Competition Number: VN-19229-AJ
Type: Internal & External - Full-Time (Indeterminate)
Hours of Work: Average of 36 hours per week (Sundays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with every other Sunday free from work)
Compensation $25.74 - $27.92/hr., plus a generous leave, benefits and pension package
Location: The Anjok, Downtown Eastside/Strathcona/Chinatown, Vancouver
Deadline: Open Until Filled
An exciting opportunity exists for a Family Well-Being Worker with Atira Women's Resource Society, an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside a remarkable group of formidable women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.
Reporting to the Program Manager, Miyotehew Second-Stage Housing the Family Well-Being Worker (FWBW) is responsible for the day-to-day work of supporting a group of young families and single moms who live at The Anjok who are primarily (but not exclusively) First Nations and Black, and who are mostly independent but may need ongoing or periodic support with certain challenges in their lives. The FWBW works to connect women and their families with healthcare, legal services, food security, access to education and employment, access into treatment, preparation for pest control and light cleaning. You will also work closely with VACFSS, The Cedar Project, the VSB and other community organizations in an effort to wrap services around the families and always insist on the inclusion of families in all of the actions and decisions that affect their lives. The FWBW also has the opportunity to influence Atira’s Early Years and Learning and Family Well Being programs through a newly established internal community of practice.
You are a feminist, passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy and have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with women who are struggling with substance use and or mental wellness and understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment. You support women who choose abstinence, but understand abstinence is just one option for women struggling with substance use. Your definition of woman includes transgender, two spirit and intersex women and individuals whose gender expression is femme. You are sex worker positive.
You are flexible and open to taking on new and diverse tasks whenever needed. You are a quick thinker who is able to make tough decisions and take smart risks without agonizing and who knows when to reach out to others for guidance and or support. You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you. You expect great things from yourself and your co-workers. You inspire others with your passion for women’s anti-violence work and your eagerness for excellence. You contribute to an environment where women can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for women, rather than what’s best for you or your co-workers. You challenge the status quo to improve the quality and sustainability of everything you do. Your co-workers describe you as outgoing, empathic, inclusive and passionate about your work.
You have two or more years’ experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by trauma combined with relevant education (degree - Bachelor of Social work preferred - diploma or certificate in the health sciences or social services) and or the equivalent combination of experience and skill-based training. Lived expertise is an asset, as is living in the community in which you work. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the women and children we serve. Your valid certificates such as first aid, non-violent crisis intervention and or Food Safe set your application apart from the others. All positions are subject to a criminal records clearance.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please quote the Competition Number in your email subject line and provide a cover letter with a current resume describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications. Resumes with a Cover Letter unique to Atira are guaranteed a review. Candidates who lack the experience and qualifications set out in the posting may not be considered, although an exceptional cover letter and transferable skills may overcome lack of experience for some positions. Please go to www.atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.