WCWRC is currently hiring for two positions (1) Drop-in/Outreach Support Staff and (2) Warming Centre Coordinator. Please see below postings for details. 

Drop-in/Outreach Support Staff-Casual

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) provides services and programming to women and families in the West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. WCWRC is Women- Centered and works from empowerment, inclusion, harm reduction, multi-level and community economic development philosophies to support women experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental illness, violence, substance use or participating in sex-trade work.

Position Summary: Drop-in/outreach staff will assist participants to meet their day to day needs such as phone and computer access, meals, laundry, hygiene supplies and resource referrals. Drop-in/Outreach Staff support the day to day operations of our drop-in and build relationships with community members. In addition, staff will conduct street outreach to support unhoused populations.

Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $15
Time requirement: Casual *Flexible availability including evenings and weekends required*
Closing Date: November 24, 2020. Applications reviewed as received

Duties and Responsibilities:

Drop-in

  • Create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in the Drop-In; including mediating conflict and calming tensions

  • Provide support and referrals to vulnerable individuals compassionately and non- judgmentally while maintaining strong personal boundaries

  • Answer and direct calls appropriately

  • Assist in coordinating drop-in services including hygiene distribution, laundry, shower and computer usage

Outreach

 

  • Prepare and deliver food hampers to households in the inner-city

  • Connect with street populations sleeping on public lands through outreach

  • Build rapport with individuals sleeping rough and gain an understanding of their stories, concerns and their needs

  • Connect individuals sleeping rough to resources that will improve their standard of living, such as housing, income, medical supports, and identification

  • Distribute harm reduction supplies, cold weather gear and meals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Essential

  • High school diploma, some post-secondary education or combination of education and life experience

  • Demonstrated ability to work within an inclusion framework

  • Strong understanding of empowerment and harm reduction philosophies

  • Superior problem-solving and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with diverse individuals

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Well-developed computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office and Outlook

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Class 5 Driver’s License

Preferred 

  • Experience working within the non-profit sector

  • Ability to work from a multi-level approach

  • Understanding of Community Economic Development concepts

  • Existing knowledge of the issues of marginalization

  • Experience working collaboratively with community organizations

Work Conditions

  • There is a risk of exposure to potentially unpredictable behaviors and situations

  • Evening and weekend work required

Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of the Personnel Committee.

By email: melissa@wcwrc.ca Fax: 204-783-3173 

Mail: West Central Women’s Resource Centre
640 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0A7

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre is committed to representing diversity amongst our staff. Indigenous peoples, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify

    Warming Centre Coordinator 

    The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) provides services and programming to women and families in the West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. WCWRC is Women- Centered and works from empowerment, inclusion, harm reduction, multi-level and community economic development philosophies to support women experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental illness, violence, substance use or participating in sex-trade work.

    Position Summary: WCWRC has partnered with Spence Neighbourhood Association to coordinate a warming centre in the west central neighbourhood to support folks experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. The Warming Centre Coordinator will work in partnership with SNA staff to oversee the day-to-day operations. The Warming Centre Coordinator will build relationships with community members and assist participants to meet their day to day needs.

    Start Date: ASAP
    Salary: $18-20 per hour
    Time requirement: 37.5 hours per week *Term position until March 31, 2021*
    Closing Date: November 24, 2020

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Warming Centre:

    • Create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in the warming centre

    • Lead a team of diverse staff; ensure staff are provided with appropriate level of supervision and direction

    • Maintain a positive and constructive working relationships with coworkers through teamwork, collaboration, and debriefing

    • Ensure warming centre statistics are consistently tracked
    • Oversee the distribution of winter gear, hygiene and harm reduction supplies
    • Ensure that the space is clean, well maintained and organized; Perform cleaning tasks including dishes, laundry, sweeping, and replacing sharps containers etc.

    Participant Support:

    • Build relationships with participants

    • Identify, intervene and effectively resolve emergency, crisis and conflict situations

    • Provide support and referrals to vulnerable individuals compassionately and non-judgmentally while maintaining strong personal boundaries

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Essential:

    • Post-secondary education in a relevant field such as Urban and Inner-City Studies, Conflict Resolution or Community Development; a combination of relevant education and life experience may be considered

    • Demonstrated crisis intervention training and experience

    • Strong understanding of empowerment and harm reduction philosophies

    • Strong supervision and leadership skills

    • Demonstrated ability to work within an inclusion framework

    • Existing knowledge of the issues of marginalization

    • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to work in a respectful and cooperative manner with co-workers, and centre participants

    • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with diverse individuals

    • Well-developed computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office and Outlook

    • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities

    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

    • Excellent organizational and time management skills

    Preferred:
    • Experience working within the non-profit sector

    • Ability to work from a multi-level approach

    • Understanding of Community Economic Development concepts

    • Experience working collaboratively with community organizations

    Work Conditions:

    • There is a risk of exposure to potentially unpredictable behaviours and situations

    Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of the Personnel Committee.

    By email: melissa@wcwrc.ca Fax: 204-783-3173
    Mail: West Central Women’s Resource Centre
    640 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0A7

    The West Central Women’s Resource Centre is committed to representing diversity amongst our staff. Indigenous peoples, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

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