Program Development Manager for the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Job Title: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
May 28 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
35 hours per week
Job Description: 

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 Program Development Manager is responsible for the development and planning of programming within the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre including the Skills Development Program, Cultural Programming, and the dtes Women’s Street Market. She will oversee the organizing of a dtes Women’s Fair and Market to build upon and integrate Centre programming and skills development with the objective of creating opportunities for women of the dtes community to engage in street economies, within a safe supportive environment.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Program Development Manager will work in collaboration with the Management Team to ensure integrated services operating in compliance with the mission and mandate of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Significant experience within the non-profit sector with at least 3 years experience in a management position.
• Experience supervising staff, preferable within a unionized environment
• 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
• 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
• 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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program Development: Plan the development and delivery of the overall program including its activities in accordance with the funding contract and goals of the project. Develop initiatives to support the strategic direction, supporting successful outcomes of the project. Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement.
Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency. Communicate with stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program. Develops and coordinates partnerships including with agreement that support the program objectives. Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery.

Project Control: Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures including ensuring that the program operate within the approved budget, and monitoring and approving all budgeted program expenditures. Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to the Executive Director on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly)
Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Program Manager Hiring Committee, via fax (604) 681-8470 or email hr [at] dewc [dot] ca

Location

Vancouver, BC

Summer Volunteer Training Coordinator

Job Title: 
Summer Volunteer Training Coordinator
Organization: 
Migrant Workers Centre
Deadline: 
May 28 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
30 hours a week
Remuneration: 

$14 per hour

Job Description: 

Migrant Workers Centre (MWC), formerly West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal aid to live-in caregivers and other migrant workers in British Columbia. MWC also engages in public legal education, and law and policy reform work. We are currently recruiting a Summer Volunteer Training Coordinator to work in our downtown Vancouver office.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• Registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intends to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred, and legally entitled to work in Canada;
• Knowledge of immigration law and employment law;
• Strong legal research skills;
• Strong written and oral communication skills;
• Ability to complete tasks in an efficient and accurate manner;
• Ability to work with diverse populations in a sensitive and respectful manner;
• Strong organization and administration skills;
• Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks and be flexible with work assignments;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Demonstrated interest in social justice issues;
• Must possess an understanding of the core values of our organization; and
• Experience working in a similar role will be considered an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Conducting legal research and developing a series of training modules for legal volunteers;
• Developing a legal volunteer program manual;
• Researching, recommending and implementing policies and procedures to guide the delivery of the legal volunteer program;
• Developing and implementing an evaluation process for the volunteer program; and
• Performing other duties as required.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 2 references by email to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 28th 2018. Please note that our office hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held on Saturday, June 2nd 2018.
Website:

Additional Information: 

We strongly encourage applications from students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minorities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Summer Organizational Development Coordinator

Job Title: 
Summer Organizational Development Coordinator
Organization: 
Migrant Workers Centre
Deadline: 
May 28 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
30 hours a week
Remuneration: 

$14 per hour

Job Description: 

Migrant Workers Centre (MWC), formerly West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing legal aid to live-in caregivers and other migrant workers in British Columbia. MWC also engages in public legal education, and law and policy reform work. We are currently recruiting a Summer Organizational Development Coordinator to work in our downtown Vancouver office.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Skills and Qualities Required:
• Between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• Registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intends to return to school full-time in the next academic year;
• Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred, and legally entitled to work in Canada;
• Knowledge of best practices for management of non-profit organizations;
• Strong research and writing skills;
• Ability to work with diverse populations in a sensitive and respectful manner;
• Independent self-starter; ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
• Ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Demonstrated interest in social justice issues;
• Must possess an understanding of the core values of our organization; and
• Experience working in a similar role will be considered an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Researching and developing or updating policies and procedures to guide the operations of the Legal Advocacy Program;
• Developing training for staff and members of the Board of Directors on key organizational and governance policies and procedures; and
• Performing other duties as required, including some administrative work.

How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and 2 references by email to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca by 5:00 pm on Monday, May 28th 2018. Please note that our office hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be held on Saturday, June 2nd 2018.

Additional Information: 

We strongly encourage applications from students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minorities. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Housing Intake Worker

Job Title: 
Housing Intake Worker
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
May 14 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Full-Time, 35hrs per week / Tues - Sat / 9 Day - Fortnight Schedule
Remuneration: 

$22.00 per/hr. + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg. after 3 months.

Job Description: 

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.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

- 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.

Duties and 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:

How 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 [at] dewc [dot] ca

Location

Vancouver, BC

Shelter Facilities & Administrative Coordinator

Job Title: 
Shelter Facilities & Administrative Coordinator
Organization: 
he Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
May 17 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
20 hours per week
Remuneration: 

$24.00 / hour

Job Description: 

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 Facilities and Administrative Coordinator provides operational, human resources, and administrative support to the Emergency Shelter of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC). She ensures overall effective and efficient operational, facilities, and administrative systems and supports.

Reporting directly to the Shelter Manager, the Facilities and Administrative Coordinator will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff and management to ensure services to women. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• 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.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Human Resources
• Supports the Human Resources Administrator facilitating payroll, HR records management, completion of benefit and other HR forms and processes pertaining to Shelter staff.
• Supports the Shelter Manager providing on-call emergency support and response to the Shelter.

Governance
• Supports the Shelter Manager in the preparation of documents and reports for Funders, the Board of Directors, DEWC membership, and the Annual General Meeting.
• Meets and regularly corresponds with B.C. Housing and other relevant agencies.

Finance
• Codes and processes Accounts Payable. Submits prepared AP for approval, investigating irregularities and ensures correspondence with DEWC approved expenditures.
• Sets up pre-authorized payment plans for monthly accounts and updates as necessary.

How to Apply: 

Submit cover letter and resume to - The Shelter Facilities and Administrative Coordinator Hiring Committee, in person, via fax (604) 681-8470 or email hr [at] dewc [dot] ca

Location

Vancouver, BC

Legal Administrative Assistant with Wachiay Friendship Centre

Job Title: 
Legal Administrative Assistant
Organization: 
Wachiay Friendship Centre
Deadline: 
Apr 30 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday
Job Description: 

See details below.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Qualifications:

• College Diploma or University undergraduate degree in related field
• Minimum two years’ experience as a legal assistant or paralegal
• Excellent administrative records classification knowledge and practices
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Working knowledge of legal system, criminal and family law
• Knowledge of Windows Professional software, database creation and management

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Duties:

• Screening applications for advocacy services, including intake and referral
• Routine correspondence and document management
• Response to telephone inquiries
• Data entry of client information into a database
• Prepare monthly statistical and narrative reports
• Monitor limitation periods
• Maintain calendar, scheduler, enter and update client appointments
• Provide information and summary advice under the supervision of the Senior Advocate
• Other duties as required

How to Apply: 

Please reply with Resume / Curriculum Vitae to:
Wachiay Friendship Centre Society, Legal Administrative Assistant,
1625 McPhee Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia, V9N3A6
Email: programdirector [at] wachiay [dot] com
No phone calls please.

Additional Information: 

Due to the overwhelming number of applications we normally receive we will reply only to applicants who: meet the stated qualifications; will be shortlisted for interview; and comply with Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code as described within. We thank all those who apply and wish you success in your endeavors.

In accordance with, and pursuant to, Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, preference will be given to members of the following designated groups in the following hierarchy: Aboriginal peoples, women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities. Candidates from these groups/a group who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

Location

Courtney, BC

Advocacy Services Manager & Privacy Officer at the Kettle Friendship Society

Job Title: 
Advocacy Services Manager & Privacy Officer
Organization: 
Kettle Friendship Society
Deadline: 
Apr 24 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Full-time
Remuneration: 

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefit package!

Job Description: 

The Kettle Society supports people with mental illness to lead healthier lives. We do this by: Providing housing, employment, advocacy and support services; Raising awareness of mental health issues and breaking down the stigma and barriers for people with mental illness, and promoting inclusion of people living with mental illness in all aspects of society.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Intake Worker: Seniors Abuse and Information Line - Two Part-time Positions

Job Title: 
Intake Worker
Organization: 
Seniors First BC
Deadline: 
May 4 2018 - 4:00pm
Job Description: 

We are looking for two Part-time Intake Workers to answer the Seniors Abuse and Information Line.
SAIL is a confidential provincial telephone helpline that provides a safe place for older adults, and those who care about them, to talk to someone about situations where they feel they are being abused or mistreated, or to receive information about elder awareness prevention. SAIL is available 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week except statutory holidays. The Intake Workers must be available for shift assignments during all of these hours, including on weekends. Part-time work hours per week: approximately 14 - 21 hours

Part-time Intake Workers report to the SAIL Supervisor and SAIL Director Seniors First BC is a provincial non-profit charitable organization established in 1994. We are a leading organization in elder abuse awareness, prevention and response. Seniors First BC provides legal and victim services and public education and outreach. We have a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, a legal advocate, and victim service and social workers. Our office is in downtown Vancouver, and we provide services throughout BC.

See attached job posting.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Specialized Services Navigation lead

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Apr 24 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
35 hours per week/ Temporary / Full-Time
Remuneration: 

$22.00 per hour

Job Description: 

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a low barrier drop-in Centre and emergency night shelter offering a wide variety of services to a diverse community of women and children living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
The Specialized Service Navigation Lead will facilitate women’s access to services, and supports including referrals to internal and external services. She will work with women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who live in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver to assess their eligibility for specialized and support services; manage intakes to reduce barriers such as wait times; and setting up appointments and/or providing service referrals as appropriate. She will have proven service coordination experience and knowledge of services that support women who face multiple and complex barriers to service.

Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Manager she will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. This is a lead position and requires considerable knowledge and experience of intake and referral as well as excellent communication skills. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Required Qualifications:

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Primary Responsibilities:

• Provide Intake Service to ensure responsive and timely access to all DEWC services.
• Assess the nature and urgency of a request for service and where appropriate set up appointments with staff.
• Establish the member’s 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 to refer to a crisis service.
• Assist women through the referral process to internal and external services such as housing, victim services, legal aid, education, ensuring a successful transfer of service.
• Provide information and referral to women in such areas as income assistance, housing, health services, drug & alcohol treatment and recovery, counseling, and education.
• Completion of intake and referral documentation, including statistical records.
• Responsible for monthly activity reports to funder. Provides statistics and relevant data that will support activities for the program

How 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: hr [at] dewc [dot] ca
**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Additional Information: 

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

Location

Vancouver, BC

Executive Director and Elder Law Clinic Director

Job Title: 
Executive Director and Elder Law Clinic Director
Organization: 
Seniors First BC
Deadline: 
Apr 20 2018 - 5:00pm
Remuneration: 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications, ideally from the non-profit sector. Satisfactory criminal record check is required.

Job Description: 

• Overseeing the successful leadership and management of Seniors First BC;
• Implementing policies established by the Board of Directors;
• Ensuring the delivery of high quality services to individuals and community;
• Establishing and maintaining relations with funding agencies as well as preparing applications
for grants and funding;
• Communicating with external stakeholders, government and non-governmental agencies and media;
• Presenting at conferences, community events and workshops;

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Ensuring the operations of the Elder Law Clinic and legal advocacy services meet the standards of practice required by the Law Society of British Columbia;
 Representing clients in court, at administrative boards, and in alternate dispute resolution proceedings as well as providing informal advocacy;
 Supervising Elder Law Clinic staff and lawyers; and the Legal Advocacy Program;
 Maintaining active participation in the legal community;
 Liaising with funders of legal services.

How to Apply: 

skhan [at] seniorsfirstbc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

A unique opportunity for a lawyer to build upon past successes and take Seniors First BC to the next level as a leader in the field of law-related services for older adults.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Cultural Activity Programmer

Job Title: 
Cultural Activity Programmer
Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Apr 24 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
35 hours per week / Temporary / Full-Time
Remuneration: 

$22.00 per hour

Job Description: 

The Cultural Programmer is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of cultural, recreational, social and/or educational programs that are consistent with the mission and mandate of the DEWC. Her responsibility will include working with DEWC Indigenous Elder’s program members ensuring relevant programming that maximizes decision making and participation of centre members

Reporting directly to the Program Development Manager, the Cultural Programmer will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

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
Experience developing and facilitating programs and groups including assessing and evaluating
Extensive experience in the development and facilitation of cultural, recreational, and arts groups and activities
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
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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

In-Centre Programming
Plans, organizes and implements cultural, recreational, social, and/or educational programs and activities that can take place inside or outside the DEWC
Facilitates the organizing of Special Events such as: National Aboriginal Day; Christmas Dinner, and seasonal group activities; as identified in consultation with the staff group
Participates in planning and development of arts activities and workshops
Coordinates volunteer facilitators and scheduling of programs

Indigenous Elder’s Programming
Works with the DEWC Elders program members to plan and coordinate cultural and recreational programs and activities.
Organizes and facilitates the participation of DEWC elders at the annual Elder’s Gathering

Community Networking and Liaison
Works with community Indigenous and social service organizations to enhance Programming opportunities including the recruiting of out of area volunteers
Develops partnerships and act as liaison with community groups in the development and support of programs
Solicit partnerships, in-kind donations and community sponsorships to support events and programming

Education and Resource
Maintains and up-dates resources relevant to Centre Programming ie. out of centre/community events and opportunities
Coordinates the DEWC Newsletter, ensuring Calendar and contributions specific to the program

How 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 [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

Location

Vancouver, BC

Legal Advocate with the Ann Davis Transition Society

Organization: 
Ann Davis Transition Society
Deadline: 
Apr 25 2018 - 4:00pm
Hours: 
21-28 hours per week Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Remuneration: 

To be negotiated

Job Description: 

Ann Davis Transition Society – Legal Advocate Position
Application Closing Date: Until Filled

Information about the position:
It cannot be emphasized enough how important access to justice, legal information and advocacy are for women’s long term safety and freedom from violence. Through accessing ADTS Legal Advocacy Services women are able to leave their abusive relationship, receive more fair custody and access orders increasing the safety for the children, able to have a voice in mediation proceedings and very importantly having access to legal representation in their legal cases.

ADTS is seeking a visionary, exceptional and energetic Legal Advocate. The Legal Advocacy Program provides legal information, advocacy, advice and support, mainly in the area of family law to women dealing with legal issues at the intersection of gender violence and family law recognizing that legal issues routinely extend into other areas of the law including immigration, criminal, and child welfare. The Legal Advocate reports to the Clinical Director and Executive Director.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Minimum 2 years’ experience working with legal issues related to women who experience violence in relationships preferably within family law
Analysis, knowledge and training in working with trauma survivors
Excellent advocacy and problem-solving skills
Strong decolonizing and intersectional feminist analysis of violence against women
Demonstrated cultural competency including awareness of diverse marginalized communities and ability to work with women from various cultural communities
Ability to speak language(s) other than English an asset
Highly organized, able to motivate and provide strong leadership to staff, volunteers and colleagues
Have experience in women’s organizations and non-profit society environments
Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Be personable, flexible and self-directed
If you seek the opportunity to commit to an organization engaged in making a real difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in our community, please apply.

Must have valid Driver’s License
Must be able to pass a vulnerable sector criminal records check
Must be highly organized and able to work well with others in a fast paced environment
Must be able to work well under stress

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Provide legal information, legal advice, and summary of case law, legal research and general assistance to women in building strategies for their legal case
Work from a decolonizing and intersectional feminist analysis of violence against women
Interview women, assess/analyze legal problems, assist in resolving legal problems, assist women preparing for court, and preparing documents.
Provide consultation and support to ADTS staff related to legal advocacy issues
Maintain an excellent working knowledge of emergent legal-social issues related to violence against women and to seek solutions

How to Apply: 

Please respond with cover letter, resume and salary expectations to email with Legal Advocate in subject line.
Closing Date: Until filled
Email resume and cover letter with 2 references to info [at] anndavis [dot] org with Legal Advocate in the subject line of email.

Location

Chilliwack, BC

Legal Advocate

Job Title: 
Legal Advocate
Organization: 
Migrant Workers Centre
Deadline: 
Mar 29 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Remuneration: 

Starting salary between $46,000 - $49,000 per annum based on experience.

Job Description: 

Migrant Workers Centre (MWC), formerly West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association, is a non-profit organization dedicated to legal advocacy for migrant workers in British Columbia. Founded in 1986, MWC facilitates access to justice for migrant workers through the provision of legal information, summary advice and representation. MWC also works to advance and promote the labour and human rights of migrant workers through public legal education, law and policy reform work, and test case litigation. MWC is seeking an energetic full time Legal Advocate to work Tuesday-Saturday in its downtown Vancouver office.

The Legal Advocate will provide legal information, referrals, summary advice, and full representation in immigration and employment law to migrant workers who face numerous barriers in accessing justice. The Legal Advocate will have the opportunity to participate in MWC’s public legal education, law reform and community development activities. The Legal Advocate reports to the Executive Director – Staff Lawyer.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Required qualifications:

• Post-secondary education in law or social sciences, or other relevant qualification
• Knowledge of Canada's immigration laws and policies, especially with respect to the Live-in Caregiver Program and the low-skilled streams of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program
• Knowledge of employment standards
• Excellent advocacy and problem solving skills
• Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
• Highly organized and excellent time management skills
• Ability to take initiative and to work in a team environment
• Understanding of trauma-informed approaches and working with marginalized communities
• Cultural competency and ability to work with migrant workers from various cultural communities

Preferred qualifications

• Ability to speak a second language, in particular Tagalog or Spanish preferred
• Experience in the non-profit sector (a minimum of two years is preferred)
• Experience working in the field of immigration law and/or employment law
• Prior experience working as a Legal Advocate

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Conduct client interviews, and assess and analyze legal problems
• Provide legal advice in immigration law and employment law, under the supervision of MWC’s Staff Lawyer
• Draft legal submissions and correspondence on behalf of clients
• Represent clients in hearings before British Columbia’s Employment Standards Branch
• Maintain detailed client files and protect the confidentiality of all client information
• Refer clients with more complex issues to MWC’s Staff Lawyer
• Write articles for MWC’s monthly newsletter, Migrants’ Voice
• Develop and conduct Public Legal Education workshops and presentations in the Lower Mainland and occasionally in BC outside the Lower Mainland (some travel may be required)
• Assist and cooperate with other staff (the other Legal Advocate, the Staff Lawyer and the Legal Support Coordinator) whenever necessary

How to Apply: 

nterested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and 3 references to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca, Attn: Executive Director-Staff Lawyer.

Applicants from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early, as interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis for the position to be filled by early April 2018.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Poverty law Legal Advocate

Job Title: 
Poverty law Legal Advocate
Organization: 
North Shore Community Resources
Deadline: 
Apr 2 2018 - 4:00pm
Hours: 
2.5- 3 days a week, job share. Tues, Thursday, Friday
Remuneration: 

$26.01/hr, pro rated benefits if applicant works 60%

Job Description: 

Providing legal information, referral, education, and advocacy services to North shore clients re poverty law issues such as income security, housing, debt, employment, etc. Shared position with another advocate. Includes assisting at hearings, negotiations etc.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Post secondary education in related field, law degree preferred, legal or paralegal training as related to poverty law, aptitude for working with disadvantaged clients, excellent English and communication skills, ability to work independently and with a colleague in a shared position, understanding of professional ethics, appropriate computer and technological literacy.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Communication w clients, researching issues, advising clients and providing advocacy, communicating with opposing parties, representation including written and oral submissions at hearings, etc, maintaining client files, providing legal education workshops to area residents, making referrals to other organizations.

How to Apply: 

Murray Mollard, Executive Director NSCR
please send electronic applications - letter and CV- to murray [dot] mollard [at] nscr [dot] bc [dot] ca

Location

North Vancouver, BC

Senior Public Interest Lawyer

Job Title: 
Senior Public Interest Lawyer
Organization: 
British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC)
Deadline: 
Jan 24 2018 - 5:00pm
Job Description: 

The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) is a not-for-profit, social justice law firm located in Vancouver. BCPIAC’s mission is to advance the interests of individuals and groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in areas of major public concern.

BCPIAC is seeking a senior lawyer for a permanent position.

See attached job posting for more details.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Poverty Law Advocate Fort at the St John Women’s Resource Society

Job Title: 
Poverty Law Advocate
Organization: 
Fort St John Women’s Resource Society
Deadline: 
Jan 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
40 hours/week
Remuneration: 

Dependent on education and experience

Job Description: 

This program provides legal information, support, referrals and advocacy services for residents of the Fort St John and areas who have difficulty accessing timely and appropriate assistance due to barriers such as poverty, disability, language and literacy problems. The advocate will work directly with clients to educate them about their legal rights, explain options for legal problem solving and, where appropriate, assist them with dispute resolution and/or represent them at hearings before boards and tribunals. Reports to Executive Director.

This is a full time contract position renewable annually.

How to Apply: 

Please send your resume and a covering letter detailing your previous relevant experience by email to ed [at] fsjwrs [dot] ca by 31 st January 2018. Candidates must resident in Canada and be either Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens to apply.

Location

Fort St. John, BC

Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society is looking for a ED

Job Title: 
Executive Director
Organization: 
Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society
Deadline: 
Feb 2 2018 - 5:00pm
Job Description: 

The Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society is an established, incorporated, community based non-profit agency that offers housing and community justice programs, and services to women and youth in Kamloops and region. The Society is governed by a 9 member, volunteer Board of Directors, and employs 16 staff. It offers affordable housing, transitional housing, support with court related matters and a range of programs that focus on supporting women and youth to address the challenges and barriers they face in their lives. The Society’s approach to the work is non-judgmental and strengths based. Community volunteers play an important role in much of the work we do.

Location

Kamloops

Casual/Relief Kitchen Trainer for Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Job Title: 
Casual/Relief Kitchen Trainer
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Dec 31 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Casual/ Relief
Remuneration: 

$17.00-$21.00

Job Description: 

The Relief Kitchen Trainer will ensure the provision of the food program within the drop-in Centre. She will work with Centre volunteers in all aspects of the Kitchen including the planning, preparation and serving of up to 400 meals per day.

The integration of a community-based approach into the DEWC with the goal being the engagement of Centre Members involvement in the functioning and responsibility of the Kitchen is the primary guiding principle in this position.

The Relief Kitchen Trainer is to follow an established training program for Centre Volunteers in all aspects of cooking in a busy and chaotic drop-in Centre. These tasks include: meal planning and preparation; stock taking / ordering; cleaning and maintenance; and successful interpersonal and customer service skills.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

o Familiarity with the Downtown Eastside Community and an ability to work with a diverse community of women
o Experience and confidence working within a busy and chaotic environment
o A combination of 3 - 5 years experience in cooking, meal planning, and nutrition
o Crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills required
o Ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a staff team
o Food Safe Level I minimum - First Aid/CPR Training requirement
o Women with addiction issues must be 2 years clean and sober

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Meal Preparation: The ability to prep, cook, and serve meals to over 400 women per day in a busy, chaotic and fast-paced environment. Ensures food quality and respectful service to DEWC members.

Volunteer Support: Actively participates as a team member of the volunteer program 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.

Conflict Resolution/Crisis Management: Manages crises between, within and among kitchen volunteers, staff, and members including the mentoring of a variety of stress coping skills. Individual maintains a culture of ‘people helping people help themselves’. Communicates effectively and respectfully with women in crisis and refers members to appropriate Centre staff.

In Centre Participation: Contributes regularly within the staff team by: attending staff meetings, development and training, special events, hiring, evaluation, and Centre committees. Works collaboratively with Centre staff ensuring effective communications and team approach values in the smooth operation of the DEWC.

How to Apply: 

Maggie Lam at hr [at] dewc [dot] ca

Location

Vancouver, BC

BCPIAC hiring a Public Interest Lawyer

Job Title: 
Public Interest Lawyer
Organization: 
BCPIAC
Deadline: 
Jan 8 2018 - 5:00pm
Job Description: 

BCPIAC is seeking a lawyer for a permanent position.

BCPIAC’s work focuses on anti-poverty and anti-oppression work, and energy regulation before British Columbia’s courts and tribunals. Our social justice work focuses on effecting systemic change through human rights and Ombudsperson complaints, judicial reviews, litigation, negotiation, and public education. Our regulatory work includes regular intervention before the BC Utilities Commission on electricity, natural gas and ICBC matters on behalf of low and fixed income residential ratepayers. The successful candidate will be required to practice in all areas of BCPIAC’s work. Please refer to our website for more details about our regulatory and anti-poverty/anti-oppression case work (www.bcpiac.com).

How to Apply: 

Location

Vancouver, BC

Housing Loss Prevention Worker

Job Title: 
Housing Loss Prevention Worker
Organization: 
Newton Resource Centres - Advocacy
Deadline: 
Oct 27 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
9-4:30
Remuneration: 

$20-22

Job Description: 

his position provides comprehensive housing loss prevention services to marginalized individuals and families at imminent risk of housing loss to maintain their tenancy, access income supports, benefits and/or obtain housing to support housing stability. Services delivered both in office and on multiple partner sites (Surrey & Langley). Service includes providing support, information, referral, completion of forms and applications, written communications on behalf of the client, negotiation and mediation, written appeals and representation at tribunals and hearings, also provides assistance with housing search and accessing resources.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Minimum 2 years post-secondary education or equivalent experience in related field
• Understanding of poverty and housing related issues, government processes and procedures related to income assistance, disability and/or tenancy an asset
• Knowledge of local community resources
• Must have valid BC driver’s license and own vehicle to use for work purposes
• Criminal Record check required

Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. Maintain a full caseload providing a full continuum of services in preserving housing through the Residential Tenancy Act process and income support services. This includes providing support, information, referral, completion of forms and applications, written communications on behalf of the client, negotiation and medication, written appeals and representation at hearings.
2. Provides tenancy & income support services on partnering sites.
3. Maintains and develops working relationships with the Ministry of Social Development and other human serving organizations.
4. Maintains complete and accurate statistics and records for all project activities.
5. Meets all reporting requirements.
6. Promotes the project’s activities through workshop presentations and public meetings.
7. Promotes relationships with project partners, community, other human serving organizations and general public. Participates in community meetings, the Homelessness Task Force and other events related to poverty and homelessness.
8. Participates in training, case conference, staff and agency initiatives, meetings and events.

How to Apply: 

Soraya VanBuskirk
jobpostingsadvocacy [at] gmail [dot] com

Location

Surrey, BC

Housing Outreach Worker

Job Title: 
Housing Outreach Worker
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 24 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Start Date: ASAP / Permanent - Part – Time, 26hrs-wk / Sun. – Wed. Schedule
Remuneration: 

• Union (BCGEU) - $21.00 per/hr. + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg. after 3 mths.

Job Description: 

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a Drop-in Centre and Emergency Night Shelter 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 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.

Skills and Qualities Required: 
    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.
Duties and Responsibilities: 

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.

How 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 [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Start Date: ASAP / Permanent - Part – Time, 26hrs-wk / Sun. – Wed. Schedule
• Union (BCGEU) - $21.00 per/hr. + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg. after 3 mths.
• Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver

Location

Vancouver, BC

Casual/Relief Peer Support Worker

Job Title: 
Casual/Relief Peer Support Worker
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 25 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Relief/Casual
Remuneration: 

$17-$21 per hour

Job Description: 

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.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• 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.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

eer 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’.

Additional Information: 

• Start Date: Immediately
• $17.00-21.00 per hour
• Affiliation: BCGEU
• Department: Drop-In Centre & Night Shelter

Location

Vancouver, BC

Cultural Activity Programmer

Job Title: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 25 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
24.5 hrs. - Wk. / Tues - Fri
Remuneration: 

$21.00 per /hr + generous health & welfare benefits pkg after 3 month probationary period

Job Description: 

The Cultural Activity Programmer is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of cultural, recreational, social and/or educational programs that are consistent with the mission and mandate of the DEWC. In consultation with the DEWC Elder’s Council she will ensure relevant programming that maximizes decision making and participation of centre members

Reporting directly to the Program Manager, the Cultural Programmer will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote integrated services to women. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Skills and Qualities Required: 
  • 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
  • Experience developing and facilitating programs and groups including assessing and evaluating
  • Extensive experience in the development and facilitation of cultural, recreational, and arts groups and activities
  • 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
  • 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
Duties and Responsibilities: 

In-Centre Programming
Plans, organizes and implements cultural, recreational, social, and/or educational programs and activities that can take place inside or outside the DEWC
Facilitates the organizing of Special Events such as: National Aboriginal Day; Christmas Dinner, and seasonal group activities; as identified in consultation with the staff group collective
Participates in group planning and program development for women

Arts and culture
Participates in planning and development of arts activities and workshops
Coordinates volunteer facilitation and scheduling of programs

Outreach and Liaison
Works with community, Aboriginal, and social service organizations to enhance Programming opportunities including the recruiting of out of area volunteers
Develops partnerships and act as liaison with community groups in the development and support of programs
Solicit partnerships, in-kind donations and community sponsorships to support events and programming

Education and Resource
Maintains and up-dates resources relevant to Centre Programming ie. out of centre/community events and opportunities

Administration:
Ensures funder reports accurately reflect contract requirement. Provides quarterly activity reports to the management team. Provides statistics and relevant data that will support fundraising activities for the program.
Coordinates the DEWC Newsletter, ensuring Calendar and contributions specific to the program

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume and cover letter to the Cultural Activity Programmer Hiring Committee via e-mail, mail or fax to:
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470 Email: humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL Applications accepted until: Open until filled **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Additional Information: 

Position Details:
• Start Date: ASAP / Temporary - Part – Time, 24.5 hrs. - Wk. / Tues - Fri (until return of incumbent)
• Union (BCGEU) - Salary Range - $21.00per /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

Location

Vancouver, BC

Housing Intake Worker

Job Title: 
Housing Intake Worker
Organization: 
Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 24 2017 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
24.5 hrs / 4 days
Remuneration: 

$21.00 per hr + generous health & welfare benefits pkg after 3 month probationary period commences.

Job Description: 

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.

Skills and Qualities Required: 
  • 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.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: 

    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.

    How to Apply: 

    Attn: Housing Intake Worker Hiring Committee
    Please apply in person, via mail, email or fax.
    302 Columbia St. Vancouver B.C., V6A 4J1
    Email: hradmin [at] dewc [dot] ca - Fax:604.681.8480

    Additional Information: 

    Position Details:
    • Start Date: ASAP / Temporary - Full – Time, 35hrs-wk / Tuesday-Saturday / 9 Day - Fortnight Schedule
    • Union (BCGEU) - $21.00 per/hr. + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg. after 3 months.
    • Location – DEWC Drop In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society is hiring a Housing Advocate/Coordinator

    Job Title: 
    Housing Advocate/Coordinator
    Organization: 
    Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society
    Deadline: 
    Sep 15 2017 - 5:00pm
    Remuneration: 

    $25 per hour, 35 hours per week
    Potential exists to obtain the position of Unemployment Centre Society Coordinator upon the retirement of the current Coordinator.

    Job Description: 

    The Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society is a non-profit organization. It provides information, assistance, counseling, support and other services to unemployed or underemployed persons in the Prince Rupert area with a view to relieving poverty and improving conditions for such persons.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    Minimum Grade 12 or equivalent
    Legal or advocacy experience
    Excellent written and oral communication skills
    Ability to work independently and be reliable
    Ability to show initiative
    Ability to exercise tact, discretion and confidentiality
    Knowledge of or experience with the Residential Tenancy Act and related legislation is an asset

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Assist clients with tenancy and housing issues
    Assist the current PRUCS Coordinator with poverty and unemployment issues

    How to Apply: 

    Send or deliver résumé and references by Sept 15, 2017 to 869 Fraser Street, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J
    1R1, Fax 250-627- 7951, Telephone 250-627- 8776, or email to ufawupr [at] citywest [dot] ca

    Location

    Prince Rupert, BC

    Resources for Self-Represented Litigants and Others

    About: 

    BC Provincial Court and Clicklaw have collaborated to provide you with a curated collection of helpful basics for:

    • Small Claims Court
    • Family Court
    • Criminal Court
    • Each page includes a printable PDF handout with:

      • A summary of the resources; and
      • A short bit.ly link so anyone can quickly access the full list of links.

      Please download, print and share these handouts.

    The Journey Home - Training Assistant

    Job Title: 
    Training Assistant
    Organization: 
    Helping Spirit Lodge Society
    Deadline: 
    Sep 15 2017 - 12:00pm
    Hours: 
    20 hours Contract: January 1st to March 31st, 2018
    Remuneration: 

    18.00/ hour

    Job Description: 

    Provides assistance in support for The Journey Home Life Skills Program, including fundraising, budgeting, and community outreach. Schedules meetings or special events and answers questions from the community or donors. Assists in the creation of promotional materials or solicitations/informational mailings. Generates reports detailing the status of programs or projects. May coordinate volunteer schedules or trainings. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

    REPORTS TO: Community Resource Worker

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • High School Diploma
    • Office Administration Diploma or Certificate
    • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and data base systems
    • Basic Bookkeeping Experience
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the non-profit sector
    • Driver’s Licence and access to reliable car
    • Ability to work outside of regular office hours
    • Criminal Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector
    • Social Media and Web Experience is an asset

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    KEY RESPONSBILITIES
    • Maintains confidential records for the program
    • Acts as the main contact person for the Journey Home Life Skills Training Program during the absence of team members, following-up on any emergencies with appropriate in-house staff, and sharing workload with team members from other teams;
    • Assists other team members in preparing and formatting documents, including PowerPoint presentations;
    • Develops and maintains an efficient filing system for the program including assistance in processing calls for referrals
    • Maintains a tracking system of referrals
    • Maintains and updates program databases and mailing lists using the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Coordinates proofreading and editing of documents as required;
    • Takes minutes of regular team meetings and other meetings with the assistances of and coordination with the Housing Navigator as required
    • Assists to maintain and update the Program’s web site and social media
    • Provides assistance to team members for data collection and reporting
    • Assists in the process by tracking participants’ completion for the programs, scheduling interviews as necessary to collect feedback and outcomes tracking data
    • Liaises with HSLS head office staff as required, and provides assistance to HSLS head office administration staff when required.

    How to Apply: 

    Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at communityresources [at] hsls [dot] ca

    Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION’S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
    Only short –listed candidates will be contacted.

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Campaing Organizer for Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment Coalition

    Job Title: 
    Campaing Organizer
    Organization: 
    Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment Coalition
    Deadline: 
    Aug 14 2017 - 4:00pm
    Hours: 
    15 hours a week, with some flexibility
    Remuneration: 

    $17.50/h

    Job Description: 

    Rising Up Against Unjust Recruitment is a coalition which seeks to advance the rights of migrant workers in BC by eliminating illegal and exploitative labour recruitment practices and promoting strong labour rights and protections. This volunteer-run campaign was launched in December 2016 with the aim to engage a broad range of stakeholders and allies around these issues.

    The coalition is looking for an experienced campaigner/organizer to help develop and execute high-impact campaign strategies that achieve long-term campaign goals. You will work with the coalition to ensure that our campaign becomes a top issue for both the government and the broader public. In particular, you will help develop, implement, and evaluate campaign outreach/educational events and workshops, a press conference, and a webinar to promote awareness of and engagement around the campaign. If you’ve got a talent for mobilizing people, a strategic mind, and a passion for migrant rights and social justice issues, this position could be for you.

    This is a 3-month contract position, starting early September.
    Your work may be based from home, the field, or the West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association office downtown. The coalition will provide the campaign organizer with support and direction.

    Skills and Qualities Required: 

    REQUIRED SKILLS:
    Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
    Experience planning and coordinating projects and activities in a campaign setting.
    Experience with public outreach and engagement.
    Self-directed, extremely well organized, and able to prioritize and efficiently complete multiple tasks.
    Ability to work with diverse populations in a sensitive and respectful manner.
    Demonstrated experience with, knowledge of, and/or interest in the Temporary Foreign Worker Programs and migrant justice issues.
    Experience using Microsoft Office programs, Facebook and Twitter.
    Ability to be flexible with hours and tasks (as required) and collaborate with coalition members.
    Must have a personal computer to work on.
    ASSETS:
    Ability to design graphics and simple information materials using Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
    Experience managing website content using WordPress or similar CMS platforms.
    Fluency in an additional language (preferably Spanish or Tagalog).

    Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Conduct outreach and organize and participate in community events to enhance awareness of and engagement around the campaign.
    Help organize a press conference to bring campaign issues and demands to the attention of local media and the general public with the aim of amplifying pressure on the BC government to make necessary changes.
    Assist develop a webinar for stakeholders located outside of the Lower Mainland so they may learn about and engage with the campaign.
    Manage social media platforms and create campaign materials and communication tools as necessary.
    Consult with and report to the coalition about campaign strategies and activities.

    How to Apply: 

    Please submit both a cover letter and copy of your resume in PDF format by email to risingup [at] vcn [dot] bc [dot] ca by August 14th, 2017 @ 4pm. Please identify RisingUp Organizer Position in the subject heading.
    Website: http://www.risingup.ca/organizerposition2017
    Additional Information: We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC

    Housing First Coordinator at Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society

    Job Title: 
    Housing First Coordinator.
    Organization: 
    Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society
    Deadline: 
    Aug 11 2017 - 4:30pm
    Job Description: 

    Under the direction of a Board of Directors, the Housing First Coordinator is responsible for managing the Homelessness Partnering Strategy contract and being accountable to the region’s community entity in Prince George. The incumbent will administer, and adhere to the funding application submitted on behalf of the society. The coordinator will maintain and further develop the Housing First program in Merritt and the Nicola Valley to reduce homelessness through a Housing First approach.

    See the attached job posting.

    Location

    Merritt, BC

    Director of Community Programs at the South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

    Job Title: 
    Director of Community Programs
    Organization: 
    South Vancouver Neighbourhood House
    Deadline: 
    Aug 11 2017 - 12:00pm
    Job Description: 

    See the attached job description.

    Location

    Vancouver, BC
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