Women’s Outreach Worker

Location – Prince George

(Full-Time)

Purpose:

The outreach worker will provide a range of support, follow-up, information, referral, community coordination, and public education services to respond to the specific needs of women who have experienced or are at risk of abuse, threats, and/or violence. The Outreach Worker will also respond to the diverse and individual needs of the women.

The program provides information, referrals, support and accompaniments to clients. This position is required to work in a stressful environment, often dealing with individuals working through difficult and high stress situations. Some work will be required outside of normal office hours, but within 35 hours per week.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

  • A minimum of a diploma in Human/Social Services or related field
  • At least one (1) years recent related work experience, working within a feminist framework
  • Experience in the community social services sector and in criminal justice systems and community based programs

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good interpersonal communication, oral and written skills
  • Good knowledge of victim’s rights, community agencies and referral procedures
  • Knowledge about violence in relationships, substance use and misuse, emotional, physical, and mental abuse, the effects of trauma on the lives of women and their dependent children, and systemic pressures that marginalize women and their dependent children
  • Knowledge about children who witness violence
  • Ability to be a team player and to work independently
  • Strong ability to conduct client intake and assessment
  • Excellent understanding of the dynamics of abuse and gender violence
  • 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 though an empowerment lens
  • Good knowledge of other community services and resources
  • Excellent ability to provide crisis response and intervention/support
  • Ability to engage in public education to raise awareness of physical or sexual assault and/or abuse
  • Ability to develop community relationships and liaise with community service agencies
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to phone calls and walk-in’s when clients are in crisis situations
  • Proficient computer literacy including database programs and strong record keeping skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate and appropriate file notes
  • Seek appropriate and timely managerial supervision and debriefing
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence and use of own vehicle for transportation as required

Salary Range:

$18.66 – $21.73 (collective agreement)

Work Schedule:

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday)

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by noon June 30, 2017 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.