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.
About the Job:
Reporting to the Program Manager, Maxxine Wright Place, the Registered Social 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 health birth outcomes. The Registered Social Worker will support primarily women who are low medical risk and high social risk. The Registered Social Worker 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 Registered Social Worker’s primary responsibility is supporting the women, to support her pregnancy. A compassionate pro-choice orientation is required.
You are a feminist, passionate about the work of ending violence against women and children. You embrace Atira’s mission, vision, values and philosophy. You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with women who are struggling with substance use and or mental wellness and understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment. You support women who choose abstinence, but understand abstinence is just one option for women struggling with substance use. Your definition of woman includes transgender, two spirit and intersex women and individuals whose gender expression is femme. You are sex worker positive. You have significant experience as a front-line support worker working with women affected by violence/abuse, combined with relevant education and or skill-based training. Lived expertise is an asset, as is living in the community in which you work. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the women we serve.
• A Bachelor of Social Work, combined with a minimum of one year of relevant work experience is required
• Emergency First Aid & CPR certification is required
• Food Safe Certification is an asset
• NVCI Certification is an asset
• All positions are subject to a criminal records review
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position is required
• A valid Class 5 Driver’s License and access to a vehicle while on shift is required
• Reliable vehicle & ability to acquire Business Class insurance with $2 million liability
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.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please quote the Competition Number in your email subject line and provide a cover letter with a current resume describing how you meet or exceed the above-noted qualifications. Resumes with a Cover Letter unique to Atira are guaranteed a review. 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.