Job Title:              Staff Relief Worker

Hours of Work:  Casual/On-Call

Location of Work: To be discussed (Hope, BC)

Rate of Pay: $20.52-$23.90  + 10.2% in lieu benefits

Starting Date: ASAP

Closing Date: Open until filled

Required Education, Training and Experience

  • Diploma in related human services or social service field
  • One-year combination of education and experience in the Social Services Sector either paid or volunteer basis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of guidance, goal setting and appropriate emotional support from a feminist perspective.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • The ability to work well within a team environment.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong ability to conduct client intake and assessment
  • Excellent understanding of the dynamics of abuse and gender violence from an intersectional feminist perspective
  • Ability to assess residents’ immediate needs and assist them to define and implement an action plan
  • Ability to monitor 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
  • Good knowledge of other community services and resources and ability to provide appropriate referrals to clients
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals facing multiple barriers
  • Ability to work with diverse clientele, and demonstrate cultural competency
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to phone calls in crisis situations
  • Strong knowledge about the dynamics of abuse, sexual assault, historical sexual abuse, criminal harassment, trauma and attachment theory
  • 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
  • Valid Unrestricted Class 5 BC Driver’s license and use of own vehicle for transportation if required

Additional Information

  • Jean Scott Transition House is a BCGEU Unionized workplace
  • Only qualified applications will be invited to an interview
  • Applicants must be able to commit to being available to work weekends, evenings, overnights and holidays as needed.

To apply:

Send your resume with cover letter in confidence to:

Anna Gladue – Program Coordinator

Jean Scott Transition House

Box 1761 Hope, BC V0X1L0

[email protected] | fax: 604-869-5172