Title: Transition House Worker
Position: Approximately six month part-time
Hours: 9.5 hours per week
Location: Family Dynamix West Office
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: As per the collective agreement
Shift schedule: Flexible days, evenings and weekends as required
Duties: Transition House Worker is part of a team of staff that provides support to women and their children who have experienced or who are at risk of abuse, threats, or violence. The position involves planned On-Call Rota, weekday evenings, weekends, and statutory holidays providing emergency after-hours service. The workers provide crisis intervention, safety planning and emotional support, information on nature and effects of abuse, transportation and accompaniments to appointments and temporary, safe, and supportive accommodation. The workers help women to prioritize their needs and develop a short-term plan with goal of self-sufficiency and community connectedness. They provide referrals and advocacy and follow- up support.
Qualifications: A Grade 12 diploma or an undergraduate degree preferred in a relevant discipline, with one year of related job experience. Other appropriate combinations of education and experience may be considered. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and some knowledge of women’s issues with a feminist perspective. Candidates must have time and willingness to receive training in program-specific work, prior to the onset of employment. A valid B.C. driver’s license is essential, with access to a reliable vehicle. This position requires union membership. Pursuant to provincial legislation, the applicant must agree to undergo a criminal records investigation.
Submit a resume and cover letter to: Purnima Gosavi, Director of Program Management, Family Dynamix Association.
Address: Box 2289, Invermere, B.C., V0A 1K0,
Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled
PS: Please check the details of another job posting for the position of Women’s Outreach Worker. Ideally, we would like to recruit someone who will be interested in both these positions.
We appreciate all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.