WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre is seeking someone with feminist values and experience working within an anti-oppressive framework to fill the position of Relief Victim Service/ Hospital Accompaniment Worker. This posting is also available at www.wavaw.ca/careers.
Application Closing Date: End of day on September 25, 2019
Position Start Date: As soon as possible
Casual: 64 hour on-call shifts, scheduled monthly and opportunity for occasional office shifts Monday-Friday.
Reports to: Victim Service Medical Support Worker and Victim Service Coordinator
Pay rate: $23.01 per hour and pay at 1.5x for every hour of accompaniment service provided after hours. Additional stand-by pay of 4.4 hours per shift of being on call.
Benefits: Access to paid transportation to VGH by taxi when required. Clinical supervision at WAVAW and ongoing support and training at quarterly staff meetings.
Union: This is a Unionized position. WAVAW’s Union Representation is with Moveup, (COPE, Local 378).
Relief Victim Service/Hospital Accompaniment staff provide accompaniment and advocacy for survivors who request our support while attending the Sexual Assault Service (SAS) at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). The support worker will provide emotional support, practical assistance, advocacy, outreach, accompaniment, information and referrals to survivors of sexual assault. In addition, the position will work closely with BC Women’s Sexual Assault Service, WAVAW’s victim services staff, and report to the Victim Service Medical Support Worker to ensure that survivors receive appropriate follow up support after the hospital.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
Mission: WAVAW is a feminist, anti-oppressive, decolonizing rape crisis centre operating on unceded Coast Salish Territories. We provide support services to survivors of sexualized violence with shared experiences of gender oppression: women, Two-Spirit, trans and/or non-binary people. We advocate for social and systemic change through education, outreach and activism.
Vision: A world where people of all genders are valued and live free from sexualized violence.
Values: We are feminists who acknowledge and name systems of oppression and the impact of colonialism on Indigenous and other marginalized communities.
We are accountable. We respond to calls for action from the communities we serve and recognize our opportunities for growth.
We are non- judgmental. We create spaces for survivors to define their needs without judgement.
We are inclusive. We honour and centre different ways of being and knowing.
We are visionary. We are leaders at the forefront of service provision and social change.
We are survivor-centred. We honour that survivors are experts of their experiences and have the right to choose their own paths to healing and justice.
We look forward to seeing applications for this position and encourage Indigenous people, racialized people, and people of marginalized genders to apply. Please note that only those short-listed will be contacted for interview.
Job Type: Casual
Salary: $23.01 /hour