Life Skills Instructor
COMPETITION NO. 18-60
Position: Life Skills Instructor – Permanent Part-Time
Location: Life Skills Resource Centre – Surrey (Newton)
Hours: 30 hrs/wk
(Mon-Sat, must be able to commit to work 4pm-8pm Tuesday evenings for social group facilitation and alternatively on certain weeks Thursday evenings to facilitate social dances)
We are looking for a Life Skills Instructor to join our Sources Life Skills Centre team! This individual must be compassionate, creative, and enjoy working in a team environment.
Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, employment services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.
Sources Life Skills Centre
The Life Skills program is a multi-faceted service that has been running since the early 80’s, offering individuals a wide range of center and community-based services. Our diverse, talented and experienced staff continually strive to expand the participant’s horizons and life opportunities. We place a strong emphasis on developing confidence through meaningful activities and learning experiences that promote healthy relationships, self-expression, and inclusiveness for clients in their own communities. Person-centred, we endeavour to assist a range of clients in progressing to their highest potential while also providing on-going supports to ensure long-term stability and quality of life.
- Activity planning and implementation
- Direct client support through modelling and teaching
- Supporting clients with personal care needs
- Behaviour and communication supports
- Reporting and documentation
- Engaging in positive and meaningful supports with service users
- Working cohesively with a team of caring and compassionate professionals
- Minimum 2 years post-secondary education, preferably in behavior sciences, social work, community social services or the equivalent
- Minimum 3 months experience working with people with developmental/physical challenges.
- Must have training and experience working with clients with behavioural challenges, issues related to mental health or dual diagnosis.
Familiarity with Community Inclusion and the goals of Community Living British Columbia.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative and actively use critical thinking skills
- Must be comfortable in providing personal care supports such as lifting and transferring, feeding and toilet assistance for clients needing personal care assistance, if required.
- Participate fully in life skills training along with theatre, arts and culture, swimming and a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities
- Candidates must have a good command of the English language, and familiarity with Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, or Chinese would be an asset.
- A Class 4 driver’s license with a clean driving record is required to drive the program vans or mini-bus.
- Ability to pass a Criminal Record check is required.
- Comfort and familiarity with the use of Windows related programs and internet resources is essential.
Start Date: ASAP
Benefits (if applicable):
100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
Employee & Family Assistance plan
Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks
Closing Date: June 19, 2018, shortlisted candidates will be contacted by June 21, 2018
How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Jason Cusator, Community Inclusion Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.