Women’s Support Worker – Casual

Jun 12, 2024 | Careers

Comox Valley Transition Society is recruiting for additional Casual Women’s Support Workers supporting Darry’s Place.

Under the supervision of Darry’s Place Coordinator, the Women’s Support Worker as a member of a team providing access to safe, secure, and confidential services to women and their children who are at risk of violence or have experienced violence. Services include short-term housing, information and support for decision making referrals to other services, links affordable housing, life skills development which will move families towards life that is free of violence and thriving.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Diploma in Human/Social Services field.
  • Minimum of one years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience supporting women who have experienced violence or are at risk of violence and children.
  • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR.
  • Crisis prevention training and/or de-escalation training, non-violent intervention training.
  • Indigenous awareness training
  • Mental Health First Aid training
  • Domestic Violence safety planning
  • Substance Use awareness and safety training, including naloxone training.
  • 2SLGBTQAI+ awareness training
  • Trauma-informed practice training
  • Suicide Assessment and Assistance Training
  • Staff Self Care Training
  • Motivational Interviewing Training
  • Relevant Clear Criminal record check.

About This Position

We are recruiting for additional casual staff for this program

Wage:  $27.54 – $31.61 hourly. 

For full details and a list of qualificationsplease see the attached Job Description.

For further information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact us by email at hr@cvts.ca. 

This posting will remain open until filled. 

Attitude, Knowledge and Skills

  • Supportive, hopeful, compassionate
  • Culturally informed, responsive, and appropriate, demonstrates unconditional acceptance and positive regard
  • Ability to establish clear boundaries and maintain and understand the limits of confidentiality
  • Understanding of the diverse context and experience of women’s lives.
  • Be trauma informed – understanding the prevalence of trauma and violence in the lives of women.
  • Ability to deal with seriously addicted and mentally ill clients and their families
  • Practices’ a Relational approach recognizing the importance of relationships for women and establishes trusting and respectful alliance, which is mutual, collaborative and individualized and reviewed regularly.
  • Is client centered/led
  • Sound understanding of the consequences of substance use for women including physiological, general health, family dynamics, parenting/mothering, interpersonal relationships, education and vocation, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual.
  • Concurrent disorder capable
  • Recovery specific knowledge in the following areas: Stages of change, Harm Reduction; Relapse Preventions; Motivational Interviewing; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Empowerment Model, Strength Based Model, 12 and 16 Step programs, Smart Recovery and Seeking Safety
  • Extensive knowledge of community programs and resources
  • Skilled in facilitating conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work professionally, collaboratively respectfully and supportively with a wide range of internal and external partners, team, and stakeholders.
  • Flexible about ideas and belief systems, values diversity
  • Utilizes effective self-care strategies and is committed to personal health and wellness.
  • Ability to observe and recognize behavior and/or health status changes in clients
  • Ability to facilitate supportive and educational groups
  • Excellent crisis assessment and intervention skills
  • Ability to manage volunteer participation in program and activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own workload
  • Ability to role model healthy lifestyle choices.

How to Apply

We kindly ask for no phone calls please.

Please send a brief cover letter and resume by email to hr@cvts.ca

All applicants will receive email notification of their application status. We thank all applicants for their interest in CVTS.