Program Supervisor – Shunda Creek

Why People Choose Enviros

Simply stated, our vision is: “The Power of Human Relationships Invites Belonging and Inspires Growth”.

Enviros’ vision, mission, and values inform our decisions and guide the direction that we take, and they can be found on our website.

The Program – Shunda Creek Recovery Center

Shunda Creek is an 18-bed smoke free wilderness based live-in addiction and mental health recovery, program funded by Alberta Health Services and provided at no cost to residents. The program is located an hour west of Rocky Mountain House situated at the base of the Brazeau and Shunda Mountain ranges. We are an addiction recovery program and work with young men on developing new skills to assist them in their addiction recovery and developing a life practice that will support them in living clean and sober.  At Shunda we are a community, residents and staff, we have fun, we get serious, we explore who we are in the wilderness and explore our own human wilderness. At Shunda we, residents, and staff, are all on our own journey of self-discovery, a shared journey.

Shunda Creek Recovery Center has been providing adventure therapy, wilderness-based addiction treatment in the Nordegg area of Alberta since 2009.  In 2020 we embarked on a search for a newer site that would support expansion of the program from 10 beds to 18.  In the fall of 2022, we acquired a site and have been renovating to increase our capacity with an anticipated move date of June 2023.

The current program supervisor and manager made a commitment to delay their respective retirement; to ensure that a site was obtained, a significant handover period was available to support the successful applicants, and the program was successfully transitioned to continue the world class work it is known for throughout Canada and the United States.


Come and work and play in the Brazeau and Shunda Mountain ranges.  Our evidence based and research supported program has supported many young men to make positive changes in their lives. The position is a 40 hour a week position.  It involves overnight stays unless the candidate relocates to Rocky Mountain House or Nordegg.


  • Degree or diploma is Social Work or Human Services.
  • One to three years previous experience in a supervisory role in a Human Services setting
  • Two to three years exposure and experience with Experiential Learning
  • Three to five years background in Therapeutic Addiction Recovery
  • Two to three years exposure Adventure Therapy
  • Dispute resolution skills
  • Registration in professional association or college as indicated by education.
  • A current criminal record check including vulnerable sector (completed within the last 6 months)
  • A current Alberta Intervention Record check (completed within the last 12 months)
  • A current First Aid and CPR/AED ‘C’ certificate
  • A Class 4 or 5 Driver’s License (Class 5 GDL will not be accepted)
  • A 5 year drivers abstract with no major violations (such as a DUI or Distracted Driving charge)

For Consideration Applicants Will Need to Demonstrate the Following

In carrying out your responsibilities as program Supervisor, you are expected to represent an agency perspective in all your communications and actions.

  • Ensure Clients have a voice and choice in their treatment.
  • Support staff in developing positive and professional relationships with Clients.
  • Consult with Therapists and Manager (as appropriate) regarding overall therapeutic delivery of program.
  • Ensure treatment teams are consistent in the therapeutic direction set for individual Clients.
  • Provide support to the staff team as it relates to Clients assisting staff in acquiring further knowledge regarding mental health and how it impacts Clients in treatment.
  • Provide support to Alumni who call into Shunda Creek.
  • Ensure connection to the clients’ family through phone or video calls, scheduled time with family therapist and supporting the quarterly family treatment weekends at Shunda Creek.
  • Consult with Alberta Health Services regarding the screening of incoming Clients as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all relevant documentation is completed including research, case planning, CIR’s, home visits and daily case notes.
  • Complete monthly and quarterly reports as required. (i.e. monthly nominals)
  • Ensure all Wilderness staff are trained to industry standards.
  • Ensure that all aspects of Adventure therapy meet acceptable therapeutic standards in collaboration with the Wilderness Facilitator.
  • Ensure your practice adheres to OH&S standards.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to, attention: Bev Oldham. Quote job reference # 2316. Competition for this posting close on: June 16, 2023, or when a suitable candidate is found.

Enviros believes in the power of diversity, and we are dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants and encourage people of all visible minorities, including Indigenous applicants, and those of any religion, sex, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to apply.