Job Posting 75910

Life Skills Coach
Edmonton area
closed 9 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
full time

Are you passionate about personal wellness and demonstrating what practicing self-care and/or recovery looks like? This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual who is interested in social justice, social change, innovation, and collaborative work to support 10 residents who identify as women (ages 18+). You will facilitate meaningful life skills-building opportunities that align with residents’ goals, model what it looks like to build a structure around nighttime routines, maintain a safe environment and actively build relationships with residents to enhance their capacity.

 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 will serve people who, due to histories of trauma and related mental illness and addictions, need enhanced levels of housing support. You will draw inspiration from the recovery motto of ‘one day at a time’ and model personal wellness, self-care, and recovery based upon the self-identified goals of the residents!

What you bring to the team

  • You bring 1+ years of related direct service work experience.
  • You possess post-secondary in the area of Human Services, Psychology, or a related discipline.
  • 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 partnership with the AHS clinical team and person served to create positive outcomes.
  • You are comfortable working in a team environment.

Important work you will do at e4c

  • Teach and model a spectrum of basic life skills (including not limited to cooking, sleep hygiene, conflict resolution, medication management, and household duties) in the home and with residents.
  • Review and communication information to the housing program team and integrated care team regarding the progress of residents, significant changes in behavior, and any concerns/challenges that the resident is experiencing.
  • Promote conflict resolution, positive communication, empathy, and respect (through positive reinforcement, role modeling, and supportive listening).
  • 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.


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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