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Atira Women’s Resource Society Women’s Support Worker, Sereena’s Housing for Women Part Time in Lower Mainland, BC

Atira Women’s Resource Society

Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

Position:
Women’s Support Worker, Sereena’s Housing for Women
Location:
Lower Mainland, BC

Experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is…

Type:

Internal & External Posting

Position:

Women’s Support Worker, Sereena’s Housing for Women

Hours:

Friday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with every second Friday free from work

Deadline:

By noon on Monday, August 24 th , 2015

An exciting opportunity exists for a Women’s Support Worker at Sereena’s Housing for Women a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about ending violence against women and children. 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.

Qualifications:

A minimum of one-year experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness; experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is an asset. 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 be open to working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness; must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction framework.

Primary Accountabilities:

  • Taking referrals and completing intakes
  • Crisis prevention, intervention & conflict resolution
  • Provides one-to-one support to women, residents and ex-residents
  • 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
  • Monitoring the front door & signing in visitors

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
  • Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to manage stress
  • Ability to learn from experiences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support

Education:

A degree, diploma or certificate in a related subject and/or relevant skill-based training is required, either through programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College and/or through volunteer training or relevant workplace experience. Formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent combination of life, work and non-formal educational experiences.

Additional Requisites:

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

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-18
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