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Job Number:  29664
Women's Health Care Assistant, Sue Bujold Floor at Bridge Housing for Women
Job Posted: Thursday, 15 September 2016
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 December 2016
(19 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in non profit sector

Type:

Internal & External Posting

Position:

Women’s Health Care Assistant, Sue Bujold Floor, located at Bridge Housing for Women

Hours:

Relief/on-call

Deadline:

Open until filled

 

An exciting opportunity exists for Women’s Health Care Assistants for the Sue Bujold Floor at Bridge Housing for Women, a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.

 

Qualifications:

A minimum of two years experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness; experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is essential. Experience as a Residential Care Aid and or Home Care Worker and or as a support worker in a similar setting is required.  Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women; must be open to working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness; must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction framework.

 

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Provides 1-1 and group support  to women living on the Sue Bujold Floor, an eight-bed supported living  program for women with chronic life-limiting illnesses;
  • Communicates effectively with staff and health care professionals;
  • Acts as resource person and liaises with other staff and community professionals on matters related to  resident care and overall health care;
  • Provides health care education as required to residents and staff;
  • Assists women moving in and  when moving out;
  • Maintains the safety and security of the floor ;
  • Responds to healthcare emergencies;
  • Schedules women for follow-up visits and arranges for outside referrals;
  • Liaises with family, medical and other resources, as required;
  • Advocates on behalf of the women for additional services and resources, as required;
  • Ensures compliance with health & safety regulations;
  • Keeps accurate records, files, log notes and statistical information as per Atira practice/policy

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively           
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior computer skills

 

Education:

A Licensed Practical Nurse and/or Residential Care Aid Certificate is an asset. Experience as a Residential Home Care Worker or support work in a similar setting is required.

Additional Requisites:

  • Current Non Violent Crisis Intervention certificate, or its equivalent, is required (achieved or upgraded in past 12 months)
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
  • A valid First Aid Certificate is required
  • Food Safe certification is required

Application Process

Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications set out in the posting will not be considered. Please go to atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications set out in the posting will not be considered. Please go to atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.
Contact Details:
Manroop Johal
Atira Women's Resource Society
101 East Cordova
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1K7

Tel: 6043311407
E-mail:
www:   www.atira.bc.ca/careers


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