Job Posting 64665

Violence Prevention Coordinator
REACH Community Health Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver
closes in 9 days (Wed, 30 Sep)
part time - term / contract  •  28.50

Position: Violence Prevention Coordinator

Contract: 6 months, 3 days/week, 21 hours per week.

Wage: $28.50/hour

 

This a 6-month contract project and is grant funded to specifically address the increase in gender-based violence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

REACH has a mandate to community health and education, and for this reason wants to be a resource for those who are affected by gender-based violence.  Thousands of women, girls, and trans and non-binary people now face a heightened risk of violence at home with COVID-19 isolation measures, whether it takes the form of emotional, physical or sexual abuse.  REACH’s care providers build a relationship of trust and safety with all of their patients.  In order to support patients who have felt safe enough to disclose they are experiencing violence, REACH is hiring a passionate, caring individual to work as a Violence Prevention Coordinator.

This position will work in collaboration with REACH staff and community partners in East Vancouver, through a diversity of methods: support groups, talking circles, one on one support and educational groups.  This is a new role and the successful candidate will be flexible and able to adapt to various circumstances.

 

Highlights of Responsibilities

  • Provide on-site assistance to people who have been victims of violence or sexual assault, and refer and direct them to appropriate resources.
  • Provide aid in leaving abusive relationships through assistance to access transition houses and shelters.
  • Oversee and ensure the implementation of programs to address and reduce gender-based violence through prevention, support and education.

 

Highlights of Skills and Qualifications

  • Certificate/Diploma in community social services
  • One year of recent related experience, including work in gender-based services, and knowledge and/or experience of the dynamics of the spectrum of violence that can occur.
  • Knowledge and skills in trauma informed care

 

Established in 1969, REACH is a Community Health Centre with a history of primary care innovation. REACH is dedicated to providing high quality integrated health care in East Vancouver to families and individuals of all ages. We focus on clients with complex social, mental or physical needs. REACH offers a widely respected interdisciplinary approach to care within our medical, dental, pharmacy, UPCC and multicultural family centre.

 

REACH proudly celebrates the diversity in our neighbourhood and amongst our staff. We strongly encourage applications from people of under-represented communities, including Indigenous, migrant,  people of colour and LGBTQ2S+ individuals.

 

 

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