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Stopping the Violence Women’s Counsellor

PERMANENT VACANCY (JOB SHARE)

We are seeking a qualified counsellor in the Stopping the Violence Program.  The counsellor will work collaboratively with the current job share partner in the provision of services. The focus is on providing counselling and related support services to women who have experienced various forms of trauma, violence and abuse. Program services are delivered within a feminist framework and a trauma-informed perspective, and place priority on women’s safety. See attached Job Description for the full duties and responsibilities of this position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
· A Bachelor’s degree in counselling, social work or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
· Minimum of two (2) years’ recent experience in counselling women who have experienced recent or historical trauma, violence, and abuse.

SKILLS REQUIRED:
· Proven knowledge, skills and experience in counselling women who have experienced various forms of recent or historical trauma, violence and abuse.
· Experience in providing counselling and advocacy within a feminist practice framework and trauma-informed perspective.
· Competence in working with women from diverse cultural backgrounds and lifestyles.
· Skills in conducting safety assessments and safety planning.
· Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques, particularly with women who have experienced trauma and abuse.
· Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
· Good organization and time management skills.
· Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
· Ability to work collaboratively and network with other members of the community.

This position is (17.5 hrs/wk) and will commence on or about June 1, 2024. Wage is consistent with Wage Grid 14-P STV Women’s Counsellor [$38.68 – $48.88 per hour] as set out in the BCGEU Collective Agreement.

NCS is committed to employment equity, however, due to the sensitive nature of the work done in this program, NCS has made a bona fide gender requirement and, as such, applications will be accepted from qualified women only.

Closing Date: Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m.

Send resume and letter of interest to:
Anna Maskerine, Executive Director
Email: amaskerine@servicesfyi.ca

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Cicada Place Live-in Caretaker Contract | Learn More & Apply:

Cicada Place | Our Services & Approach:

Cicada Place opened it’s doors in 1999 – as a first of it’s kind program in BC.

Cicada provides 10 supported housing units for youth aged 16 – 22. This offers a unique opportunity for youth to live independently within a supportive environment. Staff are available to offer support &  guidance through group life skills programs, bridging to community services, connection to educational programs & more.
Learn more about Cicada > 

Throughout the years Cicada Place has made a positive impact in the lives of many youth! Check out this 3 minute video > with reflections from a former youth about living at Cicada Place & the impact on her life’s path.

The Opportunity | Live-in Caretaker:

We’re seeking a reliable, responsible & self-directed individual who’s confident with a range of basic building maintenance & upkeep tasks to join our operations at Cicada. 

  • Enjoy living rent-free in beautiful Nelson BC – A 2 bedroom, 850 square foot apartment, with separate entrance & small yard (great space for a little garden), close to downtown & within walking distance of all the local amenities is included as part of the contractor compensation package.
  • This unique opportunity can be a great fit for an individual, partnership, or small family. 
  • With caretaker duties averaging 15 hours a week, there’s flexibility to hold other employment – or share the work as a partnership or roommate team.
  • Be part of the work of an inclusive organization that’s been making a difference in our community for over 50 years!

Key Duties & Qualifications:

The Cicada live-in caretaker contract position is integral to operations – providing building upkeep, maintenance & custodial duties as well as serving as the on-site emergency contact for residents evenings, weekends & holidays. This position is focussed on building operations & does not provide direct youth work.

The successful applicant will have building maintenance/custodial experience, excellent interpersonal & communication skills, a clear criminal records check, valid BC Driver’s License & reliable vehicle.

Compensation Package:

The compensation for the live-in caretaker contract position includes a two-bedroom apartment onsite at Cicada Place. In addition, a contract fee is paid in the amount of $614.08 on the 15th and 30th day of every month.

The Caretaker Apartment Space:

Take in the Caretaker apartment space ~ This 2 bedroom, 850 square foot space, is located onsite at Cicada with a seperate entrace & a small yard. An underground parking space is included. 

It’s centrally located in beautiful Nelson BC, steps from downtown & within walking distance of all the amenties – shopping, recreation, music, parks & more.
Explore all Nelson has to offer >

Cicada Nelson BC
Cicada Live-In Caretaker Apartment Space

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest & a current resume to by noon May 1st 2024 to

Joyce Dahms- Whiffen, Program Director, at jdahms@servicesfyi.ca

We gratefully thank all applicants for their interest! Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Kind words:

Kind words from our former live-in caretaker…

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Temporary Women’s Outreach Worker

Nelson Community Services is seeking a candidate for a Temporary Full-time Women’s Outreach Worker.  The incumbent in this position provides outreach services to adult women who have experienced, or are at-risk of, violence, abuse, or threats, and their dependent children. Program services are delivered within a feminist, trauma-informed framework, and place priority on the safety of women.

Duties and Responsibilities:   To view the complete job description please click here

Qualifications:

Education: Diploma in human service field or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years’ recent related experience in supporting women who have experienced violence, abuse, and/or threats. 

Additional Skills:

  1. Proven knowledge, skills and experience in supporting women who have experienced violence, abuse, and threat.
  2. Experience in providing supportive counselling and advocacy within a feminist practice framework; ability to respect women’s rights to their own values, beliefs, culture, and choices.
  3. Competent in working with women from diverse cultural backgrounds and lifestyles.
  4. Proven skills in conducting safety assessments and safety planning.
  5. Proven skills in group development and facilitation techniques, particularly with women who have experienced violence and abuse.
  6. Well-developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  7. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with co-workers, other community professionals, and the broader community.
  8. Good organization, time, and general work management skills; an ability to work well independently and in a team environment.

Other Information:

  1. Must hold a valid First Aid Certificate.
  2. Must carry cell phone, programmed with emergency numbers, when working offsite.

Position Details:

This temporary position is 5 days per week for a total of 35 hours weekly.  The position begins in immediately and covers a 5-month leave, with the possibility of extension. It requires Union membership with BCGEU. The wage is consistent with Wage Grid 12 [$29.19 to $33.49] of the Collective Agreement. This position is open to female applicants only given the nature of the programming.  Specific job orientation will be provided.

Please submit cover letter and resume by noon on May 8, 2024 to:

Anna Maskerine, Executive Director

via email at:  amaskerine@servicesfyi.ca

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Transition House: Phone, Text & Online Chat Support

Isolation can be scary if home isn’t a safe place for you.

You are not alone. We can help.

We are here to talk, provide emotional support, and safety planning.

Our call line is open 24/7 at 250-354-4357.

Our secure text and online chat line is available 7 days a week from 830am – midnight.
Text us at (778) 608-3900, chat online at: https://www.servicesfyi.ca/chat.

Reach out to us during a safe time for you.

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Transition House | Elder Support

Would you like to connect with an Elder to talk about traditional teachings and spiritual healing practices? 

The Metis Elder at Aimee Beaulieu Transition House is here to offer you support during this time of crisis.  She is only a phone call away, and is deeply committed to sharing her knowledge and offering culturally based support.

·        Receive culturally responsive support

·        Get practical help

·        Clear your head & your heart

Our elder is available by phone, one evening per week. You can reach her by calling our confidential crisis line at 250.354.4357 and leaving a safe number for her to return your call.

 

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