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Summer Employment Opportunities with

The Foothills Advocacy in Motion Society (AIM)

 

The Foothills AIM Society is seeking suitable candidate for a summer student position.  The position is for our High River location and is for a student who attended a post secondary institution during the past school year and are enrolled in a university or college for September of 2014.  It is preferred that he/she be enrolled in Human Services (ie:  Education, Sociology, Rehabilitation etc), related education will be considered.  This individual will be responsible for assisting adults with developmental disabilities in fulfilling their community placement goals.

 

This position is for 14 weeks in duration commencing May 2014 to August 31, 2014 (some flexibility allowed).  Successful candidate must meet Summer Career Placement criteria. The salary for the position will be $14.00 per hour.  Student will need to have access to a reliable vehicle during this employment period.  Hours of work are from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday (30 hours per week). 

 

For more information in High River, you may contact Gerry McCallum at (403) 652-4161 ext 229 or gerry@faims.org

WELCOME TO THE FOOTHILLS ADVOCACY IN MOTION WEBSITE

It is with gladness and extreme thankfulness that we are able to announce that the High River branch of the AIM Society has been able to operate from our home for over two months now. It did take the full six months originally predicted to rebuild from the flood, and then not completely. But we are almost there, and most grateful for the incredible amount of help we have received. The people that we serve are now getting back to their familiar work and routines where they can, and are so relieved to be settling back in.

 

Work is a very important aspect of life for most people, and that is also true for people with disabilities. Their desire to contribute is as solid as anyone else’s, as is their value to business through hard work, dedication, loyalty and strong ethic. Please take a few minutes to view the video below. It gives a great overview of how hiring people with disabilities can have a positive economic impact on your business!

 

 

 THE ADVOCACY IN MOTION SOCIETY

The Foothills Advocacy In Motion Society offers supports to adults with developmental disabilities who reside in the municipal districts of Foothills and Wheatland County in the province of Alberta.  The AIM Society offers support in the areas of Home Living, Respite, Outreach, Employment Placement and Community Access through branch locations in High River, Okotoks and Strathmore.

Since our inception in 1980, the AIM Society has continued to evolve and mature.  We understand and celebrate the fact that people with developmental disabilities have tremendous capabilities and potential.  In each person resides an array of talents and gifts.  Our role is to find a suitable environment in which these talents can manifest themselves to the benefit of all parties involved.  Often all that is required is an opportunity to demonstrate these strengths and abilities.

The AIM Society has forged many long lasting relationships with businesses in the communities of High River, Okotoks and Strathmore.  Partnerships have developed with many individuals and companies, all whom we consider “Friends of AIM”.  Opportunities have arisen from these relationships that have added to the lives of many people supported by the AIM Society.

 

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