Requirements:
  • Interview
  • References
  • Resume
Also required for this position: Background check may be required. Email us your resume, brief statement of how you want to contribute to the mission and 3 references.
  • Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families

Family Support Peer

By telephone or by video-conferencing or in person in Calgary, Calgary, AB, T2H 0K2 [map]
4-4 hours / monthly
Open
Did you know that every year, 1 million Canadian children are identified with a developmental disability?  Families have to face 1 million unanswered questions? Buds in Bloom was founded to begin to answer these 1 million questions. 

We're looking for a group of 8 professional, discrete, effective Family Support Peers to form the Community Advisory Panel, a committee on operationalizing child and family support programs in Alberta. One Family Support Peer will also be appointed to the Board as a Director and Chair of this committee. 

Responsibilities:
1- Be a peer support to an Albertan family living with a child who has a disability;
2- Develop a strategic plan for Peer Support programming;
3- Adapt and improve the original Buds in Bloom child/family program model to support Albertan families living with a child who has a disability; 
4- Launch the adapted program in Alberta; 
5- Meet quarterly as members of the Community Advisory Panel (8 positions available), holding meetings with community members and stakeholders, to evaluate the program's improvement and target-hitting; 
6- Optional: Serving as a Director of the Board and Chair of the Community Advisory Panel (1 position available, appointed by the voting members and Board of Directors). 

Requirements:
Having an ease in collective, collaborative, results-driven skill-sets, with the goal of growing our out reach to the widest possible community audience, as well as lived experience with a child who has a disability, is required.

The change you will bring with your volunteering is raised awareness about the cause, while facilitating relief, hope and empowerment to families living with a child at risk for or who has a disability.

Time Commitment: 60-minute to three-hour meetings are held in person and/ or by video-conferencing on a quarterly basis, and as needed in between Committee meetings. Electronic and phone communications in between meetings are also used as needed. The minimum time commitment over a three-year mandate is about 4 hours per month. Scheduling is flexible. A long term part time mandate is preferred. 

If appointed as a Director of the Board and Chair of the Community Advisory Panel, attending quarterly two-hour Board meetings in-person, and the Annual General Meeting.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Lived experience with a child who has a disability is required.
Excellence in team playing.
Proven results in supporting fellow families.
Proficiency in strategic planning of child/family programs.
Ease in trouble shooting during development, design, testing and program launch.
Monthly reporting to the Director/ Chair of the Committee, and to the Board.
Certification or Education Required
Have lived experience in living with child who has a disability and proficiency in supporting fellow families
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
Great cause; flexible hours
Requirements:
  • Interview
  • References
  • Resume
Also required for this position: Background check may be required. Email us your resume, brief statement of how you want to contribute to the mission and 3 references.
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for families