The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) provides services and programming to women, non-binary people and their families in the West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg. WCWRC is women centered and practices empowerment, inclusion, harm reduction, multi-level, and community economic development philosophies to support women experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental health, gender based violence, substance use or participating in sex work. 

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre is committed to inclusion and equity and strives to ensure that our staff team reflects the diversity of the community we serve. Persons with relevant lived experience, Indigenous peoples, Black people and all people of colour, persons living with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions are encouraged to apply and will be prioritized.  

We are committed to removing barriers to employment that are faced by groups that have been historically, persistently and systemically marginalized and encourage (but do not require) members of these groups to self-identify as such in their cover letters. If you require an accommodation for the recruitment/interview process (including alternate formats of materials, or accessible meeting rooms or other accommodation), please contact us and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

Position Summary: 

The Drop-in Programs Assistant will support the Drop-in Programs Coordinator in developing a program calendar for the 2024 summer at WCWRC. They will collaborate with staff on planning and delivering events, community celebrations and other informational or recreational activities for the community. They will also support Centre activities for Reconciliation Month (July). 

This position is funded by a Canada Summer Jobs grant, and applicants must be between 18 and 30 (inclusive). 

Start Date: ASAP

Salary Range: $18/hr. 

Time requirement: 30 hours per week/ 10 week contract

Closing date: June 14th, 2024

Duties and Responsibilities

Drop-in Support 

  • Build relationships with participants  
  • Create a welcoming atmosphere for everyone in the Drop-In  
  • Ensure that the Drop-In space is clean, well maintained and organized 
  • Be fully informed of WCWRC activities, programming and staff in order to direct inquires appropriately 
  • Provide support and referrals to vulnerable participants compassionately and non-judgmentally while maintaining strong personal boundaries 

Drop-in Programs 

  • Plan and facilitate events, workshops, celebrations and programs, including community events in partnership with other agencies, as identified with the team 
  • Support the creation and sharing of the monthly program calendar 
  • Track and report on programs and initiatives implemented, including event summaries 
  • Guided by the WCWRC Reconciliation Committee, support planning and delivering programming, events and activities focusing on Reconciliation 

Other Community Services Support 

  • Assist with Winnipeg Harvest pickup and deliveries, as needed 
  • Ensure program space is kept organized; complete regular cleaning of the space  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential:

  • Ability to work within anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks 
  • Ability to practice participant-centred work and to work from a trauma-informed approach  
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with diverse individuals and show compassion and understanding 
  • Strong understanding of and ability to practice harm reduction 
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities, excellent organizational and time management skills  
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  
  • Intermediate computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office and Outlook 
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb 

Preferred:

  • Priority given to BIPOC youth 
  • Lived experience of overcoming housing insecurity, homelessness, poverty and/or marginalization strongly preferred 
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License preferred but not required 
  • Experience working within the non-profit sector  
  • Existing knowledge of the issues of marginalization  
  • Experience working collaboratively with community organizations  
  • Some experience organizing events, programming or community activities

Working Conditions:

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

Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of Mercy (she/her):  
By email: [email protected] 
By mail/drop off: West Central Women’s Resource Centre 
640 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0A7 

We thank all applicants but only candidates being considered will be contacted.  

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