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Life Skills Coordinator – Young Adult Transitional Housing

Are you an organized and detailed problem-solver who can multi-task through using your knowledge of managing a household? Are you interested in social justice, social change, innovation and collaborative work? e4c is hiring a Life Skills Coordinator that will build relationships with young adults (ages 16-25) to develop skills required to accomplish their goals. 

Through the utilization of strength-based, harm reduction and trauma informed approaches, you will help create a clean and safe home environment for up to 5 young adults who due to past histories of trauma and related mental illness and addictions require enhanced levels of housing support. You will focus on providing supports related to: exploring the skills, interests and knowledge of residents, preparing meals, modelling daily meaningful activities, and initiating learning opportunities to guide residents with basic skills needed in a home environment. 

e4c’s supportive housing programs operate on the cycle of the day, drawing inspiration from the recovery motto of “one day at a time”. This model operates through using a holistic approach that incorporates natural law, a community based approach focused on reciprocity, relationship and wellness, and clinical supports that overall will support wellness and skill building.

Hours: Full-time: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off: 8:00am to 5:00pm.

 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.
  • Robust benefit program, RRSP contributions, 3 weeks’ vacation, EAP and other work related benefits.
  • 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

  • Develop, teach and model a spectrum of basic life skills in the home and with residents including but not limited to cooking, meal planning, grocery shopping, public transportation education, time management, problem solving, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, medication management, and cleaning with residents.
  • Create opportunities for life skills learning for special occasions and wellness programming.
  • Communicate with Alberta Health Services staff to ensure residents’ case plans align with transition plans.
  • Communicate and receive information from housing program team in regards to progress of the residents, changes in behavior and concerns or challenges the residents is experiencing.
  • Maintain adequate food inventory and kitchen supplies with adherence to the kitchen budget.
  • Assists with medication for all residents.
  • Facilitate positive relationship building with staff, neighbors and community members.

Education and Certifications

  • Diploma in the area of Human Services, Education and/or Administration.
  • Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector.
  • Child Intervention Check.
  • Required: First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety Training
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Proof of Vehicle Insurance (proof of 2 million dollar liability coverage), Registration and 3 year Drivers Abstract.
  • Recommended: Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training and Cultural Awareness

Experience

  • Three (3) years of related direct service work experience.
  • 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 and provide reflective supervision to team members.
  • Personal lived experience of addictions, mental illness, racism, discrimination, poverty is an asset.
  • Experience working in collaborative partnerships

Competencies

  • Empathetic Outlook: The ability to perceive and understand the feelings and attitudes of others; the ability to place oneself “in the shoes” of another and to view a situation from their perspective.
  • Communication: Comfortable communicating formally, informally, in groups and one-on-one.  Able to obtain and share information, ideas, and problems.  Able to ask for advice, support and accept feedback
  • Relationship Building: Able to build formal and informal professional relationships.  Fosters respect and reciprocity with participants/tenants, team members, other e4c personnel, external service providers and community members. Capitalizes on opportunities to model healthy relationships and ways of relating with residents.
  • Accountability: Able to define expectations for self and others and to act to fulfill these expectations.  Able to self-reflect, monitor and correct one’s own actions, as well as others’ actions)
  • Innovative – ability to challenge, take risks and generate new ideas to improve operations or create new opportunities.
  • Integrity and Ethical Behavior – a clear understanding of ethical and practices. Aligns behavior with an ethical framework.

Apply

When applying, please submit a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest and experiences for this position to:

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. 

Thank you to all those who apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted.