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    Job Title : Women's Support Worker x 2, Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter
    Company Name : Atira Women's Resource Society
    Job Type : Contract
    Job Location : Vancouver
    Post Date : 2017-10-11
    Close Date : 2017-10-18
    How To Apply: 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 or dropped off to 201-190 Alexander Street 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 for a current list of postings.

    Description :


    Internal & External Posting


    Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter, Women’s Support Worker (Nov 1st, 2017 to Mar 31st, 2018) (Vancouver) x 2


    Average 22 hours per week – on the weekend typically between 11:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. (Every other Thursday, every Friday, every Saturday)


    By noon on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017


    An exciting opportunity exists for a Women’s Support Worker for Atira Women's Resource Society’s Extreme Weather Shelter from November 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about the work of 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.



    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 a requirement. Must have a well-developed analysis of the ongoing impact of colonization and the resulting impact on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women; must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment.


    Primary Accountabilities:

    • 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
    • Cleans and prepares shelter
    • Performs light housekeeping duties
    • Maintains the safety and security of the shelter


    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 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
    • Current Non Violent Crisis Intervention certificate, or its equivalent, 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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