Job Posting 89870

Homeless Prevention (Outreach) Worker
Atira Women's Resource Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
South Surrey
closes in 4 days (Mon, 5 Dec)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $25.98 - $28.02 per hour, based on experience

About Us:
Atira Women's Resource Society is 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 an inspiring 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 Director, Non-Residential Programs, the Homeless Prevention (Outreach) Worker is responsible for the day-to-day work of supporting women (and children) in securing safe, affordable, appropriate long-term housing with a focus on women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and those who are ready to leave supportive for independent housing. You are comfortable working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental and spiritual wellness. The Homeless Prevention (Outreach) Worker will assist women with all efforts in securing housing, including: completing appropriate documentation for housing, income assistance, and other relevant support services. The successful candidate is knowledgeable in Tenant Resident Act and agreements, resolving tenancy issues/disputes through the Residential Tenancy Branch, and successfully creates strong relationships with landlords in an effort to support women to keep their housing and considering renting to other women. In addition, the Homeless Prevention (Outreach) Worker will collaborate with BC housing and other service providers to improve the quality of housing services, administers rental supplements, provide accompaniments as needed, and maintains up-to-date wait lists and accurate statistical information.

About You:
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. Your definition of a woman includes transgender, two-spirit and intersex women and transfeminine individuals. You support sex worker rights.

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.
Resumes from qualified First Nations, Métis and or Inuit 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.
Additional Requisites/Assets:

• Minimum two (2) year front-line support work experience preference given to candidates with lived expertise
• A degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject combined (e.g. through programs from a Justice Institute or the Native Education College) is required
• A valid First Aid Certificate is required
• A valid Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a vehicle while on shift is required
• Reliable vehicle & ability to acquire Business Class insurance with $2 million liability
• Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
• 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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