New job Life Skills Coach in Alberta

Life Skills Coach

Company : Transitions Rehabilitation Association
Salary : $19.09 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Life Skills Coach

(The Government of Canada is partially funding this job through the Canada Summer Jobs program).

Transitions is a not-for-profit organization in St. Albert that has been Building New Tomorrows since 1978. Our mission is to provide services to people with developmental disabilities, enabling them to enjoy independence and a quality of life they choose by building on individual strengths and abilities.

We are seeking a Life Skills Coach who will facilitate group workshops, and individual coaching sessions for people receiving services in our Adult Services Program.
The sessions will foster a person’s “leader within” by supporting them to positively embrace their life after the COVID-19 pandemic. I.e., developing self-advocacy skills; building self-confidence; building meaningful relationships; reconnecting with friends, family and their community; seeking employment opportunities; getting active; and exploring new ways they can contribute to their community — essentially, supporting people with getting their life back on track and reclaiming all they have lost during the pandemic.

This is a 15 week, temporary position from September 13, 2021 – December 22, 2021. Days of work are typically Monday - Friday with 20 hours per week. Flexibility will be required to adjust hours for evenings and weekend work when required.


1. Coordinate Learning Sessions on a variety of life skills, e.g., relationships, personal safety, community connections, employment and job-seeking skills, healthy lifestyles, etc.

· Assist the Coordinator of Quality Assurance and Program Support to identify relevant topics for the Learning Sessions.

· Identify, secure and coordinate guest speakers to lead and facilitate group presentations.

· Design a training schedule with the Coordinator of Quality Assurance and Program Support that outlines the sessions and opportunities to be offered.

· Promote and oversee the session registration process.

2. Provide one-on-one coaching opportunities to support people with an individual goal of their choice

· Meet with people supported to identify a goal based on areas of individual interest and need.

· Offer one-on-one coaching opportunities to support a person’s journey towards accomplishing their goal.

· Identify resources, supports, and opportunities in the community and support the person to connect to them.

3. Other Responsibilities

· Seek clarification and direction as needed.

· Monitor costs and submit receipts on a weekly basis to the Director, Children and Adult Services.

· Provide evaluation forms to participants to collect feedback and compile a summary of findings.

· Submit a wrap-up evaluation to Coordinator of Quality Assurance and Program Support, which includes recommendations for future learning sessions.


· Currently enrolled in post secondary education.

· Be between the ages of 18-30 years old.

· Must be personable, engaging and act with integrity.

· Well organized and excellent communication skills.

· The ability to set priorities and deliver results within deadlines.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

· Current and Clear Criminal Record Check.

· Reliable Vehicle.

COMPENSATION: $19.09/per hour

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: August 27th or when a successful applicant is hired

Reference ID: 21-21F

Contract length: 15 weeks

Part-time hours: 20 per week

Expected start date: 2021-09-13

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

COVID-19 considerations:
Covid-19 procedures in place for staff and supported individual - PPE supplied

Application question(s):

  • Are you currently enrolled in post secondary education?
  • Are you between the ages of 18-30 years old?
  • Do you have a reliable vehicle with 3rd party liability insurance?


  • Emergency First Aid Level C - CPR/AED (preferred)
  • Class 5 Drivers Licence (required)

Work remotely:

  • No

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