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:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Child & Youth Activity Worker will plan, facilitate and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that promote the well-being of children/youth and that reflects the diverse needs of children/youth. The Child & Youth Activity Worker will provide one-to-one and group support to children/youth, utilizing the CWWA model, facilitate homework clubs and works with the local school as requested, organize and facilitate recreational activities such as communal meals, cultural celebrations, movie nights etc. for children/youth and their moms. In addition, the Child & Youth Activity Worker provides group and individual childcare as required to mothers who may have court appearances, appointments with lawyers, counselors or doctors etc., assists families moving in and moving out, preforms light house-keeping duties, responds to emergency situations, and keeps accurate records, files, log notes & statistical information as per Atira’s practice & policies.
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 transfeminine individuals. 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.
Resumes from qualified First Nations, Métis and or Inuk 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.
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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