Foster Care Support Worker

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, 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic individual to join our Enviros Foster Care Team. This program provides 63 foster care placements to Calgary and Area Child and Family Services.  The program works with foster families and foster children to ensure a positive and healthy experience for everyone when a child/youth is in the Enviros Foster Care Program.

Candidates must possess a diploma or degree in the Human Service Field. Candidates will have knowledge of working with children who have been exposed to problems in their families, be able to work well in a teaching and supportive role with adults, and have experience with the children’s services field.

You must be able to work independently as well as be a member of the staff team.  This position requires strong communication, organizational and writing skills.  An ability to balance paperwork and client contact is required.  Current First Aid, CPR, Criminal Record including vulnerable sector search and Alberta Intervention Record check clearances are a requirement prior to commencement. A working knowledge of Alberta Child Protection legislation is an asset. This work requires that you are in the community and therefore you must have a reliable vehicle. This position is a 0.8 FTE covering a maternity leave which will begin mid-May, 2016.

 If you are the dynamic and qualified candidate we are looking for please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@enviros.org for attention to Dianne Schoeman quoting job reference #1608.  Competition for this posting closes March 28, 2016.

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