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 Life Skills Coordinator position reports to the Site Manager, and
provides key support to the program residents. The role is to build
relationships with residents and explore with them how they want to live and
structure their lives. Through that relationship Life Skills Coordinators will
work alongside of residents supporting them to develop skills and accomplish
their goals. The Life Skills Coordinator works alongside the AHS staff 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 Coordinator works during the day to support the residents and
build their capacity. The focus of the shift is on accomplishing tasks,
including modelling what it looks like to have meaningful daily activity and
learning how to do basic skills that help with daily functioning.
shifts on 4 shifts off: 8:00am 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
- Use relationship-based approaches to teach and model a spectrum of basic life skills in the home and with
residents. Develop skills including not limited to cooking, meal planning,
grocery shopping, public transportation education, time management,
problem solving, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, medication
management, and cleaning with residents.
- Maintain adequate food inventory and kitchen supplies with adherence
to the kitchen budget.
- Work with wellness
staff and residents to create opportunities for life skills learning
related to special occasions and wellness programming.
communicate with Alberta Health Services staff to ensure that work with
residents aligns with transition plans.
- Intentionally 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).
- Confidently practices with a vulnerable
and genuine relationship-based approach.
- Makes decisions about
intakes, and how to proceed in difficult or complex circumstances during
weekend shift hours
- Communicate (verbally or in writing) pertinent information
(resident/facility updates, etc.) to team to maintain a safe and productive
- 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, whenever possible.
- Adhere to Human Resource and Program Policies and Procedures in delivering
- Support Site Manager with administrative tasks.
- Other duties as assigned
Education and Certifications
- Degree or Diploma in the
area of Human Services, Education and/or Administration.
- 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
- Three (3) years of
related direct service work experience.
- Proven ability to foster
a team environment and provide reflective supervision to team members.
- 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
- 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
- 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. Capitalizes on opportunities to model
healthy relationships and ways of relating with residents.
- 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)
- Innovative - ability to challenge,
take risks and generate new ideas to improve operations or create new
- 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.