Training related to the Abuse Prevention and Response Protocol
  • Mandt Systems Training
  • Documentation (mandatory for Team Leaders)
  • Positive Practices 101 (mandatory for Managers)

Additional training and leadership development we often provide:

  • Great Supervision – Levels 1, 2, and 3.
  • The Power of Story as a change agent
  • Community Connecting in Action
  • Design Thinking and Social Labs
  • Lego Serious Play for Social Good
  • Quality of Life – Being, Belong, & Becoming
  • Participation in Citizen Action Hall at University of Alberta
  • Food Safety First
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)


Internal Job Postings


For the Week of  May 16, 2022




On-Call Physical Responder (Alt. Friday4:30pm-Monday 8:30am)(F)P.C., Lifts/transfers, B.O.C., M.H.C., C.C. Vehicle & cell phone, comfortable with pets including a snake. Month to Month Contract.

May 27


CSWII (40hrs/wk)(Mon-Fri 9a-5p with the potential to work an evening or wknd shift) Must have a minimum of 1 year experience working in the Brain Injury sector. Vehicle required 1 year contract with the possibility of extension.

July 15


CSWII (24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 9a-9p) FASD, B.O.C., M.H.C., C.C. [Melcor]

May 21


CSWII (40hrs/wk)(Mon-Fri, Days, Evenings, & Occasional Wknds) B.O.C., M.H.C., C.C. Vehicle Required



CSWI (27hrs/wk)(M,Tu,W, 5p-10p & Th,F, 4p-10p)(F) M.H.C., C.C. 



CSWI (Alt.24hr.W.W.)(Sat 10p-Sun 10p) (F) M.H.C., C.C. Contract thru to February 2023 

May 21


2 CSWI (Alt.48hr.W.W.)(Fri 10p-Sun 10p)P.C., CPAP, Complex Needs, C.C. 3 Cats, 1 snake [Parkdale]

May 27


CSWI (Alt.24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 10a-10p)P.C., Lifts/transfer, G-tube contract until July 2022

May 28


Team Leader (40hrs/wk)(Mon-Fri 8am-4pm)(M) Minimal P.C. M.H.C., B.O.C. Experience leading a team, good communication & strong administrative & computer skills an asset. 

May 23


CSWI (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 10a-10p)(F) Minimal P.C.,C.C. 

May 21


CSWI (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 10a-10p)P.C., Lifts/transfers, B.O.C., C.C. 



CSWI (12hr.W.W.)(Sun 10a-10p)(F) P.C., G-tube, Lifts/transfers, C.C.  



S.N.W.W. (12hr.W.W.)(Sat 10p-Sun 10a)(F) P.C., G-tube, Lifts/transfers, C.C.  



CSWI (25hrs/wk)(Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm)(F) P.C., Lifts/transfers, B.O.C., M.H.C. 1 year contract [Avenwood]



CSWI (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 8a-8p)(F) P.C., Lifts/transfers, B.O.C., M.H.C. [Avenwood]



CSWI (Alt.24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 10a-10p) Minimal P.C.,B.O.C. 



2 CSWI (Alt.18hr.W.W.)(Sat 10a-10p & Sun 10a-4p) P.C., Lifts/transfers, B.O.C. 



CSWI (Alt.16hr. W.W.)(Sat & Sun 2p-10p) P.C., Lifts/transfers, B.O.C. 



CSWI (16hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 11am-7pm) Minimal P.C.,B.O.C.



CSWI (23hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 9:30am-9:00pm) P.C., Lifts/transfers, B.O.C., C.C., Seizures & Diabetes.



2-CSWI (Alt. 10hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 3p-8p)P.C. Lifts/transfer, M.H.C., Dementia, C.C. [Kiwanis 30f]

May 28


CSWI (Alt. 24hr W.W.) (Sat & Sun 8am-8pm) P.C., B.O.C., C.C. 

May 28


CSWI (Alt. 12hr.W.W.)(Sunday 10a-10p)(F) B.O.C., M.H.C. 2 cats.

May 29


CSWII (40hrs/wk)(Mon-Fri 1p-9p)(F)P.C., Lifts/transfers, M.H.C. 1 cat  month to month contract possibly thru to July 31, 2022. [St. Charles]



CSWI (Alt.13hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 3p-9:30p)P.C., Lifts/transfers, C.C. 

May 28


CSWI (Alt.14hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 11a-6p)P.C., M.H.C., C.C. [Cathedral Close]



CSWI (24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 8:30a-8:30p)(F) P.C., Lifts/transfers, M.H.C. Contract until June 30/22 [Kiwanis #7]



CSWI (Alt. 24hr.W.W,)(Sat & Sun 9a-9p) P.C., Lifts/transfers, M.H.C., B.O.C. Cat month to month contract. [St. Charles]



CSWI (Alt.12hr W.W.) (Sat & Sun 9am-3pm) P.C., B.O.C., C.C. 



CSWI (Alt. 24hr W.W.) (Sat & Sun 9am-9pm) Minimal P.C., B.O.C., M.H.C., FASD 



2-CSWI (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Fri 9p-Sat 9p) P.C., B.O.C. 



CSWI (Alt.16hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 10a-6p) Minimal P.C., B.O.C. Vehicle required. 



CSWI (16hrs/wk)(Wed & Fri 1pm-9pm)P.C.,C.C., M.H.C. 



CSWI (Alt.12hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 12pm-6pm)(F) P.C., M.H.C. 



CSWI (Alt. 24hr W.W.)(Sat & Sun 9am-9pm) P.C., B.O.C., M.H.C. contract until Sept 2022.



CSWI (Alt.16hr W.W.)(Sat & Sun 11am-7pm) B.O.C, 1:1 Support.



Team Leader (40hrs/wk)(Mon -Fri 8am-4pm) B.O.C., M.H.C. Experience leading a team, good communication & strong administrative & computer skills an asset. 1 year contact with the possibility of extension. 

May 23


CSWII (40hrs/wk)(Mon-Fri 9a-4p) P.C., M.H.C., C.C. 6 month contract.



CSWI (30hrs/wk)(Mon-Fri 4p-10p) P.C., M.H.C., C.C. 



CSWI (Alt. 24hr W.W.)(Fri 10p- Sat 10p) P.C. M.H.C. 


Team Leader


SKILLS is a progressive community-based agency which provides a range of supports to people with disabilities. 

The search is on for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and experienced Full-time Permanent Team Leader to provide strong mentorship and leadership to a large and diverse committed and caring staffing team supporting 3 Individuals who live together in a home in North Edmonton. This position offers 40 hrs a week: Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm.

The ideal applicant will have demonstrated experience providing supervision, training and mentorship within a team and be well versed in Person Centred Planning, Positive Practices and Community Inclusion. Experience working with Complex Needs is a must. An ability to work and collaborate with other professionals, parents and families would be a definite asset.

A Vehicle is required, along with Adequate Insurance & Clear Drivers Abstract. 

The successful applicant must provide a current clear Criminal Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector Search current within 6 months. 

Starting wage range for this position is $24.99 to $27.05 per hour and is commensurate with education and experience. SKILLS’ offer’s benefits and paid in-house training to employees.

Please forward resumes along with a covering letter quoting reference #TL22 to the Human Resources by May 23, 2022. 

Skills Society requires all employees, new hires, volunteers, and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of their vaccination status.

Only Applicant selected for an interview will be contacted, no phone calls please.

Skills Society has intentional practices in place to achieve fairness in employment and create a diverse workforce. No person will be denied employment opportunities or opportunities or benefits for reasons unrelated to their abilities. Recruitment and advancement will not discriminate on the grounds of any protected characteristics under Alberta Human Rights or Canadian Human Rights legislation. Individuals will be recruited to positions based on their skills, qualifications and attributes required for employment and alignment to agency core values.

Community Support Worker II (CSWII) (F) 
Month to Month ContractWeekend On-Call Physical Responder

This Community Support Worker II Flex position is available to current Permanent employees in good standing who have all training requirements up to date.

This position is used to cover a weekend when one of the On-Call Physical Responder is not available to work or on a weekend when an extra On-Call Physical Responder is needed. 

Do you have a vehicle and a cell phone?

Are you available on Weekends from the Friday at 4:30PM through until Monday at 8:30AM? In the case of a long weekend, the hours would increase to cover the extra day.

Do you have experience and are comfortable with personal care along with dealing with individuals who may have complex behavioral and/or medical needs?

Are you comfortable working in a home with pets? ie: Cats, Dogs, Hamsters or Snake. 

You will be compensated at a flat rate of $300.00 per weekend and $450.00 for a long-weekend for being on-call and must be available to cover any vacant shifts on the weekend you are scheduled. If you are called in to cover just a part of the weekend, then the flat rate will be pro-rated for the days you are On-Call.

In addition, if you are called in and actually; cover a shift, those hours will be paid at $21.85/hr for awake hours and minimum wage for sleep hours.

If this opportunity sounds appealing to you, please submit your memo indicating your interest to Human Resources.


Please note: Once a position appears on the posting, it may stay on until the position has been filled, even though the competition may already be closed

Vacancies that are in bold and italic typeface are new vacancies. These are open exclusively to internal competition for one week from the day it was posted. The Human Resources Manager must receive memos within that week to be considered in a specific competition. After that period, the competition may be closed and/or the vacancy filled without further notice.
The number of hours is the Total amount of hours for the week or weekend (eg. a 16 hr. Alt. W.W. works 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday). Weekend positions include statutory holidays unless otherwise indicated. All contract positions are with the possibility of extension.
 (F) = Female   (M) = Male   S.N.W.W. = Sleep Night Weekend Worker   S. N.W. = Sleep Night Worker  A.N.W.  = Awake Night Worker     A.N.W.W. = Awake Night Weekend Worker   B.O.C. = Behaviours of Concern    P. C. = Personal Care    M.H.C. = Mental Health Concerns    C.C. = Community Connecting

Upcoming Internal Training Dates



Emergency First Aid/CPR

To complete certification of this training it is mandatory that you attend the entire course (required by Occupational Health and Safety).  It is expected that you make the necessary arrangements to attend the full amount of training.

Please treat this training as you would a regularly scheduled work shift regarding punctuality and attendance.

To register, please contact Tracey Woodward at 780-496-9686 or Lizzamarie Morey in Human Resources at 780-496-9686 or email

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: May 18, 2022  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: June 1, 2022  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: June 22, 2022  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


Medication Administration

Maximum limit of 20 people so register early!

Medication Administration certification is valid for 3 years. All staff must maintain valid Medication Administration certification. It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep your certificate up to date.

To register, please contact Tracey Woodward at 780-496-9686  or Lizzamarie Morey in Human Resources at 780-496-9686 or email

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: May 17, 2022  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: June 28, 2022  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: July 21, 2022  (Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm



This training is mandatory for all SKILLS employees.  MANDT will be replacing Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

The MANDT System® is a person-centered values-based training which encourages positive interaction and healthy relationships with others. The concepts offered in The MANDT System® promote respect and dignity for all people with an emphasis on the team approach to ensure well-being and safety in both non-physical and physical interaction with others.

Maximum limit of 20 people so register early

To register, please contact Tracey Woodward at 780-496-9686 or Lizzamarie Morey in Human Resources at 780-496-9686 or email

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: May 10 & 11, 2022  (Wednesday & Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: June 7 & 8, 2022  (Tuesday & Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: June 23 & 24, 2022  (Thursday & Friday)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: July 13 & 14, 2022  (Wednesday & Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Keeping People Safe from Abuse

This course allows an opportunity to reflect on the incidence and causes of abuse.  It will look at how we at SKILLS are going to nurture and create an environment that keeps people safe from abuse and that is hostile for abusers.

To register, please contact Tracey Woodward at 780-496-9686  or Lizzamarie Morey in Human Resources at 780-496-9686 or email

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: May 31, 2022  (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: June 15, 2022  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: July 19, 2022  (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm





This is our interactive welcome to Skills Society.

You’ll be:

  • getting to know some of your colleagues at Skills.
  • exploring what our core values are and what they look like in
  • Learning how you can contribute to our vision of
    supporting the citizenship of
    people with disabilities.

To register, please contact Tracey Woodward or Lizzamarie Morey in Human Resources at 780-496-9686 or email

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: July 27, 2022  (Wednesday)
Time: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm


ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Suicide affects us all! More than 3,500 Canadians kill themselves each year!  Anyone can be at risk but suicide can be prevented through the actions of prepared caregivers.  Just as “CPR” skills makes physical first aid possible, training in suicide intervention develops the skills used in suicide first aid.  ASIST is a two-day interactive and practice-dominated course designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.  ASIST also meets the guidelines for the Alberta Association of Services and Families.

(Your full attendance for both days of training is required)

Maximum limit of 30 people so register early!

This training is Mandatory for anyone who is supporting children or workin inn Outreach, but is open to all employees.

Please contact Tracey Woodward or Lizzamarie Morey  in Human Resources to register at (780) 496-9686 or email




Presented by: Anita Watts

You will learn how to help adults who are showing signs of mental health concerns or who are experiencing a mental health crisis.  This is an interactive course that is provided in a learning, supportive group environment.  Practical skills are taught using a five-step model that is easy to remember and apply in real life situations.

There is limited space, so to register please contact tracey woodward or lizzamarie morey at 780-496-9686 or email