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Life Skills Coordinator – Women’s Transitional Housing

Are you passionate about social justice, collaboration and innovation? 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 10 residents who due to past histories of  trauma and related mental illness and additions 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.

Position 1: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Position 2: Overnight

Why Join Our Team

  • Empower people through meaningful opportunities and positively impact those we walk alongside.
  • In-house collaborative training opportunities and supervisory coaching sessions 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.
  • Full-time position includes: health, dental, sick days, an employee assistance program, and other work related benefits.

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 with 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.
  • Work within a 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 Certification

  • Diploma in the area of human services, social services, education and/or a related discipline.
  • Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • Required (or willingness to obtain): First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety Training.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Proof of Vehicle Registration and Vehicle Insurance (with 2 million dollar liability coverage), 3 Year Driver’s abstract and access to reliable vehicle.

Experience

  • 3 years of related direct service work experience with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities needs.
  • Previous experience with household management, cleaning, nutrition, meal preparedness 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 addiction, mental illness, racism, discrimination, poverty is an asset.
  • Experience working in a collaborative partnership.

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 identify, sexual orientation or faith.