Life Redesign Coach (support worker) – CONNECT Hamilton

Posted: July 9, 2019

Join our team to make a difference to Ontarians living with acquired brain injury and stroke!

CONNECT’s mission is to Make Lives Better. We achieve this by providing complex and specialized services for people after brain injury and stroke. CONNECT’s Life Redesign Model is deemed Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada.

As a Life Redesign Coach, you will work in partnership with individuals – at our homes, their homes and in the community – who are redesigning their lives after brain injury or stroke. Using coaching methods, you will help the people we support set and achieve goals based on what is most meaningful to them. A typical day can include helping with: Getting ready for the day, completing exercise programs, personal care, getting out into the community, participating in recreation and leisure interests, meal preparation, and, most importantly, helping them reach their individual life redesign goals.

Becoming a Life Redesign Coach does not require you to have a care aide background. CONNECT will provide you with an orientation and training on the job. We hire based on fit, not qualifications.

The Life Redesign Model includes:
• A culture of personal accountability, supported risk taking, social capital and meaningful community participation;
• Services planned around what the person wants more of in life. Participation in relevant life situations drives the residents’ goals;
• Service plans leveraging neuroplasticity by pursuing resident goals in real-life, non-institutional settings;
• A “doing-with” coaching approach with blended job roles and a multi-professional coaching team;
• Hire for fit based on personality and values, not qualifications.

Our values are: Respect, Flexibility, Creativity, Learning, Passion and Joy. If these values resonate with you, and if you’re interested in a fun and rewarding career, we would love to hear from you!

Qualifications:
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills – must enjoy working with, and helping others;
• Strong organizational skills with an ability to be flexible when needed;
• Ability to make connections with people in order to encourage and support them to achieve their goals;
• Strong problem-solving skills, including conflict resolution;
• Ability to be self-directed and work as part of a team;
• Ability to remain calm in challenging situations;
• Experience working with brain injury an asset; and
• Experience providing care an asset.

What we offer:
• Competitive wages;
• Full benefits package, including group retirement plan;
• Ongoing training and education opportunities; and
• A fun and rewarding career!

Please send your resume and cover letter to Sarah at sarahb@connectcommunities.ca.