Job Posting 75909

Life Skills Coordinator
Edmonton area
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
full time

Are you passionate about social justice, collaboration, and innovation? Do you have a knack for making a house feel like a home and take pride in drafting checklists to accomplish your day-to-day household tasks? Are you an organized and detailed problem-solver that effectively multi-tasks through using your in-depth technical knowledge of managing a household? The Life Skills Coordinator role could be the next step in your career if you identify as being a culinary mastermind and have a willingness to share your household organizational secrets! You will create a safe home environment for up to 20 residents (who due to past histories of trauma and related mental illness and additions require enhanced levels of housing support) through utilizing non-judgmental, harm reduction, and trauma-informed approaches.

We are looking for a Life Skills Coordinator who will actively build genuine relationships with residents to develop the skills required to accomplish their goals. Through using a holistic approach that incorporates natural law, you will focus on: modelling meaningful daily activity, cooking delicious meals, discovering residents’ own skills and knowledge, and initiating opportunities to guide residents with basic skills needed to maintain a safe and clean environment.

e4c permanent supportive housing 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, focused on reciprocity, relationship, and wellness.


What you bring to the team:

  • You possess a diploma in the area of human services or a related field.
  • You bring 3+ years of related work experience with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities and needs.
  • You have experience with small-scale food production.
  • You have a proven ability to foster a team environment.
  • You have working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, natural law, strength-based, collaborative, and/or solution-focused practice.
  • You can use personal lived experiences of addictions, mental illness, racism, discrimination, or poverty to develop a connection with the person served.
  • You are willing to work in a collaborative partnership person served to create positive outcomes.
Important work you will do at e4c:
  • Teach and model life skills in the home with residents including (but not limited to): cooking, meal planning, grocery shopping, transportation education, time management, money management, problem-solving, healthy relationships, medication administration, and cleaning.
  • Plan and prepare meals in accordance with residents’ preferences in alignment with the Canada Food Guide and licensing requirements for up to 20 residents.
  • Maintain food inventory and kitchen supplies in adherence to the food budget.
  • Create life skills learning opportunities with residents and Wellness Team related to special occasions and wellness programming.
  • Clean and maintain household to ensure compliance with all legislation, bylaws, and standards (health, safety, fire, city, and accreditation).
  • Inform and receive information to the Wellness Team and residents regarding: progress of residents, changes in behavior, and challenges that residents may be experiencing.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Alberta Health Services staff to ensure that work with residents aligns with their care plans.
  • Administer medication for all residents.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and act as a point of contact for the community.


As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, e4c continues to take action to protect persons served and staff. Strategies related to e4c’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 Full Vaccination is a condition of employment for all employees at e4c.  If an individual is unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined in the Alberta Human Rights Act, e4c will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation. Candidates seeking a reasonable accommodation on this basis will be required to provide relevant documentation in support of the request for a reasonable accommodation.

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