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Family Well-Being Worker, Maxxine Wright 2nd Stage Housing (Temporary 10 months)
Agency / Organization
Atira Women's Resource Society
Contact name
Manroop Johal
HR Director
201-190 Alexander Street
British Columbia
Postal Code
V6A 1B5
Type: Internal & External Posting
Position: Family Well-Being Worker, Maxxine Wright 2nd Stage Housing (Temporary 10 months)

Salary: Tuesday through Saturday with every second Tuesday free from work. Tuesdays to Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to midnight and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
$19.28 - $22.60, depending on experience, plus benefits paid by employer
Deadline: By noon on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

An exciting opportunity exists for a Family Well-Being Worker, Maxxine Wright 2nd Stage Housing, a program of Atira Women's Resource Society. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment for women passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and children and the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework and being able to apply this understanding in your day-to-day practice is mandatory.

Demonstrated clinical, assessment, crisis intervention and case management skills required; experience as a front-line support worker working with women and children 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 a requirement. Experience working with women who are MCFD involved is also required. Must have a well-developed analysis of the ongoing impact of colonization 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 committed to hiring women who reflect the women who access our services and the communities in which we work. As such, significant consideration will be given to women who meet the qualifications and who are First Nations, Metis or Inuit and or who speak Punjabi, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hindi or Korean, in addition to English. We are especially interested in applications from women who live in and are familiar with the local community.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide one-to-one support, including weekly meetings with women
• Facilitate activities and groups with women and children including talking circles, movie evenings, Re-Discover Parenting groups, 16-Step groups, a weekly community kitchen, etc.
• Provide individual and group support to enhance parenting skills, life skills or to meet other needs identified by program participants
• Liaise with assigned social workers and staff at Maxxine Wright
• Develop individual housing, support and safety plans with women, ensuring appropriate plans are in place for families exiting from the program
• Provide information about and referrals to other community resources and coordinate support between Atira services and other community resources
• Address questions and concerns raised by women, including mediating conflict

Skills & Abilities:

• Ability to provide non-judgmental support
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work under pressure/in crisis
• Ability to give & receive constructive criticism
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Ability to manage stress
• Ability to learn from experiences

Preference will be given to a candidate who holds a bachelor of social work degree and has a minimum of one-year relevant work experience.

Additional Requisites:
• A valid First Aid certificate is required
• Non Violent Crisis Intervention certification is required, and if you do not have a current certification, Atira will provide
• Food Safe Certificate level 1 is an asset
• All positions are subject to a criminal records review
• Must have a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle while on shift

Application Process:
Expressions of interest, including an updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications, must be received by email at or dropped off to 201-190 Alexander Street before the deadline noted above; Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. Candidates who lack the basic experience and qualifications as set out in the posting will not be considered. Please go to for a current list of postings.
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