FASD Intervention Specialist  

Enviros is a charitable, non-profit community committed to enhancing the quality of family life in Alberta. We engage children, youth, adults and families in experientially based opportunities so they learn and develop skills that foster independence. Enviros addresses a broad range of societal needs ranging from programs for young offenders; family support services, emergency foster care, and helping young adults become successfully independent. Enviros opens minds as well as doors, promoting social responsibility through personal action, interaction and accountability.

Enviros’ Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Support program provides support for children, youth and families dealing with FASD. It is recognized that FASD is a medical diagnosis with variances in overall functioning abilities. The energy required to care for an affected child is extraordinary and needs to be recognized.

Enviros offers assistance to foster, adoptive, kinship and biological parents by providing them with the information and tools required to effectively parent a child or youth with FASD. This program provides innovative support to these families to decrease the chance of placement breakdown and assists parents in recognizing the strengths and abilities of the youth or child.

We are looking for an energetic person who is committed to lifelong learning. The successful applicant is inquisitive and curious. They work with families to explore family and child culture and strengths. The person will have a Bachelor Degree or equivalency in the Human Service Field and a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position. The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of FASD and be able to work well in a teaching and supportive role with adults. This position involves working with families who are caring for a child or youth with an FASD diagnosis. The position requires an ability to navigate through a variety of systems to provide support to the family. The position requires the candidate to be able to work with multiple partners to create a team approach. Additional training for the worker to gain expertise in the area of FASD is provided.

You must be able to work independently as well as be a member of the staff team. This position requires strong communication both written and verbal. Organizational skills are an important aspect to this position. Criminal (vulnerable sector) and Child Intervention checks, Current First Aid, and CPR are a requirement prior to commencement. This work requires that you are in the community and therefore must have a reliable vehicle.

If this is the challenging and rewarding position you are looking for please forward your resume and cover letter for attention Heather Hayes to careers@enviros.org, quoting Job Reference #1631. Closing date for applications is November 18, 2015. Please note this position is a 0.75 FTE.

Enviros is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all candidates for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.