Community Respite Facilitator – Connecting the Dots

Contract until December 2023 with the possibility of extension

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 focuses on relationships is the foundation of our programs and what 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 best practices

Why People Choose Enviros

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

The Program – Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots promotes, strengthens, and preserves the right for children with any barrier to engage with peers in positive community-based activities. Clients may have diagnoses such as ADHD, FASD and ASD or may face other barriers to other programs. The CTD program focuses on strengthening self-esteem, skill development and socialization skills. This is facilitated in a fun, structured and safe environment with a ratio of one staff to four youth.  Connecting the Dots is a community-based program for children and youth aged 6-17 years.

The Position- Community Respite Facilitator

The Community Respite Facilitator will participate in and supervise recreational activities for small groups of active children and adolescents with varying abilities. The Community Respite Facilitator will be involved in the planning, organizing and running of the activities. Activities could include experiential activities to build social skills and regulation skills. It will also include fun activities such as art projects, trampoline parks, bowling, swimming, theme parties, baking and events around the city.

Availability: Hours will vary –  weekdays afternoon/ evening, and/or Saturday & Sundays—a combination of administrative work and working directly with youth.

Hourly wage between $20-$24 per/hour.

Times may vary slightly, with staff attending before and after the program for planning and debriefing.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • A current criminal record check including vulnerable sector (completed in the last 6 months)
  • A current Alberta Intervention Record check (completed in the last 12 months)
  • Current First Aid and CPR ‘C’
  • Must be able to drive own vehicle (no GDL licenses)
  • Must have your own safe and reliable vehicle with room for minimally 3 passengers
  • An ability to bring energy, creativity, and enthusiasm into a dynamic team
  • Experience working with children with developmental disabilities is an asset
  • Experience facilitating groups involving children and youth is an asset
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention, and Indigenous Teachings are an asset

How To Apply

If you are the dynamic and qualified candidate we are looking for, please submit your resume and cover letter to attention to Caitlin Palmer. Quote job reference #2364. Competition for this posting will close 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.

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.