Skills Development Coordinator

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Aug 14 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Temporary / Full-Time / Tuesday to Saturday, 9 day fortnight schedule (until return of incumbent)
Remuneration: 

Union - BCGEU / $22.00 per hour + generous health and wellness benefits

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 Skills Development Worker is responsible for the facilitation of a skills development program within the Drop-In and Emergency Night Shelter for women who live in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. She will ensure the recruitment, orientation, training, and scheduling of program participants. She will work in collaboration with DEWC staff to develop and implement planning for the Skills Development Program to meet the needs of the organization and the participant members.

Reporting directly to the Program Manager, the Skills Development Worker 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: 

o Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment
o 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
o Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
o Understanding of and practices a trauma informed care response when working with women
o Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
o Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing.
o Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude
o Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers
o Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
o Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
o Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
o Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre members
o Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
o A First Aid certificate is required
o Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
o Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Volunteer Programming: Coordinates all aspects for the Skills Development Program including for the Drop-In and Emergency Night Shelter location. Recruits DTES residents and centre members for the program. Organizes a monthly volunteer gathering for support, scheduling and problem solving. Organizes special events including x-mas dinner, staff appreciation, and summer bbq. Provides information, training, referral, and support to the Skills Development program participants.

Outreach and Liaison: Supervises community service volunteers, incentive programs, and community program hours. Facilitates practicum students and community placements working with social service organizations and/or educational institutions. Develops and maintains links with other community agencies that work support skills development and attends meetings and community events as appropriate. Facilitates volunteer/student contact with specialized services or other DEWC programs as necessary.

Education and Programming: Coordinates out of area volunteers to support Centre programming including special events.Oversee and ensures point of contact for on-going in-centre programs such as sewing groups, beading, etc. Develops and facilitates educational workshops and programs

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.

How to Apply: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of:
Skills Development Hiring Committee via fax (604)681-8470 or email humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca
Website: http://dewc.ca
Additional Information:
Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply /
Additional languages spoken an asset.

**Please NO phone call enquiries. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Location

Vancouver, BC

Facilities & Administrative Coordinator

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Aug 14 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
70 hours bi-weekly / Tues - Sat / 9 Day - Fortnight Schedule
Remuneration: 

$25.00 per 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 and administrative support to the management and governance team of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC). She ensures overall effective and efficient financial, governance, operations and facilities, and office administration systems and support.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Facilities and Administrative Coordinator will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff 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 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
- Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude including word, excel, and quickbooks
- Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing
- Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
- 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: 

Governance
• Provides administrative support to the Board of Directors and its Committees including the compiling, maintenance, and distribution of minutes and correspondence. Coordinates Board and committee meetings
• Prepares and facilitates the annual audit including maintaining the Audit binder; sending funder contract verifications, and obtaining signing documents from bank.
• Compiles and prepares documents and reports for Annual General Meeting. Including online society filings.
• Maintains and updates the company website ensuring adherence to DEWC policy

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

Finance
• Processes financial donations and in-kind contributions (monthly and one-time), including updating the donor data base, prepares charitable tax receipts adhering to CRA guidelines.
• 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.
• Set up pre-authorized payment plans for monthly accounts, updating as necessary

How to Apply: 

Please Submit cover letter and resume to - The Facilities and Administrative Coordinator Hiring Committee to:

302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470 - Email: humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca

Website: http://dewc.ca
Additional Information:
POSITION DETAILS:
• Start Date: ASAP / Excluded / Non Union – Permanent / Full Time position
*Excellent health and welfare benefits at the conclusion of a successful probationary period

*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 be contacted**

Location

Vancouver, BC

Legal Information Outreach Worker

Job Title: 
Legal Information Outreach Worker
Organization: 
Legal Services Society
Deadline: 
Aug 9 2018 - 4:00pm
Remuneration: 

$22.07 - $25.19

Job Description: 

Located at LSS’ Vancouver Regional Centre, this position will provide legal information and referral services to people with low incomes and assist them to use LSS services and resources; liaise with other service providers to promote LSS services and resources.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

The Legal Services Society provides legal aid to people with low incomes in BC. As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to some of BC’s most vulnerable and marginalized citizens: those who do not have the financial, educational, social or health resources to effectively access the justice system when their families, freedom, or safety are at risk.
Skills and Qualities Required:
The Ideal Candidate
• You have grade 12 education supplemented by post-secondary education in Law, Communications, Education, Criminology, Sociology, or other related disciplines, and three years of related experience. An equivalent combination of training, education and experience may be considered.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Basic requirements
• Proficient in basic legal research and Internet research
• Minimum typing speed 40wpm
• Basic skill in MS PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel
• Understanding of confidentiality
• OR an equivalent combination of education and experience

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• General knowledge of criminal, family, immigration, civil, poverty, and administrative legal proceedings that affect low income people
• Knowledge of community groups and legal resources and other social services agencies and how to access them locally
• Knowledge of LSS policies and procedures an asset
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people including justice system personnel, service providers and people with low incomes, physical/emotional disabilities, limited literacy, or with multiple barriers
• Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information
• Ability to recognize and diffuse stressful situations and deal with people in a sensitive and respectful manner
• Ability to work independently, take initiative and function as part of a team
• Ability to make presentations to groups and to coach individuals in a way that is easy for them to understand
• Ability to multi task
• Must be comfortable on the web and willing to learn new programs
• Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to explain complex legal concepts in plain language for people with limited literacy
• Must have a strong desire to assist disadvantaged clients, including those with mental disabilities, and/or addictions, those with low income, or those whose first language is not English
• Must be familiar with general software applications (MS Word, Outlook, Internet, MS SharePoint)

How to Apply: 

Contact:
Please indicate competition B073-18, Legal Information Outreach Worker, and whether you are an internal or external applicant in the posting in the email subject line.

email: resumes [at] lss [dot] bc [dot] ca
Website: http://www.legalaid.bc.ca

Additional Information: 

We Offer
In return for your hard work and experience, you will be rewarded with a competitive annual salary based on your skills and experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including:

• Four weeks paid vacation to start that grows the longer you’re with LSS
• An excellent employee benefits package, where premiums are 100% paid by LSS
• A generous pension plan
• Support for training and development
• An Employee and Family Assistance program
• $300 a year towards Employee Wellness programs
• A healthy work/life balance
• Social events where employees are given the opportunity to have fun, relax and network with each other
• Generous leave provisions (sick time, special leaves)
• 13 paid statutory holidays

Location

Vancouver, BC

Legal Education Project Manager

Job Title: 
Legal Education Project Manager
Organization: 
Migrant Workers Centre
Deadline: 
Aug 11 2018 - 12:00pm
Hours: 
40 hours per week from Tuesday-Saturday
Remuneration: 

22.00 per hour

Job Description: 

Migrant Workers Centre (MWC), formerly West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association, is seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage and coordinate its Public Legal Education (PLE) Program activities.

MWC is a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal assistance and education to migrant workers in BC. MWC also works to advance the rights of migrant workers through public legal education, law and policy reform, and test case litigation.

MWC’s PLE Program addresses legal rights and issues faced by migrant workers in British Columbia in the areas of immigration law, employment law, and labour trafficking. The PLE Program activities engage migrant workers, service providers and advocates through outreach activities, workshops, webinars, and a day-long conference.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Post-secondary education in law, non-profit management, or other relevant qualification
• At least two years of relevant experience as a project manager in the non-profit sector
• Proven track record in working successfully with community organizations and networks
• Highly organized, and excellent time management skills
• Ability to take initiative, and to work in a team environment
• Cultural competency and experience working with marginalized communities
• Fluency in Spanish an asset
• Valid drivers’ license an asset

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Project Manager will play a lead role in developing and carrying out all aspects of the PLE Program activities.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Coordinate all aspects of the day-to-day work of the project activities
• Develop and play a principal role in coordinating project materials and presentations
• Communicate with partner organizations throughout BC, set up workshops and webinars in 5 target communities in BC
• Oversee the development of and implement a communications and outreach strategy for the project activities
• Coordinate and liaise with MWC’s Staff Lawyer and Legal Advocates
• Create system for monitoring and evaluating the project
• Monitor project expenses
• Travel within BC on occasion
• Update MWC’s website and social media
• Write articles for MWC’s Migrants’ Voice newsletter
• Prepare reports as required by project funders
• Assist in the development of proposals for potential funding sources
• Perform other tasks as required

How to Apply: 

Please submit your resume and cover letter by email only, no later than Saturday, August 11th at noon to natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca, Attn: Executive Director – Staff Lawyer.

Candidates will be contacted if they have been selected for an interview. Only those applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

MWC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from equity-seeking groups to apply.

Additional Information: 

Terms:
• This is a fixed term contract position from late August 2018 to March 31, 2019 (with possibility of renewal)
• The position is for 40 hours per week
• The project manager will work in MWC’s downtown Vancouver office from Tuesday-Saturday
• Salary is $22 per hour

Location

Vancouver, BC

Fundraising & Communications Assistant

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Jul 23 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
70 hours bi-weekly
Remuneration: 

$18.00 per 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 Fundraising and Communications Assistant will support fund development, communications, and marketing while working within the philosophy, mission and mandate of the DEWC. Reporting to the Fundraising and Communications Coordinator, she will assist with a variety of tasks related to fundraising and marketing.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

o Female applicants only (inclusive of transgender and self identified women).
o Basic computer skills required, more advanced skills an asset.
o Good writing, communication and organizational skills required.
o Knowledge of social media platforms and Wordpress an asset.
o Previous marketing and experience an asset.
o Experience working with non-profit or community organizations an asset.
o Knowledge of issues impacting women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, including violence against women, mental health, homelessness, and addictions an asset.
o Candidate must undergo a criminal record check.
o Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Fundraising: Works with staff in the development of fundraising events and activities including a fashion show fundraiser and charity runs. Organizes logistics for events; help to solicit partnerships, in-kind donations, and community sponsorships; and coordinate event promotions; helps to solicit partnerships and in-kind donations. Maintains the tracking of donations and assists with donor engagement and recognition.

Grant writing: Researches funding sources and opportunities for grant applications; compiles documents & support information for grant applications; and drafts grant applications.

Donor Engagement: Tracks donations and assists with recognition and engagement of donors. Conducts research to identify individual, government, corporate and foundation donor prospects. Assists with maintenance of information in the donor database.

Marketing: Assists in the development of marketing initiatives to attract new donors; improving online information sources regarding the charity; completing website updates for organization’s public page; and coordinates social media, including facebook, twitter, etc.

Administrative: Researches volunteer and practicum placement opportunities; and assists with general office and administrative tasks as required.

Other: Additional responsibilities required that support fundraising and marketing for the charity.

How to Apply: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of: Fundraising and Communications Assistant Hiring Committee via fax (604)681-8470 or email humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

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

**Please NO phone call enquiries. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Location

Vancouver, BC

Specialized Services Navigator with the The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Job Title: 
Specialized Services Navigator
Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Jul 18 2018 - 6:00pm
Hours: 
35 hours / week
Remuneration: 

$24.00 per hour + generous health and wellness benefits

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: 

o Minimum 5 years related experience working with low-income women, at least 2 years in a women serving or inner city drop-in environment
o 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
o Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an anti-oppression framework
o Excellent writing and research skills to assist in informing best practices
o Ability to research and complete housing applications, and supporting documents
o Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
o Proven ability to work from a trauma informed care response when working with women
o Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
o Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing
o Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude
o Experience providing outreach, accompaniment and advocacy
o Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers
o Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
o Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
o Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside

Duties and Responsibilities: 

o Provide Intake Service to ensure responsive and timely access to all DEWC services.
o Assess the nature and urgency of a request for service and where appropriate set up appointments with staff.
o Establish the member’s eligibility according to established criteria, whether a previous record exists and whether member has an open file within DEWC.
o Implement appropriate crisis intervention strategies where it is not possible or timely to refer to a crisis service.
o 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.
o Provide information and referral to women in such areas as income assistance, housing, health services, drug & alcohol treatment and recovery, counseling, and education.
o Completion of intake and referral documentation, including statistical records.
o 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**

Location

Vancouver, BC

Intake Officer with The Law Society of British Columbia

Job Title: 
Intake Officer
Organization: 
The Law Society of British Columbia
Deadline: 
Jul 6 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
35 hours per week; Monday to Friday
Remuneration: 

$70,000+

Job Description: 

Are you looking for an organization where the core values of excellence and integrity are more than just words on the wall? Join the Law Society of British Columbia. Our staff, volunteers and Benchers are committed to one common goal: upholding and protecting the public interest in the administration of justice.

The Law Society of BC’s Intake & Early Resolution department is seeking an Intake Officer. The Intake Officer is part of a team responsible for the intake and handling of all telephone and written enquiries and complaints. The Intake Officer is also responsible for seeking substantiation of complaints and, for some matters, completing the assessment of the complaint.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

•Graduate of a Paralegal program.
•A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a law office or doing other law-related work.
•Conflict resolution and crisis intervention training.
•Excellent communication, interpersonal, judgment, and analytical skills.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The duties of this position include:
•Handling of public telephone enquiries including communicating the role of the Law Society, the complaints process and alternative sources of assistance and information. Where appropriate, providing advice on whether there are professional conduct or competency issues for the Law Society to review;
•Acknowledging receipt of new complaints and opening, classifying, and prioritizing them;
•Reviewing and assessing new complaints to determine if there are professional conduct and/or competency issues;
•Requesting and obtaining substantiation from complainants when necessary;
•Resolving complaints by telephone as appropriate, liaising with other departments as required, and advising complainants and members on the complaints process and on the progress and outcome of complaints;
•Preparing assessment letters to close complaints if unsubstantiated, outside Law Society jurisdiction or don’t allege a discipline violation; and
•Such other duties as the Manager, IER may require.
Contact:
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to personnel [at] lsbc [dot] org with the subject “Intake Officer”. The closing date for this competition is July 6, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is located at the Law Society of British Columbia office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Housing Outreach Worker Full-Time

Job Title: 
Housing Outreach Worker Full-Time
Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Jul 17 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Full-Time, 35hrs per week / Sun-Thurs / 9 Day - Fortnight Schedule (until return of incumbent)
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 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.

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
**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

Poverty Law Advocate with the Upper Skeena Counselling & Legal Assistance Society

Job Title: 
Poverty Law Advocate
Organization: 
Upper Skeena Counselling & Legal Assistance Society
Deadline: 
Jul 15 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
The position is for 35 hours per week with 80% of time devoted to direct client service.
Remuneration: 

Commensurate with experience.

Job Description: 

This program provides legal information, support, referrals and advocacy services for residents of the Hazelton area who have difficulty accessing timely and appropriate assistance due to barriers such as poverty, disability, language, and literacy problems.

This is a full time term position for one year. 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. The advocate will also promote awareness of the legal advocacy program and its activities.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Reports To: Managing Lawyer
Skills and Qualities Required:
• Post secondary education in social sciences, law, counseling, criminology or other relevant qualification
• Legal or paralegal training
• Knowledge of and experience with the justice system
• Interest and background in variety of areas of law, particularly as they apply to people living in poverty
• Aptitude for working effectively with disadvantaged clients including: those with mental, cognitive and physical disabilities; those with low income; those whose first language is not English or who have literacy problems; victims of abuse; seniors
• Strong communications skills including ability to identify hidden issues
• Awareness of and sensitivity towards cultural influences within the diverse Hazelton area community
• Alternative dispute resolution training an asset
• Ability to work within USCLAS mission statement and policies
• Knowledge of local community resources (or how to find them)
• Interest in public legal education
• Good English with fluency in a second language an asset
• Ability to work independently, take initiative and at the same time function as part of a team
• Willingness to accept supervision
• Strong record keeping and administrative skills including ability to keep reliable and accurate notes of client and other case contacts

Duties and Responsibilities: 

1. PROVIDE COMMUNITY LAW SERVICES TO INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS
• Provide legal information on poverty law issues to people in need
• Consult with managing lawyer on regular basis for advice on case management
• Interview clients by phone or in person and identify their legal issue(s)
• Facilitate their access to other community resources as appropriate
• Assess legal merits of case and identify and research law relevant to client issues
• Offer clients knowledgeable and prompt legal information and procedural guidance to assist them with prioritizing options
• Prepare and provide self help materials as appropriate
• When needed and within limits of available time, negotiate on clients’ behalf with other parties such as landlords and government agencies
• Write letters and legal submissions on clients’ behalf
• Attend hearings and meetings to present clients’ cases
• Prepare witnesses if needed

2. PUBLIC LEGAL EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
• Prepare and facilitate public legal education workshops for the Hazelton community to complement existing services already provided by USCLAS staff
• Attend legal education workshops and seminars for professional development
• Liaise with and assess needs of community groups
• Participate in community development projects such as conferences or forums on poverty law as time permits

How to Apply: 

P.O. Box 130, Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0
TEL: (250) 842-5218 TOLL FREE: (877) 842-5218 FAX: (250) 842-5987 lindalocke5 [at] msn [dot] com

Location

Hazelton, BC

Legal Advocate

Job Title: 
Legal Advocate
Organization: 
Prisoners' Legal Services
Deadline: 
Jun 27 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
35 hours, 5 days per week
Remuneration: 

$52,584

Job Description: 

Prisoners’ Legal Services is looking for a passionate, problem solving, empathetic and dedicated advocate for prisoners’ rights, with a focus on women prisoners, youth and health care issues.

We are a small non-profit society providing legal services to federal and provincial prisoners in the province of British Columbia.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Basic Qualifications:
• Post-secondary education in Law, Criminology, Social Work, Paralegal training or equivalent;
• Strong verbal, written and interviewing skills; and
• Experience in a legal environment or advocacy an asset.

Skills and Abilities
• ability to be a strong advocate for disadvantaged clients, including those with low income, those with mental disabilities, or those whose first language is not English;
• ability to work well with others in a team setting;
• ability to negotiate and find creative solutions to prisoners’ legal problems;
• ability to exercise excellent judgment in matters of ethics and confidentiality;
• must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, in particular in dealing with prisoners, lawyers, and prison and parole officials;
• must be familiar with general software applications (e.g. MS Word, Outlook);
• must be willing and prepared to assist those convicted of various crimes in a non-judgmental way; and
• second language or demonstrated awareness of the cultural diversity of prisoners an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The legal advocate position involves providing advocacy to prisoners regarding prison legal issues. This work is primarily done by telephone, fax and email. Advocacy on behalf of prisoners may involve summary advice, informal advocacy, providing written submissions and personal representation at tribunals.

Legal advocates have conduct of client files and are responsible for ensuring day-to-day tasks are scheduled and performed within relevant timeframes. The job involves reviewing and determining the legal merit of cases and determining the level of service to be provided. Legal advocates work under the supervision of a lawyer.

Legal advocates have a great deal of contact with prisoners, prison administrators and parole authorities.

This position requires frequent travel to prisons in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Access to a vehicle is essential. A CPIC clearance is required to visit prisons.

How to Apply: 

Interested applicants should submit a covering letter together with a résumé outlining how their qualifications meet the position requirements to:

Jennifer Metcalfe, Executive Director
Prisoners’ Legal Services/
West Coast Prison Justice Society
Tel: (604) 636-0470
Fax: (604) 636-0480
Email: jmetcalfe [at] pls-bc [dot] ca
prisonjustice.org
Website: prisonjustice.org

Location

Burnaby, BC

Housing Outreach Worker

Job Title: 
Housing Outreach Worker
Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Jun 21 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
26 hrs per week / Sun – Wed Schedule or Permanent - Full-Time, 35hrs per week / Tues - Sat / 9 Day - Fortnight Schedule
Remuneration: 

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

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.

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: 

Additional languages spoken an asset / Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply **NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE**

Location

Vancouver, BC

Legal Support Coordinator with the Migrant Workers Centre

Job Title: 
Legal Support Coordinator
Organization: 
Migrant Workers Centre
Deadline: 
Jun 29 2018 - 11:00pm
Hours: 
36
Remuneration: 

$19-20

Job Description: 

MWC is a non-profit association that provides free legal assistance and community support to caregivers and other migrant workers in British Columbia. MWC also works to advance the rights of migrant workers through public legal education, law and policy reform, and test case litigation.
Skills and Qualities Required: Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing direct client service in a non-profit organization and knowledge of the Live-in Caregiver and Temporary Foreign Worker Programs, immigration and/or employment standards. This person must be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, computer and organizational skills. The preferred applicant will demonstrate an interest in social justice issues, demonstrate sensitivity to people from diverse social and economic backgrounds and be familiar with non-profit associations in the Lower Mainland. Fluency in Tagalog or Spanish is an asset.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing direct client service in a non-profit organization and knowledge of the Live-in Caregiver and Temporary Foreign Worker Programs, immigration and/or employment standards. This person must be a self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, computer and organizational skills. The preferred applicant will demonstrate an interest in social justice issues, demonstrate sensitivity to people from diverse social and economic backgrounds and be familiar with non-profit associations in the Lower Mainland. Fluency in Tagalog or Spanish is an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Working out of the fast-paced Migrant Workers Centre (MWC) office in downtown Vancouver, the Legal Support Coordinator will engage in a diverse and challenging workload:

• Client Services and Casework: answering telephone calls and meeting with clients in the MWC office. Handling intake of clients, providing basic information about the Live-In Caregiver Program, Temporary Foreign Worker Program, immigration and employment standards. Interviewing and assessing the needs of clients and providing summary advice under the supervision of the Staff Lawyer and referring complex cases to the senior staff and to other community agencies where appropriate. Drafting letters on behalf of clients. Booking appointments for the Legal Advocates and for the Staff Lawyer.

• Volunteer Management: supervising the MWC’s team of Office Volunteers, and recruiting and training new volunteers.

• File Maintenance and Reporting: maintaining all intake files, and data entry in the client database.

• Office administration: processing memberships and donations, and performing other clerical duties such as filing and ordering office supplies.

• Project work: organizing workshops and annual tax clinic, providing logistical support for projects and events, preparing articles for Migrants’ Voice newsletter.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please send cover letter and resumé by June 29, 2018 to:
MWC Hiring Committee
Email: natalie [at] wcdwa [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

START DATE: mid-July 2018

We strongly encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups and from former migrant workers. We encourage applicants to self-identify in their cover letter.

Please note that only those applicants who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage applicants to apply early as applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Mental Health Advocate with The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Job Title: 
Mental Health Advocate
Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Jun 21 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
35h/week
Remuneration: 

Union (BCGEU) - $22.00 per hour + Generous Health & Welfare Benefits pkg after 3 months.

Job Description: 

The Mental Health Advocate is responsible for providing advocacy and assisted referral services to women with mental health concerns who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver primarily in the areas of BC Benefits and income assistance, Residential Tenancy, Housing, and the Ministry for Children and Families. Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Program Manager, the Mental Health Advocate 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 2 years related experience working with low-income women, asset to have experience 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 and ability to interpret the BC Benefits Act & Regulations & Residential Tenancy Act and the Child Family and Community Services Act
• Excellent writing and research skills including the ability to write tribunal/arbitration submissions
• 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 computer and IT aptitude
• Experience providing outreach and accompaniment
• 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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Advocacy: Provides information, referral, accompaniment, and advocacy to women in the areas of Income Assistance, Residential Tenancy, Housing, and Ministry for Children and Families. Supports women to obtain housing including emergency housing.

General Advocacy: Advocates for reform on behalf of women living in the downtown eastside by making submissions to government and other agencies. Participate in political lobbying efforts concerning relevant issues such as poverty, housing, welfare, and MCFD.

Referral: Assist women through the referral process to internal and external services such as counseling, victim’s assistance, housing, legal aid, education, etc. to ensure a successful transfer of service.

Outreach and Liaison: Develops and maintains links with other community agencies that work in the areas of women, poverty, and housing by attending relevant meetings and community events.

Education and Programming: Develops and facilitates educational workshops and programming related to advocacy issues.

Resources and Administration: Develops and maintains resource files on related advocacy issues. Maintain statistics and activity reports as per the funders reporting requirements. Submit quarterly activity reports to management team.

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume and covering letter to Mental Health Advocacy Hiring Committee via email, mail or fax to:
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC., V6A 4J1
Fax: (604) 681-8470 / Email: humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca

Location

Vancouver, BC

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
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