Job Posting 89852

Stopping the Violence Counsellor
Atira Women's Resource Society - River Run Early Care & Learning Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver (Strathcona / Chinatown / Downtown Eastside)
closes in 32 days (Mon, 2 Jan 2023)
full time  •  $30 per hour, plus a generous leave, benefits and pension package

About Us:
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 Coordinator, Stopping the Violence Counselling Program or their designate, the Stopping the Violence Counsellor is responsible for supporting some of the City’s most vulnerable and marginalized women, with a specific focus on culturally competent and safe interventions or practices for First Nations, Métis and or Inuk women who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing violence/abuse, including structural and or systemic violence (e.g. poverty, homelessness, racism, misogyny).Your primary responsibilities include finding creative ways to offer one-to-one and group counselling and support to women who many not consistently show up for appointments, who may show up for appointments while under the influence, and or who may not always appreciate their time with you. You must have a healthy sense of self, be flexible, able to respond to crises and open to meeting with women on short or no notice. You are required to provide services on an outreach basis, in other of Atira’s programs. It is imperative you adopt a gender-responsive, de-colonizing and anti-oppression analysis in all of your 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 approach your work and live your life from a decolonizing, women centered and social justice perspective. You are a team player who strives for excellence but loves to have a good laugh, is able to think fast, be critical and make sound decisions without agonizing, all while working in an incredibly dynamic and fast-paced environment.

A graduate degree in counselling psychology, social work or a relevant discipline, and a minimum of one-year experience working with women affected by violence/abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and or spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness; or, an undergraduate degree in a related discipline plus a minimum of three years’ experience working in a setting as described above; or, a diploma or certificate in a related discipline in combination relevant skill-based training and a minimum of five years’ experience working in a setting as described above. Applicants with the equivalent combination of education and experience will be equally considered as those with graduate degrees.
As this is a position funded specifically to support First Nations, Métis and Inuk women, only resumes from qualified First Nations, Métis and Inuk women are being considered at this time.

Additional Requisites/Assets:
• All positions are subject to a criminal records review (submitted by Atira).
• Covid-19 (including boosters) & Annual Flu Vaccination is required, unless with valid exemption

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