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.
The Wellness Coach position reports to the Wellness Manager, and provides
key support to the program residents. The role is to build reciprocal
relationships with residents and through that, model healthy relating and
boundaries. Wellness Coaches work to create a safe environment, free of
judgment as an avenue support residents to achieve their self-identified
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 Wellness Coach works during the evening and weekend to build relationships
and support the residents in wellness-based activities. The focus of the shift
is on personal wellness and modelling what it looks like to practice self-care,
wellness and/or recovery.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Why Join Our Team
- 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
In Your Role You Will
- Coach and model wellness and self-care practices within the home and
- Work with Wellness Manager and Weekend Wellness Coordinator to build
community within the house and to develop good community relations.
- Foster a fun and engaging environment that facilitates the exploration
of wellness with residents.
- Communicate and receive information from housing program team
regarding progress of the residents, significant changes in behavior, and
any concerns/challenges that the resident is experiencing.
- When natural opportunity arises, promote conflict resolution, positive
communication, empathy and respect (through positive reinforcement, role
modeling and supportive listening).
- Working within a framework of natural law/natural consequences and
relationship-based practice to implement relevant accountability
- Approaches the work with vulnerability and intentionality to engage
- Actively uses “self” and own personal wellness as a tool to build
reciprocal, authentic relationships with residents.
- Communicate (verbally or in writing) pertinent information
(resident/facility updates, etc.) to team to maintain a safe and productive
- Communicates progress and outcomes related to wellness to the integrated
- Administers medication for all residents.
- Comply with all legislation, bylaws and standards (health, fire,
safety, city, and accreditation).
- Facilitate positive relationship building with neighbors and community
members, whenever possible.
- Adhere to Human Resource and Program Policies and Procedures in
- Other duties as assigned
Education and Certifications
- Degree or diploma in the area of human services, education and/or
administration and lived personal lived experience of addictions, mental
illness, racism, discrimination, poverty
- Police Information
Check including vulnerable sector.
- Child Intervention
- Required: First Aid
and CPR, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety
- Valid Class 5
- Proof of Vehicle
Insurance, Registration and 3 year Drivers Abstract.
- Recommended: Mental
Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training and
- One year of related
direct service work/lived experience
- Proven ability to foster
a team environment
- 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
- 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
- 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. Capitalizes on opportunities to model
healthy relationships and ways of relating with residents.
- 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
- 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.
Thank you to all
those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.