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Work with PearlSpace

  • Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of survivors of gender-based violence?
  • Are you inspired by working with a team dedicated to dismantling systems of oppression?
  • Are you looking for meaningful work that speaks to your values?

Then join PearlSpace! For over 40 years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to creating social and systemic change through education, outreach, and activism. We are a grassroots organization working from an intersectional feminist framework to cultivate hope through inclusive, supportive services for the lives of women, Two Spirit, gender-diverse, non-binary, trans people, and children/youth within the Sea to Sky Corridor and Stl’atl’imx regions.

It’s important for our communities to be represented in the work we do. That’s why we hire folks from the communities we serve for frontline, administrative, and leadership positions.

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We are currently hiring for:

PearlSpace Culture Statement: Operating from an intersectional feminist lens, we provide a safe, person-centred, vital community resource. By centering team well being with a focus on self-care, compassion, and collaboration, we are able to respond to the needs of our community, build community connections, advocate for social justice, and prevent as well as educate around issues of violence.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Transition House Manager for all program-related and employment matters and to the Community Program Director for strategic directions, the Support Worker will provide support to women, Two Spirit, gender-diverse, non-binary, trans people, and children/youth accessing the Squamish Drop-in Centre and Transition House (with or without children, either fleeing domestic violence or at increased risk of violence). This is done in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures, consisting of (but not limited to) emotional support, safety planning, education, advocacy, future direction planning, referral assistance and household duties, screening and orientation from an intersectional feminist perspective using a non-judgmental approach.

Other tasks required are fostering community relations, support and education within the community, and ensuring PearlSpace’s service goals and mission are met. To support and uphold the values implied by the PearlSpace Mission Statement.

Qualifications

  • Two years post-secondary education in social/human services or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of current federal, provincial and municipal government policy affecting clients.
  • An in-depth understanding of systemic discrimination facing women and gender-diverse individuals, and the dynamics of violence against women and gender-diverse individuals.
  • Current Basic First Aid Certification (OFA Level 1 or equivalent) an asset
  • Reliable vehicle and a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License. 

Skills and Attributes:

  • Training and experience in the field of crisis counselling for people in abusive relationships
  • Four years of recent experience in social services, specifically working with women, Two Spirit, gender-diverse, non-binary, trans people and children/youth fleeing abuse.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and experience supporting clients affected by mental ill-health, substance-use, poverty, and discrimination based on ethnicity, class, sexual orientation and other intersections of marginalization.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and experience in supporting clients affected by the following forms of violence; domestic, family, societal and systemic abuse as it affects women and gender-diverse individuals.
    Strong communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Strong organizational skills; time management, attention to detail, capacity to prioritize by assessing the situation to determine urgency.
  • Positive stress management skills.
  • Positive independent and collaborative problem solving and conflict management skills.
  • Strong personal interaction skills; listening, crisis management.
  • Proven advocacy skills.

At PearlSpace, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

We have various roles for Full time, Part time and Casual.

The shifts range from 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm and 11pm-7am.

This position requires a criminal record check by the police and an authorization for a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.

Reports to: Transition House Manager
Pay: $24.75 per hour
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Please direct your cover letter, resume and all inquiries to:
Christina Walsh, HR Coordinator, cwalsh@pearlspace.ca

PearlSpace Culture Statement: Operating from an intersectional feminist lens, we provide a safe, person-centred, vital community resource. By centering team well being with a focus on self-care, compassion, and collaboration, we are able to respond to the needs of our community, build community connections, advocate for social justice, and prevent as well as educate around issues of violence.

Position Summary

Primary functions: to provide support to individuals and their children, consisting of emotional support, safety planning, education, advocacy, referrals, and accessing resources as needed, as well as supporting survivors of sexual assault accessing services. Other tasks required are day-to-day operations for the Squamish Drop-in Centre, fostering positive community relations, providing advocacy, community support, and education, and ensuring PearlSpace service goals and mission are met. The Gender Diverse Program aims to increase internal capacity to support gender-diverse individuals who have experienced gender-based violence, abuse, and/or conflict in their lives. This includes but is not limited to revising brochures and internal documents, training for staff and volunteers, developing a gender inclusion policy and hiring practices, and supporting the revision of our mission and vision statements.
This permanent part-time position works 16 hours/week at the PearlSpace Squamish Drop-In Centre.

Education, skills, and attributes:

• Bring to the role intersectional feminist values and a commitment to advocate for equity denied individuals
• Ability and willingness to learn and to be a creative problem-solver. Flexible when situations change, adaptable to new technologies, and able to work in a diverse environment
• Good self-awareness, ability to self-regulate, excellent listening skills, and provide appropriate feedback when necessary
• Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
• Steward of respectful, caring, supportive work environment
• Ability to maintain the confidentiality of organization, staff, and clients
• Strong organizational skills: time management, attention to detail, ability to prioritize
• A passion to make a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing gender-based violence in our communities
•   Able to develop strong working relationships
• Adaptable, flexible, self-motivated and organized
• Resourceful, able to resolve problems quickly and effectively

Hiring Process
At PearlSpace, we value lived experience and work experience when we decide who to interview and who to hire. We believe that both types of experience can provide you with the skills you’d need to succeed in a position with us. We encourage you to spend time sharing what you think is relevant in your cover letter.
PearlSpace prioritizes hiring people representative of the population we serve including Indigenous Peoples, women, 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks, and members of the multicultural community. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letter so that we can adequately prioritize the application; however, this is not a requirement.
This position requires a criminal record check by the police and an authorization for a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.

Reports to: Community Program Manager (Squamish) – Suzie Soman
Pay: $24.75 per hour
Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2024

Please direct your cover letter, resume and all inquiries to:
Christina Walsh, HR Coordinator, cwalsh@pearlspace.ca

Administrative Assistant
16 hours – part time

PearlSpace Culture Statement: Operating from an intersectional feminist lens, we provide a safe, person-centred, vital community resource. By centering team well being with a focus on self-care, compassion, and collaboration, we are able to respond to the needs of our community, build community connections, advocate for social justice, and prevent as well as educate around issues of violence.

Main function: The Administrative Assistant is a dynamic, multi-faceted administrative support to the PearlSpace Support Services Society (PearlSpace) administration team including coordinators, the management team, and the executive director. The ideal candidate is highly organized, can multi-task and is able to maintain a high level of confidentiality. The Administrative Assistant is a dynamic role that will provide experience in many areas of office functions in the non-profit sector including in fund development, human resources, executive support, IT and more. This is a great entry level position for someone looking to build diverse experience.
This is a permanent part-time position working 16 hours/week from the PearlSpace Squamish Drop-In Centre.

Education, skills and attributes:
• Bring to the role intersectional feminist values and a commitment to advocate for equity denied individuals
• Ability and willingness to learn and to be a creative problem-solver. Flexible when situations change, adaptable to new technologies, and able to work in a diverse environment
• Good self-awareness, ability to self-regulate, excellent listening skills, provides appropriate feedback when necessary
• Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
• Steward of respectful, caring, supportive work environment
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of organization, staff and clients
• Strong organizational skills; time management, attention to detail, ability to prioritize
• A passion to make a difference in the lives of individuals experiencing gender-based violence in our communities
• Able to develop strong working relationships
• Adaptable, flexible, self-motivated and organized, resourceful, able to resolve problems quickly and effectively

Hiring Process: At PearlSpace, we value lived experience and work experience when we decide who to interview and who to hire. We believe that both types of experience can provide you with the skills you’d need to succeed in a position with us. We encourage you to spend time sharing what you think is relevant in your cover letter.

PearlSpace prioritizes hiring people representative of the population we serve including women, 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks, Indigenous Peoples, and members of the multicultural community.  Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letter so that we can adequately prioritize the application; however, this is not a requirement.

This position requires a criminal record check by the police and an authorization for a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.

Reports to: Executive Director, Ashley Oakes 
Closing Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 2024
Wage: $24.75/hour and 6% in lieu of benefits.            

Please direct your cover letter, resume, and all inquiries to: Christina Walsh, HR cwalsh@pearlspace.ca

Permanent Full-time position at 40 hours per week

PearlSpace Culture Statement: Operating from an intersectional feminist lens, we provide a safe, person-centred, vital community resource. By centering team well being with a focus on self-care, compassion, and collaboration, we are able to respond to the needs of our community, build community connections, advocate for social justice, and prevent as well as educate around issues of violence.

Main Function:  To support and uphold the values implied by the PearlSpace Mission Statement. To provide effective oversight of operations, human resource management and community engagement for PearlSpace’s Whistler and Pemberton programs and services. Duties include program development, program operations, human resource management, grant reporting, grant writing, fundraising, community engagement, awareness and advocacy. 

Location Whistler, Pemberton and surrounding communities

Qualifications:

  • Four years post-secondary education in social/human services or a related discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, and minimum two years in a management position, preferably in a field of social services, program management, or non-profit management.
  • An in-depth understanding of systemic discrimination of women and marginalized genders and the dynamics of gender-based violence on adults and children.
  • Current Basic First Aid Certification (OFA Level 1 or equivalent) an asset
  • Reliable vehicle and a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Strong leadership and human resource management skills; able to develop and support a high functioning team. 
  • Effective administrative and organizational skills that support the ongoing operations of the broader organization.
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) and computer skills, social media skills; 
  • Experience with grant writing and reporting and ability to collaborate with PearlSpace’s fundraising staff.
  • Ability to work both independently at a remote location while being part of a collaborative team;  
  • Able to work under pressure with individuals and families experiencing crisis; varying levels of mental wellness; homelessness; and substance use difficulties;
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational and problem-solving skills;
  • Crisis prevention, intervention, and conflict resolution skills; in a non-judgemental approach.

Hiring Process:

At PearlSpace, we value lived experience and work experience when we decide who to interview and who to hire. We believe that both types of experience can provide you with the skills you’d need to succeed in a position with us. We encourage you to spend time sharing what you think is relevant in your cover letter.

PearlSpace prioritizes hiring people representative of the population we serve including women, 2SLGBTQQIA+ folks, Indigenous Peoples, and members of the multicultural community.  Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in their cover letter so that we can adequately prioritize the application; however, this is not a requirement.

This position requires a criminal record check by the police and an authorization for a criminal record check under the Criminal Records Review Act of BC.

Reports to: Executive Director, Ashley Oakes and Community Program Director, Shana Murray
Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate is hired.
Pay: $34.10 per hour               

Please direct your cover letter, resume, and all inquiries to: Christina Walsh, HR cwalsh@pearlspace.ca

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