Canada Summer Job Program
Hours of Work:
35 hours per week for 10 weeks (Flexibility required, availability on some weekends & evenings)
Program & Location:
Maxxine Wright Drop-In (White Rock)
Open Until Filled
Atira Women's Resource Society, an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside remarkable women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.
An exciting opportunity exists for a Social Services Assistant Student at Maxxine Wright Drop-In, 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 and children. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children within the context of intersectional feminism and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.
This position is a temporary summer student position, funded by HRSDC and certain conditions must be met:
- The successful candidate must be between the age of 15 and 30.
- The successful applicant must also be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, is legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
- International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Experience working with children and youth who have/are experiencing and or have witnessed violence and abuse is a definite asset. Must have a well-developed analysis of the ongoing effects 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.
Skills & Abilities:
- Assisting women completing applications (i.e. housing and education, resumes)
- Seeking out appropriate community resources
- Providing one-to-one support and accompaniment for women accessing community resources
- Facilitates cultural celebrations, community kitchens, self-care activities for women and childcare as needed
- Performs other related duties as required
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Above average computer skills
- Passion for Fundraising
- Must be organized and methodical
- Ability to organize work and carry out duties with independence
- Ability to work under pressure/meet deadlines
- Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
- Time management skills
Preference will be given to a student pursuing an education in Non-Profit Management, Community Development, Social Justice, Communications, Women’s Studies, and other relevant discipline.
- A valid First Aid Certificate is required
- All positions are subject to a criminal records review
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com Please quote the Competition Number in your email subject line and provide a cover letter with a current resume describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications.