Women’s Outreach Worker

Location – Burns Lake

(Permanent Part 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. 

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  the 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 abuse 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 work independently and be a team player.
  •  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 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.
  • 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 clients 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 license and use of own vehicle for transportation if required.

Salary Range

$20.78 – $24.20 (collective agreement)

Work Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 9:00am – 4:30pm

21 Hours per week

Anticipated Start Date

Immediately

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to Tamara Bjorgan,

Women’s Services Manager

in person or by email: tamara@pgefry.bc.ca

Elizabeth Fry Society

PO Box 316

Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0

deliver to

347 Hwy 16

Burns Lake Elizabeth Fry Office

(250) 692-7566

This is a Union position.