Life Skills Coach
Seabird Island Band
Agassiz, BC
Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Health and Social Development Director, the Family Life Skills Coach (FLSC) will operate efficiently in accordance with the philosophies, policies, and objectives established by Seabird Island Band Management and within the specifications and regulations of the Community Care Facility Act.

The primary goal of the FLSC is to ensure that the families in the family home are supported in developing healthy parenting and other life skills, with attention to children’s needs (helping with homework, structured mealtimes, healthy meals, bedtime routines etc.). The FLSC will ensure strong cultural values, and manage programming that builds family bonds and resilience as well as a grounding in culture and community supports. Approaches to household chores, shopping and finances will also be modeled. The FLSC will ensure that families are directed to health, healing and other services and programs, and encourage them to make choices that are nurturing to self and family. The Life skills Coach ensures that culture is embedded in all services

Qualifications:
Life skills coaching / counselor certification or comparable education.
Understanding of the family structure and systems to solve complex family and relationship issues.
Ability to facilitate activity that allows family members to build self-worth, resilience and boundaries.
Valid first aid certificate, and non-violent crisis intervention certificate.
Ability to build strong positive relationships with families and co-workers.
Ability to model strong communication, and relationship skills.
Strong cultural values and grounding and the ability to nurture this in others.
Ability to coach families in accomplishing household tasks.
Able to demonstrate flexibility and creativity when called upon.
Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email).
Excellent active listening, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures.
Knowledge, respect and understanding of Stó:lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
Experience working with First Nations community is considered an asset.
Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5.
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

Primary Responsibilities:
Life skills coaching, with unobtrusive yet positive modelling
Overall leadership in scheduling and managing of household tasks, including but not limited to homework, cooking, cleaning, yard work, home maintenance etc.
Contribute to managing the family’s daily operating budget (groceries, clothing or other emergency needs)
Contribute to ensuring the home meets regulation covering health, fire, safety requirements.
Maintain confidential, professional, and accurate documentation
Participate in community activities and functions as required by SIB and Chief and Council, including but not limited to Seabird Island Festival, and the Seabird Island Open House
Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your supervisor, Director, or the CAO

Reports To:
Family Home Supervisor

Direct Reports:
N/A

Back Up:
From time to time you may be required to provide relief or back up to other employees with in your department, or within other departments as your training and experience makes appropriate.
Family Home Supervisor
On call overnight staff

Professional Development:
Seabird always encourages life time learning. Professional development is one tool to achieve this. You are encouraged to discuss professional development opportunities with your immediate supervisor. Further, additional training requirements may be added by your supervisor to ensure your skills meet the current or expected organizational needs.

Adjustments to Job Descriptions:
Seabird retains the right to make necessary adjustments or amendments to job descriptions to meet current or expected business needs provided that the appropriate notice is provided. Seabird also retains the right to temporarily reassign employees to another program or department for projects or assignments at any time.

Core Competencies:
Client Focus
Initiative
Team Work
Valuing Cultural Diversity
Work Ethic and Values

Working Conditions:
As a member of the Health and Social Development Department, employees may be required to work up to 12 hours per day, but not more than 80 hours per pay period, at straight time.