Job Posting 83770

Life Skills Coordinators
Edmonton area
closes in 4 days (Fri, 27 May)
full time

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to change the lives of women?  Come join our committed team of professionals who play a vital role in transforming the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) into a world class shelter offering wrap around clinical support.  Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to your community while shaping the future of WEAC? Welcome to WEAC – celebrating our history and looking to our future. Be a part of herstory, be part of the change, be a part of Bridging Her Home!

The newly developed Life Skills Coordinator role builds relationships with the women and explores with them their personal life goals.  Through that relationship, Life Skills Coordinators will walk alongside the women as they journey through WEAC.  The Transitional Housing model at WEAC operates on the cycle of the day, drawing inspiration from the recovery motto of “one day at a time”.

What you bring to the team:
  • You bring 1+ years of experience working with marginalized populations.
  • You possess a minimum of a Two-Year Diploma in Human Services.
  • You have a proven ability to practice relational-based approaches.
  • You are able to embed in your work, the practices of harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, and strength-based care.
  • You are able to remain confident and calm. This work may involve de-escalating crisis situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Important work you will do at e4c:
  • You will use a relationship-based approach to teach and model a spectrum of fundamental life skills with the women at WEAC.
  • You will use both formal & informal opportunities to help the women develop the life skills needed to transition out of WEAC.  This can include one on one conversations and group sessions.
  • You will use a person centered, relational practice, trauma sensitive, and harm reduction framework to create a safe and welcoming environment.
  • You will work with the women of WEAC in Transitional Housing beds and help assist with their pathway to housing.
  • You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team ensuring that the women receive effective wrap-around support and services.
  • You will leverage your ability to connect with people to ensure accurate and timely documentation regarding the women's progress or changing circumstances.

Rotational schedule of four (4) shifts on 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, four (4) shifts off.

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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