Job Opportunity: Child & Youth Activity Worker, Sorella Housing for Women

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.
Qualifications:
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.
Primary Responsibilities:
 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
Education:
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.
Additional Requisites:
 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
Application Process:
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 jobs@atira.bc.ca 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.