Round Lake Treatment Centre is seeking a Life Skills Worker, for a contracted full time opportunity. The Life Skills Worker is part of a team that is responsible for the delivery of client focused, culturally relevant and trauma informed support services and programs that address resident needs in an appropriate and effective manner.
The Life Skills Worker ensures the continuity of the day, and as required evening programming and will ensure and is responsible for providing a home like, comfortable and normative environment in the residential setting. Candidate must be willing to work weekends and to be on-call on a rotation basis.
Candidate must have experience and proven ability in planning, preparing and leading dynamic interactive group sessions using various mediums and delivery methods. All candidates will be asked to demonstrate this skill at the interview by presenting a written workshop plan and facilitating a portion of the plan with a ten minute activity with panel. The detailed workshop plan will state objectives and how the ten minute presentation fits within the plan; the workshop plan will also note facilitation methodology for each section (i.e. Flip chart, power point, group or individual exercise, brainstorming, etc.) and estimates of length for each section. A list of materials and copies of power points and any handouts are to be included.
We are looking for a candidate with addictions services experience, an in depth understanding of the impact of trauma on First Nations and its complexity, and a willingness to work as a team member within a multi-disciplinary team.
RLTC is an alcohol and drug free environment – Service providers in the substance misuse field must maintain a reasonable standard of professional practice and will act as a role model.
Education, Training and Experience:
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Diploma in a related field in Health, or Social Work and/or Professional Certification from Life Skills training program and commensurate combination of two years’ work experience in recovery home, treatment centre or Human Service Worker training.
Commensurate combinations of work experience or minimum two years’ experience in substance misuse and mental health programs and related experience of First Nations clients is an asset.
Class 4 Motor Vehicle License.
First Aid, emergency transport endorsement and C.P.R. Certification.
Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated background and knowledge of First Nations peoples’ customs, culture, trauma issues, and cultural oppression.
Knowledge of relevant referral options and services.
Must have strong written and communication skills. Computer skills in word, and excel are essential.
Previous experience working in a First Nations recovery home, treatment centre or Human Service Worker environment and life skills worker experience.
Problem solving/critical thinking skills, excellent interpersonal skills and conflict resolution skills.
Good judgment and client-centered decision making skills such as how to handle resident dissatisfaction, or disruptive interactions between residents and resolving other resident discord and able to set appropriate boundaries or consequences.
Join our team today and help make an impact in the lives of others!
Send Cover Letter indicating:
- How many years of recovery home experience do you have?
- How many years of substance misuse experience do you have?
Along with a Resume and Three (3) Business References to Jeanette DeFauw: Fax: (250) 546-3227 / Email: JeanetteD@roundlake.bc.ca Closing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a criminal record check.
Job Type: Full-time