Sober Living Facility Coordinator

Fort McMurray, Alberta, ca
Company: Fort McKay First Nation
Published on 2021-04-23 16:59:25


We are seeking a dynamic and multitasked oriented individual who is flexible and works well in a team environment to fill the permanent full-time position of Sober Living Facility Coordinator ! Reporting directly to the Mental Health & Addictions Manager, the Coordinators primary responsibilities are to ensure the clients are living in an environment that is safe, supportive, and secure and to assist in learning independence while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Coordinator will promote a sense of unity and positivity among the residence as well as create a non-judgmental and confidential environment that holds space for each individual wherever they are on their journey.

The Sober Living Facility is located within Fort McMurray with primary job functions within the Sober House. Occasional travel to Fort McKay will be needed for meetings and support to the Mental Health and Additions team. This is a permanent full-time position and is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly, some evenings and weekends beyond the standard work week will be required to meet the operational needs of the department.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in intake and orientation of new community members to the sober living house
  • Provide one-on-one counselling and run groups that support sober living, relapse prevention, daily living skills and other supportive measures to ensure healthy and independent sober living
  • Monitor and ensure that daily household chores and resident jobs are being completed
  • Participate and support clients in seeking employment, education, and independent living
  • Oversee and assist in weekly grocery shopping, menu planning, cooking and meal preparation
  • Support the clients in living skills and basic household duties
  • Facilitate weekly house meeting and ensure that house rules are being followed
  • Work with other members of the Mental Health and Addictions team in offering services and supports for the residents
  • Work with elders to support the cultural and spiritual needs of the residents, as well as seek out cultural activities that will benefit the residents in sobriety and overall wellness
  • Build relationships with services in the Wood Buffalo region to assist the residents in the house with achieving independent living
  • Track and monitor budget and spending and communicate with the manager as needed
  • Respond to emergencies and follow appropriate protocols
  • May be on call during the evenings and weekends if needed
  • Others duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Addictions, Health promotion, or Social work
  • 3-5 years related experience working with at risk populations with substance use disorders with providing addictions, life skills and trauma counselling. Ability to work with underlying mental health diagnoses and conflict management
  • Standard First Aid & WHIMIS
  • Experience working in a First Nations community with Indigenous populations an asset
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license and willing to drive a company vehicle
  • Must provide a Clean Drivers Abstract
  • Must provide a clear Criminal Record check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Ability to speak Cree or Dene would be considered an asset
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