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Job Number:  34923
Women’s Health Care Assistant, Sue Bujold Floor, located at Bridge Housing for Women
Job Posted: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017
(54 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Vancouver Salary: leading in nonprofit sector



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




Applications accepted on an ongoing basis


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.



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. 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 Accountabilities:

  • Administers medications to women living on the floor according to Atira policies/practices
  • 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
  • Excellent computer skills



Graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program.


Additional Requisites:

  • BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker registration
  • 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
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 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
www:   www.atira.bc.ca

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