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This full-time position will see the successful applicant work with Parkinson Association of Alberta to help coordinate and execute our programs and services for people living with and affected by Parkinson disease and Parkinson’s Plus Syndromes.  Working both in-office at the Buchanan Centre for Parkinson’s and remotely, the CSC is an integral part of the Organization’s team and contributes to day-to-day operations.  The successful candidate will be a friendly, compassionate, community-minded individual with a passion for people.

Office hours are 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday through Friday; with some evening and weekends required


Operational Manager


  • Degree or diploma in a Health/Human/Social Services field of study
  • Experience with seniors and/or persons with disabilities is considered an asset
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19
  • Detail oriented, organized and possess excellent time management skills
  • High technical acuity and ability to learn and adapt to new technologies (including Office 365)
  • Self-motivated with critical thinking
  • Empathetic and supportive of others with the ability to set and maintain boundaries
  • Must have or be willing to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid First Aid is considered an asset


  • Day-to-day client services
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Provide intake, one-on-one and family support, information, and navigation to clients
    • Including, but not limited to exploring issues, teaching self-advocacy skills and techniques, facilitating conversations, providing Parkinson’s and community resource information, and incorporating appropriate interventions
  • Develop, coordinate, and facilitate regional/provincial programs (including, but not limited to support groups, education sessions, and active program options) for individuals and families
  • Travel between communities for programs, presentations, and events
  • Provide technical support with online programs and events as required
  • Public presentations to various audiences
  • Develop new and maintain existing stakeholder relationships
  • Contribute to Organization’s knowledge base through targeted learning opportunities
  • General administrative duties
  • Utilize a Case Management System (SUMAC) inputting client information/data and providing reports
  • Contribute articles for quarterly magazine and provide content/up-to-date information for website/social media
  • Students/Volunteers
    • Host, mentor, and train students during their work experience
    • Complete evaluations and assessments for each student
    • Recruit, train and utilize volunteers when/where appropriate
    • Track student/volunteer activities and hours
  • General PAA
    • Attend weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and annual department/staff meetings as required
    • Support all fundraising events as required
    • Support all staff with general direction and day to day queries
    • Other duties as assigned


  • Plan and prioritize:  Plan activities ahead of time, organize and set priorities, anticipate resources, flexible to meet the requirements of the task
  • Follow up:  Continually be aware of work status, adhere to time schedules, meet commitments
  • Ideas and approaches:  Suggest improvements, try new approaches, be willing to experiment, take risks and learn
  • Communication:  Good auditory, verbal and written skills, understand and follow directions while feeling empowered to offer improvements, take initiative, maintain confidentiality, tact, diplomacy, and respect
  • Collaboration:  Share and be open to ideas while focused on objectives
  • Networking:  Build relationships with staff/peers and volunteers


  • Starting salary $50,000/year
  • Flex time
  • A comprehensive benefit plan including health and dental, and a group RRSP plan
  • Generous paid time off (vacation and bonus days) and sick days

Subject line “Social Services Assistant – Edmonton”