(FR-19256-MH) Pregnancy Outreach Worker

Atira Womens Resource Society - Surrey, BC (29 days ago)

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Competition Number: FR-19256-MH

Type: Internal & External – Full-Time (Temporary until March 31st, 2020)

Hours of Work: 36 hours per week; Tuesday through Saturday with every second Saturday free from work from 6:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Compensation: $19.68 - $23.07 /hour, depending on experience

Program & Location: Surrey

Deadline: Open until filled

About Us:
An exciting opportunity exists for a Pregnancy Outreach Worker with Atira Women's Resource Society, an award-winning nonprofit organization known for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a job is more than a pay cheque. We offer the opportunity to work alongside a remarkable group of women working to make the world a more just place, one woman, one child, one home, one job at a time.

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Program Manager, Maxxine Wright Place, the Pregnancy Outreach worker will be working alongside other health and social service providers in Surrey and surrounding communities to support women who are pregnant and at risk to access services to increase and improve factors that lead to healthy birth outcomes. The Pregnancy Outreach worker (POW) will support primarily women who are low medical risk and high social risk. The POW will work with women who are experiencing or have experienced violence and abuse, who may be struggling with substance use and or mental wellness, who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or unsafely housed, involved in street-level sex work, criminalized, newly arrived to Canada, and women from communities that are hard to reach because of social, cultural or economic barriers. The POW’s primary responsibility is supporting the woman, to support her pregnancy. A compassionate pro-choice orientation is required.

About You:
You are a detail orientated, proactive and outgoing person passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy and have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work. Your solid understanding of the dynamics of violence against women, the intersectionality of oppressions within a feminist framework, and working within a harm reduction context, along with the ability to apply this understanding to your day-to-day work, helps guide you in your interactions with our funders and partners, your co-workers, and the women we support. Your experience working with women who are pregnant and who may be struggling with substance use and or mental wellness sets you apart from other applicants.

You Also Have:
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills
  • Good time and general management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of program issues
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage stress
  • Knowledge of group processes and facilitation techniques
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with women who struggle with substance use
  • Thorough understanding of harm reduction and especially as it relates to women, violence and struggles with substance use
  • Ability to work effectively with program staff as well as other non-profit and or publicly funded groups, agencies and organizations
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position
Additional Requisites/Assets:
  • Minimum one year front-line support work experience
  • A valid First Aid Certificate is required
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate is an asset
  • Food Safe Certificate is an asset
  • All positions are subject to a criminal records review
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a vehicle while on shift is required
You question actions inconsistent with our values and you treat everyone with fairness and respect independent of their status or disagreement with you. You expect great things from yourself and your co-workers. You inspire others with your passion for women’s anti-violence work and your eagerness for excellence. You contribute to an environment where women can flourish and grow and you seek what is best for women, rather than what’s best for you or your team. You challenge the status quo to improve quality and sustainability and you take smart risks and make tough decisions without agonizing.

Application Process:
Applications should be emailed to jobs@atira.bc.ca Please quote the Competition Number in your email subject line and provide a current resume describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications. Resumes with a Cover Letter unique to Atira will be preferred. Candidates who lack the experience and qualifications set out in the posting may not be considered, although an exceptional cover letter and transferable skills may overcome lack of experience for some positions. Please go to www.atira.bc.ca/careers for a current list of postings.