Community Respite Facilitator- Full time, part time and casual positions available – 15 Month contract – 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 – Respite Care Connection
The Respite Care Connection promotes, strengthens, and preserves the right for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities to engage with peers in positive community-based activities. Clients have diagnoses such as ADHD, FASD and ASD and the 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 three youth. The Respite Care Connection recently received a grant to expand our services to children and youth of all abilities who face barriers in accessing programming in the city. The Respite Care Connection 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.  The program will run:

Tuesday-Friday 3pm-8pm
Saturdays 9-5pm

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

COVID – We take all necessary precautions when running our program such as social distancing, wearing masks while inside, regular sanitization of hands and surfaces. PPE will be provided. As we frequently access public spaces, the ideal candidate will be required to follow the requirements of the restriction exemption program.

 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 a 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, 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 careers@enviros.org attention to Tiffany Medeiros with quoting reference #2248. Competition for this posting will close when 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.