Kickstand’s mission is to transform the way that young people (12-25yo) in Alberta access services and to ensure that young people and their families/caregivers are being provided with evidence-based and trauma-informed health, mental health, and social services. Kickstand is founded on an integrated youth services model, which seeks to bring together a range of primary care, mental health, substance use and social services, all under one roof. Our work is predicated on intentional partnerships with the philanthropic community, research institutions and community-based, youth-serving organizations across Alberta. We hope to transform access to care by aligning existing youth services in such a way that young people and their families/caregivers can experience every door as the right door, as they navigate Alberta’s health system.
Kickstand is for young people, but we know that many young people have family members and caregivers who want to help them every step of the way. In other words, engaging and working alongside families/caregivers is a core pillar of the organization.
Reporting to the Community Engagement and Partnership Lead, the Community Partnerships Coordinator functions as part of a team working to lead the implementation of a provincial integrated youth services initiative. Kickstand’s Provincial Implementation Team is tasked with the successful exploration, development, implementation, and evaluation of a network of Kickstand centres. This work relies heavily on intentional partnerships and the collective impact that is required to transform access to care for young people and their families/caregivers. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with community partners and stakeholders to create a shared vision, facilitate co-location and integration of care options, and enhance understanding and adoption of the integrated youth services model of care.
The Community Partnerships Coordinator works collaboratively as part of Kickstand’s Provincial Team to achieve these goals and deliverables. This role requires a thorough understanding the unique local community contexts and needs, building and valuing partnerships and effective relationships, and supporting physical and virtual centres to facilitate meaningful feedback and engagement with youth and families/caregivers. The Community Partnerships Coordinator is passionate about building community capacity, meaningful youth and family engagement, and helping to build partnerships. They are interested in supporting systems transformation and improving health outcomes for young people and their families/caregivers.
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Additional Information about the Role
We encourage those who identify as BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to join us for this opportunity. We are committed to structuring Kickstand in an equitable and just manner to ensure those working at Kickstand represent the diverse, vibrant nature of individuals in Alberta.
Kickstand is made possible thanks to the contributions of many generous and important partners.
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