Advocate-Lawyer, Kinship Care/Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line

Job Title: 
Advocate-Lawyer
Organization: 
Parent Support Services Society of BC
Deadline: 
Jan 9 2019 - 12:00pm
Hours: 
14hrs to 18hrs/week Permanent Part Time
Remuneration: 

.10

Job Description: 

Parent Support Services Society of BC (PSS) protects the safety and well-being of children and promotes the health of all families by partnering with those in a parenting role and their communities to build self-help parenting support circles, advocacy, education, research, resources and a Kinship Care/GRG Support Line. The Advocate supports callers to navigate complex social and legal systems at an individual level and works at a broader level to improve the kinship care families’ position within the context of other larger social/legal institutions and systems.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Knowledge of kinship care & related legislations (CFCSA, the FLA, & Adoption Act) & MCFD/child protection policy
• Understands Indigenous traditional & legal practices & perspectives related to kinship care
• Knowledge of a trauma informed & anti-oppressive approaches to practice, adult education & facilitation
• Knowledge of community development approaches to organizing & program planning
• Excellent writing skills
• Grant writing capacity (desired)
• Knowledge of sound parenting practices & related community programs that support families
• Additional languages &/or expertise working or living within diverse communities
• Minimum – LLB, current member of the Law Society of BC

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Scope of Work:
The Advocate-Lawyer works collaboratively with the Advocate-Social Worker; oversees provincial Support Line; provides individual and systemic advocacy and legal information to kinship caregivers; provides legal education to caregivers; advocates and lawyers; actively promotes the growth of PSS programs through community development efforts. All actions are carried out in accordance with the Society’s stated mission, values and principles and in accordance with the professional Code of Conduct for Lawyers of the BC Law Society and the BC Code of Ethics of Social Workers.

Support Line Services and Administration:

How to Apply: 

Attention: Executive Director. Please put, Advocate in the subject line. Email: hr [at] parentsupportbc [dot] ca - Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you in advance for your interest in this position.

Additional Information: 

Applications will be accepted by email and must include cover letter, resume, and contact information of 3 references.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Part Time lawyer with Seniors First BC

Job Title: 
Part Time lawyer
Organization: 
Seniors First BC
Deadline: 
Jan 11 2019 - 5:30pm
Hours: 
approx 21 hours per week.
Remuneration: 

$50K -$60K

Job Description: 

• Providing legal information and advice to low income older adults over the phone or in person.
• Providing legal representation to clients, and maintaining a case load of client files.
• Representing clients in court, at tribunals, in alternate dispute resolution settings and carry out formal and informal advocacy on behalf of clients.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, advocacy and problem solving skills.
• Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written
• A member in good standing with the Law Society of British Columbia.
• Minimum 5 years of practice experience.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Excellent advocacy and problem solving skills
• Excellent English language skills, both verbal and written
• Highly organized and excellent time management skills
• Ability to take initiative and to work in a team environment
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Understanding of trauma-informed approach to legal work and experience working with marginalized communities
• Cultural competency and ability to work with older adults from various cultural communities
• Satisfactory criminal records check

Desired additional skills:
• Fluency in a second language
• Experience in the non-profit sector (a minimum of two years’ experience)
• Experience with elder law, litigation, administrative law, human rights, and social assistance programs.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Provide legal information and advice to low income older adults, and concerned third parties (friends\relatives/service providers) over the phone or in person.
• Provide legal representation to Elder Law Clinic clients, and maintain a case load of Elder Law Clinic client files.
• Represent clients in court, at tribunals, in alternate dispute resolution settings and carry out formal and informal advocacy on behalf of clients.
• Deliver presentations and workshops at conferences and public forums regarding the legal rights of older adults.
• Assist in the identification of key law reform issues affecting older adults and in the development of litigation and representation strategies.
• Liaise with other social justice law practitioners, legal advocacy programs, members of the elder law bar and senior serving non-profit organizations. Provide information about eligibility for SFBC’s Elder Law Clinic and encourage appropriate referrals to the Clinic.
• Assist in the maintenance of the legal information and resources on SFBC’s website.
• Work collaboratively with other staff lawyers and volunteer lawyers, the Executive Director and other Seniors First BC management staff to develop new programs and initiatives and to respond to community needs for legal services as well as opportunities for law reform work on behalf of clients.
• Carry out any other duties requested by the Executive Director.
• Comply at all of the times with the Law Society of British Columbia Rules and Code of Professional Conduct.

How to Apply: 

CONTACT: mverheyden [at] seniorsfirstbc [dot] ca

Location

Vancouver, BC

Public Legal Educator (Prince George)

Job Title: 
Public Legal Educator (Prince George)
Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Jan 7 2019 - 4:30pm
Hours: 
25 hours a week
Remuneration: 

TBD

Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate opening for a part-time Public Legal Educator. Working out of the Prince George office weekdays from 9 am to 2 pm, the candidate will coordinate the delivery of two programs: Northern Native Public Legal Education Program (NNPLE) and Communities Against Sexually Exploited Youth Program (CASEY). This position is funded through to March 31st, 2019 and subject to funding renewal – which is highly likely.

NNPLE: The purpose of this program is to provide culturally sensitive public legal education outreach to Indigenous youth throughout northern BC, as well as to provide instructional workshops to Band members, Elders, community service workers, teachers and others. (20 hours per week)

CASEY: The purpose of this program is to build awareness in Prince George regarding the impact of the sexual exploitation on youth. In addition, it is to help parents, friends, Band members, Elders, community service workers, teachers and others to be more able to recognize individuals who are victims of sexual exploitation. (5 hours per week)

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Proven ability to coordinate and deliver education presentations to youth
• Two years’ experience as an educator, preferably for high school
students
• Familiarity with the struggles of Indigenous Peoples regarding justice issues
• Familiarity with the BC justice system, especially courts and legal procedures
• Desire to provide legal education to youth and community members
• Demonstrated experience organizing events, communicating with
stakeholders and positively engaging with the community
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong time management skills and professionalism
• Ability to travel, including over-night travel to communities across Northern BC
• A valid driver’s license is required
• Proficient in the use common business a : MS-Office, email,
internet

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Plan, organize and deliver educational programs
• Facilitate educational sessions to students and community groups in Prince George and across Northern BC
• Conduct professional development sessions with teachers, Elders, etc.
• Monitor participation and engagement in the program
• Work with the PLE Team Lead and PLE Manager to ensure program
deliverables are met
• Promote JES educational resources

How to Apply: 

Contact: Please send a cover letter including your compensation expectations and your resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca by January 7th, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information: 

The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years’ experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, the Society helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about our justice system and address their legal issues. Internationally, JES has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana which work
with national institutions to strengthen justice systems, access to justice and citizen security. More information on JES is available at JusticeEducation.ca.

Location

Prince George, BC

Poverty Law Advocate

Job Title: 
Poverty Law Advocate
Organization: 
Burnaby Community Services
Deadline: 
Feb 4 2019 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
35 hours a week
Remuneration: 

$26/hr

Job Description: 

We are looking for a passionate, knowledgeable, initiative-taking Poverty Law Advocate to lead the development of a Poverty Law Advocacy program within an organization with extensive front-line services to low income families and seniors. This person will be joining a dynamic team of community-driven staff and volunteers in a busy office environment with diverse clientele.

Overview of Burnaby Community Services
Founded in 1971, Burnaby Community Services is a charitable society providing people who need support with a voice, resources and opportunities.

Purpose of the position
The Poverty Law Advocate (Advocate) provides comprehensive advocacy services to marginalized individuals and families for income assistance, disability assistance; to maintain tenancy, Canada Pension Plan Disability, Employment and Insurance, debt, and other income support related programs.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

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Job Title: Poverty Law Advocate
Organization: Burnaby Community Services
Location: Burnaby, BC
Deadline: February 4, 2019
Deadline Time: 11:59 pm
Hours: 35 hours a week
Pay Rate: $26/hr
Job Description:
We are looking for a passionate, knowledgeable, initiative-taking Poverty Law
Advocate to lead the development of a Poverty Law Advocacy program within an
organization with extensive front-line services to low income families and
seniors. This person will be joining a dynamic team of community-driven staff
and volunteers in a busy office environment with diverse clientele.

Overview of Burnaby Community Services
Founded in 1971, Burnaby Community Services is a charitable society providing
people who need support with a voice, resources and opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Advocate will perform the following duties:
1. Provide a full continuum of services in the areas of income support
programs both provincially and federally and residential tenancy, debt, and
other legal and rights related supports. This includes providing support information, referral, completion of forms, written communications on behalf of the client, negotiation and mediation, written appeals, and assistance and representation at tribunal hearings, arbitration, and other related processes.
2. Preparation and provision of public legal education workshops on poverty law initiatives.
3. Supporting and supervising Program volunteers.
4. Develops and maintains working relationships with the Ministry of Social
Development, other government agencies, other service agencies and the community
5. Maintains complete and accurate statistics and records for all program activities
6. Perform administrative practices including record keeping, file management and reporting to accredited standards
7. Promotes the project’s activities at public events.

How to Apply: 

Stephen D’Souza
Burnaby Community Services
2055 Rosser Avenue, BC, V5C 0H1
E-mail: Stephen [at] BbyServices [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Thank you to all those who apply. However, due to limited capacity, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Burnaby Community Services acknowledges that we operate on the ancestral, traditional and unceded indigenous land including territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, and in particular of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Stó:lō, səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations.

Burnaby Community Services respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity and is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the community in which we live and serve. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including Inuit, First Nations and Métis people; refugees and newcomers; those from a minority race, cultural or religious community; persons with a (dis)ability; persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities; persons with socio-economic disadvantages; and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of the Burnaby Community Services’ team.

Burnaby Community Services is committed to a candidate selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. In order to ensure candidates are assessed in a fair and equitable manner, accommodations will be provided to prospective employees as appropriate.

Location

Burnaby, BC

Legal Analyst

Job Title: 
Legal Analyst
Organization: 
Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC)
Deadline: 
Dec 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
3 days per week 7.5 hours per day
Remuneration: 

$35-40 per hour plus benefits, depending on experience

Job Description: 

To provide legal analysis, information, brief and background writing and for Community Coordination for Women’s Safety specifically for issues related to domestic and sexualized violence, the law and social policy.

In cooperation with the CCWS team, and the EVA BC Executive Director, the Legal Analyst will provide legal and policy analysis and writing and related curriculum development to inform CCWS/EVA BC gender-based violence training, including sexual assault and domestic violence. The work will include:

- Participation on CCWS Projects as required
- Legal and policy analysis and writing, including for papers, information bulletins and briefing notes
- Representing CCWS on provincial groups involving government, community and policing and child protection agency representatives
- Preparing curriculum for workshops in communities and at provincial events

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Law degree or related education. Excellent policy analysis and writing ability, understanding of anti oppression frameworks, especially as it relates to gender violence, race, culture, ability and class.

The successful candidate will have excellent legal/policy writing skills, understanding of BC and Canadian legal and political landscape and history; knowledge of Family Law Act; Child Family and Community Service Act; Criminal Law especially related to domestic violence and sexual assault; and privacy legislation. The successful candidate will have an awareness of the non profit, legal sectors and poverty-related law and experience working with a variety of sectors including, marginalized communities and government and policing agencies.

In addition, the candidate will be comfortable working as part of small close-knit team and have demonstrated team building skills, be a feminist, diplomatic and tactful, and have a good understanding and awareness of the intersection of various forms of oppression and colonialism, have a basic understanding of community development work and the unique needs of rural communities.

The candidate is willing to travel to participate in meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

In cooperation with the CCWS team, and the EVA BC Executive Director, the Legal Analyst will provide legal and policy analysis and writing and related curriculum development to inform CCWS/EVA BC gender-based violence training, including sexual assault and domestic violence. The work will include:

- Participation on CCWS Projects as required
- Legal and policy analysis and writing, including for papers, information bulletins and briefing notes
- Representing CCWS on provincial groups involving government, community and policing and child protection agency representatives
- Preparing curriculum for workshops in communities and at provincial events

How to Apply: 

CCWS Search Committee, evabc [at] endingviolence [dot] org

Location

Vancouver, BC

Advocacy Access Program Team Lead

Job Title: 
Advocacy Access Program Team Lead
Organization: 
Disability Alliance BC
Deadline: 
Dec 31 2018 - 4:30pm
Remuneration: 

$52,000 - 56,000

Job Description: 

Disability Alliance BC (DABC) is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and highly motivated professional to join our organization as the team lead for our Advocacy Access program. Reporting to DABC’s Executive Director, the successful candidate will play a critical role ensuring the ongoing success of the Advocacy Access program. They will work with DABC’s advocacy team to deliver advocacy services, promote team cohesion, support advocacy staff, report program outcomes, and perform other tasks necessary to ensure smooth program operation.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Legal Advocate - 6 month contract

Job Title: 
Legal Advocate - 6 month contract
Organization: 
Migrant Workers Centre
Deadline: 
Jan 2 2019 - 12:00pm
Hours: 
40 hours a week Tuesday to Saturday
Remuneration: 

$24.00 / Hour

Job Description: 

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: 

* 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-wage 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

Preferred qualifications:
* Ability to speak a second language, in particular Tagalog 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 bi-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
* Understanding of trauma-informed approaches and working with marginalized communities
* Cultural competency and ability to work with migrant workers from various cultural communities

How to Apply: 

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

Additional Information: 

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 promote fair immigration policy and improved labour standards for migrant workers through public legal education, law and policy reform, and test case litigation. MWC is seeking a full time Legal Advocate to work Tuesday-Saturday for a 6-month contract in its downtown Vancouver office.

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 January 2019.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those offered an interview will be contacted.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Communications Assistant

Job Title: 
Communications Assistant
Organization: 
Carnegie Community Action Project
Deadline: 
Dec 14 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
3 days per week from January – December 2019
Remuneration: 

$18.91

Job Description: 

We are seeking a Communications Assistant for the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP), a project of the board of the Carnegie Community Centre Association. CCAP works on housing, income, and land use issues in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver so that the area can remain a low-income friendly community. CCAP works with English speaking and Chinese
speaking DTES residents in speaking out on their own behalf for the changes they would like to see in their neighbourhood.

Through digital engagement, communications, research and online outreach, the Communications Assistant will further CCAP’s community vision for land use, planning, and housing in the Downtown Eastside and the meaningful engagement of local residents in community planning processes.

This is an ideal position for a youth wishing to further their digital engagement and communications skills and experience while challenging their knowledge and understanding of social housing, development, city processes, social impact and working with a diverse population.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Strong written, verbal and digital communications skills
Interest in social justice issues including housing, homelessness and income
Graphic design skills an asset
Ability to work well with a diverse population experiencing poverty, homelessness, intergenerational discrimination and colonization, and mental and physical disability
Ability to research and analyze information and data
Understanding of harm reduction, colonization and anti-oppression principles an asset
Written or verbal Chinese language an asset

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Digital engagement

Update and post on social media platforms
Post website updates and online newsletters
Help prepare newsletters, announcements and community bulletins
Write newsletter articles, statements, letters and news releases as required
Develop and update media lists

Research and Design

Assist with data collection, surveys, compiling and analyzing results
Research and track actions of city hall, province and federal governments related to poverty, housing, gentrification and homelessness
Assist with producing CCAP’s annual hotel and housing report and other reports that CCAP undertakes
Design and layout posters, flyers, outreach materials, and newsletters

Other

Attend weekly CCAP volunteer meetings and meetings with community partners when possible
Work with staff and volunteers to organize and plan campaign outreach and promotion through digital tools
Participate in training and educational opportunities with CCAP members when possible
Computer troubleshooting where possible

How to Apply: 

Please send resume and cover letter to: fiona [at] carnegieaction [dot] org by December 14, 2018.

Additional Information: 

We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for the job including trans and gender variant persons, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, persons with disabilities and low-income Downtown Eastside community members. We will prioritize these applications in the hiring process.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Parenting After Separation Workshop Facilitator

Job Title: 
Parenting After Separation Workshop Facilitator
Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Nov 30 2018 - 5:00pm
Remuneration: 

TBD

Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate opening for a
Parenting After Separation Workshop Facilitator to deliver sessions in Vancouver and New Westminster. Parenting After Separation (PAS) sessions are funded and supported by the government of British Columbia. Workshop sessions
are three hours long and are designed to help parents make informed decisions about their separation or divorce; to increase the likelihood of parental co-operation; and, to give parents information and skills to assist their children. The Workshop Facilitator is responsible for delivery of PAS sessions using a standardized course curriculum, which is provided.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• No less than 2 years’ education in an area related to this service (e.g: social work, counseling, childcare) PLUS

• No less than 5 years’ related experience providing direct service to families/children individually and in groups, AND

• Have courses that demonstrate knowledge of and training in the dynamics of family violence.

• A working knowledge of court systems, dispute resolution services, Family Law in BC, role of lawyers and an understanding of legal terms.

• Additional points may be awarded if facilitators demonstrate training in or experience with court processes.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (ability to communicate with separating parents from a variety of cultures and backgrounds while respecting individual differences)

• Demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer software to generate and exchange information.

• Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)

• Must have a flexible schedule and an ability to work evenings/weekends

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• To empower parents with information about the court system and procedures and the role of the judiciary and lawyers within the process: to provide definitions of legal terms such as custody, guardianship, and access; to provide information and about the best interests of children; and, to provide information about the child support guidelines and spousal support.

• To inform parents about dispute resolution options, including mediation, counseling and the court process. It is emphasized, where there are issues of violence or safety concerns, that certain dispute resolution options may not be appropriate.

• To provide parents with information about how to assist the children through their parents’ separation or divorce process. Information provided includes children’s normal emotional and behavioral responses as they relate to their development stage and the importance of managing conflict between parents and the extended family in a healthy manner. This includes the need for parents to separate their own feelings of hurt, anger,
disappointment towards their partner from their decision-making process as parents.

• To provide information about the adult’s emotional experience of
separation and divorce, the place and meaning of anger in the process of separation, and basic negotiation strategies that parents can use to resolve conflicts and thus facilitate a healthy, ongoing parental relationship.

• To provide parents with information about community resources.

How to Apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca.

Additional Information: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate
opening for a Parenting After Separation Workshop Facilitator to deliver sessions in Vancouver and New Westminster. Parenting After Separation (PAS) sessions are funded and supported by the government of British Columbia. Workshop sessions are three hours long and are designed to help parents make informed decisions about their separation or divorce; to increase the
likelihood of parental co-operation; and, to give parents information and skills to assist their children. The Workshop Facilitator is responsible for delivery of PAS sessions using a standardized course curriculum, which is provided.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Shift Lead Shelter Peer Support Worker

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Nov 30 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Full-time, Sunday to Thursday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Remuneration: 

Union (BCGEU) - Salary - $24.00 per hour + generous health and
welfare benefits

Job Description: 

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 Emergency Night Shelter. She must identify with the goal of addressing barriers to uphold the seamless day to day functional operations of the Shelter.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

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 Minimum 3 – 5 years related experience working with low-income women,preferably in a woman serving or inner-city drop-in environment
o Familiarity of referral 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 DEWC Centre members -
Strong conflict resolution skills and social practice,
o Capability to manage stress within a chaotic workplace and with a diverse community of women
o Has the ability to prioritize situations and communicates accordingly while-solving rationally
o First Aid / CPR Training requirement
o Candidate must undergo a Criminal Records Check for working with Vulnerable Adults & Children
o Women with addiction issues must be 2 years clean and sober

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Peer Support: Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modelling peer support and self-help behaviours. Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self-help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.

Shelter: Monitor women in the Shelter using peer support & self-help tools to address conflicts. Use self-help tools to ensure women who appear in crises are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counselling, or advocacy. Responsible for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the Centre’s Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and Policy and Procedures. Supports women with practical needs.

Conflict Resolution/Crisis Management: Manages crisis and conflict between co-workers, volunteers and members within and among various groups and individuals including by mentoring a variety of self-help coping skills and different approaches to personal situations. Maintains a culture of ‘People
helping people help themselves’.

Education and Training: Initiates the development & facilitation of workshops & training for employees relating to the Drop-In issues affecting Women & Children on the Downtown Eastside. Supports group facilitators and assists with special events that promote the principles of self-help and peer support reflecting the mission and mandate of the DEWC.

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

Location

Vancouver, BC

Shelter Peer Support Supervisor

Job Title: 
Shelter Peer Support Supervisor
Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Nov 30 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
9 Day Fortnight Schedule/ Monday-Friday, Flex Friday, 4:00pm-11:30pm
Remuneration: 

$27.00 per hour + generous health and welfare benefits

Job Description: 

Reporting to the Shelter Program Manager, the Peer Support Program Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Shelter Program through effective planning, coordinating, scheduling, supervising, and directing the Shelter program employees. She will ensure Shelter services meet the funding contract requirements as well as the philosophy, mission and mandate of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. Under the direction of the Shelter Program Manager, the Peer Support Supervisor is responsible for a range of human resources matters including to act in the absence of the Program Manager handling emergent and routine issues. She will work collaboratively with the Shelter Program Manager, shelter staff, and volunteers to ensure the smooth operation
of the program.

The Peer Support Program Supervisor will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to promote principles of peer support and integrated services to women. 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 supervisory position, preferably 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
 Must have Peer Support theory training and/or experience
 Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
 Demonstrated crisis intervention training and experience
- Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
- Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing
- Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude
 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 collaboratively in a respectful manner with the management team, co-workers,
and centre members
 Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Human Resources:
Under the direction of the Shelter Program Manager, is responsible for the coordination of the Shelter Program, including the full range of human resources matters which will include participating in the recruitment, hiring, orientation, scheduling, evaluations, training & professional development, and discipline of Shelter Program staff. Supervises and supports Shelter staff to ensure adherence with DEWC mission and mandate, position roles and responsibilities, DEWC policies and procedures, collective
agreement, health and safety standards, and funding contract requirements.

Peer Support Program Development:
The Peer Support Supervisor will work collaboratively with the Shelter Program Manager to develop and enhance the Peer Support program to ensure women are supported in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modelling peer support and self-help behaviours.

Responds to crises situations and critical incidents ensuring adherence to DEWC policies, procedures, and practices. Oversees and is responsible for a clean and comfortable environment that operates in compliance with the DEWC Mission Statement, Statement of Principles, and policy and procedures.

Volunteer Program Support
The Peer Support Supervisor will collaborate with the Skills Development Worker to support, train and manage volunteers from the DEWC Skills Development Program. She will be responsible for communicating effectively and respectfully with volunteers and mediating conflicts as they occur

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume and cover letter to the HR Administrator via e-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
**Please NO phone call or email inquiries. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Location

Vancouver, BC

Administrative Assistant (Vancouver)

Job Title: 
Administrative Assistant (Vancouver)
Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Nov 23 2018 - 4:00pm
Hours: 
34 h/week
Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate opening for
an Administrative Assistant for our downtown office at Vancouver Law Courts, Robson Square. This is a full-time position of 34 hours per week. This position provides support to a series of JES programs, including the Justice System Education Program and Parenting After Separation programs.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Skills and Qualities Required:
• A minimum of 5 years administrative experience in an office or school environment.
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage client relationships and maintain administrative systems.
• Strong time management and prioritization skills.
• Highly organized and structured with creativity and problem-solving ability allowing a variety of activities to remain on-track and on schedule.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to use common business applications: MS-Office, email, internet

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Coordinating educational sessions to students and community groups, as well as separating parents Planning, organizing and
supporting educational programs and workshops Receiving groups attending education sessions at the Vancouver Law Courts Coordinating administrative and office procedures Performing other duties as may be assigned.

How to Apply: 

Please send your cover letter including your compensation
expectations and resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca by November 23th at 4 pm.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for
an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information: 

The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, the Society helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about our justice system and address their legal issues. Internationally, JES has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana which work with national institutions to strengthen justice systems, access to justice and citizen security. JES has offices in Guatemala, Honduras and Guyana and has diverse sources of funding including private donors and provincial, federal and overseas governments. More information on JES is available at www.JusticeEducation.ca.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Specialized Services Supervisor

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Nov 15 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
35 hours per week / Tues - Sat / Compressed 9 day Fortnight Schedule
Remuneration: 

27.00 per hour + generous health and wellness benefits

Job Description: 

Reporting to the Specialized Services Manager, the Specialized Services
Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the specialized services program
through effectively planning, coordinating, scheduling, supervising, and directing program employees. She will ensure specialized services meet the funding contract requirements as well as the philosophy, mission and mandate of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. Under the direction of the Specialized Services Manager, the Specialized Services Supervisor is responsible for a range of human resources matters including acting in the absence of the Manager handling emergent and routine issues. The Specialized Services Supervisor will work in collaboration with other DEWC staff to support 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. The Specialized Services Supervisor 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
 Must have a strong working knowledge of and experience of the Housing
First model as well as housing options for low-income community including social housing, cooperative housing; and affordability housing societies
 Proven supervisory experience in a unionized environment
 Excellent writing and research skills including the ability to research
 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: 

Human Resources
Under the direction of the Specialized Services Manager, she is responsible for the coordination of Specialized Services programs including the full range of human resources matters which will include participating in the recruitment, hiring, orientation, scheduling, evaluations, training & professional development, and discipline of Program staff. Supervises and supports Specialized Service staff to ensure adherence with DEWC mission and
mandate, position roles and responsibilities, DEWC policies and procedures, collective agreement, health and safety standards, and funding contract requirements

Program Development
The Specialized Services Program Supervisor will work collaboratively with the Manager to develop and support specialized services at the Drop-In and Emergency Night Shelter with the goal of promoting integrated services to women, including Intake and Assessment: to ensure responsive and timely
access to DEWC services; assess the nature and urgency of a request for service where appropriate set up appointments with staff; establish the member’s eligibility according to established criteria; and Referral: 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.

Education and Programming
Networks with relevant agencies to assist in the development of workshops, groups, and programs to support women

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume and cover letter to the HR Administrator via e-mail or fax to:
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470 Email: hr [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

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

Location

Vancouver, BC

Legal Content Specialist

Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Nov 5 2018 - 5:00pm
Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate opening for a
temporary, part-time Legal Content Specialist. Working approximately 15 hours per week from November 2018 to September 2019, the candidate will provide legal expertise and content development to support JES legal help projects.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Proven ability to write, edit and review legal content with a focus on plain language writing and legal accuracy
• Familiarity and knowledge of BC legislation and court procedures, experience with family and civil law is an asset
• A law degree with a keen interest in public legal education
• Experience providing legal information to the public and strong legal research skills
• Experience developing, implementing and evaluating initiatives to meet program objectives and regularly report to stakeholders
• Ability to coordinate, motivate and monitor others including staff, contractors, volunteers, and legal professionals
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong time management skills and professionalism
• Ability to use common business applications: MS-Office, email, internet

How to Apply: 

Please send a cover letter including your compensation expectations and your resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca by November 5th, 2018. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information: 

The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years’ experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, the Society helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about our justice system and address their legal issues. Internationally, JES has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana which work with national institutions to strengthen justice systems, access to justice and citizen security. More information on JES is available at JusticeEducation.ca.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Court Information Worker – South Asian Community

Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Nov 5 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
10 Hours per week
Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate opening for a
permanent, part-time Court Information Worker. Working 10 hours per week out of the Surrey Provincial Courthouse, the candidate will provide legal assistance in English and Punjabi to court users. The Court Information Worker support the work of the JES Court Information Program for Immigrants. This program provides language-based support for court users, especially immigrants and those whose first language is not English.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Oral and written fluency in English
• Strong command of Punjabi and preferably Hindi as well
• Experience working in a professional environment providing service to clients
• Ability to use sound judgment, initiative, tact, and diplomacy with limited supervision
• Demonstrated ability to analyze/assess clients’ problems and provide legal information and referrals based on client’s needs
• Demonstrated ability to effectively liaise with community agencies and other organizations
• Competencies: professional service orientation, results-driven,
team-centered and cooperative

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Informing and educating clients about the justice system: explaining court documents, legal terminology, and court procedures to help clients better understand their legal rights, options, and next steps
• Referring clients to governmental and non-governmental agencies so that they may receive additional support and/or specialized services – e.g. – legal aid qualification, family justice counsellor appointment, alcohol and drug counselling, etc.
• Working with community organizations to facilitate educational workshops so that settlement workers and immigrants may improve their ability to address legal issues.
• Routine administrative tasks such as annual objectives plans, performance reviews, daily and monthly statistics, weekly timesheets.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit the following information by 4:00 pm on
November 5, 2018, to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca. Reference: Court Information
Worker.

1. A cover letter describing your qualifications for the position;
2. A detailed current resume;
3. A sample of text written in Punjabi.
Website: http://www.JusticeEducation.ca
Additional Information: We thank all applicants for their interest, however,
only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location

BC

Communications & Digital Engagement Lead

Organization: 
Centre for Gender Health & Sexual Equity, Providence Health Care
Deadline: 
Nov 26 2018 - 4:30pm
Hours: 
9:00 - 17:00
Remuneration: 

30.52 to 43.87 Per Hour

Job Description: 

Within the context of a client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, the person promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting directly to/supervised by the Director, Director of Operations and Strategic Initiatives, and Associate Director, the Communications and Digital Engagement Lead is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a wide range of communications activities within the Centre for Gender Health & Sexual Equity (CGSHE) around gender and sexual health research, policy and practice initiatives in partnership with community, policy-makers, academics, and general public. The Communications & Digital Engagement Lead is responsible for the development and maintenance of all communication materials for CGSHE, including but not limited to the website, social media, media releases, media kits, community reports and policy briefs.

This role works significant latitude and involves collaborating with the Director, Associate Director/ Director of Research and the Director of Operations & Strategic Initiatives and researchers to develop and execute a communications and digital engagement plan to support the growth and brand identity of CGSHE.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

Education:
Bachelor degree (postgraduate preferred) in communications or related field (e.g. public policy, public health);

Five (5) years of progressive related professional experience, preferably in the not-for-profit or community-based research sectors;

Commitment and familiarity with issues of gender and sexual health equity, as well as social justice more broadly;

Commitment and familiarity with one or more of the marginalized populations we work with (e.g. sex workers; trans and gender diverse people; people living with HIV; migrant/ refugee communities) as asset.

Skills and Qualities Required:
Professional Competencies:
Highly collaborative leadership style.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive
relationships with individuals from communities, community-based
organizations, and other mainstream organizations required.
Resilience around working in a fast-pace environment, and flexibility to learn and meet changing needs on the ground, while remaining focused on long-term goals.
Familiarity and understanding of community-based research, research processes, and/or academic settings an asset.

Location

Vancouver, BC

Part-Time Shelter Peer Support Worker

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 10 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Temporary –Part-time, Saturday & Sunday & Statutory Holidays - 9:00am – 5:30pm
Remuneration: 

$18.00 - $22.00 per hour

Job Description: 

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 Emergency Night Shelter. She must identify with
the goal of addressing barriers to uphold the seamless day to day functional operations of the Shelter.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

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 Minimum 3 – 5 years related experience working with low-income women, preferably in a woman serving or inner city drop-in environment
o Familiarity of referral 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 DEWC Centre members - Strong conflict resolution skills and social practice,
o Capability to manage stress within a chaotic work place and with a diverse community of women
o Has the ability to prioritize situations and communicates accordingly while problem solving rationally
o First Aid / CPR Training requirement
o Candidate must undergo a Criminal Records Check for working with
Duties and Responsibilities:
Peer Support: Support women in developing peer networks and peer support opportunities including by modeling peer support and problem-solving behaviors. Coordinating opportunities for women to exchange self help and peer support strategies through workshops, forums, discussion groups, support groups etc.
Shelter: Monitor women in the Shelter using peer support & self help tools to address conflicts. Use self help tools to ensure women who appear in crises are offered appropriate supports such as medical, counseling, or advocacy.

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

Location

Vancouver, BC

HIV / Aids Community Case Manager

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 10 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
Full-Time, 35 hrs - week / Sunday – Thursday / 9 day fortnight schedule / some evenings may be required
Remuneration: 

Pay Rate: $22.00 per hour + generous health and wellness benefits

Job Description: 

Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Program Manager, the HIV/Aids Community Case Manager is responsible to provide case management services within the integrated HIV system of care for women from the DTES who are living with HIV. She will promote and maintain connection with women to positively enhance their overall well-being and physical health. 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, HIV/Aids, mental health, homelessness, and addictions
 Candidate must work from strong feminist analysis and within an
anti-oppression framework
 Knowledge of HIV/Aids, STIs including the related social, political and care issues and the impact on the community
 Direct experience and knowledge of harm reduction
 Understanding of and practices a trauma-informed care response when working with women
 Efficient organizational skills including record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities
 Demonstrated administrative skills, including report writing
 Demonstrated computer and IT aptitude
 Experience providing outreach, accompaniment and advocacy
 Skilled in program facilitation and development as well as working in partnerships with allied service providers
 Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
 Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
 Experience providing assisted referral as well as familiarity with support services, agencies and community resources in the Downtown Eastside
 Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and Centre members

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Case Management: Ensuring low barrier access, the Community Case Manager will engage with women as needs or issues arise that require care coordination or advocacy, providing case management services within an integrated HIV system of care. She will assess women’s needs to address health status, financial issues, legal issues, housing status, transportation, social supports,
nutritional health and/or mental health/addictions
Her responsibilities include supporting women through a referral process to internal and external services such as food security, income assistance, transportation, or immigration ensuring a successful transfer of service. She will refer women who have significant barriers in engaging or adhering to their care plan to the Clinical Case Management Team (STOP Team).

Education and Programming: The Community Case Manager will maintain knowledge of eligibility criteria, application processes and appeal procedures for government and community programs/services. Facilitation of programs such as
a community kitchen for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Administration: Undertakes necessary documentation for women’s files as well

How to Apply: 

Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of: HIV/Aids Community
Case Manager Hiring Committee via email humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Aboriginal women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply /
Additional languages spoken an asset.
**While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Location

Vancouver, BC

Housing Support Worker

Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Oct 17 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
26 hours per week, Sunday - Wednesday
Remuneration: 

$22.00 per hour + health and welfare benefits after probationary
period

Job Description: 

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: 

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

**While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted**

Location

Vancouver, BC

Parenting After Separation Workshop Facilitator

Organization: 
Justice Education Society of BC
Deadline: 
Oct 15 2018 - 10:00am
Job Description: 

The Justice Education Society has an immediate opening for a
Parenting After Separation Workshop Facilitator to deliver sessions in Vancouver and New Westminster. Parenting After Separation (PAS) sessions are funded and supported by the government of British Columbia. Workshop sessions are three hours long and are designed to help parents make informed decisions about their separation or divorce; to increase the likelihood of parental co-operation; and, to give parents information and skills to assist their children. The Workshop Facilitator is responsible for delivery of PAS sessions using a standardized course curriculum, which is provided.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• No less than 2 years’ education in an area related to this service (e.g: social work, counseling, childcare) PLUS
• No less than 5 years’ related experience providing direct service to families/children individually and in groups, AND
• Have courses that demonstrate knowledge of and training in the dynamics of family violence.
• A working knowledge of court systems, dispute resolution services, Family Law in BC, role of lawyers and an understanding of legal terms.
• Additional points may be awarded if facilitators demonstrate training in or experience with court processes.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (ability to communicate with separating parents from a variety of cultures and backgrounds while respecting individual differences)
• Demonstrated ability to use a variety of computer software to generate and exchange information.
• Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector)
• Must have a flexible schedule and an ability to work evenings/weekends

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• To empower parents with information about the court system and procedures and the role of the judiciary and lawyers within the process: to provide definitions of legal terms such as custody, guardianship, and access; to provide information and about the best interests of children; and, to provide information about the child support guidelines and spousal support.
• To inform parents about dispute resolution options, including mediation, counseling and the court process. It is emphasized, where there are issues of violence or safety concerns, that certain dispute resolution options may not
be appropriate.
• To provide parents with information about how to assist the children through their parents’ separation or divorce process. Information provided includes children’s normal emotional and behavioral responses as they relate to their development stage and the importance of managing conflict between parents and the extended family in a healthy manner. This includes
the need for parents to separate their own feelings of hurt, anger, disappointment towards their partner from their decision-making process as parents.
• To provide information about the adult’s emotional experience of
separation and divorce, the place and meaning of anger in the process of separation, and basic negotiation strategies that parents can use to resolve conflicts and thus facilitate a healthy, ongoing parental relationship.
• To provide parents with information about community resources.

How to Apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs [at] JusticeEducation [dot] ca by
October 15th at 10:00 am.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for
an interview will be contacted.

Additional Information: 

The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, the Society helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about our justice system and address their legal issues. Internationally, JES has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana which work with national institutions to strengthen justice systems, access to justice and citizen security. JES has offices in Guatemala, Honduras and Guyana and has diverse sources of funding including private donors andprovincial, federal and overseas governments. More information on JES is available at www.JusticeEducation.ca.

Location

Vancouver, BC

TAPS Staff Lawyer

Job Title: 
TAPS Staff Lawyer
Organization: 
Together Against Poverty Society
Deadline: 
Aug 30 2018 - 5:00pm
Job Description: 

Together Against Poverty Society (TAPS) is hiring a staff lawyer to complement our established legal advocacy programs. This is a full-time (5 days a week)permanent position which includes extended health benefits and payment of all relevant Law Society insurance and practice fees. Start date is negotiable, but our
preference is for the successful candidate to be available in September, 2018.

See the attached job description for more details.

Location

Victoria, BC

Cultural Activity Progammer

Job Title: 
Cultural Activity Progammer
Organization: 
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Deadline: 
Sep 11 2018 - 5:00pm
Hours: 
9 days fortnight schedule. 70 hours bi-weekly.
Remuneration: 

$22.00 plus generous health and wellness benefits

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.

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.

POSITION DETAILS:
• Start Date: September 18, 2018
• Permanent - Full-Time, 35 hrs - week / Tues – Sat 9 day fortnight schedule
• Union Positions: BCGEU / $22.00 per hour + generous health and wellness benefits
• Location – DEWC Drop-In Centre, 302 Columbia St. Vancouver
• Application Closing Date: Until position is filled

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

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 updates 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: 

Contact: Please submit cover letter and resume to the attention of: Cultural Activity Programmer Hiring Committee via fax (604)681-8470 or email humanresources [at] dewc [dot] 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

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
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