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Job Number:  35895
Child & Youth Activity Worker, Sorella Housing for Women (SUMMER POSITION, Downtown Eastside)
Job Posted: Monday, 19 June 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 26 June 2017
(in 2 days)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in Non Profit Sector

Type:

SUMMER STUDENT POSITION

Position:

Child & Youth Activity Worker,  Sorella Housing for Women (Downtown EastSide) 

Hours:

35 hours per week for 9 weeks (Flexibility required, availability on some weekends and evenings)

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 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:
This position is a temporary summer student position, funded by HRSDC and certain conditions must be met.  The successful candidate must be registered as a full-time student and planning to return to school full-time in September 2017 and be between the age of 15 and 30. The successful applicant must also be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations. 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
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support


 

Education:

Preference will be given to a student pursuing an education in early childhood education, family support services, community support worker programs like those offered at the Justice Institute, Douglas College or the Native Education College.   

 

Additional Requisites:

  • A valid First Aid certificate is required
  • 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 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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