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Job Number:  43938
Summer Student - Spirit Way Support Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 26 April 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018
(77 days ago)
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Internship - paid
Location: Vancouver Salary: $14.00/Hour

Position:   Summer Student- Spirit Way Support Worker  

Term :    30 Hours Per Week (Monday – Thursday)/(Tuesday – Friday)
April 23, 2018- August 31, 2018



The support worker’s role at Spirit Way Second Stage Transition House is to carry out the purpose and objectives of Helping Spirit Lodge Society through the support and advancement of Aboriginal women and children fleeing violence. Ensure a commitment to provide safe and protective shelter. Maintain cohesion in the residence by: assessing critical incidents, making timely decisions and mediating when necessary. Prioritize work and carry out daily practice in an anti-oppressive, women-centered approach. Delivery of a holistic program that enhances the lives of the community we serve.


REPORTS TO:     The Executive Director      



Carry out the purpose and objectives of the Helping Spirit Lodge Society

  • Demonstrate ability to adhere to and implement organization’s principles, policies and practices, including understanding and maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to support and interact with program participants and their children in a professional manner, providing life skills to both children and women to assist the participants in reaching stability
  • Demonstrate active listening and healthy boundaries
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate the guiding principle of “Best Interest of the Child” in all duties
  • Ensure cleanliness of Spirit Way including interior and exterior grounds and common areas including cleaning and polishing floors; laundry room; dryer vents in laundry room weekly; Amenity Room, parking lot, refuse area.
  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of residence by following security procedures and maintaining cleanliness of the living environment
  • Identify needs of participant families to support them in further community integration/engagement with community referrals and capacity building to transition into permanent housing
  • Light Cleaning duties are required and light lifting may be required as well


  • Must Be Between 15-30 Years of Age and current student returning to school
  • Post-Secondary Degree
  • A minimum of three to six months experience working with children of various ages
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the theory and technique relevant to working with children and youth and with families to identify and access basic needs and resources
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal history, traditions and cultural competencies; ability to articulate history relating to Aboriginals in Canada
  • Ability to articulate historical trauma
  • Knowledge of the impacts of family violence and its effects on women and children
  • Demonstrated decision making skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify and direct individuals experiencing trauma, mental health substance use, sexual abuse and or homelessness to appropriate resources
  • Knowledge of facilitation techniques and experience in group work
  • Criminal Record Check clearance
  • Valid Driver’s license (vehicle an asset) 
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and internet research)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Food SafeCertificate

Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at
| Subject Title Summer Student Spirit Way Support Worker

Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION’S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

Only short –listed candidates will be contacted.


Closing Date: Till Position Filled.



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Contact Details:
Olivia Jim
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
3965 Dumfries Street Vancouver BC V5N5R3
Vancouver, BC, V5N5R3

Tel: 6048746629
Fax: 6048746629
www:   www.hsls.ca

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