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Job Number:  43943
Homeless Prevention (Outreach) Worker, Surrey (Temporary 1 Year)
Job Posted: Thursday, 26 April 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 18 May 2018
(88 days ago)
Atira Women's Resource Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: $19.28 - $22.60, depending on experience.

 

Type:

Internal & External Posting

Position:

Homeless Prevention (Outreach) Worker, Surrey (Temporary 1 Year)

Hours:

 

 

Salary:

Sunday through Thursday with every second Thursday free from work

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Sundays from 11:00a.m.-7:30p.m.

$19.28 - $22.60, depending on experience.

Deadline:

Open until Filled

 

An exciting opportunity exists for a Homeless Prevention (Outreach) Worker with 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 within the context of intersectional feminism and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.

 

Qualifications:

Minimum three-years’ experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence and who may also be struggling with substance use and or mental wellness, poverty, episodic or chronic homelessness and who face multiple barriers to securing safe, affordable long-term housing. Must have experience working with tenancy issues/the RTA & RTB and experience in supporting women who have been homeless to find housing is mandatory; experience working in an outreach position is a definite asset. Must have a well-developed analysis of the ongoing effects 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:

  • Work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in an effort to assist them to secure safe, affordable, appropriate long-term housing
  • Provide ongoing support in an effort to help women maintain their housing
  • Build and maintain relationships with landlords in an effort to support women to keep their housing and landlords to consider renting to other women.
  • Refer women to income assistance and other relevant support services
  • Provide accompaniments as appropriate/required
  • Work with other service providers and BC Housing to improve the quality of housing services
  • Keep and submit, as required, accurate statistical information
  • Maintain up-to-date wait lists

 

Skills & Abilities:

 

  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
  • Good time and general management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage stress

 

  • Knowledge of and skills necessary to work with women who struggle with substance use
  • Thorough understanding of harm reduction 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

 

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) is required, Formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of skill-based training, work and lived experience.

Additional Requisites:

  • A valid First Aid Certificate is required
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention certification or equivalent is an asset
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle while on shift
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Application Process:
Expressions of interest, including a current 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 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
E-mail:
www:   www.atira.bc.ca


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