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Life Skills Coordinator

Type: 
Full-Time
Job Function: 

The Life Skills Coordinator provides life skills programming and services to all Rights of Passage (ROP) residents and other program (i.e. Crisis Program and Community Support Services) youth as assigned, and contributes to the overall life skills services of Covenant House Vancouver (CHV).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Model Covenant House principles and core values and promote adherence to same among the youth
  • Using a variety of creative educational methods, provide one to one direction, weekly and ad hoc workshops, and group activities designed to address life skills, employment and personal development needs
  • Set up appointment to meet youth for assessment
  • Meet with youth and key youth worker to review assessment summary and create initial Life Skills Progress Report (LSPR)
  • Assist young people in identifying personal barriers to independence through collaborative assessment of their life skills, employment skills and personal development needs completion of full assessments
  • Assist young people to develop attainable short and long-term goals for skills development, strategies for meeting these goals, and an action plan for implementation. Develop individual service agreements as required.
  • Create and run workshops
  • Facilitate and support outside resources for workshops
  • Train and facilitate life skills volunteers
  • Help support group of youth in leadership activities and monthly meetings
  • Assist with training of new staff in ROP
  • Supervise and assist with CHV practicum students as needed
  • Other duties as required
  • Use a variety of means to communicate to all ROP or program youth regarding in-house and external opportunities for skills
  • Support young people in following plans developed with their case managers to exit street life, maintain independence in the community, and/or access supported living options
  • Participate in regular Case Management, ROP, Life Skills and All Team meetings
  • Continuously evaluate, through formal and informal means, the outcomes of existing life skills services and current needs of the resident group
  • Document all significant contact with CHV youth according to organizational protocols
Qualifications: 
  • Degree in related social sciences field required
  • Preferred training as life skills instructor or Life Skills facilitation experience
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Specific experience with street-involved or at-risk youth aged 16-24 years
  • Demonstrated experience in development and facilitation of life skills workshops and group work/activities
  • Demonstrated teaching and leadership skills
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Initiative, team-work, self-motivation
  • Skills in planning and organization
  • Computer literacy and comfort with client database systems
  • Strong emotional intelligence and self-care plan
Shifts/Hours: 
  • 76 hours per pay period
  • Schedule: Days & Afternoons
  • Some evenings may be required
Other Information: 
  • Preferred start date: ASAP
  • Full benefits including sick and personal leave

 

Job Contact Info: 

No phone calls please*

Please attach a cover letter and resume in your application and upload in one file as our system does not allow you to upload more than one file.  We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Covenant House Vancouver hires on the basis of merit and ensures quality and diversity in the workplace. Our commitment is to ensure equity in employment without race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation or age, except as prescribed by law. We encourage applicants from qualified aboriginal persons, all genders and sexual orientation, persons with disabilities and others with the skills and knowledge to effectively engage with those from diverse backgrounds.  

Please Note:  All candidates must successfully complete a criminal records check prior to commencing employment at Covenant House Vancouver.

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