Atira Women’s Resource Society Women’s Support Worker, Empress Rooms (x2) Full Time in Lower Mainland, BC

Atira Women’s Resource Society

Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

Women’s Support Worker, Empress Rooms (x2)
Lower Mainland, BC

Minimum one year experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness,…


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Women’s Support Worker, The Empress Rooms x2


Tuesday through Saturday, 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. with every second Saturday free from work


By noon on Wednesday, July 13 th , 2016

An exciting opportunity exists for a Women’s Support Worker at The Empress Rooms, a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about the work of ending violence against women. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.


Minimum one year experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty, homelessness and other forms of institutional oppression. Experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is a requirement. Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women. Must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Taking referrals and completing intakes
  • Crisis prevention, intervention & conflict resolution
  • Provides one-to-one support to women
  • Provides advocacy & makes resource referrals
  • Liaises with sister and like organizations and transition houses
  • Keeps accurate records, files, log notes and statistical information as per practice/policy
  • Assists women moving in and when moving out
  • Cleans and prepares rooms for new residents
  • Performs light housekeeping duties
  • Facilitates communal meals and recreational activities
  • Maintains the safety and security of the building

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer skills


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 or lived experience.

Additional Requisites:

  • A valid First Aid certificate is required
  • A current Non Violent Crisis Intervention certificate, or its equivalent, is required (achieved or upgraded within past 12 months)
  • Food Safe Certificate level 1 is required
  • Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Suquamish, WA, US
Posted on: 2016-07-09
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