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Board of Directors-Volunteer

Board Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings.
• Prepares for meetings by reading agendas, minutes, reports and other documentation required to actively participate in them
• Understands and demonstrates a commitment to the organization’s mission and programs
• Keep up to date with issues and trends that affect the organization
• Contributes skills and knowledge by participating actively in meetings and committee work
• Make inquiries when clarification or more information is needed
• Understands and monitors the organization’s financial affairs
• Avoids any potential conflicts of interest
• Understands and maintains confidentiality
• Ensures the organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements

Committee 
Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work. 
• Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments: complete them thoroughly and on time. 
• Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports. 
• Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus. 
• Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts 
• Participates in fund raising for the organization.

Governance
Oversee development and approval of the strategic plan, approve annual budgets and review operational plans.
• Define and safeguard the Society’s mission, vision, values and Bylaws within which it expects the Society to be administered and review these periodically.
• Govern the Society through Board policies and planning objectives approved by the Board, formulated with the Executive Director and staff, and reviewed periodically.
• Select and support the Executive Director, to whom the responsibility for administration of the Society is delegated. This includes succession planning,
• Review and evaluate regularly the performance of the Executive Director based on the specific job description and approved competencies and objectives.
• Oversee the securement of sufficient resources for the Society to finance its programs adequately.
• Account to the public and funders, for the services of the Society and the expenditures of funds.
• Ensure prudent and proper management of the Society’s resources.
• Establish the general values framework in which the Society’s human resources will be managed.
• Establish guidelines within which management may negotiate pay and benefits agreement with staff.
• Regularly review the Society’s services to ensure that they are consistent with the purpose of the Society and that its programs are effective and relevant to community needs.
• Represent the Society and its programs in the larger community.
• Serve as an advocate for services of good quality.
• Provides oversight of the organization’s efforts to build meaningful partnerships with clients and families.
• Monitors and evaluates the organization’s initiatives to build and maintain a culture of client- and family-centered care.
• Works with the Executive Director to identify stakeholders and learn about their characteristics, priorities, interests, activities, and potential to influence the organization
• Works with the Executive Director to establish, implement, and evaluate a communication plan for the organization. The communication plan includes strategies to communicate key messages to clients and families, team members, stakeholders, and the community.
Commitment (volunteer)

The Board meets one evening per month, September through June. Committee meetings are held when necessary and increase the time commitment required. Emergency or additional meetings may be called for special circumstances

Please send all resumes to, Board Development by e-mail at board.gscs@gmail.com. 

Permanent Supportive Housing- Support Worker II (Casual)

The Support Workers will work both the evening and overnight shifts at PSH. Their role will involve ensuring the basic rules of PSH are followed and the building is a safe, secure environment. The Support Workers will follow the policies and procedures of PSH and will follow the direction of the on-duty Shift Supervisor.

The Support Workers will enable PSH residents to achieve independence as far as possible in all areas of their life by providing appropriate information, opportunity, training and support. They will help PSH residents to identify and choose their support needs. They will also assist in implementing and reviewing care plans.

Position Requirements
The successful candidates will ideally have a degree or diploma in a Human Services field with a minimum of 1 year of direct experience in working in a residential setting. A combination of education and experience will be considered.

Please send all resumes to Richard Sanders, Program Manager,  by e-mail at richards@gspady.ab.ca.

Addictions Worker 1-Casual

The Addictions Workers will work both the evening and overnight shifts at Detox/Shelter. Their role will be to obtain information and prepare reports and case histories, appraise clients’ needs or eligibility for specific services, resolve conflict situations, provide personal services support to persons with special needs, liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients, maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research and can also include housekeeping and food preparation activities.

Position Requirements
The successful candidates will ideally have experience in the Human Services field such as street population, persons with physical disabilities, persons with mental health disabilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, social services agencies and shelters. The successful candidate will have current CPR and First Aid Certification and will be able to provide the George Spady Society with a Criminal Record Check.

Please send all resumes to Lindy Dowhaniuk, Program Manager, by e-mail at lindyd@gspady.ab.ca.

 Health Care Aide-Casual

The Health Care Aide will work both the evening and overnight shifts with our Place of Dignity program. Their role will be to giving daily assistance as needed in a harm reduction model which will include medication administration, wound care, and other medical assistance. He or she will be responsible for maintaining the accommodation area such as cleaning beds. The HCA will also be expected to work well in a team environment and follow the policies and procedures of the George Spady Society.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will be a qualified Health Care Aide. The successful candidates will ideally have experience in the Human Services field such as street population, persons with physical disabilities, persons with mental health disabilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, social services agencies and shelters. The successful candidate will have current CPR and First Aid Certification and will be able to provide the George Spady Society with a Criminal Record Check.

Please send all resumes to Lynn Adams, Team Lead, by e-mail at lynna@gspady.ab.ca.

Employee Assistance

Employees of the George Spady Centre, as well as their family members, are able to access a 24-hour counseling service. This is a free service that helps discover practical solutions for Work, Health and Life-related issues.

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Your EAP services include:

Professional counseling including an online program.
Specialized programs that focus on a range of work, family and life issues.
Resources including articles, action plans and self-directed help kits on real and relevant issues.
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