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Weekend Overnight Life Skills Coach – Permanent Supportive Housing

Are you patient, excellent at managing crisis, detailed, a multi-tasker, and enjoy creating a clean environment when it comes to transforming nighttime routines into learning experiences? Can you model what it looks like to build structure around night time routines? e4c is hiring a Weekend Overnight Life Skills Coach who will create a safe home environment for up to 20 residents (who due to histories of trauma and currently related mental illness and additions require enhanced levels of housing support) through utilizing non-judgmental, harm reduction, and trauma informed approaches. 

You will actively engage with residents to develop meaningful night time life skills that align with their own goals. Through a holistic approach incorporating natural law, you will focus on: building relationships with residents, modelling healthy nighttime routines, creating a calm and restful atmosphere at night, supporting residents who are awake, providing medication assistance, modelling healthy ways to resolve conflict and maintaining a safe and clean home environment. 

e4c permanent supportive housing 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, focused on reciprocity, relationship, and wellness.

Hours: Part-time: Saturday and Sunday: 11:30pm to 8:00am 

Why Join Our Team        

  • Part-time position includes: a robust employee assistance program and other work related benefits.
  • In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role.
  • Be mentored by a team of diverse individuals through coaching sessions in support of your professional capacity.

In Your Role You Will

  • Support residents to build structure and routines at nighttime including (but not limited to): cooking, sleep hygiene, conflict resolution, medication administration, healthy relationships, problem solving, and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
  • Use relationship-based approaches to guide and model a spectrum of basic life skills in the home with residents.
  • When natural opportunity arises, promote conflict resolution, positive communication, empathy and respect (through positive reinforcement, role modeling and supportive listening).
  • Provide non-judgmental support for residents who are under the influence or are experiencing mental health struggles.
  • Clean and maintain household to ensure compliance with all legislation, bylaws and standards (health, safety, fire, city and accreditation).
  • Inform and receive information from Housing Program team regarding: the progress of residents, changes in behavior, and challenges that residents may be experiencing.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and act as a point of contact for the community during nighttime hours.

Education and Certifications

  • Diploma in the area of human services, social work, education or a related discipline.
  • Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Required (or willingness to obtain): First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety Training.
  • Recommended: Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training and Cultural Awareness, Motivational Interviewing.

Experience

  • 1+ year of related direct service work experience working with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities and needs.
  • 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.
  • Experience working in collaborative partnerships.
  • Personal lived experience of addictions, mental illness, racism, discrimination, poverty is an asset
  • Experience working in collaborative partnerships.

Apply

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume outlining your interest and relevant experience to:  

  • Email: careers@e4calberta.org
  • Website: e4calberta.org

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 and only those who are short-listed will be contacted.