Alberta College of Social Workers

Overnight Life Skills Coach - Women's House (Inner Way Program)

Edmonton   |      February 08, 2018 12:00

Category:     SW Dip, BSW, MSW, RSW, Other
Closing Date:     02/22/2018
Employer:     e4c
Title:     Overnight Life Skills Coach - Women's House (Inner Way Program)
Address:      9321 Jasper Avenue
City:     Edmonton
Date Posted:     02/08/2018

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 Coach position reports to the Site Manager, and provides key support to the program residents during nighttime hours. The Life Skills Coach build relationships with the residents and supports them to build structure and routine at nighttime. The Life Skills Coach works to provide information and feedback regarding overnights to then 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 works during the overnight hours to build relationships and 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, 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       

  • 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.
Qualifications:     Education and Certifications
• Degree or Diploma in the area of Human Services, Education and/or Administration.
• Police Information Check including vulnerable sector.
• Child Intervention Check.
• Required: Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety,
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
• Proof of Vehicle Insurance, Registration and 3 year Drivers Abstract.
• Recommended: Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training and Cultural Awareness

• 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.

• 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.
Description:     In Your Role You Will:

Resident Care
• 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, sleep hygiene, conflict resolution, medication management, and homemaking with residents.
• Regularly communicate pertinent information about residents to integrated care team to contribute to a smooth transition
• Review and contribute to 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.

• Communicate (verbally or in writing) pertinent information (resident/facility updates, etc.) to team to maintain a safe and productive environment.
• 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 services.
• Other duties as assigned
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