Job Posting 85810

Shelter Supervisor
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 2 days (Thu, 11 Aug)
full time  •  $29-$33/hr based on experience

About DEWC
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) exists to support and empower women and children, living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, who are particularly vulnerable to violence, exploitation, injustice and injury. Through low barrier Drop-In Centers and Emergency Shelters, DEWC provides basic need services, programs, and specialized supports to over 700 women and children daily to help them survive the conditions that surround them. See website ( for details on our mission and mandate as well as programs and services.

The Opportunity
The Shelter Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Shelter Program through effective planning, coordinating, scheduling, supervising, and directing Peer Support employees. She will ensure services meet the contract requirements as well as the philosophy, mission and mandate of DEWC. Under the direction of the Shelter Manager, the Supervisor is responsible for a range of human resources matters including acting in the absence of the Manager handling emergent and routine issues. The Shelter Supervisor will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote principles of peer support and integrated services to women. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

About You
 You have a minimum of 2 years related experience in a supervisory position, preferable within a unionized environment.
 You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of DEWC.
 You are knowledgeable of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including gender-based violence, mental health, homelessness, and addictions with an understanding of traumainformed care responses.
 You have the ability to both work and support staff, within a busy, chaotic, crises driven environment where there are multiple demands and prioritize.
 You have efficient organizational and administrative skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
 You have or will obtain a First Aid Certification and NVCI.

Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team

  • Healthcare: Extended health & dental coverage including vision, prescription medications,alternative therapies, EAP, life insurance, and longterm disability.
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks paid vacation in the 1st year, 4 weeks after 1 year; 12 paid statutory holidays; 12 paid sick days annually; and access to time off to handle family or personal situations.
  • For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan with a matching contribution from DEWC.
  • Other perks: Compressed work schedule; employee loan program; regular staff development days; and DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions.


 Temporary, full-time, 9 day fortnight schedule
 Excluded position: hourly rate $29 - $33 depending on experience
 Application Closing Date: Until Position is Filled Start Date: ASAP

Submit cover letter and resume to: Shelter Supervisor Hiring via email
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Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken
an asset.

**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

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