Atira Women's Resource Society, an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside a remarkable group of women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.
About the Job:
We are offering an exciting opportunity to become part of a passionately dedicated and skilled group of women who provide an accountable and professional yet politically driven service to women and children affected by violence. Reporting to the Director, Early Years & Family Well-Being, the Program Manager at Seksik Early Care and Learning Centre is responsible for planning, executing, and assessing developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that promote the well-being of each child and that respect and reflect the diverse needs of the children. She individualizes the curriculum and ensures that all activities are accessible and the child care environment is healthy and safe for all children. Additionally, the successful incumbent will provide guidance of children’s behavior that encourages positive self-concept, positive communication with enrolling parents/ legal guardians, and contributes to the ongoing operation of the centre. She will supervise and support front line and custodial staff, as well as ensure effective program/service delivery consistent with Atira’s mandate, philosophy and policies, as well as our legal, contractual, budgetary and other requirements; and develop long-range program plans that meet Atira’s goals and objectives.
We are committed to hiring women who reflect the women who access our services and the communities in which we work and because this is a program specifically for First Nations, Metis and Inuit children, hiring preference will go to First Nations, Metis and Inuit women.
You are a feminist, passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with women who are struggling with substance use and or mental wellness and understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment. You support women who choose abstinence, but understand abstinence is just one option for women struggling with substance use. Your definition of woman includes transgender, two spirit and intersex women and individuals whose gender expression is femme. You are sex worker positive. You have significant experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, combined with relevant education and or skill-based training. Lived expertise is an asset, as is living in the community in which you work. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the women we serve.
You Also Have:
You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you. You expect great things from yourself and your co-workers. You inspire others with your passion for women’s anti-violence work and your eagerness for excellence. You contribute to an environment where women can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for women, rather than what’s best for you or your team. You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability and you take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing.
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