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Pearl's Safe Home Support Worker

Squamish, British Columbia
Howe Sound Women's Centre Society
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Pearl's Safe Home Support Worker
Temporary (1 year position) Part-time Position at 16-20 hours per week with on-call hours

Main Function: To provide support services to women with or without children fleeing domestic violence, at risk of violence or at risk of homelessness. Provide crisis call support, advocacy, referrals, screening and orientation from a feminist perspective using a non-judgmental approach. To support and uphold the values implied by the Howe Sound Women's Centre Society Mission Statement.

Location: Pemberton and surrounding communities

Qualifications:
- A passion to make a difference in the lives of women and children in our communities.
- Two years post-secondary education in social/human services or a related discipline and/or equivalent work experience.
- Current Basic First Aid Certification (OFA Level 1 or equivalent).
- Reliable vehicle and a valid BC Class 5 Driver's License.

Skills and Attributes:
- An understanding of systemic discrimination against women and the dynamics of violence against women and their children is an asset.
- Strong communication skills (both oral and written).
- Ability to work both independently from a remote location or home office while being part of a collaborative team working to serve the needs of the women and children accessing services.
- Able to work under pressure with women experiencing crisis; varying levels of mental wellness; homelessness; and substance use difficulties.
- Self-motivated with strong organizational and problem solving skills.
- Collaboration and knowledge of other service providers in the area.
- Crisis prevention, intervention and conflict resolution skills.
- Flexible and adaptable.

At Howe Sound Women's Centre Society, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

This position requires a criminal record check by the police and an authorization for a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.

Reports to: Community Program Manager Whistler & Pemberton
Closing Date: August 24th, 2018

Please direct your cover letter, resume and all inquiries to:
Laurie Hannah, Community Program Manager Whistler & Pemberton
1519 Spring Creek Drive, Whistler, B.C.
Phone: 604.905.9446
Email: psh@hswc.ca
Industry:Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Type:Part Time
Website:www.hswc.ca

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