Alberta Council of Disability Services

Survey Team Leader Qualifications

CET Accreditation Team Leaders preside over the site-survey and will generally work with one or more survey team members. Along with gathering and recording site-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
  • proficiency in 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

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