Atira Women’s Resource Society Women’s Support Worker, The Empress Rooms (Overnights) Part Time in Lower Mainland, BC

Atira Women’s Resource Society

Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

Women’s Support Worker, The Empress Rooms (Overnights)
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…


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Women’s Support Worker, The Empress Rooms


Saturday – Monday, 11:30p.m. to 8:00a.m. with every other Saturday free from work


By noon Monday, August 24 th , 2015

An exciting opportunity exists for a 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 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 years’ experience as a front-line support worker 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 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


A degree, diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline is an asset. In addition, some form of skill-based training is required either through community programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College and/or through volunteer training and experience and/or through another relevant workplace experience. Formal education/credentials will count only as much as work experience.

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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