LIFE SKILLS COACH Colorado Recovery Colorado Recovery 15 reviews

Colorado Recovery is an innovative treatment program with successful outcomes that provides services in the community to adults with serious mental illness, that will stabilize their illness, minimize symptoms, improve function and enhance each person’s social inclusion, quality of life and sense of meaning in life.

This is a regular position with paid vacation, sick time, holidays and 401k.
Purpose: The Life Skills Coach will promote independence and personal skills within a transitional housing and support services setting to adults with mental illness. The Life Skills Coach will promote client’s self-advocacy and help clients gain independence by instructing them on how to complete daily living activities.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary role of the life skills coach will assist with independent living skills by promoting self-advocacy, strengths, abilities and individually tailored goals.

Core Competencies:

  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to work successfully as part of a team.
  • Some experience in the mental health field.
  • Some knowledge of strengths-based approaches and active listening skills.
  • Ability to help residents with self-advocacy and self-empowerment.
  • Sharp interpersonal skills.
  • Develop a relationship and act as liaison with Balsam house team, therapist, case manager, vocational counselor and housemates.
  • Ability to remain professional in all types of situations.
  • Genuinely likes and gets along with a wide range of people.

Essential Duties:

  • Work with residents to enhance independent living skills such as household chores and maintenance, personal care, laundry procedures, healthy meal preparation, grocery shopping and social activities.
  • Creating resources for residents to assist with daily living skills by updating the resource binders as needed, adding relevant and helpful resources for residents to access, and maintaining an understanding of helpful community resources.
  • Cultivating an engaging community environment at Transitional Living through planned activities and community gatherings (Creative socially distanced/virtual community building during COVID-19).
  • Managing grocery pick-up and coordination for all Transitional Living residents.
  • Maintain a therapeutic and safe environment through identifying safety issues and monitoring daily operations of a healthy home environment.
  • Responsible for communicating progress and issues in a timely manner to the appropriate staff.
  • Attend staff meetings, individual meeting with supervisor and community meeting with the residents on a weekly basis.
  • Orientation for new residents by conducting a tour of Transitional Living property and units, bus training when applicable and help prepare units for new residents.
  • Assist in transitioning residents to a lower level of care from Balsam House to Transitional Living by communicating with Balsam House staff, providing transportation to clients, and assisting with moving the client’s belongings.
  • Provide a team approach to the upkeep of units.
  • Other Duties as Assigned,

Job Qualifications: Relevant BA plus experience. Some experience working with adults with mental illness in an inpatient and/or outpatient setting.

Requirement to have a car and is capable and willing to transport clients on a semi regular basis. Needs to meet minimum vehicle insurance requirements.

Knowledge, skills & Abilities: Good communication skills with clients and professional staff, detail oriented, good independent judgement skills, ability to set limits and teach independent living skills, ability to handle any crisis or emergency situations with clients. Some knowledge of strengths-based approaches and active living skills.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: Up to $19.03 per hour

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Typical end time:

  • 5PM

Company's website:


Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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