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Job Number:  41821
Women’s Support Worker, Durrant Transition House
Job Posted: Friday, 9 February 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 16 February 2018
(2 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $19.28 - $22.60, depending on experience, plus benefits paid by employer


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Women’s Support Worker, Durrant Transition House


Sunday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with every other Sunday free from work


$19.28 - $22.60, depending on experience, plus benefits paid by employer


By noon on Friday, February 16th, 2018


An exciting opportunity exists for a Women’s Support Worker at Durrant Transition House, 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. 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.


Minimum of two-year’s experience (see educational requirements below) working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness and other forms of institutional oppression. 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.


We are committed to hiring women who reflect the women who access our services and the communities in which we work. As such, significant consideration will be given to women who meet the qualifications and who are First Nations, Metis or Inuit and or who speak Punjabi, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hindi or Korean, in addition to English. We are especially interested in applications from women who live in and are familiar with the local community.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides support, advocacy, information and resource referrals to women;
  • Familiarizes women with the physical environment at the program and the guidelines for living communally;
  • Provides information regarding options and alternatives available to women, including information about income assistance, legal services, health issues, drug and alcohol services, housing and other resources, as requested;
  • Provides accompaniments to women to various appointments;
  • Supports women with the normal activities of daily living including providing help to keep their rooms clean, prepare for pest control, do laundry, cook, etc.;
  • Participates in supporting women to meet their goals and objectives;
  • Assists in the planning, organization and delivery of outings, recreational activities and cultural celebrations for women who live at the program;
  • Provides individual and group support, including facilitation of various self-help groups, talking circles, and conflict resolution between women and between groups of women who live at the program;
  • Maintains the safety and cleanliness of the office and inventory;
  • Maintains the safety and security of the building; responding to any building emergencies.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
  • Good time and general management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of program issues
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage stress
  • Knowledge of group processes and facilitation techniques
  • Ability to articulate and work within the framework of an inclusive feminist and anti-oppression analysis of violence against women
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with women who struggle with substance use
  • Thorough understanding of harm reduction and especially as it relates to women, violence and struggles with substance use
  • Ability to work effectively with program staff as well as other non-profit and or publicly funded groups, agencies and organizations
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position


A BSW and a minimum of two years’ experience working directly with women who are MCFD involved in a social worker position and or as an advocate/liaison with MCFD, or a related degree with a minimum of three year’s relevant work experience, as described above, or a related diploma or certificate with a minimum of seven year’s relevant work experience, as described above, or substantial and relevant skill-based training and a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience, as described above; formal credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of related skill-based training, work, volunteer and lived experience.


Additional Requisites:

  • A valid First Aid Certificate is required
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention certification is required, and if you do not have a current certification, Atira will provide
  • Food Safe Certificate is required
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
  • Must have a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle while on shift.
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 as 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:   www.atira.bc.ca

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