Job Posting 101849

Victims of Racism Support Worker
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford
closed 5 days ago (Tue, 18 Jun)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $27.00 per hour

JOB POSTING #2024-76-01

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

Diversity Education and Resource Services (DEARS)

Victims of Racism Support Worker

Wage: $27.00 per hour

Part Time: 21 hours per week, Monday to Friday  

Temporary to March 31, 2025

 

Assist Individuals Victimized by Incidents of Racism

Join the team at Archway

Come Help Us Help People

Location:  Abbotsford

Hybrid

Job Summary:

The Victims of Racism Support Worker, a role with a profound impact on our community, will report to the DEARs Supervisor and work closely with the Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership’s (ALIP) Community Coordinator. This position will be responsible for assisting racialized individuals victimized by incidents of racism and other forms of discrimination, including helping them unpack their experiences, assess the impacts of incidents, offer culturally and trauma-informed support, and redirect such individuals for further external support.  A key component to this position is the importance of creating a judgement-free and psychologically safe space for victims to be able to reclaim their voice and process the impacts of racism.

Your Role:

Archway’s Victims of Racism Support Worker with the DEARS Program contributes by:

  • Receiving referrals from United Way’s Helpline and contacting the referred clients.
  • Calling the clients and inviting them to the office and engaging in meaningful conversations to disentangle the impacts of the experiences/incidences on the individual.
  • Using trauma-informed and culturally competent approaches when engaging with victims of racism incidents.
  • Ensuring that judgement-free and psychologically safe spaces are created for the victimized individuals to enable them to express their feelings and views and empowering them to reclaim their voice and autonomy.
  • Having a solid understanding of how systemic/institutional racism shapes interpersonal experiences.
  • Coordinating and gathering communities and individuals impacted by racism to workshops, and facilitating conversations conducive to reconciliation, allyship, and collective healing, inspiring positive change and growth.

This position is a great fit for someone who understands systemic racism, is empathetically curious, and willing to discover more about people, their experiences and concerns.   

Our Offer

  • Wage: $27.00 per hour.
  • A part-time position at 21 hours per week, availability Mondays to Fridays, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • Temporary until March 31, 2025.
  • Benefits include:
    • Three weeks’ pro-rated vacation.
    • A great benefits plan including extended health, and dental, you choose your plan.
    • Employee and Family Assistance Program that includes online access to wellness resources.
    • Great in-house training opportunities.
    • Rewarding work in a positive environment.
    • Work/Life balance.

Getting an Interview – you will be considered if you have:

  • Post-secondary education in counselling, psychology, social work or a related field, OR the equivalent combination of education and lived experience as a victim of racism.
  • Experience facilitating one-on-one conversations aiming to provide mental health support.
  • Past or current lived experience as a victim of racism is preferred.

The Job Requires you to have:

  • Ability to communicate ideas to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to facilitate engaging trauma-informed workshops and conversations.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office365, virtual meeting platforms, websites, and social media.
  • Empathetically curious ability; willing to discover more about people and their concerns by employing active listening techniques.
  • Understanding of systemic racism, colonialism, and other forms of domination in Canada.
  • Understanding of diversity and the importance of making the established communities welcoming to and inclusive of newcomers, refugees, and immigrants.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Records Check is a condition of employment.

Closing date is June 18, 2024.

 

No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies.  If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous identity, race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age.  

 

We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional and unceded territory of the Stō:ló people. Stō:ló territory extends from the mouth of the Fraser River to Boston Bar. Locally, this includes the Matsqui First Nation and Sumas First Nation. We give them thanks for sharing their land and resources with us.

 

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