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Job Number:  35894
Child & Youth Activity Worker, Sorella Housing for Women
Job Posted: Monday, 19 June 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 26 June 2017
(yesterday)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in Non Profit Sector

Type:

Internal & External Posting

Position:

Child & Youth Activity Worker,  Sorella Housing for Women 

Hours:

Saturday through Monday, 3:30 p.m. to Midnight with every second Saturday free from work

Deadline:

By noon on Monday, June 26th, 2017

 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Child & Youth Activity Worker at Sorella Housing for Women, a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. Sorella offers residential support to women and their children who have been impacted and/or experiencing violence and abuse.  Atira offers a challenging and rewarding work environment. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children along with the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.

 

Qualifications:

Experience working with children and youth who have/are experiencing and or have witnessed violence and abuse is a definite asset.  Must adhere to a feminist analysis of violence against women and have a commitment to/understanding of anti-oppression work and the intersectionality of oppressions. Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Metis and Inuit women.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan, facilitate and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that promote the well-being of children/youth and that reflects the diverse needs of children/youth;
  • Provides one-to-one and group support to children/youth;
  • Organizes and facilitates recreational activities such as communal meals, cultural celebrations, movies, craft activities, outdoor activities etc., for children/youth;
  • Providing group and individual childcare as required to mothers who may have court appearances, appointments with lawyers, counselors or doctors, etc.;
  • Keeps accurate records, files, log notes & statistical information as per Atira’s practice/policy;
  • Assists families moving in and moving out;
  • Performs light housekeeping duties.

 

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to support children/youth in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to communicate openly, honestly & directly with co-workers, the women and their children
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Education:

A degree, diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline and or some form of skill-based training is secured either through community programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College and/or through volunteer training and experience and/or through another 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, 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

 

Application Process:

Expressions of interest, including a current 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 http://www.atira.bc.ca/careers/ for a current list of postings.

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Application Process:
Expressions of interest, including a current 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. Please go to http://www.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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