Type: Internal & External Posting – Atira Women’s Resource Society
Position: Child & Youth Activity Worker, Sorella Housing for Women
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Deadline: By noon on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
An exciting opportunity exists for a Child & Youth Activity Worker at Sorella Housing for Women, a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society. Sorella offers residential support to women and their children who have been impacted and/or experiencing violence and abuse.
Atira offers a challenging and rewarding work environment. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children along with the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.
Experience working with children and youth who have/are experiencing and or have witnessed violence and abuse is a definite asset.
Must adhere to a feminist analysis of violence against women and have a commitment to/understanding of anti-oppression work and the intersectionality of oppressions. Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Metis and Inuit women.
Plan, facilitate and assess developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that promote the well-being of children/youth and that reflects the diverse needs of children/youth;
Provides one-to-one and group support to children/youth;
Organizes and facilitates recreational activities such as communal meals, cultural celebrations, movies, craft activities, outdoor activities etc., for children/youth;
Providing group and individual childcare as required to mothers who may have court appearances, appointments with lawyers, counselors or doctors, etc.;
Keeps accurate records, files, log notes & statistical information as per Atira’s practice/policy;
Assists families moving in and moving out;
Performs light housekeeping duties.
Skills & Abilities:
Ability to support children/youth in crisis
Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
Ability to work independently
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to communicate openly, honestly & directly with coworkers, the women and their children
Ability to learn from experiences
Ability to provide non-judgmental support
Excellent written and oral communication skills
A degree, diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline and or some form of skill-based training is secured either through community programs like those offered at the Justice Institute or the Native Education College and/or through volunteer training and experience and/or through another relevant workplace experience. Formal education/credentials will count only as much as the equivalent
combination of skill-based training, work and or lived experience.
A valid First Aid Certificate is required
Current Non Violent Crisis Intervention certificate, or its equivalent, is required (achieved or upgraded in past 12 months)
Food Safe Certificate is required
Ability to fulfill the physical demands of the job
All positions are subject to a criminal records review
Expressions of interest, including a current resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off to 101 East Cordova before the deadline noted above;
Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications as set out in the posting will not be considered.
Please go to http://www.atira.bc.ca/careers/ for a current list of postings.