Peer Support Worker
Downtown Eastside Women's Center

The Opportunity

The Peer Support Worker is responsible to support women to secure practical needs and access support services, while the managing crisis in the Drop-in and/or Shelter. Promoting principles of peer support she will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women and in-center volunteers. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

About You

  • You have a minimum of 2 years of related experience preferably within a drop-in and/or shelter environment.
  • You will promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of DEWC.
  • You are knowledgeable of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including gender-based violence, mental health, homelessness, and addictions with an understanding of trauma-informed care responses.
  • You have the ability to work calmly and respectfully within a busy, chaotic, crisis-driven environment where there are multiple demands and priorities.
  • You are familiar with other support services, agencies, and community resources.
  • You have strong conflict resolution skills and demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
  • You have, or will obtain, a First Aid Certification and NVCI.


Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team

Healthcare: Extended health & dental coverage* including vision, prescription medications, alternative therapies, EAP, and life insurance
For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal Pension Plan* with a matching contribution from DEWC.
Other perks: Compressed work schedule; regular staff development days; and DEWC employees are considered first for any open positions.

*enrolment & eligibility conditions apply


• Casual on-call, compressed work schedule
• Union position: BCGEU hourly rate $26.70 (includes vacation/stat pay) + $1.50hr for overnight shift
• Application Closing Date: ongoing hiring Start Date: ASAP


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