Atira Women's Resource Society is an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a paycheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside an inspiring 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:
Reporting to the Program Manager of Maxxine Wright Second Stage, as the Coordinator, your primary accountabilities would consist of the day-to-day delivery of the PEACE program. Your role is to engage the women and children who reside at Maxxine Wright Second Stage in either individual or group-based support which addresses prevention, education, advocacy, counseling and empowerment. You are expected to connect and cultivate relationships and awareness of complementary programs which exist to support women and children impacted by violence, especially those which are relevant to First Nations, Metis and Inuit women and children. You will also be required, from time to time, to provide informational and educational sessions in the community, as well as other relevant tasks as assigned by your direct supervisor.
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 experience 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:
• Food Safe Certificate is required
• A valid child-oriented First Aid certificate is required
• All positions are subject to a criminal records review (Submitted by Atira)
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
• Experience working with children who have/are experiencing and or have witnessed violence and abuse is an asset
• Covid-19 & Flu Vaccinations are required, except with validated exemptions
• PEACE facilitator training
A degree, diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline is an asset
• Early Childhood Educator License is an asset
• Special Needs Certificate an asset
• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
• Strong written and oral communication skills
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.
Resumes from qualified First Nations, Métis and or Inuit women are encouraged, as are resumes from Black women, women of colour, trans women, women who are disabled and women from other equity-seeking groups. Fluency in a language(s) other than English is an asset.
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