• Full Time
  • Calgary

Youth and Community Support Worker – Keyworker

Contract – 11 months

(1.0 FTE)

 

Why work for Enviros?

Come and be a part of a team of dedicated professionals that helps people reimagine their lives so they fulfill their potential and thrive in community.

As an innovative social services agency, Enviros has partnered with young people and families for over 40 years to take charge of their lives and actively choose the direction it takes. With a united purpose of making a difference in the lives of Albertans, our core values of passion, ingenuity, authenticity, resilience, belonging, and quality defines who we are as an organization. We value and promote diversity and inclusion and believe that it makes us stronger. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, and support the growth and development of our staff.

 

The Program – ExCel Discovery

The Enviros ExCel Discovery Program is a group living open-custody facility for males and females 12 – 20 years old youth serving an Open Custody Sentence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, while collaboratively working with the Young Offender Centers. ExCel Discovery works with youth to provide them opportunities to manage addictions, mental health and social issues.  The goal of ExCel Discovery staff is to promote a healthy re-integration into community by fostering life skills, attending education, and promoting healthy relationships.

Position Overview

The successful candidate will be part of a team that operates the program from an experiential, strength based perspective. ExCel Discovery is a live-in group home that works to reintegrate young person successfully back into the community. The fulltime support worker will support the safety and wellbeing of the youth while assisting with weekly appointments, organized outings, and supporting youth transitions back into community. The fulltime Support worker will participate in the intake process, and be responsible for all Justice paper work pertaining to clients within the program.

Responsibilities

  1. Provide support to residents through a trauma informed care perspective in a live-in group setting
  2. Participate in the intake process to ensure appropriate fit for program participants
  3. Collaboratively work with stakeholders
  4. Ensure all government, justice and daily paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely manner
  5. Crisis intervention
  6. Adhere to safety protocols ensuring the safety and wellbeing of residents
  7. Conducting weekly scheduled programming
  8. Facilitate transition to community activities for reintegration
  9. Maintaining regular house expectations including; cooking, cleaning, while educating clients on household duties
  10. Adhere to standard health and safety procedures
  11. Attend regular staff meetings
  12. Other duties as required

 

Competencies

  • Strong child and youth care skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Collaborative team player that is creative with strong organizational skills
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Able to adapt to changing situations
  • De-escalation skills
  • Open Communication

Education & Experience

  • Post-secondary education in Criminal Justice or Human Services related field
  • 1-2 years of youth justice, child and youth care, social work or human services experience is considered an asset
  • New graduates will be considered
  • CPR and first aid certification
  • Knowledge of experiential learning, strength-based practice and trauma informed care
  • Wilderness Training is considered an asset

 

Other Qualifications

  • 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
  • Police Record Check with Vulnerable sector check (within six (6) months)
  • Child Intervention Check (within one (1) year)

 

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@enviros.org: attention Victoria Cowtun. Quote job reference #2164. Competition for this posting closes on: September 21, 2021.

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.

To apply for this job please visit enviros.org.