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Job Number:  33959
Women's Support Worker, Rice Block Housing for Women
Job Posted: Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017
(83 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 Support Worker, Rice Block Housing for Women

Hours:

Relief/On-Call

Deadline:

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Women’s Support Worker at Rice Block Housing for Women, a new, recovery-based 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

Minimum one year experience as a front-line support worker working in a treatment center, recovery or similar program for women, and the ability to transfer those skills and experience to assist in developing the program at the Rice Block; experience working with women who have been/are affected by violence/abuse, poverty and homelessness is a significant asset. 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 comfortable working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental and spiritual wellness and understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction framework. We are particularly interested in applications from women who reflect the women who access our services and the women who reflect the diverse population of the Lower Mainland.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Taking referrals and completing intakes
  • Crisis prevention, intervention & conflict resolution            
  • Provides one-to-one support to women
  • Provides advocacy & makes resource referrals
  • Liaises with sister and like organizations and transition houses
  • Keeps accurate records, files, log notes and statistical information as per practice/policy
  • Assists women moving in and when moving out
  • Cleans and prepares rooms for new residents
  • Performs light housekeeping duties
  • Maintains the safety and security of the building

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
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental; support

 


Education:

A degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject combined with relevant workplace experience and skill-based training (e.g. through programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College) is required, Formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of skill-based training, work and or lived experience.

Additional Requisites:

  • A valid First Aid Certificate is required
  • Current Non Violent Crisis Intervention certificate, or its equivalent, is required (achieved or upgraded in past 12 months)
  • Food Safe Certificate is required
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
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 as 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


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