Job Posting 90425

Community Care Worker
Hogan's Alley Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Metro Vancouver, British Columbia
closed yesterday (Tue, 31 Jan)
part time  •  $25.10 - $30.84 per hour based on experience

(Regular/Part-time 20-24 hours per week) - Remote & On-site

 

About Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS):
Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the social,
political, economic, and cultural well-being of people of African descent (Black People) through the delivery of
inclusive housing, built spaces, and culturally informed programming. For years, the Society has been a leading
advocate for people of African Descent in Metro Vancouver who have endured the legacies of so-called urban
renewal, residential displacement, and the attempted erasure from Vancouver’s historical narrative.


Community Care is a foundational part of our Indigenous African ancestral teachings and our work towards
collective liberation. Often we hear or say “it takes a village” and Community Care daylights our efforts in
honouring the past to build a strong, and resilient community with a deep sense of belonging. We work at building
connections ranging from our young to elders with various elements from foods, ceremony, and mentorship to
commemorative and celebration activities.


What you’ll be doing:
This is a regular part-time position at 20-24 hours per week (requires flexibility in work schedule). HAS offers paid
sick and personal leave, birthday off, and up to five (5) days substitution for statutory holidays per year to
celebrate/recognize religious, cultural, and/or personal days that are important to the employee where those days
are not currently recognized as a statutory holiday in BC or Canada. This position pay range is $25.10 - $30.84 per
hour plus 6% vacation pay. Pay to be determined based on the successful candidate’s experience.

 

Reporting to the Director, Community Care, the Community Care Worker will join HAS’ commitment to reclaim
space in Vancouver for Black community development, accelerating HAS’s momentum in housing, programming,
community organizing, and grassroots partnerships. The Community Care team will work collaboratively in
delivering the Community Care Strategy for Social Justice Initiatives which include but are not limited to Housing
Support Program, Black/African Diaspora Cultural Support Program, and Garden Program.

 

The Housing Support Program offers intervention and advocacy for the Metro Vancouver Black/African diaspora
with emergency housing needs to set up housing and avert eviction for folks that experience homelessness and
housing uncertainty.


The Black/African Diaspora Cultural Program looks to Ancestral Indigenous African diasporic practices and
knowledge to build community in regularly working with Elders, teachers, and knowledge-keepers. We offer
cultural support, cultural programing, and basic needs support for Nora Hendrix Place residents and Black/African
diaspora community members. We gather community to experience traditional teachings that support the body,
mind, spirit, and land. We daylight cultural skills, celebrate Ancestral wisdom and resilience in joyful pursuits.

 

The Garden Program has a lead facilitator that sets the plan for planting, tending, harvesting, and assisting in
integrating the harvest into meal planning for the Nora Hendrix Place residents. This program operates with
mentorship opportunities for NHP residents to work alongside the lead facilitator in the care and planning of the
garden.

 

About you:
To be successful in this role, you

  • are flexible, collaborative, decisive, and have strong consultative and relationship building skills.
  • put clients first and work to include them in all of the decisions that affect their lives.
  • have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality.
  • are familiar with colonialism and you understand the ongoing impact of the residential school system.
  • have a clear understanding of Black history in Canada, and experience working with immigrants and
    refugees, especially those from Africa.
  • are committed to working with residents who may be struggling with substance use, brain trauma and
    cognitive impairment and or mental illness.
  • understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment and while you support
    tenants of NHP who choose abstinence, you understand abstinence is just one option for those struggling
    with substance use.
  • have a sound knowledge and understanding of the risks associated with programs that serve vulnerable
    populations.

Lived experience and/or connections to and within diverse Black communities is an asset. HAS strives to
hire staff who reflect the people we serve.

 

What you’ll need:

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be willing to provide, as a condition of employment, a current and clear criminal record check, with a
    vulnerable sector search, if you are the selected candidate
  • hold a diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline (e.g., community support worker, mental health and
    addictions worker or social services worker) with a minimum of one year of experience (depending on
    education) as a support worker working with people affected by trauma, substance use, and/or mental
    wellness. The equivalent combination of relevant experience and applicable skill-based training may be
    considered.
  • a recognized, relevant and current first aid certificate is a significant asset as in Non-Violent Crisis
    Intervention certification.

 

Work Location:

Remote work within Metro Vancouver with required on-site work to support HAS programs. Possible in-office work in future.

 

Closing Date:
Position will remain open until filled.


Thank you in advance to all applicants.


Hogan’s Alley Society acknowledges that we work and organize on the ancestral and unceded lands of the
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We offer
our commitment to working in good relations with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and to working in
solidarity to address the long-lasting impacts that colonialism, genocide, and systemic racism have had on
Indigenous peoples.

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