Youth and Family Support Worker
Summer Student Position


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.

Summit, is seeking a  motivated summer student to join its residentially based therapeutic program for youth aged 13 – 16 years.  This program offers a strength-based treatment for behavioural issues in an environment where youth are able to address their difficulties and change patterns of behaviour.  All program components work toward stabilizing challenging behaviours, teaching effective life and living skills, and re-establishing a positive family culture.

As as a summer student at Summit you will be providing residential care to youth (delivering the treatment program; supervision; recreation; life skills; community service work; general maintenance).  The Youth Worker will have a degree or diploma in the Human Service field.

To be eligible, students must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act2; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

A combination of experience and applicable education will be considered, as well as the following:

  • Experience working with children and families from a strength-based approach
  • An ability to work as part of a dynamic team
  • An ability to be highly organized, energetic and flexible
  • Current First Aid and CPR C required
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license is required
  • A current (within 6 months) criminal record check including vulnerable sector
  • A current (within 6 months) Alberta Intervention Record check
  • Wilderness experience will be considered an asset
  • The following training would be an asset and will be mandatory through the course of employment: Suicide Prevention Training, Aboriginal Awareness Training, Diversity Training and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.

If you are the dynamic and qualified candidate we are looking for please submit your resume and cover letter to for attention Shawna Lorefice quoting job reference #1615. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Available to start immediately, position ending August 27, 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.