We’re Hiring!

Working at Battered Women’s Support Services means making real change in the lives of women

Indigenous Women’s Counsellor

24 hours per week @ $25.74 per hour

Tuesday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 5 pm

Additional evenings and/or weekends may be required.

This is a one year temporary part time position. Battered Women’s Support Services is a women’s organization that works to end violence against women from a decolonizing and anti-oppression feminist analysis. We have a commitment to creating and implementing programs and services that empower women from all walks of life. Right now, we seek an accomplished professional to join our counselling team and undertake a broad mandate that includes social change, to address gender inequalities and ultimately to end violence against Indigenous girls and women, through providing decolonizing and feminist intersectional based counselling for Indigenous women survivors of gender based violence. Specifically, you will work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure an effective response for Indigenous women who are dealing with the impacts of violence and abuse in collaboration with our matrix of
support services and external resources.

Along with expertise in assessment, safety planning, individual counselling, co-facilitation of specialized
support groups for women, your approach is trauma-informed and steeped in ceremony with specific
applications for Indigenous women, based on their specific social location(s), related experience of oppression,
their resilience and resistance. You have honed your capacity through a minimum of five years of supervised
counselling experience (three of those years being trauma related) and grounded in a minimum five years
training and education in directly related disciplines. You thrive in regular participation in individual and group
clinical supervision.
You are an Indigenous woman and your commitment to ending violence against women is demonstrated by indepth
working knowledge of BWSS endeavours along with our colleagues within women, feminist, community
based programs and services. Your recognition of the importance of communication, collaboration and
integrity form the basis of your approach to interpersonal and professional relationships. Energetic, relational
and diplomatic, you thrive in a role where your knowledge of feminist women’s organizations and your helping
spirit is welcomed and encouraged.

If you’re an Indigenous woman who seeks the opportunity to commit to an organization engaged in making a
real difference in the lives of women in our community, please send your resume by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
April 12, 2017.

Respond via email to:
Battered Women’s Support Services
endingviolence@bwss.org
This position requires union membership. No phone calls please.


Manager of Legal Services and Advocacy

Through expanding our legal advocacy work, Battered Women’s Support Services is seeking a visionary, exceptional and energetic part-time Manager of Legal Services and Advocacy to manage our Legal Services and Advocacy Program.  This includes program and service development and delivery, supervising staff, interns and volunteers, resource development such as donor engagement and writing funding submissions and reports, law reform, media appearances, and consulting with collateral organizations and community members. As established this position is 24 hours weekly and commences as soon as possible.

BWSS Manager of Legal Services and Advocacy

 


Legal Advocate

Part time 24 hours per week $25.74 per hour with benefits

Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Alternating Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Additional evenings and weekends may be required

Battered Women’s Support Services is a feminist ending violence organization with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to creating and implementing programs and services that empower women from all walks of life.  We’re looking for a woman to join our dynamic and extremely committed direct services team. Working at Battered Women’s Support Services means joining a team of volunteers and paid employees who work as an integrated team to support individual women while advocating for social, systemic and institutional change.   Our programs are extremely busy and the issues facing women survivors of violence are complex. The Legal Advocate provides information, support and advocacy to women dealing with legal issues at the intersection of gender violence and family law recognizing that legal issues routinely extend into other areas of the law including immigration, criminal, and child welfare.  The Legal Advocate reports to the Manager of Legal Services and Advocacy.

BWSS Legal Advocate

 


Indigenous Women’s Support Worker

32 hours per week at $18.66 per hour plus benefits

Monday to Wednesday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Alternating Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Additional evenings and/or weekends may be required

Battered Women’s Support Services is a feminist ending violence organization with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to creating and implementing programs and services that empower women from all walks of life.  Right now, we seek an accomplished professional to join our Indigenous Women’s Program and undertake a broad mandate that includes social change, to address gender inequalities and ultimately to end violence against girls and women, through providing feminist and decolonizing, intersectional based support services for Indigenous women survivors of gender based violence.  Specifically, you will provide victim services crisis support for Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nation’s, Métis and/or Native adult and youth survivors of gender violence including intimate relationships, dating violence and criminal harassment within the Metro Vancouver area.

You will have a strong Indigenous feminist analysis of violence against women which addresses the understanding of power and its interconnections among gender, race, culture, class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and age as well as all forms of oppression based on experience of colonization, religion, ethnicity and heritage.  You have honed your capacity through extensive training, experience and education in a directly related field.  You have knowledge of the criminal justice system and other systems as it relates to violence against women. You have strong crisis intervention skills and thrive in regular participation in individual and group support sessions. You will have demonstrated cultural competency including awareness of diverse marginalized communities in Metro Vancouver and ability to work with women from various cultural communities.

Your commitment to ending violence against women is demonstrated by in-depth working knowledge of BWSS endeavours along with our colleagues within Indigenous, feminist, community based programs and services. Your recognition of the importance of communication, collaboration and integrity form the basis of your approach to interpersonal and professional relationships.  Energetic, relational and diplomatic, you thrive in a role where your knowledge of Indigenous and feminist women’s organizations and your helping spirit is welcomed and encouraged.

If you seek the opportunity to commit to an organization engaged in making a real difference in the lives of women in our community, please send your resume by 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017.

Respond via email to:

Battered Women’s Support Services

endingviolence@bwss.org

This position requires union membership.  No phone calls please.