Atira Women’s Resource Society Women’s Support Worker, Bridge Housing for Women (1-year term) Contract in Lower Mainland, BC

Atira Women’s Resource Society

Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

Women’s Support Worker, Bridge Housing for Women (1-year term)
Lower Mainland, BC

Must be open to working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness;…

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Women’s Support Worker, Bridge Housing for Women (1-year term)

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

By noon on Monday, December 7 th , 2015

An exciting opportunity exists for a Support Worker at Bridge 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. 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

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

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

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

Application Process:
Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at [ anti-spam measure – please enable javascript to view ] or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications set out in the posting will not be considered . Please go to atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.

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