Public Guardian Rep
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May 22, 2013
Human Services Worker 5
You have a passionate commitment to advocate on behalf of others. You possess proven consultation, analysis, decision-making and investigative skills. You grasp conceptual information easily and are able to apply what you know based on your experience. If you are this person, we want to consider you for our team in Lethbridge. Working with peer professionals the Public Guardian Representative has the delegated authority to make life-impacting decisions related to personal matters with, and on behalf of adults who are unable to represent themselves. The PGR is responsible to implement guardianship provisions under the Adult Guardianship Trusteeship Act (AGTA), provide treatment decisions as a consenter of last resort under the Mental Health Act, and act as an agent delegated by the Personal Directives Act. There is extensive involvement with represented adults including persons with developmental disabilities, psychiatric disorders, brain injuries or mental impairment. Investigating complaints, providing educational and consultative services relating to the legislation, and advocating the interests of represented adults with service providers, other Ministries, private guardians and the public are key requirements. Three years or more of progressive experience assisting and advocating for a variety of disadvantaged demographic groups, administering related acts and regulations, sound background in medical or health related experience or familiarity with court proceedings are assets.
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A University degree (associated with the Social Sciences or Health Sciences) supplemented by a minimum of three years related experience. Experience working with and on behalf of represented adults would be an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
Salary: $2,368.82 to $3,062.14 Biweekly $61,826 to $79,922 Per Annum
This is a temporary salaried opportunity expected for a duration of approximately 1 year. Travel for business purposes is required. Valid Driver's License is required as well as access to a reliable vehicle. Public Guardian Representatives also participate on an after-hours-on-call rotation as necessary. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, Coaldale, Alberta, T1M 1M2 or by Fax: (403) 345-6455.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check
for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.
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