Outreach Worker

Gender Diversity Project & Squamish Drop In – Squamish BC

Permanent Part-time, 16 hours week
Closing Date: Thursday Dec 3rd, 2020
Reports to: Community Program Director


Position Summary:

The Outreach Support Worker is responsible for providing support to individuals and their children, accessing the Squamish Drop-in Centre and temporary hotel clients, consisting of emotional support, safety planning, education, advocacy, referrals, hotel guidelines, and accessing resources as needed as well as supporting survivors of sexual assault accessing services. Other tasks required are day-to-day operations for the Squamish Drop-in Centre, fostering positive community relations, providing advocacy, community support and education, and ensuring HSWC service goals and mission are met. The Outreach Worker will also be responsible for leading the Gender Diversity Project which is in its beginning stages of development. The Gender Diversity Project’s aim is to increase internal capacity to support gender diverse individuals who have experienced gender-based violence abuse and/or conflict in their lives. This includes but not limited to revising brochures and internal documents, training for staff and volunteers, developing a gender inclusion policy and hiring practices, and revising our mission and vision statements.



  • Four years post-secondary education in social/human services or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • An in-depth understanding of systemic discrimination and the dynamics of gender-based violence against women and gender diverse individuals.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and experience supporting clients affected by mental ill-health, substance-use, poverty, and discrimination based on ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and other intersections of marginalization.
  • An understanding of the factors affecting marginalized populations, including the historical impacts of colonization and residential schools. Cultural sensitivity training is an asset.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.


Skills and Attributes:

  • An understanding of the dynamics of power-based violence against vulnerable populations;
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) with comfort in public speaking;
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating committee meetings an asset;
  • Ability to work both independently while being part of a collaborative team working to serve the needs of individuals accessing services;
  • Strong networking, organizational, time-management and problem-solving skills;
  • Positive stress-management ability;
  • Ability to be flexible.


This position requires a criminal record check by the police and an 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
Shana Murray, Community Program Director
38021 Third Ave. PO Box 2052, Squamish, BC, V8B 0B4
Fax: 604-892-5749

Outreach Support Worker – Gender Diverse Project & Sq Drop In Job Description Nov 2020

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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