302 Columbia St. Vancouver, BC engagement@dewc.ca 604-681-8480

New Job Openings

POSTING – 1

Facilities & Administrative Coordinator

 (Permanent / Full-Time Position / Internal/External)

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is a Drop-In Centre and Emergency Night Shelter offering a wide variety of services and programs to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

The full-time Facilities and Administrative Coordinator works with the management team to administer the effective and efficient financial, governance, operations and facilities, and office administration systems and supports.  Reporting directly to the Executive Director she works to maintain organizational procedures and policies.   She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Role Summary

Governance 

  • Provides administrative support to the Board of Directors and its Committees including the compiling, maintenance, and distribution of minutes and correspondence.
  • Facilitates compliance with the societies act and other regulatory requirements
  • Facilitates the annual audit including maintaining the Audit binder, sending funder contract verifications, and obtaining signing documents from bank.

Records Management

  • Develops and maintains administrative, operations, and finance records management systems. Archives documents and files, ensuring their appropriate storage.
  • Updates and maintains governance, society and payroll documents including membership list, attendance records and payroll documents.

Finance                                             

  • Processes financial donations including updating the donor data base. Prepares and makes bank deposits, ensuring communication with DEWC Book Keeper.
  • Codes and processes accounts payable. Submits prepared AP for approval, investigating irregularities.  Facilitates signing of cheques in accordance with Board policy.

Operations and Facilities

  • Handles general correspondence & maintains the DEWC website ensuring adherence to policy.
  • Monitor and orders facilities, stationary, and office supplies as well as establishes supplier accounts.
  • Facilitate and coordinate maintenance and repair needs by ordering service contracts and arranging for maintenance and repairs through the Property Management and/or service contractors.
  • Maintain operational information and permits such as health, alarm and phone system, extension list, computer/phone passwords, alarm codes, and other password recording.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years related experience providing administrative support and facilities management.
  • Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude including word, excel, Quickbooks & WordPress.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing and stats development.
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Must have a working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the dtes, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions.
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner.
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
  • A First Aid certificate is required.
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

Reports to:  Executive Director

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Start Date: ASAP / Permanent – Full – Time /Tuesday to Saturday with every second Saturday free from work / 9 Day – Fortnight Schedule
  • Excluded – $24.00 per/hr. + generous health & welfare benefits pkg after 3 months / Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver
  • Excellent health and welfare benefits at the conclusion of a successful probationary period including working a 9 day fortnight flex schedule.

POSTING DETAILS:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Facilities & Administrative Coordinator Hiring Committee, via in person; fax (604) 681-8470 or email hr@dewc.ca

CLOSING DATE:   November 1st, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

 Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

 **Please NO phone call or email inquiries.  Only shortlisted candidates will contacted**

 


 

POSTING – 2

Housing Outreach Worker

 (Permanent / Part-Time Position / Internal/External)

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is a Drop-In Centre and Emergency Night Shelter offering a wide variety of services and programs to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Program Manager, the Housing Support and Outreach Worker will provide Housing Outreach services within the Housing First framework to women who live in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, and supporting them in establishing and maintaining appropriate safe housing.  She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Role Summary

Housing Outreach

Increase the continuum of and access to housing, care and support services by connecting chronically homeless or at risk women with services through assisted referrals, accompaniment, and transportation where necessary. Provides information and advocacy to women in such areas as income assistance, housing, health services, drug & alcohol treatment and recovery, counseling, and education.

Referral

Assists women through the referral process to internal and external services such as housing, counseling, legal aid, health services, education, etc. to ensure a successful transfer of service.

Resources                                           

Develops and maintains positive relationships with housing providers, including SRO’s to assist women in accessing and maintaining housing.  Administers the Housing Rental Supplement within the parameters established.

Education and Programming

Develops and facilitates educational workshops and programming related to housing issues.  Develops and maintains links with other community agencies that work in the areas of housing/homelessness by attending meetings and community events.

Administration

Ensures funder reports accurately reflect contract requirement.  Provides quarterly activity reports to the Management Team. Provides statistics and relevant data that will support fund development activities for the program.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women; at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment.
  • 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.
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Must have a strong working knowledge of the Housing First model as well as housing options for low-income community including social housing, cooperative housing; and affordability housing societies.
  • Excellent writing skills including the ability to research and complete housing applications, and supporting documents.
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing.
  • Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude.
  • Experience providing outreach, accompaniment and advocacy.
  • Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
  • Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity 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 Centre members.
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
  • A First Aid certificate is required.
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.
  • Class 5 Drivers license an asset.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Start Date: ASAP / Permanent – Part – Time /Sunday-Wednesday Schedule
  • Union (BCGEU) – $21.00 per hr. plus generous health & welfare benefits package after 3 months.
  • Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Housing Outreach Worker Hiring Committee, via in person; fax (604) 681-8470 or email hr@dewc.ca

CLOSING DATE:   October 25th, 2017

 Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

 **Please NO phone call or email inquiries.  Only shortlisted candidates will contacted**


POSTING – 3

Housing Intake Worker

(Temporary /  Full-Time  (until return of Incumbent)  /  Internal/External )

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 Specialized Services Program Manager, the Housing Support – Intake Worker will provide vital Housing Intake Services including assessments and referrals  to women accessing the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. She will work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to assess their eligibility for the DEWC Housing Outreach Program. She will work in collaboration with the DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women by providing service referrals, appointments and housing solutions. The successful candidate must work from a feminist analysis and within a strong anti-oppression framework within supporting these women in establishing and maintaining appropriate safe housing.

Primary Responsibilities

Housing Intake and assessment: 

  • Provide intake service to ensure responsive and timely access to DEWC Housing and/or appropriate services.
  • Assess the nature and urgency of a request for service and where appropriate set up appointments with housing or other staff. 
  • Establish the members’ eligibility according to established criteria, whether a previous record exists and whether member has an open file within DEWC.
  • Implement appropriate crisis intervention strategies where it is not possible or timely referral to a crisis service.

Education and Programming:

  • Initiates the development & facilitation of workshops & programming related to the housing issues affecting Women & Children on the Downtown Eastside.
  • Networks & maintains links with neighboring agencies working in similar service areas of housing / homelessness by attending meetings, training & community events.
  • Actively participates in relevant occupational knowledge and both on and off site training initiatives. 

Referral: 

  • Assists women through the DEWC referral process in order to access internal and external services ensuring a successful transfer of service.
  • Provides information and referral to women in such areas as: income assistance; housing; health services; drug & alcohol treatment/recovery; counseling and education.

Administration/Operations: 

  • Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling and rational problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated computer / IT aptitude abilities with proven MS Office & administrative skills including: research & stats analysis; concise report writing and database management.
  • Completion of all Intake and Referral documentation including statistical records.
  • Creates and maintains records within the data base system ensuring reports accurately reflect contractual requirement. 
  • Administers and inputs the Housing Supplement within the parameters established.
  • Provides quarterly activity reports to the Management Team as well as statistics and relevant data that will support activities for the housing program.
  • Compiles and provides concise and relevant statistics for funders & management reports that are accurately reflecting of contract mandates and previously structured requirements of 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.
  • Must have a committed working knowledge of housing resource options for women and children in low-income communities inclusive of social/cooperative and affordability housing societies.
  • Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with the support services, agencies and community resources available in the Downtown Eastside.
  • Understands and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Experience providing outreach, accompaniment & advocacy with strong conflict resolution skills & social practice.
  • Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers.
  • Excellent communication skills required including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers and Centre members.
  • First Aid – CPR – NVCI 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: ASAP / Temporary – Full – Time, 35hrs-wk / Sun – Wed / Thurs / 9 Day – Fortnight Schedule
  • Union (BCGEU) – $21.00 per/hr. + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg. after 3 mths.
  • 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 in person, e-mail, mail or fax to:

302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1

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

Applications accepted until: Internal – Tuesday, October 17th / External – Tuesday, October 24th @ 5pm  **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

 


 

POSTING – 4

Casual / Relief Peer Support Worker

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. 

Working to support DEWC Program Services, the Peer Support Worker will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She is responsible to uphold and understand the principles of peer support to women in securing practical services and needs. Working with DEWC employees, she takes responsibility that 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. She must identify with the goal of addressing barriers to uphold the seamless day to day functional operations of the Centre.

Primary Responsibilities: 

Peer Support

Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modeling peer support and self help behaviors.  Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.

Drop-In

Monitor women in the Centre using peer support & self help tools to address conflicts in the drop-in or the emergency night shelter.  Use self help tools to ensure women who appear in crisis are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.  Collaborate with Centre members, volunteers, and committees to oversee the operations of the clothing room and general management of donations. Taking responsibility for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures.   Supporting women with practical needs including but not limited to: listening to women, distributing items such as menstrual pads, rolling papers, clothing, telephone, mail and access to showers.

Conflict Resolution/ Crisis Management                                           

Manage crisis between, within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations.  Maintain a culture of ‘People helping people help themselves’.

Volunteer Support

Actively participate as a team member in collaboration with the Skills Development Coordinator to support, train and manage volunteers from the community. Responsible for communicating effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediating conflicts as they occur.

In-Centre Programming

Facilitate and coordinate groups and special events that promote principles of self-help and peer support and that reflect the mission and mandate of the DEWC.

Referral

Use Peer Support & Self Help strategies to support women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies as required.

In Centre Participation

Participate within the staff team such as attending staff meetings, staff development and training and special events. Work collaboratively with in-Centre staff to ensure effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the DEWC.

Required 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.
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and Centre members.
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
  • A First Aid certificate is required.
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Union (BCGEU) – salary range $17.00 – $21.00 per hr
  • Location – DEWC Drop In Centre 302 Columbia St., Vancouver & Emergency Night Shelter

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Peer Support Worker Hiring Committee, via in person; fax (604) 681-8470 or email humanresources@dewc.ca

 Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

 **Please NO phone call or email inquiries.  Only shortlisted candidates will contacted**


 

POSTING – 5

Temporary Part-Time Peer Support Worker 

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. 

Working to support DEWC Program Services, the Peer Support Worker will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She is responsible to uphold and understand the principles of peer support to women in securing practical services and needs. Working with DEWC employees, she takes responsibility that 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. She must identify with the goal of addressing barriers to uphold the seamless day to day functional operations of the Centre.

Primary Responsibilities: 

Peer Support

Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modeling peer support and self help behaviors.  Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.

Drop-In

Monitor women in the Centre using peer support & self help tools to address conflicts in the drop-in or the emergency night shelter.  Use self help tools to ensure women who appear in crisis are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.  Collaborate with Centre members, volunteers, and committees to oversee the operations of the clothing room and general management of donations. Taking responsibility for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures.   Supporting women with practical needs including but not limited to: listening to women, distributing items such as menstrual pads, rolling papers, clothing, telephone, mail and access to showers.

Conflict Resolution/ Crisis Management                                           

Manage crisis between, within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations.  Maintain a culture of ‘People helping people help themselves’.

Volunteer Support

Actively participate as a team member in collaboration with the Skills Development Coordinator to support, train and manage volunteers from the community. Responsible for communicating effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediating conflicts as they occur.

In-Centre Programming

Facilitate and coordinate groups and special events that promote principles of self-help and peer support and that reflect the mission and mandate of the DEWC.

Referral

Use Peer Support & Self Help strategies to support women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies as required.

In Centre Participation

Participate within the staff team such as attending staff meetings, staff development and training and special events. Work collaboratively with in-Centre staff to ensure effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the DEWC.

Required 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.
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and Centre members.
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
  • A First Aid certificate is required.
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Union (BCGEU) – salary range $17.00 – $21.00 per hr
  • Schedule: Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
  • Location: Emergency Night Shelter

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Peer Support Worker Hiring Committee, via in person; fax (604) 681-8470 or email humanresources@dewc.ca

 Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

 **Please NO phone call or email inquiries.  Only shortlisted candidates will contacted**

Applications accepted until: Internal / External – Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 @ 5:00 pm  **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**


 

POSTING – 6

Temporary Full-Time Peer Support Worker 

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. 

Working to support DEWC Program Services, the Peer Support Worker will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She is responsible to uphold and understand the principles of peer support to women in securing practical services and needs. Working with DEWC employees, she takes responsibility that 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. She must identify with the goal of addressing barriers to uphold the seamless day to day functional operations of the Centre.

Primary Responsibilities: 

Peer Support

Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modeling peer support and self help behaviors.  Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.

Drop-In

Monitor women in the Centre using peer support & self help tools to address conflicts in the drop-in or the emergency night shelter.  Use self help tools to ensure women who appear in crisis are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.  Collaborate with Centre members, volunteers, and committees to oversee the operations of the clothing room and general management of donations. Taking responsibility for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures.   Supporting women with practical needs including but not limited to: listening to women, distributing items such as menstrual pads, rolling papers, clothing, telephone, mail and access to showers.

Conflict Resolution/ Crisis Management                                           

Manage crisis between, within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations.  Maintain a culture of ‘People helping people help themselves’.

Volunteer Support

Actively participate as a team member in collaboration with the Skills Development Coordinator to support, train and manage volunteers from the community. Responsible for communicating effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediating conflicts as they occur.

In-Centre Programming

Facilitate and coordinate groups and special events that promote principles of self-help and peer support and that reflect the mission and mandate of the DEWC.

Referral

Use Peer Support & Self Help strategies to support women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies as required.

In Centre Participation

Participate within the staff team such as attending staff meetings, staff development and training and special events. Work collaboratively with in-Centre staff to ensure effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the DEWC.

Required 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.
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and Centre members.
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
  • A First Aid certificate is required.
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Union (BCGEU) – salary range $21.00 per hr + benefits after 3 months
  • Schedule: Temp. Full-Time Fort night, Sun-Tues/Wed 11:30 pm-9:30 am
  • Location: Emergency Night Shelter

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Peer Support Worker Hiring Committee, via in person; fax (604) 681-8470 or email humanresources@dewc.ca

 Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

 **Please NO phone call or email inquiries.  Only shortlisted candidates will contacted**

Applications accepted until: Internal / External – Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 @ 5:00 pm  **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**


 

POSTING – 7

Temporary Full-Time Peer Support Worker 

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. 

Working to support DEWC Program Services, the Peer Support Worker will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She is responsible to uphold and understand the principles of peer support to women in securing practical services and needs. Working with DEWC employees, she takes responsibility that 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. She must identify with the goal of addressing barriers to uphold the seamless day to day functional operations of the Centre.

Primary Responsibilities: 

Peer Support

Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modeling peer support and self help behaviors.  Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.

Drop-In

Monitor women in the Centre using peer support & self help tools to address conflicts in the drop-in or the emergency night shelter.  Use self help tools to ensure women who appear in crisis are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.  Collaborate with Centre members, volunteers, and committees to oversee the operations of the clothing room and general management of donations. Taking responsibility for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures.   Supporting women with practical needs including but not limited to: listening to women, distributing items such as menstrual pads, rolling papers, clothing, telephone, mail and access to showers.

Conflict Resolution/ Crisis Management                                           

Manage crisis between, within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations.  Maintain a culture of ‘People helping people help themselves’.

Volunteer Support

Actively participate as a team member in collaboration with the Skills Development Coordinator to support, train and manage volunteers from the community. Responsible for communicating effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediating conflicts as they occur.

In-Centre Programming

Facilitate and coordinate groups and special events that promote principles of self-help and peer support and that reflect the mission and mandate of the DEWC.

Referral

Use Peer Support & Self Help strategies to support women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies as required.

In Centre Participation

Participate within the staff team such as attending staff meetings, staff development and training and special events. Work collaboratively with in-Centre staff to ensure effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the DEWC.

Required 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.
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and Centre members.
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
  • A First Aid certificate is required.
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Union (BCGEU) – salary range $21.00 per hr + benefits after 3 months
  • Schedule: Temp. Full-Time Fort night, Wed/Thurs – Sat. 11:30 pm-9:30 am
  • Location: Emergency Night Shelter

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Peer Support Worker Hiring Committee, via in person; fax (604) 681-8470 or email humanresources@dewc.ca

 Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

 **Please NO phone call or email inquiries.  Only shortlisted candidates will contacted**

Applications accepted until: Internal / External – Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 @ 5:00 pm  **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

 


 

POSTING – 8

Temporary Part-Time Peer Support Worker 

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. 

Working to support DEWC Program Services, the Peer Support Worker will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She is responsible to uphold and understand the principles of peer support to women in securing practical services and needs. Working with DEWC employees, she takes responsibility that 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. She must identify with the goal of addressing barriers to uphold the seamless day to day functional operations of the Centre.

Primary Responsibilities: 

Peer Support

Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modeling peer support and self help behaviors.  Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.

Drop-In

Monitor women in the Centre using peer support & self help tools to address conflicts in the drop-in or the emergency night shelter.  Use self help tools to ensure women who appear in crisis are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.  Collaborate with Centre members, volunteers, and committees to oversee the operations of the clothing room and general management of donations. Taking responsibility for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’ Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures.   Supporting women with practical needs including but not limited to: listening to women, distributing items such as menstrual pads, rolling papers, clothing, telephone, mail and access to showers.

Conflict Resolution/ Crisis Management                                           

Manage crisis between, within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations.  Maintain a culture of ‘People helping people help themselves’.

Volunteer Support

Actively participate as a team member in collaboration with the Skills Development Coordinator to support, train and manage volunteers from the community. Responsible for communicating effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediating conflicts as they occur.

In-Centre Programming

Facilitate and coordinate groups and special events that promote principles of self-help and peer support and that reflect the mission and mandate of the DEWC.

Referral

Use Peer Support & Self Help strategies to support women to receive assistance at the DEWC and/or other agencies as required.

In Centre Participation

Participate within the staff team such as attending staff meetings, staff development and training and special events. Work collaboratively with in-Centre staff to ensure effective communication and team approach in the smooth operation of the DEWC.

Required 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.
  • Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework.
  • Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women.
  • Strong conflict resolution skills and practice.
  • Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and Centre members.
  • Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women.
  • A First Aid certificate is required.
  • Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
  • Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

POSITION DETAILS:

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Union (BCGEU) – salary range $17.00 – $21.00 per hour
  • Schedule: Temp. Part-Time Fort night, 14 hours/week. Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am-5:00 pm
  • Location: Emergency Night Shelter

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Peer Support Worker Hiring Committee, via in person; fax (604) 681-8470 or email humanresources@dewc.ca

 Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken an asset.

 **Please NO phone call or email inquiries.  Only shortlisted candidates will contacted**

Applications accepted until: Internal / External – Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 @ 5:00 pm  **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

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