EMPLOYER: Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
Job Title: Violence Against Women Outreach Worker
Status: Part-time contract until March 31, 2024
Hours: 21 hours/week (0.6 full-time equivalent) – Ability to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends) is required
Benefits: Vacation leave, Personal leave, Health Coverage, HOOPP Pension
Salary: $49,554 annually (pro-rated to 0.6 FTE)
Application Deadline: October 9, 11:59 p.m.
Bringing care and community together since 1986. Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre connects children, youth, parents, adults and seniors with services and resources in Ottawa west. We are committed to supporting our diverse communities in far west Ottawa by providing and coordinating accessible health and social services. Our work is guided by our four core beliefs: empowerment, equity, partnership and innovation and demonstrated through our day-to-day interactions with clients, partners, volunteers, members and staff.
Working at WOCRC means working within our Guiding Beliefs and making a difference to our community. As our employees support the community, WOCRC supports and values its employees by offering a generous wellness package including vacation leave, personal leave, insurance and health coverage, HOOPP enrolment, and maternity leave top-up for full-time indeterminate employees.
WOCRC is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. WOCRC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Support and/or accommodation is available through all phases of our hiring process, please let us know how we can support you.
Under the supervision of the CH Manager, and participating as part of the CH team, the VAW Outreach Worker is responsible for supporting women, individually and in groups, who are trying to establish lives separate from their abusers. The outreach worker will assist women by helping them establish a network of supports and to maintain housing.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
- Initiate contact with women who reside at Hollyer House and former Chrysalis House Clients;
- Provide crisis intervention, through telephone and personal contact with abused women;
- Provide support, information, resources and referral;
- Facilitate and empower women to develop action plans and to implement these plans;
- Assess, with women, what community resources might best serve their needs;
- Support women who are struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues;
- Accompany women to community appointments, as needed;
- Assist women to develop safety plans for themselves and their children;
- Maintain a system of contacting Hollyer House clients and former CH clients on a regular basis to relieve the stress of isolation in a new community;
- Ensure that service is accessible to all women, by accessing communication and interpretive services as requested;
- Advocate for the needs of abused women and children in all work situations, as needed;
- Advocate with third parties in specific cases (e.g., landlords, interactions with Children’s Aid Society, court appearances, enrolling children in school;
- Participate in advocacy and coordination committees about services available, gaps in services and issues affecting abused women and their children;
- Promote participation of abused women in activities designed to educate and/or advocate for prevention.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills
- Bachelor of Social Work or equivalent in education and training;
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience direct work with abused women;
- Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based model of intervention and health equity principles;
- Knowledge of Violence Against Women issues and counselling principles;
- Demonstrated crisis intervention skills;
- Knowledge of legal, financial, housing, employment and training resources in the community;
- Experience in community development;
- Knowledge of addictions, mental health and VAW resources in the community;
- Knowledge and proficiency in program development, delivery and evaluation;
- Strong organizational and communication skills;
- Multitasking abilities;
- Demonstrated ability to identify and serve the needs of diverse communities;
- Ability to promote teamwork and strength in a volunteer and staff group.
Please apply online via this career centre. The application deadline is October 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m..
Submit any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Note that applications submitted via email will not be considered.
Address cover letters to:
People Services Manager
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
2 MacNeil Court
Kanata, ON K2L 4H7
We are an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business and job requirements. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or civil status, political affiliation, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in Ontario.
WOCRC has an accommodation process in place that provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best accommodate you.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this employment opportunity. Please note however that, due to the volume of résumés received, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.
START DATE: 09/21/2022