12 Jan

Life Skills Coach Employment Programs Jobs Vacancy in Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Toronto

Position
Life Skills Coach Employment Programs
Company
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Location
Toronto ON
Opening
12 Jan, 2018 5 days ago

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Toronto urgently required following position for Life Skills Coach Employment Programs. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Life Skills Coach Employment Programs Jobs Vacancy in Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Toronto Jobs Details:

Youth employment programs at Holland Bloorview support teens and young adults with disabilities to participate in employment experiences and build skills, confidence and connections. The Life Skills Coach will work as part of a team to facilitate several employment groups but will primarily work with youth who are participating in:
Youth@Work : A summer program for youth ages 15-20 (with at least one more year in high school) who want to build skills for working or volunteering. Clients participate in supported work placements, group workshops and individual work preparation activities. Clients learn about their interests and strengths, and practice essential life skills including social communication skills, problem-solving, self-advocacy, and team work.
Leading the Way : Supported co-op experiences at Holland Bloorview for high school and post-secondary students (September through June).
The Life Skills Coach collaborates with clients/families and team members to develop a coaching intervention plan that supports the client’s participation in work experience placements. This may include coaching for: performing job tasks, engaging in social and communication opportunities in the work place, building life skills, and/or addressing barriers to workplace participation. Team members may include other Holland Bloorview clinicians, teachers, employers, co-workers, etc.
1 year contract (option to renew)
Key Responsibilities
Clinical Practice
Collaborates with family and the interdisciplinary team to assess the client’s life skill needs, develops and evaluates a plan of care which is goal directed, evidence-based and outcome focused
Respects the client/family’s rights to make decisions based on their own values, beliefs and experiences
Bases practice within framework that includes: teaching problem solving skills, experiential learning approach, calculated risk taking and modelling related to self, family, community, job and leisure
Develops resources that can be used in the delivery of services
Evaluates program effectiveness and makes appropriate recommendations for change
Works flexible hours to meet client/family needs. Must be available to work evenings and weekends
Complies with documentation guidelines outlined by hospital
Documents accurate workload statistics
Attends and actively participates in staff meetings
Communicates in a timely and effective manner
Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices
Professional Development/Leadership
Ensures the maintenance of the Standards of Care for Life Skills Coaches
Identifies learning needs and establishes goals
Identifies practice issues and participates in their resolution
Remains current with professional literature
Research and Best Practice(s)
Participates in research activities as applicable
Utilizes research information to inform evidence based practice
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in a health or social services field
Candidates with specialized Life Skills training, a background in Therapeutic Recreation, or experience working as a job coach will be preferred
Experience working in the field of education, health or social services, with adolescents who have disabilities (individually and in groups)
Lived experience of disability preferred
Written and verbal English language communication skills required to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the interdisciplinary team
Proven ability to measure service effectiveness and efficiency
Demonstrates ability to organize time and meet deadlines
Demonstrates initiative and self direction
Demonstrates ability to effectively and efficiently manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities
Proven ability to be an effective member of an inter-professional team
Must be available to work evenings and weekends
Access to a vehicle preferred; willing to regularly travel to community locations for client service delivery


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