Women’s Employment Liaison

Internal and External Posting

Women’s Employment Liaison

Temporary Full-time 40 hours per week at $ 17.60 per hour

Excellent benefits

Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm – Evenings and Weekends are required

Battered Women’s Support Services is currently hiring for BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program for women survivors of violence/abuse

Position Summary

The BWSS Women’s Employment Liaison provides case management services, assessment, counselling, training, information & referrals to women survivors of violence/abuse with BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program. Facilitates the development of a realistic action plan for women’s economic development and employment. Monitors progress and provides follow-up counselling and support until the action plan is completed. Provides participants with employment assistance individually and in groups.  The Women’s Employment Liaison reports to the BWSS Manager of Employment Services & Programs.

BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program (EWEP) services include case management, individualized training, personal development, support groups, personal development exploration, employment related skills training, and educational assistance, counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, legal advocacy and referrals to women survivors of violence in relationships and sexual assault.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works from a feminist, anti-oppression perspective
  • Facilitates the development of a Personal Development Plan with participants, assessing interests, skills, abilities and readiness as they relate to obtaining and retaining employment and identifying barriers to employment including impact of violence and provides referral  both within the organization and to other collateral agencies
  • Contacts potential employers in order to obtain employment opportunities, volunteer placements, job shadowing, promotes the program and develop relationships.
  • Provides participants with information on employment opportunities that are compatible with their interests, skills and abilities by analyzing available jobs and identifying specific tasks to match jobs to participants.
  • Assists in the development of monitoring mechanisms for participants job and volunteer placements
  • Provides support and skill development in areas related to obtaining employment such as job search strategies, job application, resume writing and interview skills.
  • Delivers services in groups and individually to support skill acquisition and build on current skills
  • Maintains and provides current employment-related information such as labour market information, employment standards regulations and information on other community resources and services.
  • Develops and maintains database of community partners for outreach and recruitment purposes
  • Deliver services with cultural relevancy, immigration/settlement and in recognition of the impact cultural genocide and colonization on Aboriginal women
  • Participates as a member of BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program Team
  • Promotes public awareness and support of the BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program by producing promotional materials and attending community events
  • Assists with debriefing and case consultation with BWSS Employment staff
  • Prepares related reports and compiles statistics on program operation and use

Qualifications

  1. Minimum two years of recent related experience working with women survivors of violence
  2. Employment counselling experience
  3. Strong group facilitation skills & training skills
  4. Crisis intervention skills
  5. Feminist leadership skills
  6. Training and education in a directly related field
  7. Strong feminist analysis of violence against women combined with an anti-oppression commitment, awareness and analysis and demonstrated ability to apply analysis
  8. Knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal women and knowledge of generational impact of colonization and residential school.
  9. Knowledge and experience working with Immigrant women and understanding of settlement process
  10. Demonstrated cultural proficiency and ability to work with women from various cultural communities
  11. Strong conflict resolution skills and demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  12. Satisfactory criminal record checks
  13. Have experience in women’s organization and non-profit society environments
  14. Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  15. Have proven ability to work co-operatively with colleagues and service provider in the community
  16. Be personable, flexible and self-directed

This position requires union membership

This position is part of an organization where the sole purpose is to alleviate and address the conditions of a disadvantaged group (women who are marginalized by violence and various forms of inequalities) being female is a bona fide occupational requirement. As such, only women will be considered for this position. Only women who identify as Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit or Metis will be considered for this position.

Application Closing Date: Tuesday January 18th, 2011

Resume cover letter and three references to:

Fran Smith

Fax:  604-687-1864, Email: fran@ bwss.org  Address:  P.O Box 21503 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC V5L 5G2

Manager, Training and Strategic Interventions

Internal and External Posting

Manager, Training and Strategic Interventions
Part-time – 24 hours per week
(flexible hours evening and weekends required)

Battered Women’s Support Services is a feminist anti-violence organization committed to social change!
We are looking for a member of our Leadership Team!

Position Summary:

The Manager, Training and Strategic Interventions is responsible for managing all aspects of Battered Women’s Support Services external training program.  This is a BWSS Leadership Team position.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

•    From a feminist, anti-oppression perspective plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates trainings and to facilitate training and related events related to the continuum of violence against women service provision.  
•    Be familiar and agree with BWSS mission statement, philosophy, work and organizational culture to achieve the end of violence against women, empowerment, anti-oppression work and social change
•    From a feminist, anti-oppression perspective develops, organizes and schedules training activities for Strategic Interventions social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services
•    Works with team to document and write existing and new curricula, develop, revise and implement custom and standard training packages including presentations, role plays, handouts, manuals, exercises, and other resource materials for related topic areas utilizing with multi-media presentation models and online training including webinars
•    Works with a team to develop micro website with multi media resources for women survivors and front-line community organizations and promote widely, facilitate translation of defined resource materials into three to five identified languages
•    Respond to all training inquiries, interview to assess needs and market services, produce flyers, write news releases, public service announcements and utilize social media to promote and market training program and recruit trainees, supervise mailing, faxing, and electronic mailing of all promotional materials, set training fees and write training proposals
•    Maintain and cultivate relationships with training site staff, recruit, train, schedule and supervise and mentor all presenters, coaches, demonstrators
•    Schedule trainings and secure training sites, supervise registration lists, confirmation letters to trainees and trainers, Present core training content and/or coordinate the presentation of core materials by other trainers, manage/coordinate all on-site logistics, moderate/host all training events, manage and problem solve concerns as they arise with trainees, trainers, site staff or contracting agency staff, support, debrief and offer feedback to presenters, coaches, role-players and trainees as needed
•    Supervise/maintain all files pertaining to training contracts and course offerings, including registration lists, payment rosters, cost revenue reports, invoicing, and relevant data bases, review incoming invoices, authorize payments, manage the training budget
•    Attend staff meetings, take part in collaborative decision-making, and goal setting,
•    Works within a leadership team responsible for direct service and community development as well as advisory committees
•    Participates in program and community development, prepares grant proposals for submission
•    Participates as a member of senior management in developing long range and strategic plans assessing and resolving operational issues and policies

•    Develops and establishes standards and accountability control mechanisms for service provision in accordance with mandate, funding requirements, policies, goals and collective agreement requirements and approved by Executive Director
•    Working in collaboration determines program, resource, budgetary, operational and organizational requirements for all new and existing services and programs
•    Supervises, develops and motivates unionized service staff and other assigned staff consistent with a feminist anti-oppression perspective to attain program objectives, ensure effective direct service case planning and management, accountability to women accessing services, community, funding requirements, and referring agencies
•    Communicates and promotes BWSS services and programs and the value therein

Qualifications

1.    Strong demonstrated feminist leadership skills and ability to work independently
2.    Demonstrated ability to lead operational and administrative management, planning, organizing, human resources, analytical and communications.
3.    Strong public speaking and large group facilitation and strong training/presentations skills using adult learning concepts
4.    Minimum 5 years experience providing counselling, support, information and referrals to women survivors of violence (including residential school, childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and violence in intimate relationships). This experience has resulted in a thorough understanding of the dynamics of abuse, supportive interventions and current and emerging issues affecting survivors
5.    Strong feminist anti-oppression analysis of violence against women
6.    Three to five years of progressively more responsible program management experience in Aboriginal, Immigrant, feminist or community social service sector with demonstrated and in-depth working knowledge of BWSS or community based programs and services, applicable legislation and policies
7.    Good organization, time management, problem solving and stress management skills
8.    Strong conflict resolution skills
9.    Well-developed communication skills both written and verbal

This position is part of an organization where the sole purpose is to alleviate and address the conditions of a disadvantaged group (women who are marginalized by violence and various forms of inequalities) being female is a bona fide occupational requirement. As such, only women will be considered.

Application Process & Deadline

All expressions of interest must be received by 5 pm Monday, December 20, 2010.  Anticipated start date is January 2011. 

Please send resume complete with three references to: 

Angela Marie MacDougall
Address:  P.O. Box 21503 – 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5L 5G2
Phone:  604-687-1613      Fax:  604-687-1864    Email:  director @bwss.org

Co-Managers, Aboriginal Women’s Program

Internal and External Posting

Co-Managers, Aboriginal Women’s Program

Battered Women’s Support Services is a feminist anti-violence organization committed to social change!

We are looking for two members of our Leadership Team!

Position Summary:

The Co-Managers, Aboriginal Women’s Program is responsible for managing all aspects of Battered Women’s Support Services Aboriginal Women’s Program.  This is a BWSS Leadership Team position.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

•    From an Indigenous and feminist, anti-oppression perspective plans, organizes, controls and directs the provision of services and programming for assigned new and existing programs, services and projects

•    From an Indigenous and feminist, anti-oppression perspective develops, plans, organizes and delivers BWSS Aboriginal Women’s Program Model

•    Deliver services with, but not limited to, historic, gender, cultural, spiritual, social, and legal relevancy

•    Ensures effective program and service delivery that is consistent with BWSS’ mandate and policy, legal, contractual, budgetary and other requirements

•    Works within a leadership team responsible for direct service and community development

•    Participates in program and community development, prepares grant proposals for submission

•    Participates as a member of senior management in developing long range and strategic plans assessing and resolving operational issues and policies

•    Develops and establishes standards and accountability control mechanisms for service provision in accordance with mandate, funding requirements, policies, goals and collective agreement requirements and approved by Executive Director

•    Working in collaboration determines program, resource, budgetary, operational and organizational requirements for all new and existing services and programs

•    Supervises, develops and motivates unionized service staff and other assigned staff consistent with an Indigenous and feminist anti-oppression perspective to attain program objectives, ensure effective direct service case planning and management, accountability to women accessing services, community, funding requirements, and referring agencies

•    Delivers counselling, group facilitation, and crisis intervention

•    Communicates and promotes BWSS services and programs and the value therein

Qualifications

1.    Strong demonstrated Indigenous and feminist leadership skills

2.    Demonstrated ability to lead operational and administrative management, planning, organizing, human resources, analytical and communications.

3.    Minimum 5 years experience providing counselling, support, information and referrals to women survivors of violence (including residential school, childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and violence in intimate relationships). This experience has resulted in a thorough understanding of the dynamics of abuse, supportive interventions and current and emerging issues affecting survivors

4.    Employment counselling experience and knowledge of employment issues for women survivors of violence with specific knowledge of systemic barriers

5.    Strong feminist anti-oppression analysis of violence against women

6.    Strong counselling, advocacy skills, group facilitation and presentation skills

7.    Extensive theoretical and experiential training related to violence against women, feminist counselling and employment counselling

8.    Demonstrated program development experience and skills

9.    Three to five years of progressively more responsible program management experience in Aboriginal, feminist or community social service sector with demonstrated and in-depth working knowledge of BWSS or community based programs and services, applicable legislation and policies

10.    Good organization and time management skills

11.    Strong conflict resolution skills and the ability to create an atmosphere of trust and support within BWSS Aboriginal Women’s and Direct Service Programs

12.    Well-developed communication skills both written and verbal

This position is part of an organization where the sole purpose is to alleviate and address the conditions of a disadvantaged group (women who are marginalized by violence and various forms of inequalities) being female is a bona fide occupational requirement. As such, only women who identify as Aboriginal, First Nation’s and Métis will be considered.

Application Process & Deadline

All expressions of interest must be received by 5 pm Monday, December 20, 2010.  Anticipated start date is January 2011.

Please send resume complete with three references to:

Angela Marie MacDougall Address:  P.O. Box 21503 – 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5L 5G2Phone:  604-687-1613      Fax:  604-687-1864    Email: 

director@bwss.org

Manager, Aboriginal Women’s Program

Internal and External Posting

Manager, Aboriginal Women’s Program
Full-time, 40 hours/week, Salary Negotiable Based on Experience
Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Evenings, weekends and on call are required)

Battered Women’s Support Services is a feminist anti-violence organization committed to social change!
We are looking for a new member of our Leadership Team!

Position Summary:

The Manager, Aboriginal Women’s Program is responsible for managing all aspects of Battered Women’s Support Services Aboriginal Women’s Program.  This is a BWSS Leadership Team position.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

•    From an Indigenous and feminist, anti-oppression perspective plans, organizes, controls and directs the provision of services and programming for assigned new and existing programs, services and projects
•    From an Indigenous and feminist, anti-oppression perspective develops, plans, organizes and delivers BWSS Aboriginal Women’s Program Model
•    Deliver services with, but not limited to, historic, gender, cultural, spiritual, social, and legal relevancy
•    Ensures effective program and service delivery that is consistent with BWSS’ mandate and policy, legal, contractual, budgetary and other requirements
•    Works within a leadership team responsible for direct service and community development
•    Participates in program and community development, prepares grant proposals for submission
•    Participates as a member of senior management in developing long range and strategic plans assessing and resolving operational issues and policies
•    Develops and establishes standards and accountability control mechanisms for service provision in accordance with mandate, funding requirements, policies, goals and collective agreement requirements and approved by Executive Director
•    Working in collaboration determines program, resource, budgetary, operational and organizational requirements for all new and existing services and programs
•    Supervises, develops and motivates unionized service staff and other assigned staff consistent with an Indigenous and feminist anti-oppression perspective to attain program objectives, ensure effective direct service case planning and management, accountability to women accessing services, community, funding requirements, and referring agencies
•    Delivers counselling, group facilitation, and crisis intervention
•    Communicates and promotes BWSS services and programs and the value therein

Qualifications

1.    Strong demonstrated Indigenous and feminist leadership skills
2.    Demonstrated ability to lead operational and administrative management, planning, organizing, human resources, analytical and communications.
3.    Minimum 5 years experience providing counselling, support, information and referrals to women survivors of violence (including residential school, childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault and violence in intimate relationships). This experience has resulted in a thorough understanding of the dynamics of abuse, supportive interventions and current and emerging issues affecting survivors
4.    Employment counselling experience and knowledge of employment issues for women survivors of violence with specific knowledge of systemic barriers
5.    Strong feminist anti-oppression analysis of violence against women
6.    Strong counselling, advocacy skills, group facilitation and presentation skills
7.    Extensive theoretical and experiential training related to violence against women, feminist counselling and employment counselling
8.    Demonstrated program development experience and skills
9.    Three to five years of progressively more responsible program management experience in Aboriginal, feminist or community social service sector with demonstrated and in-depth working knowledge of BWSS or community based programs and services, applicable legislation and policies
10.    Good organization and time management skills
11.    Strong conflict resolution skills and the ability to create an atmosphere of trust and support within BWSS Aboriginal Women’s and Direct Service Programs
12.    Well-developed communication skills both written and verbal

This position is part of an organization where the sole purpose is to alleviate and address the conditions of a disadvantaged group (women who are marginalized by violence and various forms of inequalities) being female is a bona fide occupational requirement. As such, only women who identify as Aboriginal, First Nation’s and Métis will be considered.

Application Process & Deadline

All expressions of interest must be received by 5 pm Friday, June 25, 2010.  Anticipated start date is July 2010.

Please send resume complete with three references to:

Angela Marie MacDougall
Address:  P.O. Box 21503 – 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5L 5G2
Phone:  604-687-1613      Fax:  604-687-1864    Email:  director @bwss.org

Temporary Position for Legal Advocate at BWSS

Battered Women’s Support Services

Temporary Job Posting

40 hours per week

Hourly pay 21.38 per hour plus benefits

Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.

Alternating Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Additional evenings and weekends may be required

 

Battered Women’s Support Services is currently hiring for the temporary position of Legal Advocate.  This is a full-time position 40 hours a week.

 

Purpose of Position

The Legal Advocacy program provides information, support and advocacy to women dealing with legal issues such as separation, divorce, custody and access, child support, and other issues related to family law, as well as immigration and other systems.

 

Key Responsibilities

1. Program Services:

  • Provide legal information, summary of case law, legal research and general assistance to women in building strategies for their legal case.
  • Assume responsibility for the over-all operations of the Legal Services and Advocacy Program.
  • Work from an anti-oppression feminist analysis of violence against women
  • Become familiar with and perform work consistent with the Outcome Measurement Framework
  • Interviewing women, assessing/analyzing legal problems, assisting in resolving legal problems, assisting women prepare for court, preparing documents in consultation with legal supervisor
  • Deliver training workshops
  • Provide consultation and support to BWSS volunteers related to legal advocacy issues
  • Provide consultation and support to BWSS staff related to legal advocacy issues.
  • Maintain an excellent working knowledge of emergent legal-social issues related to violence against women and to seek solutions.
  • Assist with the administration of all record keeping and service delivery obligations of the Law Foundation of B. C. contract, in keeping with legal and contractual obligations undertaken by the Society.  Such administrative duties will include preparing refunding proposal and regular program activity reports as required by BWSS and the funder.
  • Adheres to the constitution, statement of philosophy, policies and procedures of the Society.

 

Qualifications

The BWSS Legal Advocate must have a:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in the law, or certificate or diploma in appropriate area such as Paralegal Program or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 4 years experience working with legal advocacy issues related to women who experience violence in relationships
  • Analysis, knowledge and training in working with trauma survivors
  • Excellent advocacy and problem solving skills
  • Strong feminist analysis of violence against women
  • Strong anti-oppression awareness and analysis
  • Demonstrated cultural competency including awareness of diverse marginalized communities in the Lower Mainland and ability to work with women from various cultural communities
  • Ability to speak language(s) other than English an asset
  • Highly organized, able to motivate and provide strong leadership to staff, volunteers and colleagues.
  • Satisfactory criminal record checks.
  • Have experience in women’s organizations and non-profit society environments
  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be personable, flexible and self-directed.

 

This position requires union membership

This position is part of an organization where the sole purpose is to alleviate and address the conditions of a disadvantaged group (women who are marginalized by violence and various forms of inequalities) being female is a bona fide occupational requirement. As such, only women will be considered for this position. Aboriginal women, women of colour, lesbians and women from other under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Resumes with cover letter

Should be sent attention to: Heidi Baghaian, Manager of Finance

Fax: 604-687-1864, email: finance@bwss.org

P.O Box 21503 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC V5L 5G2

Closing date: Thursday, May 27th, 2010 by 5pm.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Immigrant Women’s Employment Program Co-ordinator

Internal and External Posting – Repost

Immigrant Women’s Employment Program Co-ordinator
Full-time 40 hours per week at $ 17.60 per hour
Excellent benefits
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm – Evenings and Weekends are required

Battered Women’s Support Services is currently hiring for BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program for women survivors of violence/abuse

Position Summary

The BWSS Immigrant Women’s Employment Program Co-ordinator plans, develops, implements and oversees the day to day operation of the Immigrant Women’s Employment Program within BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program.  The Immigrant Women’s Employment Program Co-ordinator reports to the BWSS Manager of Employment Services & Programs.

BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program (EWEP) services include case management, individualized training, personal development, support groups, personal development exploration, employment related skills training, and educational assistance, counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, legal advocacy and referrals to women survivors of violence in relationships and sexual assault.  

Key Responsibilities:
• From a feminist, anti-oppression perspective plans, organizes and delivers BWSS Immigrant Women’s Employment Model
• Deliver services with cultural relevancy and in recognition that participants have limited proficiency in English
• Facilitates the development of a Personal Development Plan with participants
• Conducts group sessions such as workshops and courses to support skill acquisition and build on current skills.
• Participates in program development, prepares grant proposals for submission.
• Participates as a member of BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program Team
• Provides assessment and referral for survivors of violence both within the organization and to other collateral agencies
• Recruits, selects, trains, orientates, supervises, evaluates and dismisses women volunteers
• Schedules volunteers for facilitation of support groups
• Maintains and provides current employment-related information such as labour market information, employment standards regulations and information on other community resources and services

 

• Coordinates a recognition program for volunteers and annual special events for volunteers
• Monitors expenditures within the operating budget for the year and prepares program budget for submission to senior leadership
• Promotes public awareness and support of the BWSS Empowering Women’s Employment Program by producing promotional materials and attending community events
• Assists with debriefing and case consultation with BWSS Employment staff
• Develops applicable handouts for women accessing BWSS EWEP
• Prepares related reports and compiles statistics on program operation and use

Qualifications
1. Minimum three years of recent related experience working with women survivors of violence
2. Employment counselling experience
3. Minimum three years recent supervisory or administrative experience
4. Minimum three years recent experience managing volunteers
5. Strong group facilitation skills & training skills
6. Feminist leadership skills
7. Minimum three years training and education in a directly related field
8. Strong feminist analysis of violence against women combined with an anti-oppression commitment, awareness and analysis and demonstrated ability to apply analysis
9. Knowledge and experience working with Immigrant women and knowledge of the settlement process
10. Demonstrated cultural proficiency and ability to work with women from various cultural communities
11. Strong conflict resolution skills and demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
12. Satisfactory criminal record checks
13. Have experience in women’s organization and non-profit society environments
14. Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
15. Have proven ability to work co-operatively with colleagues and service provider in the community
16. Be personable, flexible and self-directed

This position requires union membership
This position is part of an organization where the sole purpose is to alleviate and address the conditions of a disadvantaged group (women who are marginalized by violence and various forms of inequalities) being female is a bona fide occupational requirement. As such, only women will be considered for this position. Women who identify as Immigrant women, Refugee women, women of colour or multi-cultural will be considered for this position.

Application Closing Date: Friday, March 6, 2009 by 5 pm
Resume cover letter and three references to: 
Angela Marie MacDougall
Fax:  604-687-1864, Email:  director@ bwss.org Address:  P.O Box 21503 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC V5L 5G2