e4c Life Skills Coordinator – Buffalo Home (Women’s House) Full Time in Edmonton, AB


Branch Edmonton AB CA

Life Skills Coordinator – Buffalo Home (Women’s House)
Edmonton, AB

Three (3) years of related direct service work experience. Degree or Diploma inthe area of Human Services, Education and/or Administration….

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual who is interested in social justice, socialchange, 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.You willbuild relationships with residents and explore with them how they want to live and structure their lives. Through that relationship, you willwill 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.

Hours: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off: 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Why Join Our Team

  • Build relationships and connect people to the work we do.
  • Engagewith individuals inmeaningful opportunities, which positively impact those we serve.
  • Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.
  • In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role.

In YourRole You Will

  • Develop, teach and model a spectrum of basic life skills in the home and with residents including but not limited tocooking, meal planning, grocery shopping, public transportation education, time management, problem solving, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, medication management, and cleaning with residents.
  • Create opportunities for life skills learning for special occasions and wellness programming.
  • Communicate with Alberta Health Services staff to ensure residents’ case plans align with transition plans.
  • Maintain adequate food inventory and kitchen supplies with adherence to the kitchen budget.
  • Administer medication for all residents.
  • Facilitate positive relationship building with staff, neighbors and community members.
  • Comply with all legislation, bylaws and standards (health, fire, safety, city, and accreditation).

Education and Certifications

  • Degree or Diploma inthe area of Human Services, Education and/or Administration.
  • Police Information Check including vulnerable sector.
  • Child Intervention Check.
  • Required: First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety Training
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licenseand access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Proof of Vehicle Insurance(proof of 2 milliondollarliability coverage), Registration and 3 year Drivers Abstract.
  • Recommended: Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training and Cultural Awareness


  • 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 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. 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 opportunities.
  • Integrity and Ethical Behavior- a clear understanding of ethical and practices. Aligns behavior with an ethical framework.

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 or faith.

Thank you to all those apply.Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

Job Type: Full-time

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-23
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