Radius Community Health and Healing’s Pathways to Housing Program in Edmonton ends homelessness for people who suffer from serious, persistent mental illness (such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder), usually co-occurring with addictions and medical and social problems, by:
- providing access to permanent independent housing without requiring treatment or sobriety as a precondition for housing; and
- providing outreach community support and treatment with a philosophy that is founded in the principles of consumer choice and harm reduction, using both evidence-based Best Practices and innovative approaches.
You would be part of an inter-disciplinary Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team that:
- provides comprehensive wrap-around treatment, support and rehabilitation/recovery services;
- uses a team case management model to form treatment/recovery plans as a team, using a person-centred approach;
- spends half of their time providing generalized supports that may not be part of their professional discipline, such as providing assistance with housing, life skills and tasks of daily living.
In addition, in the particular role of Life Skills Specialist on the Team, you would be responsible for:
- planning, developing and evaluating life skills development programs for Clients;
- providing supports to Clients to assist them in developing skills required to live independently and to engage in meaningful daily activity, and coaching other members of the team to provide those supports;
- assisting Clients to access necessary adaptive equipment;
- supporting the intake process, to assess potential Clients’ capacity to live independently using ACLS and other assessments; and
- undertaking assessments with Clients, such as home safety assessments.