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Job Number:  34929
Support Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
(50 days ago)
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $15.00



The support worker’s role is to carry out the purpose and objectives of Helping Spirit Lodge Society through the support and advancement of Aboriginal women and children fleeing violence. Ensure a commitment to provide safe and protective shelter. Maintain cohesion in the residence by: assessing critical incidents, making timely decisions and mediating when necessary. Prioritize work and carry out daily practice in an anti-oppressive, women-centred approach. Delivery of a holistic program that enhances the lives of the community we serve. 


REPORTS TO:          Spirit Way Program Manager



Carry out the purpose and objectives of the Helping Spirit Lodge Society

  • Demonstrate ability to adhere to and implement organization’s principles, policies and practices, including understanding and maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to support and interact with program participants and their children in a professional manner, providing life skills to both children and women to assist the participants in reaching stability
  • Demonstrate active listening and healthy boundaries
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate the guiding principle of “Best Interest of the Child” in all duties
  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of residence by following security procedures and maintaining cleanliness of the living environment
  • Identify needs of participant families to support them in further community integration/engagement with community referrals and capacity building to transition into permanent housing


  • Post Secondary Degree
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working with children of various ages
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the theory and technique relevant to working with children and youth
  • Experience working with families to identify and access basic needs and resources
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal history, traditions and cultural competencies; ability to articulate history relating to Aboriginals in Canada
  • Ability to articulate historical trauma
  • Knowledge of the impacts of family violence and its effects on women and children
  • Demonstrated decision making skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify and direct individuals experiencing trauma, mental health substance use, sexual abuse and or homelessness to appropriate resources
  • Knowledge of facilitation techniques and experience in group work
  • Criminal Record Check clearance
  • Valid Driver’s license (vehicle an asset) must provide a driver’s abstract
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and internet research)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Food Safe Certificate
  • CWWA training Early Childhood Educator Certificate an asset
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter
describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be
received by email at or fax at 604-873-4402 stating
competition # to: 402 Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Contact Details:
Jacqueline Hanuse
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
3965 Dumfries Street
Vancouver, BC, V5N 5R3

Tel: 6048746629
Fax: 6048734402
www:   www.hsls.ca

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