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Job Number:  35785
Housing Outreach Worker, Vancouver (1 – Year Temporary Maternity Leave)
Job Posted: Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
(63 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in Non Profit Sector


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Housing Outreach Worker, Vancouver (1 – Year Temporary Maternity Leave)


36 hours/week. Mondays from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m. Every other Friday free from work


Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 at noon


An exciting opportunity exists for a Housing Outreach Worker with Atira Women's Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about 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.



Minimum two-years’ experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, poverty and homelessness; experience working with tenancy issues/the RTA & RTB and experience in supporting women who have been homeless to find housing is required; experience working in an outreach capacity is a significant asset as well as previous work experience in the Downtown Eastside.  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 & spiritual wellness and understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction framework.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in an effort to assist them to secure safe, affordable, appropriate long-term housing
  • Provide ongoing support in an effort to help women maintain their housing
  • Build and maintain relationships with landlords in an effort to support women to keep their housing and landlords to consider renting to other women.
  • Refer women to income assistance and other relevant support services
  • Provide accompaniments as appropriate/required
  • Work with other service providers and BC Housing to improve the quality of housing services
  • Keep and submit, as required, accurate statistical information


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to manage stress



A degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject and/or relevant skill-based training is required, either through programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College and or through volunteer training or relevant workplace experience. 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 is required (achieved or upgraded in past 12 months)
  • A valid Food Safe certificate is an asset.
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
  • Must have a class five drivers’ license and a clean driving record
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 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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