(FR-21143-MW) Social Services Assistant – Atira Womens Resource Society – Surrey, BC

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Competition Number: FR-21143-MW Type

: Canada Summer Job Program

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week for 10 weeks (Flexibility needed, schedule on some weekends & & evenings)

Compensation: $18.00/ hr.

Program & & Location: Maxxine Wright Drop-In (White Rock)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

About United States:

Atira Women’s Resource Society, an acclaimed not-for-profit organization understood for its inclusionary hiring practices and where a task is more than a pay cheque. We provide the opportunity to work together with amazing women working to make the world a more just location, one woman, one child, one house, one job at a time.

The Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Social Services Assistant Student at Maxxine Wright Drop-In, a program of Atira Women’s Resource Society. We offer a difficult and fulfilling work environment for females passionate about the work of ending violence versus ladies and children. Understanding the dynamics of violence against women and kids within the context of intersectional feminism and having the ability to use this understanding in your everyday practice is necessary.


This position is a temporary summertime trainee position, funded by HRSDC and certain conditions need to be met:

  • The effective candidate needs to be in between the age of 15 and 30.
  • The effective applicant must also be a Canadian resident, permanent homeowner, or person to whom refugee security has been provided under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and, is lawfully entitled to work in Canada in accordance with appropriate provincial/territorial legislation and policies.
  • International trainees are not eligible. Current immigrants are qualified if they are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Experience dealing with children and youth who have/are experiencing and or have actually witnessed violence and abuse is a definite property. Need to have a well-developed analysis of the ongoing effects of colonization and the resulting influence on First Nations, Métis and Inuit women; should understand and be at ease working within a damage decrease environment.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assisting ladies finishing applications (i.e. housing and education, resumes)
  • Seeking out proper community resources
  • Providing one-to-one support and accompaniment for women accessing community resources
  • Assists in cultural events, community cooking areas, self-care activities for women and child care as needed
  • Carries out other related tasks as required

Abilities & & Abilities:

  • Excellent composed and oral communication skills
  • Above average computer system abilities
  • Passion for Fundraising
  • Must be arranged and methodical
  • Ability to organize work and perform duties with independence
  • Ability to work under pressure/meet due dates
  • Capability to provide and receive positive criticism
  • Time management skills


Preference will be offered to a trainee pursuing an education in Non-Profit Management, Community Development, Social Justice, Communications, Women’s Studies, and other appropriate discipline.

Additional Requisites/Assets:

  • A legitimate First Aid Certificate is needed
  • All positions undergo a criminal records examine

Application Process:

Applications ought to be emailed to [email protected] Please price quote the Competition Number in your email subject line and offer a cover letter with a current resume describing how you meet or surpass the above-noted certifications.

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