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Women's Transition House- Relief Support Worker (Vancouver)

3965 Dumfries Street Vancouver BC V5N5R3

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compensation: 17.00
employment type: part-time
non-profit organization

Position: Relief Support Worker
Contract: On-Call
The support worker’s role is to carry out the purpose and objectives of Helping Spirit Lodge Society through the support and advancement of Indigenous women and children fleeing domestic violence. Ensure a commitment to provide safe and protective shelter. Maintain cohesion in the residence by: assessing critical incidents, making timely decisions and mediating when necessary. Prioritize work and carry out daily practice in an anti-oppressive, women-centred approach. Delivery of a holistic program that enhances the lives of the community we serve.
REPORTS TO: Spirit Lodge Supervisor
Carry out the purpose and objectives of the Helping Spirit Lodge Society
• Demonstrate ability to adhere to and implement organization’s principles, policies and practices, including understanding and maintaining confidentiality
• Ability to support and interact with program participants and their children in a professional manner, providing life skills to both children and women to assist the participants in reaching stability
• Demonstrate active listening and healthy boundaries
• Demonstrate the ability to integrate the guiding principle of “Best Interest of the Child” in all duties
• Ensuring the safety and comfort of residence by following security procedures and maintaining cleanliness of the living environment
• Identify needs of participant families to support them in further community integration/engagement with community referrals and capacity building to transition into permanent housing

• Diploma
• A minimum of three years’ experience working with children of various ages
• Experience working with families to identify and access basic needs and resources
• Knowledge of Indigenous history, traditions and cultural competencies; ability to articulate history relating to Indigenous in Canada
• Ability to articulate historical trauma
• Knowledge of the impacts of family violence and its effects on women and children
• Demonstrated decision making skills and ability to work independently
• Ability to identify and direct individuals experiencing trauma, mental health substance use, sexual abuse and or homelessness to appropriate resources
• Knowledge of facilitation techniques and experience in group work
• Criminal Record Check clearance
• Demonstrated computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and internet research)
• Current First Aid Certificate
• Current Food Safe Certificate
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email

Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION’S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
Only short –listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: Until Filled

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post id: 7061162760


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