Life Skills Worker, Relief

Dunara Homes for Recovery Inc. - Guelph, ON (30+ days ago)

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Dunara Homes for Recovery Inc. is a recovery-oriented, community-centered agency that helps to foster independent living and quality of life through short-term/long-term residential/crisis and community programs for individuals experiencing mental health issues. We offer flexible support by meeting individuals where they are on their own recovery journey and collaborating with community partners to ensure quality support is provided. We are committed to utilizing a team approach that includes a philosophy of respect, dignity, and individuality of the people we care for.


The Relief Life Skills Worker is part of a team supporting people who live in our group homes and are experiencing mental health and addiction issues to enable them to fulfill their goals identified in their individualized support plan. Relief Life Skills Workers provide support to the individuals we serve in the areas of supportive counseling, crisis intervention and prevention, skills development (life skills, social skills, interpersonal and problem solving skills), vocational and leisure support. In addition, the Relief Life Skills Worker will assist and/or provide practical support with cooking, cleaning, laundry, personal hygiene, medication support, financial management and budgeting.


This is a casual position with regularly scheduled weekend shifts, including days (7:30am-3:30pm/8:00am to 4:00pm), afternoons (3:30pm-11:30pm/4:00pm-midnight), and awake overnight shifts (11:30pm to 7:30am/midnight-8:00 a.m.). This position is also available for additional short notice and public holiday shifts.


  • Minimum of a relevant University Degree or College Health Sciences/Social Services Diploma.
  • 1-2 years of experience in a community mental health setting working with adults with complex mental health and / or addictions concerns.
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to respect rights and personal preference in treatment, rehabilitation and support including the Recovery Model.
  • Building rapport, assessment, crisis de-escalation, conflict management, professionalism.
  • Certification in First Aid/CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, and suicide risk assessment preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and electronic record keeping and data collection systems.
  • Must have a valid G-Class Ontario driver’s license, relevant insurance and use of a reliable vehicle.
  • Able to successfully complete and provide a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the individuals supported.

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume noting in the subject line “Posting No. 20-01-010 Dunara Relief Life Skills Worker".

Dunara Homes for Recovery Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual, Permanent