Women’s Housing First & Aboriginal Services Supervisor – the Vivian Transitional Housing
**Gender is a bona fide occupational requirement: this position is open to women (trans* and cis) only.**
Salary Range: (grid 11) $23.32 – $23.91 per hour + benefits after passing probation
Hours: 75 biweekly, permanent full-time, 1.0 FTE.
Schedule: Sun – Tues 7:30am – 3:30pm; Wed, Thurs 3:30pm – 11:30pm, includes 30 minute unpaid meal break
Work Site: 512 East Cordova St. Vancouver
Start Date: January 10, 2016
Job Summary: Reporting to the Vivian Program Manager or designate, the Supervisor oversees the daily operations of the program and provides a range of Indigenous focused and women focused supports to the program participants and staff. The Supervisor provides support, direction, and coaching for direct service staff. They provide leadership to the team ensuring that the mission, values, policies and procedures of the program and RainCity Housing are followed. They assist the program manager with hiring and evaluation of staff. The supervisor will also provide individual and group supports for Indigenous clients regarding Indigenous ways of understanding healing and recovery, Indigenous services and resources, and Indigenous culture and relevant regulations. They will provide direct service to tenants including a range of case management services, overseeing tenant selection and intake, overseeing medication administration, and promoting the interests of the tenants and the program in the community. The Supervisor liaises with maintenance staff as needed.
Diversity: RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.
Program: The Vivian is a minimal barrier housing program in Vancouver specifically designed for women living with concurrent mental illness, addiction and other challenges. The facility was developed in response to the unique needs of women and is women-only, including both residents and staff. It offers a minimal barrier, high tolerance environment and follows a harm-reduction/health promotion philosophy. The Vivian screens women in (not out) of the program based on the complexities of their needs, histories and behaviors. The program is flexible, non-judgmental and responsive to the unique challenges faced by homeless women.
Qualifications: many forms of education and experience are valued, including volunteering and lived experience of mental illness / addiction/ homelessness; Minimum education and experience includes:
- Diploma in community social services
- Three years of recent, related experience: working with Indigenous women, working with an emphasis on mental health, addictions, homelessness and/or social services; including 1 year in a supervisory capacity
- Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
- Current First Aid and CPR certification
- Class 5 Driver’s License
Key Skills and Abilities – for supporting people receiving our services
Please submit resume and cover letter to Human Resources, to arrive by the closing date.
Drop off: Human Resources, 616 Powell St. Vancouver