Too Good To Be Threw Grand (Re) Opening!

Join us this Friday March 22nd for our Grand (Re) Opening at #1 – 239 Puntledge Rd.  David’s Tea will be there with samples and treats will also be on hand!

Please be mindful of the other businesses and our neighbours on Puntledge Rd. when parking.  Thanks and see you Friday!

New Triple P Sessions starting in April 2019. Sign up now for evening sessions.

The next Triple P Parenting Group sessions are starting soon so please call 250-897-0511 to register! Starts April 9th, Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at 625 England Ave. Registration deadline is April 4th. (Click on the poster to view as a larger image)

 

Job Posting – Casual – Awake Residential Night Worker

Awake Residential Night Worker – Amethyst House

Basic Responsibilities:

The Awake Residential Night Worker monitors and attends to the well- being and safety of residents during the night. Maintains a comfortable, safe and clean living environment, performs light housekeeping duties Supports residents in their morning and evening routines at the beginning and end of shift including breakfast preparation. Responds to problems and emergencies in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Required Experience, Education and Skills:

Grade 12 education.

Six months recent relevant experience working in a residential setting.

Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR,

Food Safe Certification

Relevant Criminal Record Clearance.

A full BC license and clean driver’s abstract.

An aptitude and interest in substance use and related issues.

Casual Availability:

In a casual position there are no guarantee of hours. You will be offered hours based on seniority either to fill planned or short notice absences of regular staff. All Casual employees must make themselves available a minimum of 15 days each month including two weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) per month and a minimum of seven (7) statutory holidays per year.

Please contact us for a full job description.

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of:  Kate Mantta, HR Manager, email: hr@cvts.ca, in person at: 625 England Ave., or by fax to: 250-897-0595

Job Posting – Casual – Recovery Support Worker

Recovery Support Worker – Amethyst House

Brief Job Description:

Working in our Residential Stabilization and Supported Recovery Program for Women, supports clients to develop and implement recovery plans taking a holistic approach to women’s support recovery and stabilization. Plans and implements individual and group recovery, recreational and skill building activities which assist women in meeting their goals and improving their quality of life.

Hours:

Casual position, no guaranteed shifts, but when available will be Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Requirements:

  • Diploma in a related human /social service related field
  • Certificate in Addictions
  • One year related experience providing support and counselling in the substance use recovery field.
  • Or equivalent combination of training and experience in the substance use recovery field.

Casual Availability:

In a casual position there are no guarantee of hours. You will be offered hours based on seniority either to fill planned or short notice absences of regular staff. All Casual employees must make themselves available a minimum of 15 days each month including two weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) per month and a minimum of seven (7) statutory holidays per year.

Please contact us for a full job description.

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of:  Kate Mantta, HR Manager, email: hr@cvts.ca, in person at: 625 England Ave., or by fax to: 250-897-0595

Job Posting – Casual Crisis Intervention Support Worker

Crisis Intervention Support Worker – Lilli House

Basic Responsibilities:

The Crisis Intervention Support Worker works at the transition house as a member of a team providing information, support, and referrals to women and their children who are in or have left an abusive relationship. Assists clients in identifying their own objectives and incorporates these into the individual support plans. Helps maintain the safety and efficient functioning of the facility.

Education, Experience:

Relevant Diploma with a minimum of one years’ relevant experience in a stopping the violence or residential setting; Experience in crisis intervention, support and knowledge of abuse issues and experience supporting women.

Full and valid BC driver’s license and successful Criminal Record clearance required.

Casual Availability:

In a casual position there are no guarantee of hours. You will be offered hours based on seniority either to fill planned or short notice absences of regular staff. All Casual employees must make themselves available a minimum of 15 days each month including two weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) per month and a minimum of 7 statutory holidays per year.

Please contact us for a full job description.

Please send your resume and cover letter to the attention of:  Kate Mantta, HR Manager, email: hr@cvts.ca, in person at: 625 England Ave., or by fax to: 250-897-0595

 

Coldest Night of the Year 2019!!

Congratulations #ComoxValley! Together, we met and EXCEEDED our #CNOY19 fundraising goal! Together we raised over $85,000  to help support those who are struggling through poverty and homelessness in our community. THANK YOU!

Special thanks to Mayor Bob Wells and Russ Arnott, Town of Comox Mayor for getting things going and kicking off the event!

Thank you to all the #awesomewalkers who came out on a rainy night; to all of our #superstarvolunteers  for you hard work; and to all the #amazingdonors for your generosity. We are truly grateful. 

Too Good To Be Threw has a new location for donations and a new store!

We are thrilled to announce that we have secured a temporary location for accepting donations after the loss of Too Good To Be Threw thrift store.  The temporary drop-off location at 470 Puntledge Road and will be open for limited hours starting Monday Feb 11, 2019. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Due to space constraints, we will not be accepting furniture, hardware, sporting goods or electronics at the temporary location, but will be accepting things like clothing, books, home decor, housewares and jewelry.

We are also excited to announce that in early March, we will be taking over and setting up shop in the old Treasure Shack location at 239 Puntledge Road. Until then, we will be accepting and storing donations at 470 Puntledge Road.

Though the two buildings on Puntledge Road are much smaller than the Sixth Street store, we are very happy to be able to reopen so quickly and we want to sincerely thank the community for the constant support.  See you in March!

Reclaiming Our Lives is a free drop in group for women

This group is for women who have experienced childhood abuse or abuse in adult relationships.

Reclaiming Our Lives is a free, drop in group that offers an opportunity to:

*  Know you are not alone
*  Gain information and support in a confidential setting
*  Choose when you want to come to group

Psycho-educational topics include; abuse in relationships, power and control, impacts of abuse, why women stay, boundaries, self-esteem, safety planning, trauma and PTSD.

Our focus in on building knowledge and skills rather than disclosure of personal trauma stories.

Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at our downtown office; 625 England Ave., Courtenay.  For more information call 250-897-0511

We have 3 temporary job openings, they are for 8 weeks each

They are temporary for 8/9 weeks, but may provide an opportunity for the suitable candidate to try a new position in the organization:

• Aboriginal Outreach, 19 hours/wk, 8 weeks; Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and with the guidance of the Elder’s Advisory Circle, the Aboriginal Outreach Worker brings a trauma-informed practice to working with aboriginal women, and their family members who have experienced violence. 

• Community Facilitator- Tuesday Women’s Drop-in Group, 5 hours per week, 9 weeks; Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Community Facilitator is based in the Outreach Office and provides assistance to clients of CVTS who are presenting a variety of issues including but not limited to violence, homelessness and poverty.

• Community Facilitator- Library Drop-In Connect, every Wednesday 4 hours/day for 8 weeks, and every other Sunday, 4 hours/day for 8 weeks; Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Community Facilitator is based in the Outreach Office and provides assistance to community members who are presenting at a twice-weekly Drop-in program at the Library with a variety of issues including but not limited to violence, homelessness and poverty. 

Please contact us for a full job description of each one.  Closing date is Jan 31, 2019.

Cover letters and resumes should be addressed to Kate Mantta, HR and can be emailed to HR@cvts.ca or dropped off at our office located at 625 England Ave., Courtenay

We thank everyone who applies but only those short listed will be contacted.  

Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store

On Sunday January 20, in the early hours of the morning, Comox Valley Transition Society’s social enterprise, Too Good To Be Threw​ thrift store suffered extensive damage due to fire. This is a devastating loss to our organization and to the community as funds received through donations and items sold at the store go directly to support our services. The store was an important resource for women who are trying to rebuild their lives after violence, after recovering from addiction, when they are homeless and are able to get in to a home. Women and kids who are in need shopped for free in the store all the time.

We are extremely thankful that no-one was injured during the fire, and that other businesses in the block had little damage. Thanks to the Courtenay Volunteer Fire Department​ and the Comox Valley RCMP ​for your quick response, and for the incredible outpouring of support we have received from everyone in the community.

PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we are unable to accept donations of clothing and household items until further notice. If you wish to support the transition society, please consider making a cash donation either on our website, over the phone with a credit card, or in person at our office at 625 England Avenue.