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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 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. 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 serve people who, due to histories of trauma and related mental illness and addictions, need enhanced levels of housing support.

You will build relationships with the residents and supports them to build structure and routine at nighttime. As a Life Skills Coach, you will provide information and feedback to the integrated care team to support each individual resident through a successful transition.

e4c’s supportive housing programs operates on the cycle of the day, drawing inspiration from the recovery motto of “one day at a time”. The model provides wrap around team staffing that includes clinical supports with a community-based approach, of recovery and sustained wellness of the resident. The Life Skills Coach builds relationships and supports residents to build their capacity. The focus of the Life Skills Coach role is modelling what it looks like to have meaningful, restful nighttime activity, and learning how to do basic skills that help with daily functioning.

Hours: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off: 11:30pm to 9:00am

Why Join Our Team       

  • Full time position includes: health, dental, RRSP, an employee assistance program and other work related benefits.
  • In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties.
  • Build relationships and connect people to the work we do.
  • Engage with individuals in meaningful opportunities, which positively impact those we serve.
  • Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.

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.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Degree or Diploma in the area of Human Services, Education and/or Administration.
  • Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Intervention Record Check.
  • Certifications:
    • Medication Administration
    • Suicide Intervention
    • Food Safety
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Proof of Vehicle Insurance, Registration and 3 year Drivers Abstract.

Recommended

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

Experience

  • 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.

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
  • 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.

How to Apply

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.