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Women’s Outreach Support Worker - Atira Women's Resource Society

Province: Surrey, British Columbia
Position: Women’s Outreach Support Worker
Deadline: July 12, 2020
Posted: June 12, 2020

Job Description / Duties

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Program Manager, Women’s Outreach Support Worker supporting women and their families who live in the community by providing a wide array of emotional and practical supports. Activities range from active listening and one-to-one support to identifying relevant resources, making referrals to resources including housing, education, employment, training providing accompaniments, advocacy and food security.

Qualifications / Required Skills

About You:
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.

Additional Requisites/Assets:
• Minimum one (1) year front-line support work
• 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 is required, and access to a vehicle while on shift.

Additional Requisites/Assets:
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.

Additional Information

Competition Number:
Internal & External- Full-Time (Temporary to March 31st, 2021)
Hours of Work:
1 Position Avg. 36 hours per week; Days (Sunday through Thursday with every second Sunday free from work) Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1 Position Tuesday through Saturday with every second Tuesday free from work 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$24.38 - $26.42/hr, depending on experience
Program & Location:
Outreach Program, Surrey B.C.
Open Until Filled

Contact Information

Applications should be emailed to 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 for a current list of postings.

Employer Profile

About Us:
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.