Relief Life Skills Workers – Multiple Positions
Thresholds Homes and Supports Inc. is a community-based agency that promotes recovery and improved quality of life for people who are experiencing mental health and addiction issues by providing affordable housing and individualized, flexible support services through our wide-ranging programs offered throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County. Our staff are committed and passionate about what they do, and take pride in the difference they make in our community. Our values include PERSON-FOCUSED, HOPE, RECOVERY, SELF-DETERMINATION, QUALITY OF LIFE, INTEGRITY and COLLABORATION. We also take time to recognize each other and have fun!
We are currently seeking Relief Life Skills Workers in the following areas of our organization:
- Housing Support Services, Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph
- Extraordinary Needs Program, Kitchener and Guelph
- Crisis Respite, Kitchener
Summary of the Position
Relief Life Skills Workers are part of a team supporting people who live in our group homes and are experiencing mental health and addiction issues to enable them to fulfill their goals identified in their individualized support plan. Relief Life Skills Workers provide support for the individuals we serve in the areas of supportive counseling, crisis intervention and prevention, skills development (life skills, social skills, interpersonal and problem solving skills) and vocational leisure support. In addition, the Relief Life Skills Worker may assist and/or provide practical support with cooking, cleaning, laundry, medication support, financial management and budgeting. The Relief Life Skills Workers work within the various Thresholds residential group home environments in Kitchener, Cambridge and Guelph.
Hours of Work
The Relief Life Skills Worker is a casual position with regularly scheduled weekend shifts. We are seeking individuals with weekend availability for days, evenings, and overnight (awake) shifts. Relief Life Skills Worker rotations guarantee 1 to 2 shifts per week. These positions are also available for additional short notice and public holiday shifts, subject to program-specific minimum requirements. Relief work can be a great option for students of Health Sciences or Social Services Programs.
- Minimum of a relevant University Degree or College Health Sciences/Social Services Diploma. Candidates with Degrees/Diplomas in progress will be considered (students are welcome to apply).
- 1-2 years of experience working with individuals with mental health and/or addiction concerns.
- Excellent organizational skills as well as excellent oral and written communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to respect rights and personal preference in treatment, rehabilitation and support including the Recovery Model.
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
- Availability to work a variety of shifts.
- Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act.
- Obvious passion for community-based mental health and social services.
- Proficient computer skills including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Has a valid G-Class driver’s license and insurance, personal transportation
- Ability to provide a current and satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Ability to build rapport, assessment skills, crisis de-escalation, conflict management and professionalism is required.
- Additional qualifications such as NVCI, ASIST, First Aid, suicide prevention and CPR would also be an asset.