Job Opportunity Women’s Support Worker

Type: Internal & External Posting

Position: Women’s Support Worker, Sisele Housing for Women Who are Older (Sisele)

Hours: Friday through Sunday, Midnight to 8:00 a.m. with every second Sunday free from work

Deadline: By noon on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

An exciting opportunity exists for a Support Worker at Sisele Housing for Women, a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about the work of ending violence against women. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.


Minimum one years’ experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness; experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is an asset. Must have a well-developed analysis of the impact/legacy of colonization and assimilation and the resulting impact on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women; must be open to working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental & spiritual wellness; must understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction framework. We are particularly interested in applications from women who reflect the women who access our services and the women who reflect the diverse population of the Lower Mainland.

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