Alberta Council of Disability Services

Survey Team Leader Qualifications

Creating Excellence Together (CET) Accreditation Team Leaders preside over CET Accreditation surveys and will generally work with one or more survey team members. Along with gathering and recording survey information, Team Leaders are responsible for summarizing the data in a final report.

In addition to the key attributes listed on the Becoming a Surveyor page, candidates will have

  • a minimum of five (5) years work experience in the field of Community Disability Services or other human service field
  • four (4) years of post-secondary education in a related area of study
  • experience in program delivery and evaluation
  • experience working in areas associated with the Ministry of Community and Social Services; Disabilities, Inclusion and Accessibility Division (the former Persons with Developmental Disabilities) and/or other funding body
  • prior training and experience as an ACDS survey team member who has successfully completed at least two (2) surveys as a team member

Equivalent combinations of work experience and education will be considered.

Because the work of a Team Leader involves pre-survey preparation, actual survey facilitation and participation, and post-survey work (i.e., from basic compilation of data through to the preparation of a final report, within defined timelines), critical skills include:

  • strong leadership and communication skills
  • above average writing skills
  • a commitment to quality work with an excellent ability to focus on details and accuracy
  • a commitment to meeting deadlines combined with outstanding organizational and time management skills

In this role, Team Leaders must also show above-average knowledge of and proficiency in using

  • you device's system software
  • Microsoft Word and Excel (specifically with using the reviewing toolbar, formatting, entering data into tables)

​Completed application forms or questions about becoming an ACDS team leader can be submitted to accred@acds.ca.

Applicants who wish to be team leaders will be instructed on how to

  • lead a site-survey and
  • document your findings in a concisely-written report

After successfully completing team leader training, team leaders must commit to 

  • completing a minimum of two (2) surveys annually
  • participating in any future surveyor refresher training

Becoming a Surveyor
Surveyor Team Member Qualifications, with application and reference forms
Survey Expenses and Compensation