Job Posting 101639

Women’s Support Worker (Overnights) Nova Transition House
Chimo Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 11 days (Mon, 24 Jun)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $25.05-$28.75


Job Posting


Women’s Support Worker (Permanent Overnights) Nova Transition House


Posting Date:            May 27, 2024

Closing Date:            June 10, 2024

Starting Date:            ASAP

Days of Work:           Friday – Sunday 1000pm-800am

Reports To:               Senior Manager or designate.




This position provides emotional support, advocacy and information and referrals to women who have experienced violence/abuse in relationships & their children. In addition, the worker participates with the staff team in maintaining records and ensuring a residential service that meets community and Work Safe health and safety standards.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Screens prospective residents for suitability prior to admission
  • Conducts intake interviews and helps residents settle
  • Assesses residents’ immediate needs and assists them to define and implement an action plan
  • Provides advocacy for residents as well as information and referrals about social services, housing, legal rights and community resources
  • Provides peer crisis counselling and emotional support to women and children residing at the transition house and to crisis callers
  • Works supportively with residents to consistently implement house guidelines
  • Facilitates and participates in daily household operations as needed
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings




  • Knowledge, understanding of, and demonstrated ability to respond effectively to violence against women and children and its impacts, using feminist principles / analysis
  • Minimum of a diploma in a related human services field and one (1) year recent related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience working with women who have been abused / experienced violence
  • Knowledge and understanding of multiple issues commonly affecting abused women (eg: substance misuse, mental health, HIV, AIDS, etc.)
  • Demonstrated success in working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds (eg: cultural, religious, age, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Must have Standard First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal records search
  • A second language is an asset 


Employment Information:


This is a permanent part time position open to female applicants only. This is a union position Grid 12 with wage range from $25.05-$28.75.


Thank you for your interest in joining our team. Due to the large volume of applications received, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.


Please submit letter of intent and resume to:


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