Job Posting 86224

Community Respite Facilitator
Enviros
Calgary area
220, 3115 12th St NE, Calgary Alberta T2E 7J2
closes in 9 days (Fri, 19 Aug)
full time - temporary / contract

 

Community Respite Facilitator

0.8 FTE -18 Month Contract 

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 Growth”.

 

The Program – Respite Care Connection

The Respite Care Connection promotes, strengthens, and preserves the right for children with developmental disabilities to engage with peers in positive community-based activities. 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. The Respite Care Connection is a community-based program for children and youth aged 6-17 years.

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The Position- Community Respite Facilitator

The Community Respite Facilitator will participate in and supervise recreational activities for small groups of active children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Activities could include art projects, trampoline parks, bowling, swimming, theme parties, baking, and events around the city.

 

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

  • Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

It is preferable that the successful candidate can go to fulltime during the summer months of July and August working Mondays-Fridays 8:30am - 4:30 pm.

 

COVID – We take all necessary precautions when running our program such as social distancing, wearing masks while inside, regular sanitization of hands and surfaces. PPE will be provided. As we frequently access public spaces, the ideal candidate will be required to follow the requirements of the restriction exemption program.

 

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  • A current criminal record check including vulnerable sector (completed in the last 6 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 a safe and reliable vehicle with room for minimally 3 passengers
  • An ability to bring energy, creativity, and enthusiasm into a dynamic team
  • Experience working with children with developmental disabilities is an asset
  • Experience facilitating groups involving children and youth is an asset
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention, 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 attention to Tina Cameron with quoting reference #2220. Competition for this posting will close when 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.

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