Internal & External – Full-Time (Temporary until December 22nd, 2021 Mat Leave)
Hours of Work:
40 hours per week;(Sunday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.)
$25.18 - $27.22/hr. based on experience
Program & Location:
Georgina’s Place - Surrey
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 a remarkable group of women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.
About the Job:
Reporting to the Program Manager, the In-Reach Worker is responsible for supporting women who have been criminalized and currently living at Sísele Housing for Women who are Older, Sue Bujold floor of Bridge Housing for Women, Sorella Housing for Women, New Beginnings, Georgina’s Place, Waaban Housing for First Nations, Metis, & Inuit Women, Ama Transition House for Women who are Older and Durrant Transition House to successfully re-integrate into the community including connecting them with appropriate supports, creating and maintaining positive relationships with the women and supporting them to make informed decisions for their futures. There may be individual contracts for specific women and you are required to ensure you are familiar with and honoring those contracts. You will work between all applicable residential programs that house women who have been criminalized, as well as provide in-reach services to the Fraser Valley Institution for Women, on a reasonably regular basis, to support and encourage new tenants to Atira’s CSC beds.
As Homeless Prevention worker you will be responsible to Work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in an effort to assist them to secure safe, affordable, appropriate long-term housing, provide ongoing support in an effort to help women maintain their housing, build and maintain relationships with landlords in an effort to support women to keep their housing and landlords to consider renting to other women, refer women to income assistance and other relevant support services, provide accompaniments as appropriate/required, work with other service providers and BC Housing to improve the quality of housing services, keep and submit, as required, accurate statistical information, maintain up-to-date wait lists.
You are a feminist, passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with women who are struggling with substance use and or mental wellness and understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment. You support women who choose abstinence, but understand abstinence is just one option for women struggling with substance use. Your definition of woman includes transgender, two spirit and intersex women, and transfeminine individuals. You are sex worker positive. You have significant experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, combined with relevant education and or skill-based training. Lived expertise is an asset, as is living in the community in which you work. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the women we serve.
You Have/Will be Required to Have:
- Minimum one (1) year front-line support work experience, preference given to candidates with lived expertise
- NVCI Certification is an asset
- First Aid Certification is required
- Food Safe Certifications is an asset
- All positions are subject to a criminal records review (Submitted by Atira)
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position
- A valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required, and access to a vehicle while on shift
You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you. You expect great things from yourself and your co-workers. You inspire others with your passion for women’s anti-violence work and your eagerness for excellence. You contribute to an environment where women can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for women, rather than what’s best for you or your team. You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability and you take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing.
Resumes from qualified First Nations, Métis and or Inuit women are encouraged, as are resumes from Black women, women of colour, trans women, women who are disabled and women from other equity seeking groups. Fluency in a language(s) other than English is an asset.
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. Candidates who lack the experience and qualifications set out in the posting will not be considered, although an exceptional cover letter and transferable skills may overcome lack of experience for some positions. Please go to www.atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of positions.