North Shore Crisis Services Society is looking for a 16 hour-a week Farsi-Speaking Women's Transition House Worker at SAGE House for 1 year. The schedule is Monday, and Wednesday or Thursday. The shift is from 8am- 4:30pm. Additional hours as a casual worker may be available on occasion.
NSCSS provides supports and services for women and their children fleeing abuse, and SAGE House is one of our programs. SAGE House is a big busy residential program and the Transition House Worker does a variety of tasks - from emotional support and crisis intervention to occasional meal planning and grocery pick up. We are looking for an energetic person who has a good understanding of the dynamics of abuse, residential experience, a strong feminist analysis and the ability to make good decisions on-the-fly!
The Transition House Worker provides advocacy, one to one support, group facilitation, crisis intervention, assessment, intake and discharge services. The clients are women and children fleeing violence who are living temporarily in SAGE Transition House. Some of our clients speak Farsi as a first language.
A driver's license is preferred.
We are hiring immediately.
Diploma in a related Human/Social Service field
Current Emergency First Aid Certificate (NSCSS will pay for your training if required)
Two years recent related experience
Ability to speak Farsi
Knowledge of family violence, violence against women and children, community resources.
Mature and level headed
Must be able to take direction and work cooperatively with others on your team
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent oral and written skills
Good organization and time management skills
Crisis intervention, assessment and lay counseling skills
Good conflict resolution skills
Able to be non judgmental and empathetic
Able to work effectively in a team environment
Able to be flexible and creative
Able to maintain personal and professional boundaries
Able to interact effectively and positively with women and children
Able to remain calm in stressful situations within the program
Clients are women and children in crisis who are fleeing from violence and abuse. There can be personal risk in the day-to-day work. The program provides service to women and children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, and includes cisgender, transgender and lesbian women. The program accepts pets. The program operates 24/7. The ability to function under pressure is essential. This position requires a criminal record search by the police and an authorization for criminal record check under the Criminal Records Act of B.C.
This position requires Union membership.
Job Type: Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months
Salary: $26.74 per hour
A Communicable Disease Plan is in place
Ability to commute/relocate:
- North Vancouver, BC V7L 1T3: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- Are you legally allowed to work in Canada?
Work Location: In person