Overnight Life Skills Coach (Temporary Position) – Women’s Transitional Housing
Are you passionate about personal wellness and demonstrating what practicing self-care and/or recovery looks like? This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual who is interested in social justice, social change, innovation, and collaborative work to support 10 residents who identify as women (ages 18+). 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 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. 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
Temporary Position: For 18 months with a possibility of extension.
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.
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.
- Certifications: Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety
- 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.
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.