Competition Number: VN-22285-LA
Type: Internal & External– Full-time (Indeterminate)
Hours of Work: 25-hour workweek
Compensation: $25.98-$26.66 per hour, depending on experience, plus a competitive benefits package after an initial disqualification period.
Program & Location: Legal Advocacy Program – Downtown Eastside Vancouver
Deadline: By September 29th, 2022 at Noon
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:
The Housing Advocate reports to the Staff Lawyer and is responsible for supporting women with tenancy-related legal needs. They will provide one-to-one advice sessions and ongoing legal-related support, host drop-ins at least once a day specific to tenancy law issues, and offer group workshops and advocacy clinics. They 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. They 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; as well as 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 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 a minimum one-year related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Your own lived expertise is also valued.
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 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)
You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect, independent of their status or disagreement with you. You hire great people and expect great things from them. You inspire others with your eagerness for excellence. You create an environment where people can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for Atira and the women we serve, rather than what’s best for you and 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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