Foster Care Support Worker – Full Time

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 aGrowth”.

The Program – Foster Care
The Enviros Foster Care program provides the best possible care to children at a time of upheaval in their lives by matching a foster home to the needs of the child. When children are unable to remain in their own homes or with family members, Enviros offers Foster Care for children under the age of 18.

Enviros has 68 contracted Foster Care beds. While there is no typical length of stay, Foster Care is not designed to be a permanent placement for children, and ideally, they are returned to parents, or placed with guardians, family members or another more permanent home environment

 The Position – Foster Care Support Worker
Foster Care Support Workers support the Enviros foster families by offering strategies, resources, and advocacy for both the children in the foster homes as well as the foster parents. The Foster Care Support Worker has knowledge of working with children who have been exposed to trauma and neglect. They are in a teaching and supportive role with adults and have experience with the Children’s Services field. Through regular meetings, phone calls and in-person visits, foster parents are supported in their work. FCSWs may be called upon to attend school meetings, medical appointments or to ensure that the foster child is getting all the help they need.

 For Consideration Applicants Will Need to Demonstrate the Following

  • An ability to be highly organized, energetic, and flexible
  • Understanding of Trauma Informed Practice
  • Understanding and openness to Indigenous Culture
  • Experience in the Children’s Services Sector
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Above average attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be part of a team
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • Degree/Diploma Human Services Field or 2 years experience
  • 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)

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 JoAnn Frey quoting job reference #2234. Competition for this posting closes on July 4, 2022.

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.