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Woman's Advocate: On Call (North Vancouver)

compensation: 24.25 per hour
employment type: part-time

North Shore Crisis Services Society is looking for a Casual Woman’s Advocate to work on call - 24.25 per hour.

As well as our regular safety protocols, specific Procedures and Protocols are in place to ensure that the workplace is safe for all amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. All new staff will be thoroughly oriented and supplied with site-appropriate protective wear.

The Woman's Advocate provides advocacy, one to one support, group facilitation, crisis intervention, assessment, intake and discharge services for up to eighteen women and children fleeing violence who are living temporarily in SAGE Transition House. The WA also assists the program coordinator by providing administrative support as necessary and ensures the safety and security of the program.

The shifts that Casuals cover are: Daytime (8am- 3:30 pm); Evening (3:30 pm - midnight); and Overnight (midnight - 8am). Casuals are expected to have some availability for all three shifts.

Location: SAGE Transition House, (North Shore)
NSCSS Position: Women's Advocate
Classification: Eleven (11)


QUALIFICATIONS
Diploma in a related Human/Social Service field
Weekday availability preferred
Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
Two years recent related experience
Knowledge of family violence, violence against women and children, community resources.
Mature and level headed
Must be able to take direction and work cooperatively with others.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written skills
Good organization and time management skills
Crisis intervention, assessment and lay counseling skills
Good conflict resolution skills
Able to be non judgmental and empathetic
Able to work effectively in a team environment
Able to be flexible and creative
Able to maintain personal and professional boundaries
Able to interact effectively and positively with women and children
Able to remain calm in stressful situations within the program

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Clients are women and children in crisis who are fleeing from violence and abuse. There can be personal risk in the day-to-day work. The program provides service to women and children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, and includes cisgender, transgender and lesbian women. The program accepts pets. The program operates 24/7. The ability to function under pressure is essential. This position requires a criminal record search by the police and an authorization for criminal record check under the Criminal Records Act of B.C.

This position requires Union membership.

  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 7201797407

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