Program Manager – Shunda Creek

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 our clients 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”.

The Program – Shunda Creek

Enviros Shunda Creek, funded by Alberta Health Services, is an 18 bed 12 week live in, Adventure Therapy Addiction recovery program.  Shunda Creek serves 18-24 yr old males who have substance abuse issues and who often have co-existing diagnosed/undiagnosed mental health concerns.  Shunda Creek has been providing treatment since 2009 and operates 99 km west of Rocky Mountain House in the Nordegg Alberta area.  The site is 3 hours SW of Edmonton, 3 hours NW of Calgary and 2 hours west of Red Deer.  Shunda Creek is open to all males 18-24 years of age within Alberta. 

The Position – Manager

As the Shunda Creek Manager your primary responsibility is to ensure the delivery of an adventure therapy addiction treatment program in accordance with agency directives, policies, priorities within the Service Operating Requirements established within the Young Adult Treatment provincial program.  As well, in partnership with the Program Supervisor and Therapists, you must ensure the daily program activities follow accreditation and wilderness industry standards to ensure an integrated, effective, and therapeutic service. As the Manager you are responsible for ensuring an experiential approach, adventure therapy and strength-based philosophy is implemented in an intentional and safe manner. The Manager is responsible for liaising with the program funder, direct supervision of the Program Supervisor, Therapists and Alumni Facilitator as well as providing ongoing support and training to the staff team.  The Manager supports the Enviros Community through liaison, program development, on-call support and working collaboratively with other service providers in the community.

This position is responsible for the recruitment of the service delivery team and the direct supervision of the Supervisor, Therapists and Alumni Facilitator.

For Consideration Applicants Will Need to Demonstrate the Following

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

  • Ensure the program is delivered in accordance with industry and accreditation standards and is meeting the goals and expectations of the funder.
  • Ensure residents have a voice and choice in their treatment.
  • Ensure Principle Based Practice model is incorporated into all aspects of the program ensuring a holistic approach in service delivery.
  • Support staff in developing positive and professional relationships with residents.
  • Consult with Program Supervisor and Therapists regarding overall therapeutic delivery of program.
  • Ensure treatment teams are consistent in the therapeutic direction set for individual residents.
  • Provide support to the staff team as it relates to residents, assisting staff in acquiring further knowledge regarding mental health and how it impacts residents in recovery.
  • Provide supervision and support to the Alumni facilitators.
  • Consult with Alberta Health Services Red Deer with respect to resident demographics and emerging issues.
  • Ensure that all relevant documentation is completed including research, case planning, CIR’s, home visits and daily case notes
  • Complete quarterly and annual reports as required.
  • 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 and Program Supervisor.
  • Ensure all practice adheres to OH&S standards.

  • Three to Five years supervisory experience
  • Clinical counselling experience and asset
  • 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 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)

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to attention: Hazel Bergen. Quote job reference #2335. Competition for this posting closes on: when a suitable candidate is found.