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Job Number:  40035
Supervisor, SisterShelter
Job Posted: Monday, 27 November 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 11 December 2017
(yesterday)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: Based on an annual salary of between $45K and $52K, depending on experience.

Type:

Internal & External Posting

Position:

Supervisor, SistersShelter (As soon as hired, to Mar 31st, 2018)

Hours:

Salary:

Average 40 hours per week, 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. shift

Based on an annual salary of between $45K and $52K, depending on experience.

Deadline:

Applications accepted until position is filled

 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Supervisor at SistersShelter, a temporary extreme weather shelter for women and a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. 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

Must have a minimum of two years’ experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, poverty and homelessness combined with some form of supervisory experience. Must be able to demonstrate assessment, crisis intervention and management skills; 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 and spiritual wellness and understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Selecting, orienting, supporting and supervising all program staff, and submitting b-weekly payroll
  • Picking up shelter supplies and organizing food
  • Liaise and build relationships with other organizations in the community
  • On call duties/responding to program emergencies, including after hours and on weekends
  • Attending community meetings and relevant fundraising events
  • Keeping accurate records, log notes and statistical information as per practice/policy and contractual obligations
  • Providing one-to-one and group support to women staying in 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
  • Superior computer skills

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), or the equivalent combination of lived and work experience 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, and if you do not have a current certification, Atira will provide
  • Food Safe Certificate is required, and if you do not have a current certification, Atira will provide
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention certification is required, and if you do not have a current certification, Atira will provide
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review

 

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.

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
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: 604-681-4437
E-mail:
www:   atira.bc.ca/careers


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