Casual Transition House Worker

Location – Prince George

(Permanent Part-Time)

Purpose:

Transition house Workers provide services to women and their dependent children who are or could be at risk of abuse, threats, and/or violence. This position will carry the responsibility of providing a safe and supportive living environment where the women can feel free to seek crisis intervention and referral support. This provides crisis intervention, referrals, advocacy, information, education and support to residents and telephone crisis callers.   This position requires an ability to work in a stressful environment. Transition House Workers are often dealing with clients working through difficult situations.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • A minimum of a diploma in Human/Social Services or related field
  • At least three months related work experience, working within a feminist framework
  • Experience in the community social services sector and working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community supports

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong ability to conduct client intake and assessment
  • Excellent understanding of the dynamics of abuse and gender violence
  • Ability to assess residents’ immediate needs and assist them to define and implement an action plan
  • Ability to monitors and ensure the safety and comfort of the women and children residents and the security of the facility
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate a high degree of professional boundaries
  • Excellent ability to provide emotional support to clients through active listening, and validating client’s emotions through an empowerment lens
  • Good knowledge of other community services and resources and ability to provide appropriate referrals to clients
  • Excellent ability to provide crisis response and intervention/support
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals facing multiple barriers
  • Ability to work with diverse clientele, and demonstrate cultural competency
  • Good group facilitation skills and knowledge
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to phone calls and walk in clients in crisis situations
  • Strong knowledge about the dynamics of abuse, sexual assault, historical sexual abuse, criminal harassment
  • Proficient computer literacy including database programs and strong record keeping skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate, and appropriate file notes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Seek appropriate and timely managerial supervision and debriefing.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license and use of own vehicle for transportation if required

Salary Range:

$17.47 – $20.34 (collective agreement)

Work Schedule:

Casual 4 – 35 hours per week (Sunday – Friday)

Anticipated Start Date:

As soon as possible

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to Bally Bassi,

Community, Social and Justice Programs Manager

in person or by email: bally@www.pgefry.bc.ca.

Bally Bassi

Community, Social and Justice Programs Manager

Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society

1575 – 5th Avenue

Prince George, BC, V2L 3L9

(250) 563-1113

This is a Union position.