Job Posting 66534

Life Skills Coach
Options Community Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey,BC
closes in 25 days (Sat, 19 Dec)
casual / on-call  •  Competitive Wage

POSTING
LIFE SKILLS COACH

Casual Position

Youth Services

 

The Life Skills Coach will provide life skills workshops and one-to-one support to youth and young adults (15-26) in their transition goals.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in intake process and case management/goal setting as directed by the Program Manager.
  • Establish a positive rapport and working relationship with assigned youth while modeling positive, appropriate behavior.
  • Assist youth in problem solving and planning to try to assist them in their transition.
  • Ensure an up to date and current knowledge of community resources specific to youth in the service delivery area.
  • Make appropriate referrals to specialty services/resources as required.
  • Liaise with other professionals and agencies in the community and represent the program and the Society in a positive manner
  • Maintain documentation and reporting requirements as directed by Program Manager
  • Provide life skills instruction (1:1 or group) as required in a variety of settings
  • Perform other related duties as required or directed
  • Weekends and evening required
  • Make recommendations with regard to the development of the program and participate in the program evaluations.

       QUALIFICATIONS
       Education, Training, and Experience

 

  • Bachelor degree in Child and Youth Care or a related field. Consideration will be given to other related education and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Current First Aid certificate.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License, full time use of a reliable vehicle and satisfactory driving abstract.Job Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience working with Aboriginal youth is an asset.
  • Crisis Line experience an asset.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Commitment to a problem solving approach
  • Must be sensitive to and respectful of cultural and lifestyle diversity
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of life skills development issues.

 

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal youth is an asset.
  • Crisis Line experience an asset.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Commitment to a problem solving approach
  • Must be sensitive to and respectful of cultural and lifestyle diversity
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of life skills development issues.

 

 

 

* An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months. Eligible applicants may be offered a casual position

 

Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search preceding your start date.

 

Closing date: Resumes will be reviewed starting November 26th, 2020 but the posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice.

 

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