Life Skills Support Worker (Full Time)

Company

Transition House

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

We require a creative, self-motivated innovative individual to take on the role of life skills support worker. We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills that can work with the women to provide them with education, support and encouragement to reestablish their lives. Assist clients with their physical, economic, vocational, recreational, social, emotional, and daily life skills development to help clients achieve the greatest degree of independence and quality of life.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with clients on developing plans to meet their needs
  • Provide life skills learning in group and/or individual settings
  • Facilitate groups for women
  • Plan supper menus and engage with women to cook meals
  • Plan and facilitate in-house activities for women and children
  • Review and evaluate client progress and makes adjustments to program as required
  • Provide written and/or verbal reports regarding clients, daily activities, and progress. Ensures that all required documentation is complete and accurate
  • Identify social, economic, recreational, physical, vocational and educational services in the community that will meet client needs. Maintain liaison with other agencies, professionals, and the community
  • Be flexible to cover Transition House Support Worker shifts when needed
  • Provide support to Transition House where needed
  • Complete other related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • SSW certificate/diploma and/or related training education and experience
  • Required mandatory training: First Aid Level 1 & WHMIS
  • Valid driver’s license and clean abstract
  • Updated criminal record check

JOB SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated solid understanding of the cycle of abuse
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven assertive management of crisis situations and ability to interact with clients
  • Proven effective qualities working with women and children
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Established punctual/attendance record

 

This position requires union membership with BCGEU.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please provide a cover letter and an updated resume.

Email only to:   pd@ncts.ca

Closing Date:  Open until position filled