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SUPPORT WORKER

Pearl’s Place Transition House, Squamish

 

Closing Date: 26-June-2020, Friday

 Salary Rate: As per Support Worker Pay Scales

 Benefits: Employee Assistance Program and Extended Health Benefits upon Passing the Probationary Period

 

Position Summary 

Howe Sound Women’s Centre is hiring for the position of Support Worker – Squamish Transition House. This is a 24 hours per week permanent part-time weekend position, Fridays to Sundays with additional on call hours, as required.

 

Shifts are on weekends:        

Fridays, 7:00AM – 3:00PM

Saturdays, 7:00AM – 3:00PM

Sundays, 3:00PM – 11:00PM

 

Reporting to the Transition House Manager for all program related and employment matters and to the Community Program Director for strategic directions, the Support Worker will provide support services to women and their children accessing the Transition House (with or without children, either fleeing domestic violence or at increased risk of violence), in accordance with the agencies policies and procedures, consisting of (but not limited to) emotional support, provide crisis call support, safety planning, education, advocacy, assistance accessing services, household duties, referrals, screening and orientation from a feminist perspective using a non-judgmental approach.

 

Other tasks required are fostering community relations, support and education within the community, knowledge of current federal, provincial and municipal government policy affecting clients, and to ensure HSWC service goals and mission are met. To support and uphold the values implied by the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society Mission Statement.

 

INTERESTED APPLICANTS:

 Please direct your inquiries, cover letter and resume to:

Priscilla Belanger

HR Coordinator                        AND    

Deanna Enders

Transition House Manager

pbelanger@hswc.ca

thc@hswc.ca

 Please indicate “PT Permanent (Weekend) Support Worker” in the subject line       

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  An understanding of systemic discrimination against women and the dynamics of violence against women and their children is an asset.
  • A passion to make a difference in the lives of women and children in our communities.
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, and written)
  • Ability to think quickly and problem solve
  • Crisis prevention, intervention and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work under pressure with women experiencing crisis; varying levels of mental wellness; homelessness; and substance use difficulties
  • 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
  • An understanding of systemic discrimination against women and the dynamics of violence against women and their children is an asset.

Training, Education and Experience

  • Two years post-secondary education in social/human services preferred
  • Experienced in social/human services or a related discipline – a combination of education and related discipline will be considered.
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification with CPR Level C (OFA Level 1 equivalent) or willingness to obtain.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License

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.

 

Reports To:

Transition House Manager and Community Program Director

2020 Support Worker – Transition House and Sq Drop In Job Description

At Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

 

RELIEF SUPPORT WORKER

2 to 3 Vacancies

Women’s Drop-in Centre and Pearl’s Place Transition House, Squamish

(Casual, On-Call – Must be available to accept shifts 24 hrs a day and weekend shifts)

Closing Date: 26-Jun-2020, Friday

 

Main Function: To provide support services to women and their children accessing the Transition House (with or without children, either fleeing domestic violence or at increased risk of violence), in accordance with the agencies policies and procedures, consisting of (but not limited to) emotional support, provide crisis call support, safety planning, education, advocacy, assistance accessing services, household duties, referrals, screening and orientation from a feminist perspective using a non-judgmental approach. Other tasks required are fostering community relations, support and education within the community, knowledge of current federal, provincial and municipal government policy affecting clients, and to ensure HSWC service goals and mission are met. To support and uphold the values implied by the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society Mission Statement.

 

This is an all-year-round relief / on-call casual position.

 

Closing Date: 26-June-2020, Friday

 Salary Rate: As per Support Worker Pay Scales

 Benefits: Employee and Family Assistance Program upon Passing the Probationary Period

 

Interested Applicants:

 

Please direct your inquiries, cover letter and resume to:
Priscilla Belanger, HR Coordinator
pbelanger@hswc.ca

and/or

Deanna Enders
Transition House Manager
thc@hswc.ca

 

Qualifications:

  • Two years post-secondary education in social/human services preferred – a combination of education related discipline will be considered.
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification with CPR Level C (OFA Level 1 equivalent) or willingness to obtain.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License

Skills and Attributes:

  • Self-motivated with strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, non-verbal, and written)
  • Ability to think quickly and problem solve
  • Ability to work under pressure with women experiencing crisis; varying levels of mental wellness; homelessness; and substance use difficulties
  • 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
  • Crisis prevention, intervention and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • 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.

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.

 

Reports To:

Transition House Manager and Community Program Director

2020 Support Worker – Transition House and Sq Drop In Job Description

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.

 

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