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SERVICE PROVIDER LIST #1 COVID 19 April 6 2020 (1)     Service Providers Current State of Services for Brooks and County of Newell April 6, 2020
. . . A reminder of our continued SUPPORT THROUGH PHONE, EMAIL or SOCIAL MEDIA 
As our respect for Covid-19 and its physical distancing requirements continue, most of our staff and management will be working remotely. Our SPEC offices will be closed to the public but we are committed to supporting our clients and community. Please call us – phone, email our general emails or reach out on social media. Staff will be available regular business during office hours of 9:00 – 5:00 pm Mon – Fri.
For those wanting to make use of our volunteer Income tax program, we can put your name on a phone list for when our volunteers are able to be with us once more. (Income Tax deadline has been changed to June 1, 2020.) Thank you for your understanding at this time.
Stay safe from ALL of us at SPEC
TODAY – May 5th is the SPEC-tacular Dream Cash Draw for $1,000! Thank you for helping us realize our Vision of a strong and resilient community. #localchildrenscharity #engagingfamiliesandcommunity
. . . (2) FULL TIME Positions available at SPEC – SWIS (Settlement Worker in School)  You are culturally sensitive and passionate in providing services to newcomer students and their families.  You will assist them to better understand the school system, making the transition to a new environment as easy as possible, helping them to adjust, adapt and integrate into the Brooks community, while taking into consideration the language barrier faced in the majority of situations.  You will encourage newcomer students, together with family members, to participate in activities planned in conjunction with the school.

Qualifications include a Diploma or degree in a human service area, excellent communication and mediation skills, at least one year experience working with children and families, and experience working in a school environment. Knowledge of the community and local/regional available resources for children and families is required. Multilingual skills would be an asset.  A valid class 5 AB driver’s license, $2 million insured vehicle, and First Aid Certification are required.  Prior to final hiring, Police Record and CYIM checks, along with a driver’s abstract, must be provided.  Salary is based on 160 hours/month

Please indicate on your application the position you are applying and submit resume with three (3) references to:                          Carol Gil, LINKS Newcomer Services – Program Manager                                                                                                                                            The SPEC Association for Children and Families# 101, 327 – 3rd Street West, Brooks, Alberta T1R 0E7                                                                              Fax: 403-362-5090  Email: carol.gil@spec.ab.ca                     Thank-you for your interest, only individuals selected will be contacted.


SPEC HISTORY


Established in 1978, the SPEC Association for Children & Families, began as a fee-for-service program with Alberta Social Services and Community Health. Since SPEC’s incorporation in 1979, the programs have continued to grow and offer services for children and families under the guidance and leadership of dedicated board members, staff, and volunteers.

SPEC is focused on the positive development of kids by providing a continuum of services from early intervention (prevention) to high intervention during crisis. By providing family support services, SPEC continues to focus on a variety of preventive and educational programs that promotes a caring and committed community where kids are resilient and valued.

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VISION

A strong and resilient community

 

MISSION

Engaging families and community in the well being of children and youth


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LANGUAGES SPOKEN
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VOLUNTEER HOURS
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CHILDREN & FAMILIES SERVED
2851
NEWCOMER SERVICES PROVIDED


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  • The Parent Link Centre has changed my life! Before I started coming to the programs, I was so isolated and my daughter was very shy. Especially as an immigrant and learning a new language, it’s hard to make friends. Now my daughter has good social skills and lots of friends. I get to connect with other moms. We’re much happier now.

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  • If it wasn’t for my family support worker and all the help they have given me I don’t know where my family and I would be

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  • My First Step Advocate keeps me in line, I am so grateful to have her

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