Competition Number: VR-22253-VB
Type: Internal/External - Full-Time (Indeterminate)
Hours of Work: Avg. 36 hours/week; Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with every second Tuesday free from work.
Compensation: $25.98 - $28.02/hr. Based on experience, plus a generous leave, benefits and pension package
Program & Location: Veronica Block Support Recovery Housing for Women – Downtown Eastside, Vancouver
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 Community Activity Worker shares cultural and community connections and teachings with women and children in our reduced-use supportive housing program. The ideal candidate is comfortable leading cultural activities that include cooking classes, family and parenting classes, arts and craft workshops, and providing childminding. Work will be held either onsite or at events within the community. Good relationship-building skills are a must. We encourage creativity and leadership and make space for staff to develop and implement programming in collaboration with the women and children who live at Veronica Block, co-workers and community partners.
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 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 and because this is a program specifically for First Nations, Metis and Inuit women and children, hiring preference will go to First Nations, Metis and Inuk women.
You Have/Will be Required to Have:
• More than one (1+) year front-line support work experience required, preference given to candidates with lived expertise
• Emergency First Aid & CPR certification is required
• Food Safe Certification is an asset
• Covid-19 & Annual flu vaccination is required, unless with valid exemption
• NVCI Certification is an asset
• All positions are subject to a criminal records review (Submitted by Atira)
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
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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