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Job Number:  41540
Shift Supervisor, SisterSpace Shared Using Room
Job Posted: Thursday, 1 February 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018
(4 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $21.74 to $24.87 per hour, depending on experience, with full benefits


Internal & External Posting


Shift Supervisor, SisterSpace Shared Using Room


35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.



$21.74 to $24.87 per hour, depending on experience, with full benefits

Open until filled


An exciting opportunity exists for a Shift Supervisor at SistersSpace, the world’s first women-only shared using room, a program for Atira Women's Resource Society’s. 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.


SisterSpace is a safe, clean supported environment where women who use can inject their own drugs, inside, with other women who also care about their safety and security. If they choose, they can connect to addiction, health care and community services, information about which and referrals to will be made on site. The staff at SisterSpace create respectful, reciprocal relationships with women, recognizing that women are the experts in their own situations and the decision whether or not to make changes in their lives and what kinds of changes, is theirs alone. Trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly femme-identified are welcome.


Must have a minimum of one-year experience working as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, poverty and homelessness and who are also struggling with substance use and/or mental and spiritual wellness; must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction framework.; must be able to demonstrate clinical, assessment, crisis intervention and supervisory 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • To recruit, train, support and supervise peer workers, including submitting time sheets for payment of gifts of appreciation.
  • Be on call one weekend day each week, to respond to scheduling issues and other crises that may arise
  • Ordering supplies and organizing food
  • Working with funders and partners, keeping accurate records, log notes and statistical information as per practice/policy and contractual obligations
  • Liaising and building relationships with other organizations in the community
  • Attending community meetings and relevant fundraising events
  • Providing one-to-one and group support to women in the program

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to work independently & collaboratively     
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior computer skills


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
How to Apply:
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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: 604-681-4437
www:   atira.bc.ca

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