Our Services & Approach:
Aimee Beaulieu Transition House provides emergency safe shelter and support for self-identifying women and children leaving domestic violence and abuse.
Women and children find a safe haven at Transition House. The confidential, warm and welcoming residence offers a secure environment, a place of connection, help with basic and immediate needs, a warm bed and meals, supportive counseling, and space to simply heal after the experience of abuse and make plans for the future.
The cycle of abuse is complex and we’re here to help with the first step in that journey to a life free from violence.
Our staff team works from a trauma-informed intersecting feminist perspective which honours and acknowledges women’s strengths, accepts and validates women’s experiences and feelings, and honours that women are the experts of their own lives.
Join Our Team Of Passionate & Supportive Staff:
- Make a difference in the lives of women & children in our community.
- Grow your skill set with a spectrum of relevant training opportunities.
- Share your strengths & passions – with freedom to bring creativity (yoga, art) to in-house programs.
- Work in alignment with your values – our team works from a feminist, trauma-informed and culturally safe perspective.
- Receive lots of support – as a team we work together through challenges and to offer one another ongoing support.
Casual Women’s Support Worker
Classification: Integrated Victim Service Worker and Transition House Worker
Nelson Community Services is seeking a candidate for a casual Transition House Worker at Aimee Beaulieu Transition House. The worker will provide a range of emergency, practical and supportive services to women and their children who are fleeing abuse and who may also present with varied complexities such as mental health and substance use issues.
Duties and Responsibilities:
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- Diploma in human services or related field or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- A minimum of one (1) year of experience supporting vulnerable women and children leaving violence and/or other vulnerable populations.
- A strong understanding of the issues of violence against women and a feminist practice framework
- Working knowledge of harm reduction and reduced barrier practices
- Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Proven experience with crisis intervention and crisis management
- Ability to work well and network with other members of the community
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team
- Working knowledge of relevant community resources
- Must be able to manage well in a stressful environment dealing with clients in crisis situations and that may portray mental health and/or substance use issues
- Must hold a valid First Aid Certificate
The casual employee is required to work day/night shifts, weekdays/weekends and stat holidays as needed. Shifts are 12 hours in length, night shift is a sleep shift. There are also opportunities for additional 4-6 hour shifts within the casual role. This position requires Union membership with BCGEU. The wage is consistent with Wage Grid 11 [$21.92 to $ 25.53 per hour] of the Collective Agreement. This position is open to female applicants only given the nature of the programming being provided at the Transition House. Specific job orientation and training is provided.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Anna Maskerine, Program Manager
via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This position will remain open until filled.