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Job Number:  42533
Women’s Health & Safety Liaison/Housing Outreach Worker (6 Months Temporary)
Job Posted: Thursday, 8 March 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2018
(3 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $19.28 - $22.60, depending on experience



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Women’s Health & Safety Liaison/Housing Outreach Worker (6 Months Temporary)



40 hours/week. Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$19.28 - $22.60, depending on experience.


By noon on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018


An exciting opportunity exists for a Women’s Health & Safety Liaison/ Housing Outreach Worker with Atira Women's Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about 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.



Minimum two-years’ experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, poverty and homelessness; experience working with tenancy issues/the RTA & RTB and experience in supporting women who have been homeless to find housing is required; experience working in an outreach capacity is a significant asset as well as previous work experience in the Downtown Eastside. 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 & spiritual wellness and understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction framework.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking and performing outreach to women in the DTES community with a focus on women’s health and safety and preventing homelessness, specifically for women living in DTES single room occupancy (SRO) hotels and in the DTES.
  • Providing group and one-to-one support including facilitating access to cultural opportunities; responding to crises, including sexual and physical assaults
  • Providing accompaniments, advocacy and resource referrals
  • Supporting women in addressing their concerns regarding their health and safety
  • Working with program managers and hotel staff to address the challenges and needs faced by women living in co-ed hotels where services may not be women-centered; making recommendations and work with women on improving women’s health and safety
  • Maintaining and submitting accurate statistics and preparing a monthly outcome report in collaboration with your co-worker
  • Working collaboratively with other service and housing providers, including BC Housing and private sector landlords, to help women secure long-term, appropriate and affordable housing
  • Supporting women to complete all application forms, tenancy agreements, etc.
  • Supporting women in addressing their concerns regarding their housing
  • Facilitating and supporting women’s moving process into their new homes
  • Supporting women to maintain their housing
  • Supporting women with HPP Rental Supplements according to budget while ensuring clear administration processes and financial controls and adhering to contractual guidelines
  • Providing support to the women living at Kye7e; and all other relevant duties as assigned by your direct supervisor.

Skills & Abilities:


  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to manage stress




A degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject and/or relevant skill-based training is required, either through programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College and or through volunteer training or relevant workplace experience. 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.
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention certification is required, and if you do not have a current certification, Atira will provide
  • A valid Food Safe certificate is an asset.
  • 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: 604-681-4437
www:   www.atira.bc.ca

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