Safe Shelter Coordinator - Robson Valley Support


Last Updated: July 2015  
Hours: 12 hours per week.  Wage Grid Level 12 ($18.49 - $21.54).
Job Summary: The Safe Shelter Coordinator will coordinate local shelters for women and their children who are
experiencing or are at risk of experiencing violence, provide crisis intervention, support, and advocacy to women experiencing violence within relationships, and provide community education and awareness about the issues of family violence.
Responsible to: Executive Director.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Safe Shelter Coordinator will deliver services with the aim of accessibility and
inclusion for all clients regardless of their culture, physical abilities, immigration status, colour, sexual orientation, income level, family members' choice of trade, or isolation status.
Provides a confidential network of safe homes by recruiting and training volunteer shelter operators.
Monitors and supports existing volunteer shelter operators to facilitate the provision of services.  Makes certain that the shelters have adequate safety measures in place by completing a safety plan with each client and advising the shelter operator of all pertinent information.
Establishes and maintains intake and operational policies that are intended to provide for the safety and well-being of clients and volunteer operators, and protect women and their children and volunteer operators from harassment during provision of service.
Provide identified clients with access to a safe and supportive environment through the network, and provide resource information to enable women to explore their options and define their goals.
Provide crisis intervention and referral support.
Provide local transportation and accompaniment for necessary legal or social service appointments, or as considered necessary for safety or medical needs.
Provide support through individual and group support.
Delivers education and awareness to community and will collaborate with community groups for prevention initiatives.  Initiatives will include delivering and coordinating educational workshops and other prevention activities.
Compiles reports and/or statistical records as required by the agency and purchaser of service.
Safe Shelter Coordinator is responsible for carrying and responding to on-call cell phone 24/7.
Performs other job related duties as required.
Qualifications: Education, Training, and Experience:
Related post-secondary undergraduate degree or diploma; or combination of experience and education.
6 months recent, related work experience in violence prevention, domestic violence, victim assistance.
Optional Qualifications: Post-secondary training in psychology or social services.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relations and a high degree of professionalism.
Ability to operate all equipment associated with the duties of the position.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Physically able to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to communicate effectively in English and follow written and verbal instructions.

How to apply: Please apply to: by 4:30 pm July 31, 2015.
Reference #: 1142
                                                                                                                                  Date Posted:July 16, 2015