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Full-Time Evening Su...

Job Summary

The ideal candidate for this role is a compassionate and nurturing ind...
Deadline: Jun 3, 2024

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Benefits

  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings
  • Wellness / Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional Paid Vacation
  • Professional Development Support
  • Paid Mileage

Job Insights

  • Community Involvement Program
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Diversity Focus
  • Safety Focus
  • Team Building Activities
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Additional Paid Stat Holidays
  • Onsite Kitchen
  • Onsite Food Service

Company Overview

YWCA Westman operates the Westman Women's Shelter where we are dedicated to providing safety for women, a...

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Job Details

Full-Time Evening Support Worker
$23.17

$25.50
Application Deadline: June 3, 2024

Job Summary

The ideal candidate for this role is a compassionate and nurturing individual with abilities in counselling and mentoring. Purpose: The purpose of the Support Worker is to aid and support women who are residing in the Shelter. Support can be offered in the form of counselling, assistance with goal setting, making appointments and other such needs.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:   

  • Engaging with client in crisis situations, includes determining immediate needs for support and intervention.  
  • Assist clients with preparing for and attending meetings with various services such as legal aid, CFS, and alike.  
  • Act as an advocate for clients in dealings with EIA, courts, housing, legal aid, medical, etc.  
  • Organize and facilitate groups, includes researching and planning topics, develop resources and materials.    
  • Assist with answering crisis phone line: troubleshooting, offering support and advocacy or alternative resources when required.  
  • Assist with client intakes and assessments: creating client files, entering information into internal system, processing paperwork.   
  • Assist with general client and facility care: cooking, cleaning, and answering doors.      

 Strengths and Knowledge 

The ideal candidate will possess:  

  • A thorough understanding of the issue of violence against women and their children including the types of abuse, family impact, related historical, societal, and power issues.  
  • Clinical counselling and assessment skills.  
  • Knowledge on resources available in the community.  
  • The ability to facilitate groups include speaking to groups, troubleshooting, and determining needs. 
  • The ability to work alone and exercise good judgement in handling demands of a crisis.  
  • The ability to handle crisis situations calmly. 
  • The ability to approach situations without judgement and meet people where they are.  
  • The ability to make connections, build trust, and maintain positive relationships with clients.  
  • Maturity and be a dependable person. 

Qualifications & Experience 

The ideal candidate will possess:  

  • A Diploma or Degree in the humanities such as Applied Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or alike.   
  • Experience working from Trauma Informed/Harm Reduction lens is essential. 
  • Other related education in crisis intervention, domestic violence, addictions.   
  • Experience working with clients in trauma situations.  
  • Experience working with domestic/sexual abuse cases.  
  • Experience managing crisis situations and supporting people through crisis. 
  • Current non-violent crisis intervention certificate, Emergency First-Aid and CPR certificate, and Food Safe certificate.  
  • A satisfactory Adult and Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record Check. 

Job Benefits

  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Savings
  • Wellness / Employee Assistance Program
  • Additional Paid Vacation
  • Professional Development Support
  • Paid Mileage

Cultural Insights

  • Community Involvement Program
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Diversity Focus
  • Safety Focus
  • Team Building Activities
  • Training & Development Opportunities
  • Additional Paid Stat Holidays
  • Onsite Kitchen
  • Onsite Food Service

Company Overview

YWCA Westman operates the Westman Women's Shelter where we are dedicated to providing safety for women, and other individuals marginalized by gender, experiencing intimate partner, domestic, and family violence. Together we empower women, drive change, and foster a thriving community that uplifts women. Embracing cultural awareness, promoting gender inclusivity, rejecting racism, focusing on truth and reconciliation, providing safe spaces, supporting differently-abled individuals, advocating for equity and equality, these values guide our mission.

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Duties & Responsibilities:   

  • Engaging with client in crisis situations, includes determining immediate needs for support and intervention.  
  • Assist clients with preparing for and attending meetings with various services such as legal aid, CFS, and alike.  
  • Act as an advocate for clients in dealings with EIA, courts, housing, legal aid, medical, etc.  
  • Organize and facilitate groups, includes researching and planning topics, develop resources and materials.    
  • Assist with answering crisis phone line: troubleshooting, offering support and advocacy or alternative resources when required.  
  • Assist with client intakes and assessments: creating client files, entering information into internal system, processing paperwork.   
  • Assist with general client and facility care: cooking, cleaning, and answering doors.      

 Strengths and Knowledge 

The ideal candidate will possess:  

  • A thorough understanding of the issue of violence against women and their children including the types of abuse, family impact, related historical, societal, and power issues.  
  • Clinical counselling and assessment skills.  
  • Knowledge on resources available in the community.  
  • The ability to facilitate groups include speaking to groups, troubleshooting, and determining needs. 
  • The ability to work alone and exercise good judgement in handling demands of a crisis.  
  • The ability to handle crisis situations calmly. 
  • The ability to approach situations without judgement and meet people where they are.  
  • The ability to make connections, build trust, and maintain positive relationships with clients.  
  • Maturity and be a dependable person. 

Qualifications & Experience 

The ideal candidate will possess:  

  • A Diploma or Degree in the humanities such as Applied Counselling, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, or alike.   
  • Experience working from Trauma Informed/Harm Reduction lens is essential. 
  • Other related education in crisis intervention, domestic violence, addictions.   
  • Experience working with clients in trauma situations.  
  • Experience working with domestic/sexual abuse cases.  
  • Experience managing crisis situations and supporting people through crisis. 
  • Current non-violent crisis intervention certificate, Emergency First-Aid and CPR certificate, and Food Safe certificate.  
  • A satisfactory Adult and Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record Check. 

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