Competition Number: VR-22245-SO
Type: Internal & External - Full-Time (Indeterminate)
Hours of Work: Avg. 36 hours per week; (Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm) with every second Saturday free from work
Compensation: $25.18- $27.22/hr plus a generous leave, benefits, and pension package
Program & Location: Sorella 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.
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 individuals whose gender expression is femme. 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.
About the Job:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Community Activity Worker is responsible for developing, facilitating and implementing community activities for the women who live at Sorella Housing for Women. This role also entails a range of responsibilities from engaging in active listening and fostering positive interpersonal relationships with and between the women who live at Sorella, to making resource referrals, setting up meetings, activities and events in and around the building, to coordinating and supporting clubs and committees, to working with the external community to ensure the women who live at Sorella are welcome and active participants in the neighbouhood and that the neighbourhood is actively engaged in supporting the women who live at Sorella. We encourage creativity and leadership and make space for staff to develop and implement programming in collaboration with the women who live at Sorella, co-workers and with the community partners.
The Community Activity Worker will hold a degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject combined with relevant workplace experience and skill-based training (e.g. through programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College) is required, formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of skill-based training, work and lived experience.
You Have/Will be Required to Have:
• A Degree, Diploma, Certificate in a related subject required
• Minimum one (1) year front-line support work experience
• NVCI Certification
• First Aid Certification
• Covid-19 & Annual flu vaccinations are required, unless with exemption
• All positions are subject to a criminal records review
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position and carry out heavy cleaning duties
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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