Network Staff & Board
Andrea is the Executive Director an has been with the organization since 2014 formerly in the role of Support Program Manager.
"Taking on the role of Executive Director of the FASD Network is challenging and rewarding. Our goal is continued growth and reducing stigma and systemic barriers so FASD can be discussed without the shame and blame that often overshadows the need for education, understanding and support."
Using her personal experiences and education, Shana works on behalf of the Network to develop and deliver training, often travelling across the province.
"Raising my daughter has inspired me to create change. She motivates me to work exceptionally hard to make this a better world and bring hope to her and everyone else who is affected by FASD."
Marketing & Projects Manager
Nicole is responsible for all kinds of projects at the FASD Network from communications and marketing, to resource development, to event planning, and more.
“Working for the FASD Network has been a very rewarding experience. My ultimate goal is to help the Network expand its reach so people from all over the province can access the Network's valuable information and much-needed services”
Nicole is away on leave
Support Program Manager
As the Support Program Manager, Chris oversees the services offered to clients across Saskatchewan.
Saskatoon Support Worker
As one of the Network's longest employees, Monique is an integral part of the Support Program team.
"I enjoy working at the Network, because I get to work within so many areas. Supporting our clients is very important to me, as well as providing education and support to other agencies, so that we can all work together to provide the best care possible."
Saskatoon Support Worker
Alexis started at the Network as a practicum student and now works to provide intensive support to clients who have involvement with CFP.
"I love coming to work everyday at the Network, because you can sense the sincerity and hear the laughter that fills our offices day-to-day. We always strive to make everyone feel welcome."
Regina Support Worker
Eryn works out of the Network's Regina office offering support to the surrounding community. She has been instrumental in expanding the Network's services.
"I enjoy working at the Network because I get to work in a diverse role with all the different people accessing services. My goal is to continue growing the Network's presence in Regina."
Saskatoon Support Worker
Laura joined the Network as one of our Direct Support Professionals. Her role at the organization has been to offer support primarily to caregivers accessing services.
"Watching my mother care for children affected by FASD has been my inspiration to continue doing her good work. I enjoy working with families to help them meet the diverse needs of their loved ones"
JESSICA BIG EAGLE
Justice Support Worker
Jessica's role is to offer Outreach Support Services, providing one-on-one support to clients from any community across Saskatchewan.
"My passion is to advocate and support individuals and families. Working at the Network, I get to learn about FASD and create strategies for those in need, this has been a missing piece in my support career that I am grateful for."
Saskatoon Support Worker
Jessica joined the organization's Support Program after working as a practicum student. As one of our Direct Support Professionals she offers client services to individuals with FASD in Saskatoon.
"I love working in the diverse world of FASD. My personal philosophy is to meet the unique needs of each of my clients, which makes everyday different."
Provincial Support Worker
Ashley has taken over the Network's provincial clients in communities outside of Saskatoon & Regina.
Board of Directors
Cara Haaf - President
Nolan Berg - Vice president
Keith Da Silva - Treasurer
Bobbi Spicer - Secretary
Become a Member
Thank you for considering membership with our organization. The Network offers membership to individuals for $20.00 and to organizations for $100.00. These fees help the Network to achieve its vision statement.
Membership is open to everyone. All members have the right to vote and become elected to our Board of Directors. Becoming a member is simple, just fill out the membership form below and send it along with payment.
We truly appreciate your support.
Become a Board Member
The FASD Network is looking for new Board members to volunteer for our team. Originally comprised solely of parents the Network’s board is now open to anyone with professional expertise or lived experiences with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Operating as a governance Board, members work together to oversee the direction of the Network and guide it towards strategically achieving its mission, “to enhance the lives of individuals and families living with FASD.” We are looking for someone whose background could be beneficial to our Board in the areas of FASD, strategic planning, non-profit management or past experience volunteering on a Board of Directors.
Your commitment to the Board:
All Board positions are volunteer
The Board meets in Saskatoon once every three months with travel and accommodations for out-of-town members being covered
Members serve on the board for two-year terms (for a maximum of three terms)
If you want to make a difference in the lives of those affected by FASD, we would like to hear from you.
An application can be downloaded and sent to email@example.com. Voting on Board Member positions occurs at the Network's Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 7th 2019.
If you are interested in working at the FASD Network of Saskatchewan check out our current job openings below. To apply please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate which posting you are applying for.
Regina Support Worker
Location: Regina, SK
Provide telephone and face-to-face support to families assisting them in putting strategies and accommodations to work in home, school and work environments.
Support families to access existing services and/or tailor services to meet the needs of persons with FASD and their families.
Support individuals with FASD and their families to recognize themselves as safe, supported, valued and contributing members of the community.
Facilitate support networks in Regina and other communities as funding allows.
Work to increase awareness and understanding in the community of the impact of FASD on persons with the disability and their families.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide telephone and in-person information and support to individuals with FASD, families and support persons throughout the region.
Provide one-on-one support with families affected by FASD in several concrete areas such as:
Developing support plans
Providing education around FASD
assisting families to facilitate respite
attending meetings and appointments with families to enhance understanding from both service providers and clients
becoming a part of multidisciplinary teams in education, justice, health, and addictions sectors to assist families or individual members
meeting with employers
Implementing appropriate strategies and accommodations that will increase the chances for success in the home, community, school or workplace.
Make referrals to service providers (ie: occupational therapists, counselors, addictions groups, etc.) Support workers will have the ability to provide information on FASD to these groups to meet the needs of the client and the community itself
Provide behavioral consultation and outreach strategies including home visits when necessary or beneficial. For example, providing practical strategies like creating visual charts, task lists, use of timers and other reminders
Assist families in accessing current services such as the CDS, mentorship programs and appropriate educational and employment supports. (Knowledge of regional resources and the most effective approaches to access such supports is vital.)
Support the facilitation of learning among parents (birth, adoptive, foster, grandparents, and extended families) through creative approaches (role modeling, demonstrating). This includes connecting families to training opportunities and provincial events provided by the FASD Network of Saskatchewan.
Assist families in accessing the assessment and diagnostic services available. Work with families to understand assessment documents and support them through the process.
Linking families to other families for peer support and shared learning.
Engaging with regional community professionals to educate them about the Network. Once a relationship has been established, work with the community to provide an opportunity for parents in the area to meet.
Providing support and education to service providers working with families.
Creating partnerships with local mentors and other support professionals working to provide guidance and strategies that are FASD-specific
Providing information and advocacy on behalf of families to ensure appropriate service provision within community areas and connect families with the Network’s resources in Saskatoon when provincial advocacy is required.
Contribute to board reports, annual reports and other documents as directed by the Executive Director and/or Support Program Manager.
Other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Support Program Manager.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as the position requires.
Travel will be expected, including overnights.
Must have access to a vehicle and be willing to use the vehicle for job purposes, including client transportation where necessary.
Related post-secondary education such as Bachelor of Social Work degree.
1-2 years experience working with families who have a member living with a cognitive disability.
Knowledge of FASD, its affects, and strategies in behavior management is desired.
Ability to use independent judgment in routine and non-routine situations.
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors and other staff members.
Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques as necessary in the completion of required documentation
Ability to plan, organize and/or prioritize daily activities
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $23.00 /hour
To apply: submit a resume and cover letter to by July 12, 2020.