Casual/Relief Residential Youth 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, 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.

Relief Youth Workers with Enviros provide support and safety to the clients within each program, according to each program’s unique mandate. The Relief Youth Worker is responsible for providing a positive role model and cultivating healthy relationships; behaviour management as per each program’s requirements; follow-through on pertinent issues and related documentation (for clients and program); implementation of on-going programming, routines, and activities; and maintaining progress with program and client service plans. Relief Workers are expected to fulfill yearly training requirements, and are compensated for their training costs and time.

Working relief shifts for our agency allows for lots of flexibility in your schedule, as well as lots of variety as you will work for various programs within Enviros. This is a casual position that involves covering shifts for regular Youth Worker staff.

 As a Relief Youth Worker you will:

  • Provide a safe, respectful and healing environment for clients
  • Provide on-going vigilant supervision of the clients in the program
  • Advocate for the clients within the program
  • Complete daily requirements with each client within the program – including, though not limited to, chores, recreational activities, decision-making, problem solving, educational support, wilderness programming
  • Assume responsibility for household duties as required
  • Complete daily documentation and paperwork
  • Provide shift feedback, and attend supervision and performance evaluation sessions

 The successful candidate will have a Degree or Diploma in a Human Service Field, and two years related professional experience.  Current standard First Aid and CPR Certification, current (within 6 months) Alberta Intervention Record check and Criminal Record check including vulnerable sector, and a Class 5 Driver’s licence is required. Graduated Drivers Licence (GDL) will not be accepted. Class 4 licence preferred.

More than one position may be filled from this posting.  Please submit your resume for attention Bev Oldham  to careers@enviros.org .  Please ensure that you quote Job Reference #1734.  Competition for this posting closes September 15, 2017.

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.