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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: jobs@skillssociety.ca
4. Mail: Attention: Human Resources Manager

Skills Society accepts resumes and applications on an ongoing basis.

LEADERSHIP

Karen
Huta

Senior Manager of Human Resources

LEADERSHIP

Lizzamarie Morey

Recruitment Coordinator

LEADERSHIP

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 Jobs This Week

Skills Society: POSITIONS AVAILABLE

For the Week of  March 09, 2020

NORTH SNWW (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Fri & Sat 10p-10a) P.C., Lifts/transfers, Allergies March 31
  CSWI (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Fri 10p-Sat 10p)(F) P.C., Lifts/transfers, B.O.C., M.H.C. March 20
  ANW (50hrs/wk)(Sun-Thurs 10p-8a)(F) B.O.C., P.C., Lifts/transfers Immediately
  2-ANWW (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Fri & Sat 10p-10a)(F) B.O.C., P.C., Lifts/transfers March 13
  CSWI (14hr.W.W.)(Sat and/or Sun-Flex) P.C., Lifts/transfers C.C. 1 year contract with the possibility of extension. 1:1 Immediately
CENTRAL

CSWI (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 10a-10p) P.C., Lifts/transfers, M.H.C., C.C. 1 cat

[St. Charles]

Immediately
  CSWI (15hr.W.W.)(Saturdays 7a-1p & Sundays 12p-9p)(F) P.C., Lifts/transfers, M.H.C. [Kiwanis #30f] Immediately
  CSWII (12hr.W.W.)(6hrs-Sat & 6hrs-Sun)(F) B.O.C.,M.H.C. C.C., Vehicle required [Ingelwood] Immediately
WEST CSWI (Alt.12hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 4p-10p) P.C., C.C. Immediately
  CSWI (Alt.12hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 12p-6p)(F) P.C., M.H.C., B.O.C. Immediately
  CSWI (Alt. 24hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 9a-9p)(F) P.C., B.O.C.,M.H.C. 1 year contract until July 31, 2020 Immediately
SOUTH CSWII (Alt. 24hr.W.W.))(Sat & Sun 10a-10p) B.O.C., M.H.C. March 14
  CSWI (Alt. 24hr. W.W.)(Sat & Sun 9a-9p) P.C.,B.O.C.,M.H.C. April 4
  CSWI (Alt.16hr.W.W.)(Sat & Sun 10a-6p) P.C., B.O.C., C.C. Immediately

 (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

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.

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.
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

Upcoming Internal Training Dates

Training Calendar 2019-2020

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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 tracey@skillssociety.ca

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: September 15, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: October 20, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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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 tracey@skillsssociety.ca

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID- 19

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MANDT SYSTEMS®

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 tracey@skillssociety.ca

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: September 23 & 24, 2020 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Time: 9 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Skills Society Action Lab
When: October 14 & 15, 2020 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Time: 9 am – 4:00 pm

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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 tracey@skillssociety.ca

Where: THIS TRAINING WILL BE BY ZOOM
When: September 29, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: THIS TRAINING WILL BE BY ZOOM
When: October 08, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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 SKILLS ILLUSTRATED

AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR CORE VALUES IN ACTION

HELLO AND WELCOME  (Formerly 3WS OF SKILLS SOCIETY)

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
    action.
  • 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 traceyskillssociety.ca

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID- 19

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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 tracey@skillsociety.ca

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID- 19

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

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 tracey@skillssociety.ca

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID- 19

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