Specialized Foster Caregivers for Youth – Stride

(Contracted Agency Caregiver)

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 – Stride

Enviros is excited to be developing this newest model of care in the Child Intervention System. STRIDE is a Therapeutic Foster Caregiving model that is a family-based, culturally safe, short-term, out-of-home placement program intended to support youth with complex needs. This model is a wraparound service that incorporates a highly skilled and trained Contracted Agency Caregiver, as the primary change agent, working within a Therapeutic Team, including cultural support to provide individualized trauma-informed support.

Position Overview

Our Specialized Foster Caregivers provide youth with a safe, caring family home that can support their healthy development and meaningful connections until they are transitioned to their forever home. These Caregivers will provide the daily experiences that help youth grow into healthy adulthood. Our Specialized Foster Caregivers can have an incredible impact on the lives of complex youth who are in the Children’s Services system. We provide industry-leading training to our Specialized Foster Caregivers to ensure they are able to provide the support and guidance needed to see these youth successfully transition out of care.

With the care of a loving, trauma-informed home these youth can remain in a family home rather than entering into group care, homelessness or worse. Our Specialized Foster Caregivers can change the trajectory of a child’s life and future with the support of our highly skilled team approach. The successful candidates will be part of this therapeutic team, which includes a family coach, therapist, youth specialist and cultural support, that operates the program from an experiential, strength-based perspective.

When you become a caregiver with Enviros and the Stride program you are provided extensive support and resources. Our Caregiver Support Model is extensive and is designed with you in mind. This includes:

  • Extensive comprehensive training program
  • Structured Experiences
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Weekly check-ins
  • Program Support Meetings
  • Cultural and Wellness Supports
  • Individualized Crisis Supports

Competencies

  • Desire to support youth with complex needs
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care
  • Strong de-escalation skills
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Able to adapt to changing situations
  • Open Communication

Education & Experience

  • Experience in human services with vulnerable populations
  • Knowledge of strength-based practice and trauma-informed care
  • Experience working with high-risk youth

Other Qualifications

  • Have a spare bedroom in your home
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license (Class 5 GDL will not be accepted)
  • A clean driver’s abstract containing not more than two (2) minor offences or one (1) major offence
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C”
  • Police Record Check with Vulnerable sector check (within six (6) months)
  • Child Intervention Check (within one (1) year)

Perks

In addition to becoming a part of a challenging and creative work environment, Enviros also offers:

  • Daily tax-free per diem of $100
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Ongoing support and coaching
  • 24 on-call support

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume including which position you would prefer here with attention to Carlie Burnett, Quoting Job ID 2334. Competition for this posting closes When all suitable candidates have been 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.