Supervisor Community Access | Edmonton

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta (CFASA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children, teens, and young adults with autism. Established in 1997, the Centre has grown to offer a wide range of services to Autistic individuals and their families and is the largest accredited autism service provider in northern Alberta. Our mission is to provide comprehensive and innovative supports and services to those with autism.

At CFASA, we believe in diversity and inclusion. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it’s the right thing to do and because it makes us stronger. We welcome the unique contributions that future staff can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, different abilities, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

Job Overview:

We’re seeking a Supervisor Community Access to oversee the day-to-day operations of the on-site Quest for Independence program and collaborate on the initial development and implementation of the Supported Independent Living (SIL) program. In this role, you will be responsible for intaking participants, leading a dynamic team consisting of a program coordinator and community resource workers, team leads, and program facilitators who are hard at work supporting participants in reaching their goals. If you’re passionate about empowering others and driving positive change, join us in making a difference every day!

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent


  • Conduct all participant intakes ensuring all eligibility criteria are met, consents are signed, and participant’s service matches program requirements for the Supported Independent Living Program and the Quest for Independence Program.
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders within PDD to manage contracts, schedule annual renewals, and address complex issues as they arise.
  • Oversee onboarding and training of new staff members.
  • Oversee daily programming, meeting participant needs and ensuring all PDD reporting requirements are met.
  • Oversee effective implementation of person-centered active support (PCAS) and neuro-affirming practices capturing all goals within the individuals’ ISPs.
  • Complete performance evaluations and performance management.
  • Ensure all participant information is up to date and accurate in the Centre’s databases.
  • Ensure appropriate allocation and maximization of program resources, adhering to set program budgets, and approving staff mileage and reimbursements.
  • Regularly communicate with the Manager regarding program progress, identifying any risks or challenges, and sharing program data as required.
  • Chair overall team staff meetings.
  • Ensure OHS compliance across locations, providing related community safety training for staff and participants.
  • Stay abreast of best practices literature for autistic adults and other disabilities, ensuring abuse protocols and related requirements are followed.
  • Manage and action any concerns and complaints from participants, families, and staff.



  • Related post-secondary degree from a recognized institution with preferences for candidates holding a degree in Social Work, Disability Studies, Community Rehabilitation, or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience, including 2 years in a leadership position.
  • Knowledge and understanding of person-centered practices including self-determination.
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills and the ability to lead in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills, organization skills, and computer software applications (MS Office Professional).
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Clean criminal record check and Child Intervention Record Check.
  • Valid certification in Standard First Aid: Level C CPR & AED.

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