Relief Support Worker

Casual On Call – Transition House and Squamish Drop In – Squamish BC

Posted:  18-Mar-2021, Wednesday

Closing: 02-Apr-2021, Friday

Status as of Apr 12 2021: CLOSED – Interviews in Progress 

Reports to: Transition House Manager and Community Program Director


Position Summary:

Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society is hiring for 3 Relief Support Worker – Transition House and Squamish Drop In. The main function of the role is to provide support services to women with or without children fleeing domestic violence or at increased risk of violence. Provide crisis call support, advocacy, referrals, screening and orientation from a feminist perspective using a non-judgmental approach. To support and uphold the values implied by the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society Mission Statement.

Please click the link for the detailed Job Description: Relief Support Worker Job Description – Mar 08 2021

  • Completion of Two Years Post-Secondary Education in Social Services or a related discipline – a combination of education and related discipline will be considered.
  • Minimum one-year experience, preferably in a field of social services or non-profit organization.
  • Experience with critical incident de-escalation, response and debriefing an asset.
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification (OFA Level 1 with CPR/ED Level C) and Food Safe or willingness to obtain.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.
Skills and Attributes:
  • A passion to make a difference in the lives of women and children in our communities.
  • An understanding of systemic discrimination against women and the dynamics of violence against women and their children is an asset.
  • Strong communication skills – written, verbal, and non-verbal communication; a second language is an asset.
  • Ability to work both independently at a remote location while being part of a collaborative team working to serve the needs of the women and children accessing services.
  • Able to work under pressure with women experiencing crisis; varying levels of mental wellness; homelessness; and substance use difficulties.
  • Ability to be flexible, Self-motivated with strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Crisis prevention, intervention and conflict resolution skills.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and First Nations experience an asset.
  • An understanding of systemic discrimination against women and the dynamics of violence against women and their children is an asset.


This position requires a criminal record check by the police and authorization for a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.


 Please direct your cover letter, resume and all inquiries to:

Priscilla Belanger, HR Coordinator –
Deanna Enders, Transition House Manager –
#2-37749 Second Ave., PO Box 2052, Squamish, BC, V8B 0B4


At Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society (HSWC), we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of marginalized genders to apply.

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