Life Skills Coach

Southeast Child and Family Services (SECFS)

Posted Dec 2, 2019 at 10:30 pm Closes Dec 16, 2019 at 10:30 pm

Job Location:
Circling Thunderbird Centre, near Little Grand Rapids, MB
Job Category:
Aboriginal Organization
Job Type:
How To Apply:
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Competition #2019-75



Life Skills Coach


SP2  Qualified Candidate’s Salary Range:  $46,360.78 – $55,086.24


An Eligibility List may be established for future openings


Circling Thunderbird Centre, near Little Grand Rapids First Nation, MB


December 2, 2019


4:30 p.m. on December 9, 2019 (or until the position is filled)


Email:  Fax:  204.594.0499





  • Life Skills Coach certificate or combination of training and experience; and/or willing and able to attend paid training off site
  • Working knowledge, respect and appreciation of Anishinaabe culture, values and healing practices, ability to speak Anishinaabemowin is an asset
  • Working knowledge and understanding of family systems, residential schools, colonization and effects of intergenerational trauma, abandonment, abuse, grief, loss, and addictions
  • Working knowledge of Southeast communities including strengths and resiliencies with a commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of Southeast families
  • Ability to teach life skills that motivate individuals, and facilitate adjustment to change while encouraging independence and self-confidence
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and nurture an environment of quality, trauma informed and culturally safe care
  • Excellent motivational, communication, interpersonal, facilitation and advocacy skills
  • Ability to problem solve while prioritizing and organizing participant needs
  • Must be positive, non-judgmental, empathic and have a sensitive approach with the capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record; Child and Adult Abuse Registry; and, Prior Contact Check




  • Contribute to the process of creating an environment for participants that is supportive and culturally sensitive
  • Provide emotional support to families teaching home management, preventative health, nutrition, and life coping skills
  • Help participants identify and implement constructive solutions to problems
  • Maintain an environment that facilitates communication and provides support for family members (adults, youth and children)
  • Establish customized strategies to support participant success and monitor and track their progress
  • Support participants through to positive resolutions and/or development of successful coping strategies
  • Ensure continuity of service/care by liaising and collaborating with other service providers and referring participants to appropriate programs, services and Agencies




  • Preference will be given to Southeast Community Members and Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) candidates meeting the posted requirements
  • Forward your résumé (with three [3] references) and cover letter stating clearly how you meet the qualifications
  • Please cite the Competition Number and Position in the subject line when submitting by email or fax
  • We thank all applicants; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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