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INTERNAL/EXTERNAL POSTING

                     Kitchen Trainer – Shift Lead

      Note: Applicati0n Deadline Extended Until March 31, 2017            

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a drop-in Centre offering a wide variety of services to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 

The successful candidate must work from a feminist analysis and within a strong anti-oppression framework.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Kitchen Trainer Shift Lead is responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations within the kitchen program, maintaining both a quality service and product.   She will ensure that all kitchen processes meet the funding contract requirements; meanwhile representing the philosophy, mission and mandate of the DEWC. 

The Kitchen Trainer Shift Lead communicates with all corresponding departments working closely with the Drop-In Program Manager to ensure the smooth operations of the Kitchen Program. She will integrate a community-based approach into the DEWC as the primary principle to guide this position with the goal of engaging Centre members in the functioning and responsibility of the kitchen.

Administration/Operations: A motivated leader who participates in the recruitment, orientation and scheduling of all kitchen staff. She supports the kitchen staff awareness of the DEWC mission & mandate, collective agreement, health & safety standards and DEWC policies and procedures. Over sees staff and works beside all employees to ensure smooth and consistent kitchen services and support for the Drop-In Centre & Emergency Night Shelter.

Program Development: Collaboration with the Program Manager and Skills Development Worker to support, train and manage volunteers from the DEWC Skills Development Program. She will be responsible for communicating effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediating conflicts as they occur. Must have the skills to supervise staff & meal service to over 400 women per day, in a busy, chaotic and fast-paced environment  

Conflict Resolution/Crisis Management: Manages crises between, within & among kitchen staff, volunteers, and DEWC members including the mentoring of a variety of stress coping skills. She ensures effective communications & team approach values that are consistent for the uninterrupted operations and services within the DEWC as a whole. Individual maintains a culture of ‘people helping people help themselves’.

In Centre Participation:  Contributes regularly within the staff team by: attending staff meetings, development and training, special events, hiring, evaluation, and Centre committees. She takes initiation in the planning of weekly menus, special meals and events, working collaboratively with the Program Manager and Centre staff.       

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the Downtown Eastside Community and an ability to work with a diverse community of women
  • 3+ years experience/education in a Kitchen Supervisory position (previous non-profit experience preferred)
  • Excellent Kitchen management skills and abilities including knowledge of health through nutrition & meal planning
  • Experienced and confident working within a busy and chaotic kitchen environment
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and rational problem-solving abilities
  • Crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills required (NVCI or related Industry training preferred)
  • Food Safe Level I minimum – First Aid / CPR Training requirement
  • Candidate must undergo a Criminal Records Check for working with Vulnerable Adults & Children
  • Women with addiction issues must be 2 years clean and sober

Position Details:

  • Temporary / Full – Time / Sunday through Thursday, 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Union (BCGEU) – Salary Range –  $20.70 – $22.50 – per/hr. –  Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver   

 Additional languages spoken an asset / Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

 Please submit resume and cover letter to the HR Administrator via e-mail, mail or fax to:

302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1

Fax:  604-681-8470 Email:  humanresources@dewc.ca  

NOTE: Extended posting –  Applications accepted until:  Friday, March 31 @ 5pm  **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE*POSTING – 1                                                                                        


POSTING – 2

                                                                                                        Peer Support Worker – Shift Lead

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a drop-in Centre offering a wide variety of services to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. 

Reporting directly to the Program Manager, the Peer Support Shift Lead will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She is responsible in upholding and understanding principles of peer support to women in securing practical services and needs. Working with DEWC employees, she oversees and ensures policies, procedures, and operational systems are implemented and followed throughout the shift.    The successful candidate must work from a feminist analysis and within a strong anti-oppression framework while managing crises in the Drop In with the goal of identifying and addressing barriers ensuring the smooth day to day functional operations of the Centre.   

Primary Responsibilities:

Peer Support

  • Supports women to develop peer networks support opportunities including the modeling self help behaviors
  • Monitors women in the Drop In using peer support tools to address conflicts in the Drop In 
  • Responds to crisis situations and critical incidents adhering to DEWC policies, procedures, and practices
  • Oversees and maintains responsibility for a clean and comfortable environment operating in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and health and safety policies and procedures
  • Supports women with practical needs: listening to women; facilitating access to services in the Drop In and for basic needs such as access to meals, showers, hygiene products and computers and communication services
  • Actively participates as a team member to support volunteers from the community
  • Utilizes peer support strategies to support women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies

Conflict Resolution/Crisis Management:  Manages crisis and conflict between co-workers, volunteers and members within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations. Maintains a culture of ‘People helping people help themselves’.

Education and Training: Initiates the development & facilitation of workshops & training for employees relating to the Drop-In issues affecting Women & Children on the Downtown Eastside. Supports group facilitators and assists with special events that promote the principles of self-help and peer support reflecting the mission and mandate of the DEWC.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the DTES, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
  • Minimum 3 – 5 years related experience working with low-income women, preferably in a woman serving or inner city drop-in environment
  • Supervisory leadership skills and training with proven effective employee support in a high stress environment
  • Familiarity of referral with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and DEWC Centre members – Strong conflict resolution skills and social practice,
  • Capability to manage stress within a chaotic work place and with a diverse community of women
  • Has the ability to prioritize situations and communicates accordingly while problem solving rationally
  • First Aid / CPR Training requirement
  • Candidate must undergo a Criminal Records Check for working with Vulnerable Adults & Children
  • Women with addiction issues must be 2 years clean and sober

Position Details:

  • Start Date: April 10, 2017 / Temporary – Full – Time, 35hrs-wk / Sun – Thurs / Days
  • Union (BCGEU) – Salary Range – $20.70 – $22.50  per/hr – Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver

        Additional languages spoken an asset / Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

 Please submit resume and cover letter to the HR Administrator via e-mail, mail or fax to:

302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1

Fax:  604-681-8470 Email:  humanresources@dewc.ca  

Applications accepted until: Internal / External – Sunday, April 02 @ 5pm **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**