Life Skills Coordinator – Transitional Housing
Do you have a knack for making a house feel like a home and take pride in checklists to accomplish day to day household tasks? Are you an organized and detailed problem-solver who eﬀectively multi-tasks by using your in-depth technical knowledge of managing a household? The Life Skills Coordinator role could be the next step in your career if you identify as being a culinary mastermind and have a willingness to share your household organizational secrets!
You will create a safe home environment for 5 residents who due to past histories of trauma and related mental illness and addictions require enhanced levels of housing support. By utilizing non-judgmental, harm reduction, trauma informed and natural law approaches, you will focus on: modelling meaningful daily activity, cooking delicious meals, discovering residents’ own skills and knowledge, and initiating opportunities to guide residents with basic skills needed to maintain a safe and clean environment.
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!
Hours: Rotating schedule 4 shifts on 4 shifts off 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Temporary Position: 6 Month position with the possibility of extension
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.
- Connect with a variety of stakeholders – team members, residents, general public and community members to build and model positive neighbor relations.
In Your Role You Will
- Teach and model life skills in the home with residents including: cooking, meal planning, grocery shopping, transportation education, time management, money management, problem solving, healthy relationships, medication administration and cleaning.
- Plan and prepare meals in accordance with residents’ preferences in alignment with the Canada Food Guide and licensing requirements.
- Maintain food inventory and kitchen supplies in adherence to the food budget.
- Create life skills learning opportunities with residents and Wellness Team related to special occasions and wellness programming.
- Clean and maintain household to ensure compliance with all legislation, bylaws and standards (health, safety, fire, city and accreditation).
- Inform and receive information to multi-disciplinary team regarding: progress of residents, changes in behavior, and challenges that residents may be experiencing.
- Administer medication for all residents.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and act as a point of contact for the community.
Education and Certifications
- Diploma in the area of Human Services, Psychology, Education or a related discipline.
- Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Intervention Record Check.
- First Aid and CPR
- Medication Administration
- Suicide Intervention
- Food Safety
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Proof of Vehicle Insurance, Registration and 5 year Drivers Abstract.
- Certifications: Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training, Cultural Awareness.
- Three (3) years of related direct service work experience with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities and needs.
- Previous experience with household management, cleaning, nutrition, meal preparation and grocery shopping is an asset.
- Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, behavior modification, natural law, strength based, collaborative, and/or solution focused practice.
- 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.