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: 

Reporting to the Director of Community Development, the Immigrant Gender-Based Violence Case Worker will work with immigrants who have experienced violence. They will support people on their healing journey, through one on one supports which includes trauma supports and systems navigation.

** Due to the nature of this position, candidates who speak a second language will be prioritized.

Start Date: ASAP

Salary Range: $22-25/hr, 6% vacation pay, plus a benefits package and matched RSP after 3 month. 

Time requirement: 37.5 hours/week

Closing date: Open until filled

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide individual support to people who have been impacted by violence – both family violence and any other sort of gender-based violence
  • To empower people to advocate for themselves and to advocate on their behalf
  • To assist people with finding permanent housing and connecting them to income supports
  • To provide information, referrals and system navigation to participants and their families
  • To work in collaboration with the Settlement team, the Housing team and the Restoring the Balance team to ensure effective wrap around supports for participants
  • Report on program outcomes to the Director of Community Development as required by funding agreements
  • Actively participate in WCWRC staff retreats, trainings and meetings
  • In conjunction with other WCWRC staff, provide on-going informal support, referral and direction to community members using the Centre

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential:

  • Demonstrated experience supporting victims of violence and a strong understanding of the resources available
  • ·Demonstrated understanding of working with marginalized communities, including an anti-oppression lens and the social determinants of health
  • Strong understanding of empowerment, harm reduction and trauma informed care philosophies
  • Knowledge of housing, EIA and gender based violence provincial policies
  • Must be able to work effectively cross-culturally and with participants with low English levels
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Professional and responsible with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Experience working collaboratively with community organizations
  • Self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle is required.
  • A clear criminal record check and child abuse registry is required due to the nature of the position.

 

Preferred:

  • Post-secondary degree in the Social Services field

  • Experience working within the non-profit sector

  • Ability to work from a multi-level approach

Working Conditions:

  • Days, with evening and weekend hours required as needed

Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of the Hiring Committee, c/o Karina Flores, Director of Community Development with the title of the position in the subject line. Cover letter should expressly indicate how your experience meets the job requirements.  
By email: [email protected] 
By fax: 204-783-3173
In person: West Central Women’s Resource Centre 
640 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0A7 

We thank everyone for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates selected for interview will be paid for their time.

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