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. As an organization, Enviros has adopted the following principles: Voice and Choice, Collaboration/Team-Based, Natural Supports, Community Based, Culturally Humility, Individualized, Strength Based, Persistence, Outcome Based.
Why People Choose Enviros
Simply stated, our vision is: “Reimagined lives, fulfilling potential and thriving in the community”.
The Program – Connects
The Connects Program is a four-bed Live-In Program for youth ages 6-12 years who have status with Children’s Services. Connects offers a recreation, life skills and relationship-based program with an average stay of 1 year. The intention of the youth’s stay is to create a sense of safety where youth can learn to name their feelings and create new ways of coping, create a sense of community, and become active in physical activity and play that is age-appropriate. As well as to work through childhood trauma and challenging behaviour so that youth can be successful in maintaining future foster placement or a successful transition back to their family (parental or kinship setting).
The programming at Connects focuses on cultivating a sense of belonging, provides structure and routine that builds on age-appropriate life skills and staying physically active in the community. The Connects Program provides youth with a safe and nurturing environment, individualized care plans, educational and recreational activities, and the development of daily routines. The development of strong positive relationships is a key component of the overall success of the Connects Program.
The Position – Child and Youth Support Worker
The Child and Youth Support Worker provides supervision and support to young people residing in the program and is a member of the team ensuring treatment plans are implemented. All workers are expected to assist with daily household routines and chores, minor facility maintenance and direct youth support. Child and Youth Support Workers must have a good working knowledge of computer programs and skilled with basic office applications, as there are daily administrative tasks as well as case management tasks as part of this role.
This is a 1.0 FTE permanent role working 40 hours a week, 3 pm-11 pm Sunday & Monday, 1 pm-9 pm Tuesdays, 7-3 pm Friday and Saturday. Days off Wednesday and Thursday.
- Strong relationship development skills.
- Collaborative team play that is creative with strong organizational skills.
- Able to adapt to changing situations and being flexible.
- Strong communication and de-escalation skills.
Education and Experience
To be considered for this opportunity, applicants should have minimally a degree/diploma in the Human Service field, experience with youth in a group living environment, be aware of trauma-informed practices, and be professional, reliable and able to work independently.
- Current First Aid and CPR C
- Current Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sectors Designation
- Valid Class 5 driver’s license (Class 5 GDL will not be accepted) with a clear driving record.
In addition to becoming a part of a challenging and creative work environment, Enviros also offers:
- Competitive Salary
- Benefits Program
- Comprehensive Training Program
- Work Wellness Program
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org with attention to Stacey Dzuba. Quote job reference #2368.
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.