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Amber Jensen

Online Portfolio: amberjensen.weebly.com


Amber.jensen@leths.ab.ca 403-795-7850

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
2005 2007

UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE

Bachelor of Arts
Psychology Major
Completed two Applied Studies and two Independent Studies on youth with
concurrent disabilities
Published work in the Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal
https://lurj.org/issues/volume-4-number-1/synesthesia

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER HISTORY


Sept. 2016- Present

LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO.51

Career Practitioner (Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and Lethbridge


Alternative Schools)
Complete assessments to determine assets and skills

Implement classroom programming for career and post-secondary planning

Create resumes for students with a range of backgrounds

Aug. 2008- Jun. 2010 Oct. 2015- Sept. 2016


NO.51

LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Advanced Educational Support (Various Elementary and Middle Schools)


Provide behavioural support for those with severe concerns (Code 42) in an
educational setting
Work with teachers, psychologists, behavioural consultants, and parents to
develop IPPs
Develop and implement modified programming, assessment tools and
learning strategies
June 2010- October 2015

ALBERTA HUMAN SERVICES

Career and Employment Consultant


Assisted Albertans in meeting their employment, financial, personal and
medical needs
Approved Learner Income Support for and case managed at-risk high school
students primarily at Victoria Park High School
Completed the 18 month Leadership Program and performed acting
supervisory duties
Managed the Housing First portfolio- a complex caseload where I collaborated
with professionals to obtain and maintain resources for vulnerable Albertans

March 2016- Present

SIK OOH KOTOKI FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

Board of Directors
Support the societys vision which is Working towards an improved quality of
life (respect, dignity and equal opportunity) for Aboriginal people in the urban
community
Plan and attend cultural events in the community
Assess and vote on policy changes, budgets and contracts
February 2014- Present

PEAK SUPPORT SERVICES

Support Worker
Provide culturally appropriate support to individuals with developmental
disabilities and addictions residentially and in the community with a focus on
harm reduction
Create and maintain case plans and make appropriate referrals to community
agencies
January 2009- Present

SOUTHERN ALBERTA CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

Foster Parent (Level 2 Home)


Provide care and supervision for youth in care requiring specialized care ages
12-18
Attend case conferences to collaborate with professionals to develop goals
and plans
May 2008- July 2008

MISTIK WASKHIK CULTURAL HEALING CENTRE

Youth Worker (Summer Position)


Supervised youth placed in care of First Nations group home due to volatile
family circumstances
Provided counseling to youth regarding issues of substance abuse, violence,
sexual issues, etc.
January 2008- June 2008

ST. FRANCIS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Special Education Teacher Assistant


Supported youth with disabilities (predominantly FASD and Autism) in a school
setting
Facilitated and encouraged positive student behaviours and learning strategies
September 2007- July 2008

LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

Intern Probation Officer


Handled cases of youth and adults who have been ordered under community
supervision

Prepared pre-sentence reports, conducted interviews and referrals to


community agencies

September 2005 November 2010

LETHBRIDGE YOUTH JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Youth Mentor, Co-Chairperson


Under direction of Alberta Solicitor General, managed cases using a
restorative justice approach
Recruited, trained and managed volunteers
September 2005- January 2011

GREYSTOKE HOMES AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Support Worker
Worked with families through Family Supports for Children with Disabilities
(FSCD) who have physical and/or mental impairments who require support
and supervision
Provided support and guidance in accordance with the wishes of the families
and other stakeholders in the form of respite care and daily living assistance.

OTHER TRAINING
Alberta Human Services: Disaster Social Services
Alberta Human Services: Understanding Family Violence
Canadian Red Cross: Violence/Abuse Prevention
Critical Thinking
Crucial Conversations: Certificate
Emergency First Aid and CPR
FASD-Working with Adults
FOIP/Confidentiality/Privacy Act
Introduction to Counselling
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Suicide Intervention: Certificate
Supporting Individuals With Valued Attachments (SIVA)

REFERENCES
Karen Bourassa
Teacher, Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School
403-360-8214
Trish Syme

Vice Principal, Lethbridge Collegiate Institute


403-715-6870
Mallory Kristjanson
Former Supervisor, Peak Vocational and Support Services
403-795-5787
Erika Publow
Caseworker, Southern Alberta Child and Family Services
403-795-4955