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Job Number:  39623
Permanent PT Standby Peer Support Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 9 November 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
(45 days ago)
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $17/hr to start, $21.00 +generous benefits package after successful probationary period

      Part Time Permanent Shelter Standby Peer Support Worker


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  This is a standby shift requiring staff to be available to cover/replace the overnight staff sometimes on short notice.  It is expected that staff in the position understand and come prepared every shift as if they might have to stay the full shift.  As per the Collective Agreement, standby pay compensation is attached to this position.


Peer Support:  Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modeling peer support and self help behaviors.  Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.


Shelter:  Monitor women in the Shelter using peer support & self help tools to address conflicts.  Use self help tools to ensure women who appear in crises are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.  Responsible for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures.   Supports women with practical needs.


Conflict Resolution/Crisis Management:  Manage crisis between, within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations.  Maintain a culture of ‘People helping people help themselves’.


Programming:  Facilitate and coordinate groups and special events that promote principles of self-help and peer support and that reflect the mission and mandate of the DEWC.


Referral:  Use Peer Support & Self Help strategies to support women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies as required.


In Shelter Participation:  Participate within the staff team such as attending staff meetings, staff development and training, special events, hiring, evaluation, and Centre committees. Work collaboratively with in-centre staff.  Ensure effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the DEWC.


DEPARTMENT:                     Emergency Night Shelter

AFFILIATION:                         BCGEU

STATUS:                                 Permanent Part-Time (20 hrs. week) – benefits

SCHEDULE:                          Sunday to Wednesday / Thursday Fortnight, 10pm-2am (stand-by)

START:                                    ASAP


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit a current resume with cover letter to:
The Shelter Peer Support Worker Hiring Committee
Contact Details:
The Shelter Peer Support Worker Hiring Comittee
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470
www:   www.dewc.ca

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