Women's Support Worker

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No
Position description: 

Women Support Worker volunteers are an integral support system for sustaining E Fry’s low-barrier drop-in, for marginalized women and their children. The drop-in offers showers and bathrooms, laundry, computers, clothing, food, group activities and community resources.

 

 

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Meet the minimum time commitment of 3-4 hours per week for no less than 8 months 
  • Attend volunteer training and annual meetings
  • Attend scheduled shifts in the drop-in, abide by the cancellation and requesting time off policies 
  • Manage the use and distribution of all services in the drop-in 
  • Provide resources and referrals to drop-in participants, as required 
  • Establish and build rapport with the clients, provide emotional support 
  • Manage challenging client behaviours, use de-escalation skills as necessary
  • Record the number of services used throughout the shift, manage sign-up sheets 
  • Contribute to the volunteer logs to ensure effective communication and running of the program 
  • Communicate with staff any issues that arise during your shift in a timely manner 
  • Maintain the cleanliness and all health and safety standards, as applicable or required 
  • Comply with applicable EFry policies and procedures 
Qualifications: 

· 19 years of age or older

· Application, interview and 3 references will be completed

· Training and orientation is provided

· Must undergo a satisfactory criminal record check

· Knowledge of mental health and addictions is an asset

· Must have a good understanding of oppression, women’s poverty issues and trauma informed knowledge

· Have the ability to deflate escalating situations

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
How to apply: 
email maida.duncandropin@elizabethfry.com for application form or apply online: www.elizabethfry.com
Contact person: 
Volunteer Coordinator
Contact phone: 
604-520-1166 x221
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Family & Children
Women's Services
Mission:
Our goal is to support criminalized and marginalized women, girls and children in achieving their potential. With the right support, we know females from difficult circumstances can transform their lives – and those of their families – for the better. Dignity, opportunity and equality are the gateway to a world of potential.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
15
Position start/end date:
6 Feb 2019
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
New Westminster, BC
Last Updated: February 11, 2019
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