Circle Keeper – Community Services

ENVIROS – Who We Are:   

Enviros is an innovative social services agency that provides critical, individualized programs to children, youth, adults, and families in vulnerable situations to meet their desired outcomes and wellness.

Enviros helps person served make strength-based changes to move to independence within a healthy community.

Enviros focuses programs on the unique needs of individual clients practicing experiential learning to provide opportunities for personal discovery and growth.

Enviros focus is on building relationships and is the foundation of the work we do. This enables clients to develop skills, healthy trust, and independence.

Since our founding in 1976, Enviros has been an early adopter of new evidence-based best practices and has developed and informed other leading practices.

Why People Choose Enviros

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

Cultural Supports at Enviros

Cultural humility and learning is a foundational principle at Enviros and Enviros embraces the relationship between culture, and connection/belonging. The Circle Keeper position is a piece of our commitment to develop a more informed and culturally responsive approach to our relationships with Indigenous clients who are in our programs and staff who work for Enviros. This focus, while not new, requires more resources beyond the incredible support and teachings currently offered by our Elder Casey Eaglespeaker, and so in this way, this role will be an expansion of support and a collaborative position. Our Indigenous supports need a more intentional day to day focus to ensure we are responding to the needs of Indigenous clients while concurrently coaching staff in their understanding and learning of Indigenous culture and practices to support Indigenous people. The Circle Keeper will act as a connector and support relationships in the community, creating opportunity for cultural exposure and supporting the leadership team to further develop Enviros culturally sensitive framework and practice.

The Position – Circle Keeper

The position will work with programs to identify areas of need daily, teaching protocols and ceremony. The circle keeper will assist the organization in continuing to develop and deepen its practices in a culturally appropriate manner and provide support steps needed for Bill C92 and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action for persons served and the organization as a whole. This position will be working with local bands to support building relationships and increasing connection and belonging for children in care back to their communities. Reporting to the Executive team, the Circle Keeper supports the organization in developing a cultural lens for staff, and board while deepening our understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and being on a day to day basis. The Circle Keeper will work with our Elder, Casey Eaglespeaker, to provide support to the organization, and staff developing our practice and working directly with children, youth, adults, and families where appropriate.

Key Accountabilities

  • Working directly with children, youth, adults, and families to support increased cultural connection
  • Supporting foster care and other programs in developing action steps for Bill C92, ensuring Indigenous children are supported in connection and belonging with their bands and people
  • Identify key relationships to bands for person served and build bridges for cultural practice
  • Identifying key steps for programs to advance in their service continuum
  • Explore opportunities for staff and stakeholders to be exposed to cultural opportunities in the community
  • Working with our Elder, continue to develop and expand a cultural framework for the organization

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to attention: Candace Windisch. Quote job reference #2324 Competition for this posting closes on: Until 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.

Additionally, Enviros is committed to having a workforce of skilled and diversified representation of the population we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however in our commitment to the population we serve, preference will be given to candidates self-identifying as an Indigenous Person

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.