Neurodevelopmental Assessment and Diagnostic Centre (NDC)
Enviros is a charitable, non-profit community committed to enhancing the quality of family life in Alberta. We engage children, youth, adults and families in experientially based opportunities so they learn and develop skills that foster independence. Enviros opens minds as well as doors, promoting social responsibility through personal action, interaction and accountability.
Enviros was one of the first contracted agencies to deliver FASD programming in the Calgary Area through Children & Family Services in 2002. In the early years of the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network, our agency personnel also supported growth in the area of FASD in Calgary and chaired the Network committee that developed what we know as CFAN today. We worked with community stakeholders and Government to develop the pillars and best guiding principles to advance FASD services in Calgary. We believe that practicing the most up to date models and learning from research is how we continue to develop the field. This remains part of our staffing and supervision model.
Enviros is very excited to now also add a medical centre that specializes in FASD assessments in its continuum of services provided to people living (or suspected of living) with FASD.
Contract positions for a Family Physician and Pediatrician who want to contribute to a dynamic professional team specializing in the assessment of FASD in children and adults. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team including a Psychologist, Coordinator, Program Manager, and on occasion, Speech and Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist. The Physician will provide the medical lens in case consultation and is responsible to give the medical diagnosis of FASD according to the guidelines of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Alberta. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the development and growth of Enviros NDC. The centre will be assessing a minimum of 28 clients per year and the numbers of children and adults will vary yearly. Note: this would translate to a commitment from the Pediatrician and/or Family Physician to approximately 6 days in total (max 10) per year.
- Review documentation collected by Coordinator and evaluate the medical history, developmental history and environmental factors that contribute to the social emotional development, behavioural regulation and learning difficulties of clients
- Provide measurement and analysis of sentinel facial features associated with prenatal alcohol exposure
- Work flexibly as needed when meeting with families and patients
- Participate in determining the strength of the evidence for prenatal alcohol exposure
- Provide interpretation of medical findings and work collaboratively with the team members to determine if the client meets the Canadian Guidelines for a FASD diagnosis
- Deliver the information to guardians, clinical staff and community professionals (i.e. school personnel) in everyday plain language
- Provide information that will be comprehensive, but succinct, easy-to-read reports with practical recommendations based on the individuals diagnosis and presentation
- Provide case consultation to clinical and community/educational teams
- Participate in case conference team meetings to inform, assess and provide consultation
- Potential to present to staff for professional development, participate in evaluation of clinic, and mentorship
- Current License with College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) and Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC)
- Current membership with Canadian Medical Protective association (CMPA) and Alberta Medical Association (AMA).
- Registration fees to the appropriate college and CMPA will be the Physician/ Pediatrician responsibility
- Trained in or have a working knowledge of the most recent Canadian FASD assessment and diagnostic guidelines and recommended best practices including a strong understanding of FASD and the 10 brain domains that are assessed
- Knowledgeable in the Medical fields of Neurology, Genetics, Psychiatry or General pediatric health
- Have an understanding of the risk factors that can affect the outcome of pregnancy and fetal development
- Know how to evaluate for mental health conditions using Criteria in the DSM-5
- Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required
- Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and professional development regarding FASD
- Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
- Experience working in an interdisciplinary setting an asset
- Models a practice that is aligned with the values of Enviros – Relationship, Belonging and Growth
- Cultural sensitivity and intercultural skills; fosters a safe and inclusive environment
- Commitment to support individuals and/or their families/caregivers who have been recently diagnosed with FASD to better understand their strengths and provide strategies based on the individuals medical and functional profile
- Clear Criminal and Child Intervention check completed
If you are the dynamic and qualified candidate we are looking for, please submit your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org attention to Sylvie Horan quoting job reference #1958. This posting will be open until a suitable candidate is found,
Enviros is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.
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