Join SOWINS and become part of a dynamic group of women providing essential services for women and children who have experienced abuse or violence.
We offer competitive wages and a top-notch benefits package for eligible employees.
Applications indicating the position you are applying for may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org unless the posting requests otherwise.
Please be aware that we only hire when positions are posted.
This is a full-time position averaging 35 hours per week, generally worked during the day on weekdays, but flexibility is required as there may be some evening and weekend hours required.
The Exiting Support Worker offers early intervention, support and harm reduction to individuals involved in street-based sex work and to persons engaging in survival sex through emphatic first response street level engagement outreach services in a drop-in center, mobile outreach and/or residential shelter setting.
- Diploma in a related Human/Social Service field.
- One year recent related experience, including outreach work.
Please send your cover letter and resume to:
Debbie Scarborough, Executive Director email@example.com
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Ongoing
TRANSITION HOUSE WORKER
5 Positions: DAY / NIGHT – 12 hour shifts
External Posting Date: June 14 – until suitable candidates are selected, 2017
SOWINS operates a Residential Shelter for women and their children at risk of violence and abuse. It is anticipated that the 19 suite Shelter may house up to 35 individuals at a time, including women, youth and children; however, these numbers will fluctuate on a daily basis. Anyone providing services must illustrate compassion and a nonjudgmental attitude towards women, youth and children who have experienced abuse or are at risk of abuse.
SOWINS is looking for five Transition House Workers. Shifts are 12 hours. Day shifts are from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm and Night shifts are from 7:00 pm – 7:00 am. Night shifts are awake shifts.
The full-time positions average 36 hours per week (4 positions):
Position A: Sun D – Mon D – Tues N (Filled)
Position B: Tues D – Wed D – Thurs N (Filled)
Position C: Thurs D – Fri N – Sat N – Open
Position D: Fri D – Sat D – Sun N (Filled)
The part-time position averages 24 hours per week (1 position):
Position E: Mon N – Wed N (Filled)
Wage rate is per Grid Level 10 Collective Agreement ($17.47 – $20.34).
Extended benefits are available after 3 month trial period as per Article 24.11 (b).
Working from a trauma-informed and harm reduction model, Transition House Workers monitor and ensure the safety and comfort of residents and the security of the facility.
Support services provided include crisis intervention and risk assessment for residents and crisis line callers; emotional support, encouragement, goal setting and problem solving support to residents at all times of the day or night.
Housekeeping duties such as laundry, kitchen prep, and cleaning are required.
Diploma in a related human / social service field
One year recent experience in the area of violence against women
Knowledge and understanding of the connection between violence, mental health and substance use.
Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License with good driving record.
Acceptable criminal record check
Valid First Aid certificate
Must be able to do general household chores; and be able to deal with ongoing crisis situations.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Second Language and / or good working knowledge of cultural diversity an asset
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to indicate which of the positions you are interested in, or a list of order of preference, if you are interested in more than one.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Apply as soon as possible to be considered.
External applicants will be reviewed after internal.
ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WELCOME TO APPLY. THOSE SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED.
Closing Date: None – this is a continuous posting
These are casual positions with potential to lead to part-time and/or full-time positions as Transition House Workers and Women’s Support Workers at Transition House.
The Transition House is a residential setting for women and their children who have experienced or are at risk of abuse or violence.
•Diploma in a related human / social service field
•One year recent experience in the area of violence against women
•Ability to provide supportive counseling
•Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License with good driving record.
•Acceptable criminal record check
•Valid First Aid certificate
•Must be physically able to do general household chores; and be able to deal with ongoing crisis situations.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Second Language and / or good working knowledge of cultural diversity an asset
Wage Rate: $17.47 Transition House Worker
$18.66 Women’s Support Worker
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume and a letter telling us why you are interested in supporting women and their children who have experienced violence or abuse, and why you would like to be a part of our team.
Send your application to: email@example.com
See also Volunteer Opportunities for other ways to help us in our work for women and children.