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Job Number:  38809
Women’s Support Worker x 2, Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter
Job Posted: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 October 2017
(57 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Leading in non profit sector

Type:

Internal & External Posting

Position:

Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter, Women’s Support Worker (Nov 1st, 2017 to Mar 31st, 2018) (Vancouver) x 2

Hours:

Average 22 hours per week – on the weekend typically between 11:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. (Every other Thursday, every Friday, every Saturday)

Deadline:

By noon on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Women’s Support Worker for Atira Women's Resource Society’s Extreme Weather Shelter from November 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018. 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.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum of one-year 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 a requirement. Must have a well-developed analysis of the ongoing impact of colonization and the resulting impact on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women; must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment.

 

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Taking referrals and completing intakes
  • Crisis prevention, intervention & conflict resolution
  • Provides one-to-one support to women
  • Provides advocacy & makes resource referrals
  • Liaises with sister and like organizations and transition houses
  • Keeps accurate records, files, log notes and statistical information as per practice/policy
  • Cleans and prepares shelter
  • Performs light housekeeping duties
  • Maintains the safety and security of the shelter

 

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
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental; support


 

Education:

A degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject combined with relevant workplace experience and skill-based training (e.g. through programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College) is required, 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
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 201-190 Alexander Street 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
201-190 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1B5

Tel: 6046814437
E-mail:
www:   atira.bc.ca/careers


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