Type: Internal & External - Part-Time (Indeterminate)
Hours of Work: Two positions, 32 and 25 hours per week
Compensation: $28.02 to $34.50 per/hour, depending on experience and education, plus, a generous leave, benefits, and pension package
Program & Location: Vancouver (Trout Lake Park area)
Deadline: Wednesday, September 28th, 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:
Be a part of an innovative visitation program located in a home near Trout Lake, designed to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous mothers and children aged 0-4, who have been separated. Reporting to the Manager, Therapeutic Visitation Program, the therapeutic visitation workers will provide a healing space for women and children who have experienced the impacts of intergenerational and complex trauma, including struggles with substance use and or mental wellness, and support keeping moms and kids together through culturally connected strengths-based programming. Activities include supporting the preparation of detailed therapeutic visitation plans outlining teachings, methods, and strategies to nurture and enhance the mother/child relationship, as well as front-line work with women and their children.
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 a woman includes transgender, two-spirit and intersex women, and transfeminine individuals. You are sex worker positive.
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.
You are certified as an Early Childhood Educator, hold a child and youth care certificate, or are registered as a social worker (BSW). You have, at minimum one (1) year of work experience supporting groups or individual women who have experienced trauma and their children. Lived expertise is an asset, as is living in the community in which you work.
We are committed to hiring women who reflect the women who access our services and the communities in which we work and because this is a program specifically for First Nations, Métis, and Inuk children, hiring preference will go to First Nations, Métis, and Inuk women.
• A valid First Aid Certificate is required
• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
• Experience leading group or individual therapeutic sessions is desired
• Covid-19 and annual flu vaccinations are required, unless with exemption
• All positions are subject to a Criminal Records Review (Submitted by Atira)
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