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Company Name:
Enviros Wilderness School Association
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Youth and Family Support Worker Wilderness Treatment at Base Camp

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 – Wilderness Treatment at Base Camp

The program offers teens (12 to 17 years old) an experientially- based balance between individual and group addiction treatment and rehabilitation, traditional school, outdoor education, and community experiences. Wilderness Treatment at Base Camp provides a safe and structured 12-week remotely located treatment environment to support those healing from alcohol and drug abuse and mental health issues.


The Position – Youth and Family Support Worker (YFSW)

By utilizing a trauma-informed, experiential, and strength-based approach, the YFSW will work in collaboration with Alberta Health Services to provide experientially based treatment for addictions and mental health issues, manage individual cases, provide adventure therapy experiences, assist in maintaining facilities and contribute to maintaining a positive environment for both staff and clients.  

Of note: the work site is a remotely located wilderness setting, with staff sleeping accommodations provided while on shift. The position involves rotating shift work, including nights.


For Consideration Applicants Will Need to Demonstrate the Following

The successful applicant will have at least 2 years’ experience working with youth with complex addictions and mental health histories, experience and understanding of remote work environments; and excellent time management skills. Applicants must work well independently and within a team setting. As well, the following apply:

  • A diploma or degree in the Human Services field
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license is required (Class 5 GDL not accepted) and class 4 within 3 months of employment
  • A current criminal record check including vulnerable sector (completed within last 6 months)
  • A current Alberta Intervention Record check (completed within last 6 months)


How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected]: attention Michelle Gaudek. Quote job reference 1955. Competition for this posting closes October 14th, 2019.