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Make a Difference in the Lives of those Affected by Huntington Disease.

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is a nonprofit, charitable organization which raises funds to deliver individual and group counseling services to support individuals and families living with Huntington disease (HD) and to fund medical research to delay or stop the progression of the disease. The Society also works with health and social service professionals to enable them to better serve people living with HD. The Society’s national office is located in Kitchener, Ontario with regional offices across Canada, which deliver support to families and individuals, plus 30 volunteer groups, or Chapters, engaged in fundraising. HSC raises approximately $4 million, annually, through a diversified fundraising portfolio, e.g., direct mail, personal calls, and special events.

We currently have one position available. Thank you for your interest.

SOCIAL WORKER (PART TIME, BASED IN VANCOUVER, BC)

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is currently recruiting a SOCIAL WORKER in Vancouver, BC to provide social work support as part of the British Columbia Resource Centre located at the Centre for HD at UBC Hospital. This is a part-time (22.5 hours per week), permanent position reporting to the British Columbia Resource Centre Director and the National Director of Family Services and Community Development.  Salary is starting at $28.00/hour depending on experience.

As a member of the HSC National Family Services Team, you will be facilitating a process to help people at-risk for Huntington disease (HD), people living with HD, their caregivers, and family members – understand and adjust to the changes and losses brought about by HD and maximize the quality of their lives. You will also work with professionals and volunteers to ensure HSC clients have access to a full continuum of services to meet their unique needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support and outreach services to individuals and families
  • Facilitating support groups
  • Linking with community services
  • Delivering educational presentations
  • Working as a member of the Centre for HD multidisciplinary team
  • Assisting in planning the BC Annual Therapeutic Retreat for persons with HD
  • Keeping electronic records and reports using an online database

Requirements:

  • Degree in social work: BSW
  • Member of the British Columbia College of Social Workers
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Minimum of two years working experience providing individual/family support and community education/development
  • Experience with progressive neurological diseases and/or disabilities preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Available to attend semi-annual National Team Meetings and the bi-annual HSC National Conference
  • Valid driver’s licence and recent criminal reference check (incl. vulnerable populations) required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and electronic client databases

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC), located in Kitchener, Ontario, was established in 1973 as a national network of volunteers and professionals united in the fight against HD. Huntington disease is a devastating hereditary brain disorder with a 50% risk of being inherited. HSC focuses efforts on delivering services, enabling others to understand the disease, and furthering research to slow and prevent HD. 

Resumes, emailed to hr@huntingtonsociety.ca, will be accepted until

NOON (EST) Friday, March 24, 2017.

Enter “BC Social Worker” in the subject line of your email. Only qualified candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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