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Life Skills Program Coordinator


Position: Life Skills Program Coordinator – Permanent Full-Time

Location: Life Skills Resource Centre – Surrey (Newton)

Hours: 35 hrs/wk (approximate schedule Monday 10am-430pm, Tuesday 130-830pm, Wednesday 9am-430pm, Thursday 9am-430pm, Friday 10am-430pm- contingent on program needs)

We are looking for a Program Coordinator to join our Sources Life Skills Centre team! This individual must be responsible, possess strong interpersonal skills, and be confident and competent in leading and directing others.

About Sources

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.


  • ·         Planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Skill Builder and Tuesday Night Social programs.
  • ·         To lead and conduct instructional classes for clients in service.
  • ·         Supporting in L-Nav client/ staff coordination and scheduling under the direction of the L-Nav supervisor.
  • ·         Assisting the Life Skill Management team in providing orientation, training, work direction and guidance to Life Skill Instructors.
  • ·         Ensuring that clients’ physical, emotional, social, educational, medical needs are being met and directly assists clients to enhance quality of life and personal life goals while receiving services within the Life Skills Centre.
  • ·         To work directly with clients in the Discovery and L-Nav programs when necessary to ensure program commitments are being met and delivered safely.
  • ·         Ensure that all OH&S, Policy and Procedures, Accreditation regulations, and all other relevant governing obligations are being adhered to by the program and staff team
  • ·         Maintaining a safe work environment for both staff and service users alike, including following and monitoring all positive behavior support strategies as they apply to clients in service. This includes being confident and familiar with Non-Violent Crisis Intervention material so as to guide and teach staff effectively in adhering to concepts taught.
  • ·         Liaise and maintain professional relationships with parents, clients, community partners and various other program stakeholders.
  • ·         Keep organized, detailed and confidential records on a database system using clear, professional and objective language.


  • –          A minimum 2 years of post-secondary education (preferably in social sciences)
  • –          A minimum of 2 years working experience in the community living sector
  • –          A combination of the above
  • –          Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • –          Confidence and competence with being in a leadership position, including directing others and coordinating programming logistical needs.
  • –          Have a working understanding of the Performance & Quality Improvement process
  • –          Strong working knowledge with positive behavior support strategies as well as general knowledge of the community living population.
  • –          Must bit in fit enough physical condition to directly support clients in service as well as confident and competent in managing clients in crisis exhibiting physical risk behaviours.
  • –          High competence level in clear and concise verbal and written communication, including an excellent skillset in writing and editing of reports as well as general communications to various stakeholders including families, funders, and community partners.
  • –          High proficiency level in using Microsoft Office applications.
  • –          Willingness to gain additional knowledge and education is an asset.

Start Date: July 23th, 2018


  • ·         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
  • ·         Pension plan
  • ·         Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks

Closing Date: July 17th, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by July 18th, 2018


How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Jason Cusator, Community Inclusion Manager, Please include where you saw this job posting in your email. Thank you.