Various Opportunities with Atira Women’s Resource Society

Whether you are a woman with lived experience and embodied knowledge, a woman who has dedicated her life to learning about and supporting women affected by violence or a woman whose passion guides you to women’s anti-violence and social justice work, you will find yourself among allies at Atira. We cultivate a culture that’s empowering, inclusive and relaxed. We value innovation, collaboration and respect. We are all passionate about and dedicated to supporting women and children affected by violence. We envision a world free of inequalities, where everyone’s human rights are respected and where women and girls have the right to participate fully and effectively in all of the decisions that affect their lives.

Posting Details

Position: Women’s Support Worker, Secord Housing for Women

Hours: Saturday through Monday, 11:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., with every second Monday free from work

Deadline: By noon on Friday, May 5th, 2017

Qualifications:

Minimum one-year experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty, homelessness and other forms of institutional oppression. Experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is a requirement. 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 understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment. 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.

Position: Women’s Support Worker, Empress Rooms & Sereena’s Housing for Women

Hours: Relief/On-call

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:

Minimum one year experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty, homelessness and other forms of institutional oppression. Experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is a requirement. 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 understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment. 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.

Position: Women’s Support Worker, Rice Block Housing for Women

Hours: Relief/On-Call

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Qualifications

Minimum one year experience as a front-line support worker working in a treatment center, recovery or similar program for women, and the ability to transfer those skills and experience to assist in developing the program at the Rice Block; experience working with women who have been/are affected by violence/abuse, poverty and homelessness is a significant 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 comfortable working with women who are struggling with substance use and/or mental and spiritual wellness and 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.

Position: Women’s Support Worker, Durrant Transition House

Hours: Saturday through Monday 11:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., with every second Monday free from work

Deadline: By noon on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Qualifications:

A minimum of one-year experience 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.

Because of the demographics of Surrey, significant consideration will be given to women who meet the qualifications and who are First Nations, Metis or Inuit or who speak Punjabi or one of the languages of the five largest refugee populations; from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan or Bhutan. We are especially interested in applications from women who live in the community in which they will work.
Position: Women’s Support Worker, Imouto Housing for Young Women

Hours: Relief/On-call

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:

Minimum one year experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty, homelessness and other forms of institutional oppression. Experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is a requirement. 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 understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment. 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.

Position: Building Custodian, Vancouver Programs

Hours: Relief/On-call

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:

Completion of a recognized Building Services Worker certificate program is required for this position. Maintenance skills and experience is an asset. Experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty and homelessness; 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.

Position: Women’s Support Worker, Bridge Housing for Women & Sorella Housing for Women

Hours: Relief/On-call

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:

Minimum one year experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty, homelessness and other forms of institutional oppression. Experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is a requirement. 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 understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment. 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.

Position: Women’s Support Worker, Marr Housing for Women Who are Older & Secord Housing for Women

Hours: Relief/On-call

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Qualifications:

Minimum one year experience working with women affected by violence/ abuse and who may also be struggling with substance use, mental and spiritual wellness, poverty, homelessness and other forms of institutional oppression. Experience supporting women to meet their physical, emotional and social needs while working collaboratively with co-workers and a group of service partners is a requirement. 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 understand and be at ease working within a harm reduction environment. 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.

For more details and to submit an application please visit http://www.atira.bc.ca/careers