Internal & External - Full-Time (Temporary until March 31st, 2021)
Hours of Work:
Avg. 42 hours per week; - 12 Hour Shifts (Wednesday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., with every second Saturday free from work)
$24.38 - $26.42/hr. depending on experience
Program & Location:
Key7e Housing For Women – Downtown Eastside, Vancouver
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, Health Care Support Workers are responsible of maintaining the safety and security of the building including conducting building rounds; ensuring only approved guests enter the building; delivering and leaving meals at the door of each resident each day; leaving needed items outside resident doors as needed, conducting regular health and safety checks by phone or through resident doors and ensuring those health checks are documented detailing and concerns the resident has, changes in symptoms or concerns and ensuring the information is relayed to Vancouver Coastal Health staff and calling 911 if the resident is in health distress, logging daily activities and issues, dispensing medications as directed; conducting intakes and other related duties as may be assigned by your direct supervisor and or the Director responsible
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 individuals whose gender expression is femme. 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.
- Minimum one (1) year front-line support work experience; preference given to candidates with lived expertise.
- Food Safe Certification is an asset
- NVCI Certification is an asset
- Emergency First Aid & CPR certification is required
- All positions are subject to a criminal records review (Submitted by Atira)
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position and carry out heavy cleaning duties
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.
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. Resumes with a Cover Letter unique to Atira are guaranteed a review. Candidates who lack the experience and qualifications set out in the posting may 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 postings.