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Women’s Support Worker

South Peace Community Resources Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process

To apply to this position, please quote the competition number and send your resume and cover letter to: humanresources@spcrs.ca

  • Dawson Creek
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Department Manager, The Women’s Support Worker will provide housing and supports for women who have left abusive relationships and plan for independent living.

Responsibilities

The Women’s Support Worker will:

  • Assess applications for housing using: program eligibility, income, assets and housing history
  • Conduct intakes and orientation to security procedures for women once accepted into the housing program;
  • Develop individual short-term support plans to meet the assessed needs of each family by providing weekly support sessions for women to identify barriers to living independently and develop a plan using technique such as active listening, conflict resolution and basic supportive counselling.
  • Provide information on and referral to other community service providers, resources and professionals as required;
  • Provide skill building in areas such as parenting skills, or self- management techniques
  • Keep current, objective client files and statistical information;
  • Assist women to source appropriate furnishings and household items as needed;
  • Conduct move in/out inspections;
  • Clean units between clients;
  • Monitor, document and report to the program Manager any behaviours that are problematic which may lead to termination of participation in the program;
  • In consultation with the program Manager, develop and update a client service handbook;
  • Liaise with BC Housing for move ins and move outs;
  • Liaise with BC Housing regarding major repair issues;
  • Collaborate with women’s services in the community;
  • Provide written and verbal reports to the Department Manager.

Personal Attributes

The Women’s Support Worker must demonstrate:

  • A high degree and awareness of ethical and professional conduct;
  • Cultural, social and economic awareness;
  • Empathetic listening and supportive qualities;
  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Sensitivity and a non-judgmental attitude;
  • Good boundaries and self care practices;
  • A strong understanding of and a commitment to a feminist informed practice; and
  • A person centered practical approach;
  • Capacity of working in extreme crisis and traumatic situations

Skills & Knowledge

The Women’s Support Worker will possess:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Experience working with women and children affected by violence/abuse;
  • Working knowledge of trauma informed practice
  • A working knowledge of community resources to help women access support;
  • Strong working knowledge of computer programs
  • Strong understanding of issues facing women with barriers and related knowledge of relevant services available locally;
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and maintain client/worker boundaries;
  • Demonstrated skills in crisis intervention and conflict resolution;
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations.

Hours of Work

17.5 hours per week

Rate of Pay

As per the Collective Agreement. Grid Level 11 applies to this position.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to:

Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator
P.O. Box 713 (10110 - 13th Street)
DAWSON CREEK, BC, V1G 4H7
Fax: (250) 782-4167

E-mail: humanresources@spcrs.ca

  • Please include competition #1814 with your resume
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
  • This position requires union membership
  • Please note, this position is open to female applicants only