Community Respite Worker – Part Time Casual

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 and is the foundation of our programs and 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 with developmental disabilities to have a permanent home.  The program works toward this goal by providing caregivers with time to take care of themselves and their other children while their child is in respite. The Respite Care Connection is a community-based program for children and youth aged 6-17 years.

The Position- Community Respite Worker
The Community Respite Worker will participate in and supervise recreational activities for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. 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.

Availability: Staff will need to be available for the following shifts each week during the school year (times may vary slightly):

Schedule:
Saturdays – 11:30 – 6:00 pm
Sundays – 11:30 – 6:00 pm

It is preferable that the successful candidate is able to go to fulltime during the summer months of July and August working Mondays-Fridays 9:00-5:00.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

A current criminal record check including vulnerable sector (completed in the last six 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 work as part of a dynamic team
Experience working with children with developmental disabilities 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 careers@enviros.org attention to Eftihia Sintihakis. Quote job reference #2406. Competition for this post 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.