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Life Skills Coordinator – Transitional Housing

Are you passionate about personal wellness and demonstrating what practicing self-care and/or recovery looks like? e4c’s supportive housing programs provide housing for people in the middle of life transitions, looking for stability, recovery, and a better life. In your role you will serve people who, due to histories of trauma and related mental illness and addictions, need enhanced levels of housing support.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual who is interested in social justice, social change, innovation, and collaborative work to actively support a home of 5 residents to develop skills required to accomplish their goals. You will facilitate meaningful life skills building opportunities that align with residents’ interests, model what it looks like to build structure around both day time and night time routines, maintain a safe environment and actively build relationships with residents to enhance their capacity.

 e4c’s supportive housing programs operate through a model of wrap around team staffing that includes clinical supports – you will ensure that the program and its day-to-day operations meet both residents’ needs and agency/funder requirements. You will draw inspiration from the recovery motto of ‘one day at a time’ and model personal wellness, self-care, and recovery based upon self-identified goals of the residents!

 

Please indicate if you are applying for position 1 or position 2.

Position 1 – 4 shifts on 4 shifts off 11:30pm to 9:00am

Position 2 – 4 shifts on 4 shifts off: 8:00am to 5:00pm

 

Why You Should Apply   

  • Build relationships and engage with individuals in meaningful opportunities.
  • In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties.
  • Full time position includes: health, dental, matching RRSP contributions, sick days, 3 weeks’ vacation, an employee assistance program and other work related benefits.
  • Overnight schedule: more intentional time during the day, scheduling outside of a standard 9-5 practice, awake shifts to increase productivity and dedicated night time community building supports.

In Your Role You Will

  • Teach and model a spectrum of basic life skills (including not limited to cooking, sleep hygiene, conflict resolution, medication management, and household duties) in the home and with residents.
  • Review and communication information to housing program team and integrated care team regarding the progress of residents, significant changes in behavior, and any concerns/challenges that the resident is experiencing.
  • Promote conflict resolution, positive communication, empathy and respect (through positive reinforcement, role modeling and supportive listening).
  • Comply with all legislation, bylaws and standards (health, fire, safety, city, and accreditation).
  • Administers medication for all residents.
  • Facilitate positive relationship building with neighbors and community members.

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Diploma in the area of Human Services, Psychology, Education or a related discipline.
  • Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • Certifications:
    • Medication Administration
    • Suicide Intervention
    • Food Safety
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Proof of Vehicle Insurance, Registration and 5 year Drivers Abstract.

Recommended

  • Certifications: Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training, Cultural Awareness.

Experience

  • One year of related direct service work experience.
  • Proven ability to foster a team environment.
  • Personal lived experience of addictions, mental illness, racism, discrimination, poverty is an asset.
  • Experience working in collaborative partnerships.
  • Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, behavior modification, natural law, strength based, collaborative, and/or solution focused practice.

At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.