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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 eectively 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

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:
    • 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.

Recommended

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

Experience

  • 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.

Posting Close Date: August 4th, 2021

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.