Location: Abbotsford and other communities in the Fraser Valley
Are you flexible, creative, organized, energetic and fun, confident and engaged, self-motivated and independent? You may be the right person for a newly created position, the LIFE Services coach.
Many people with diverse abilities want to work and have full lives. LIFE Services is a new community living service that recognizes those goals and provides a four-pillar approach to supporting people to achieve them: Learning, Inclusion, Friendship, Employment, or LIFE. It recognizes that success in a job means more than just landing a job. It means building life skills, strengthening community connections and lifelong learning; setting in place all those necessary pieces that sustain a job.
The LIFE Services coach will support people with diverse abilities to pursue vocational interests through volunteer and employment opportunities. As a LIFE Services coach, you will collaborate with each person you work with as they explore their goals in areas such as building personal support networks, fitness and recreational activities, friendships and community connections. Each person will direct their own services by participating with you in a dynamic planning and evaluation process. You will be continually adapting people’s support plans as their needs or the needs of the employer, change. Throughout the process, you will walk alongside them, facilitating and coaching. As they develop natural supports in their community, they will gradually shift their reliance away from the service.
The job is a combination of in-person engagement as well as background support, including research, planning, design, networking, and administration. With LIFE Services being such a person-centred service, you will be flexible in scheduling. Your workspace will often be in the community and on the go. It might be making a few calls or researching community opportunities in a café while you’re waiting to pick someone up from an interview. You will be a part of a Bethesda team that is experienced in supporting people, but you must be comfortable working independently.
Being a part of another’s growth and thriving is life-giving. If you love serving others, this position will be endlessly rewarding. Read on for more details…
The LIFE Services coach’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
At Bethesda, we’re about creating community among the people we serve, our staff and our surrounding communities. We are all interdependent as we experience life together, and all valuable for the abilities we share. We know we learn from and need each other to thrive.
Bethesda’s ministry is a Christian faith-based service. The position of support worker requires a high degree of Christian commitment and love to the people we support and to the philosophy of Bethesda.
For more information about Bethesda, visit us at bethesdabc.com or on social media.
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