Job Posting 86261

Tenancy Specialist
Atira Women's Resource Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Downtown East side
closes in 21 days (Wed, 31 Aug)
full time  •  $25.98 - $28.02 depending on experience, plus a competitive benefits’ package

About Us:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Tenancy Specialist with 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 Opportunity:

The Tenancy Specialist reports to the Legal Advocate and has primary responsibility for supporting women with tenancy-related legal needs. Your responsibilities include providing one-to-one sessions offering advice and ongoing legal-related support, hosting drop-ins at least once a day specific to tenancy law issues, and offering group workshops and advocacy clinics. You will support women to understand and pursue their rights in various dispute resolution processes, as well as provide outreach to be able to reach more women who would otherwise not know about the program. You will support and advocate for women in dispute resolution processes on tenancy issues by focusing on tenancy law to enhance the program’s work in supporting low-income women to secure stable tenancies; you will work with women to reduce barriers to legal services by supporting them to gain and maintain their tenancy in a competitive rental market by working closely with Atira’s Homelessness Prevention and Housing Outreach program. You will assist with legal paper work.

 

About You:

You have an inclusive/intersectional feminist analysis of violence against women and powerful alignment with Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. 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. 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 have a relevant degree, diploma or certificate, and minimum one-year related experience.

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.

 

You Have/Will be Required to Have:

 

  • A valid First Aid Certificate
  • Naloxone administration Certification
  • Covid-19 & Annual Flu Vaccinations, except with valid exemption
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate or equivalent is an asset
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review (Submitted by Atira)

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