Overnight Life Skills Coach – Buffalo Home (Women’s House)
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 support residents who identify as women (ages 18+) within a 10 bed residential setting. You will facilitate meaningful life skills building opportunities that align with residents’ goals, model what it looks like to build structure around 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!
Hours: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off: 11:30pm to 9:00am
Why You Should Apply
- Build relationships and engage with individuals in meaningful opportunities.
- 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-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.
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
- Diploma in the area of Human Services, Psychology, Education or a related discipline.
- Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Intervention Record Check.
- Medication Administration
- Suicide Intervention
- Food Safety
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Proof of Vehicle Insurance, Registration and 3 year Drivers Abstract.
- Mental Health First Aid
- De-escalation Certificate
- Harm Reduction Training
- Cultural Awareness
- 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.
- 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
- 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)
- Integrity and Ethical Behavior – a clear understanding of ethical and practices. Aligns behavior with an ethical framework.
When applying, please submit a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest and relevant experience.
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 apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.