Work with Meaning
Our culture is built on our unshakable belief that when women support each other, we can change the world.
Whether you’re a woman with lived experience or a woman whose passion guides you to women’s anti-violence and social justice work, you’ll find yourself among allies here.
We cultivate a culture that’s empowering, inclusive and relaxed. We value innovation, collaboration and respect. Here are just a few benefits of joining us.
Our extended health program includes MSP premiums, dental, vision, prescription medications, select alternative therapies, life insurance and long-term disability. We also have an Employee and Family Assistance program.
Vacation & Leave
We offer a nine-day fortnight, three weeks’ vacation to start and the ability to carry over one week into the next year. We offer generous special and sick leave and the option to carry over and accrue up to six weeks of paid sick leave.
Work close to home
Atira has sites across the Lower Mainland, proving you with the chance to work close to where you live and spend more time at home with the people you love.
Save for the future
We have a registered pension plan where staff contributions are matched by Atira, plus 2%. Staff can voluntarily add unmatched amounts to help grow their retirement fund even faster.
Broaden your professional network and knowledge through our mentorship program. Not only can you be mentored by someone more experienced, but you can also share your experience by mentoring others.
When you help to bring us more passionate, creative, collaborative women for our team, we’ll reward you! Not just with a high-five, but with some fun money for your work and connections.
- An employee loan program
- Quarterly staff development days
- Casual work environment
- First crack at open positions
- Training and facilitation opportunities
What is the Role of a Women's Support Worker?
- women are the experts in their own situations and the decision whether or not to make changes in their lives and what kinds of changes is theirs alone.
- women who have experienced violence/abuse/trauma have developed skills and strengths to cope with their situation. Our role is to acknowledge, validate, and attempt to add to these skills and strengths, not to judge women for the coping skills they have developed and not to see women as helpless and in need of being rescued.
- the goal of intervention in a residential setting is to provide a safe, supportive environment in which women have control of their living situation.
- the primary role of the support worker is to work to support women in addressing the issues that arise as a result of their experiences and to support their right to access fair and relevant information, in an effort to assist them in deciding whether or not to make changes in their lives.
I love working for Atira because of its diversity, we not only hire women with professional and educational experiences, life experiences also play a huge role. I am part of the Atira team and I am so proud of it.
Growing up I learned it was not safe to identify as an Aboriginal woman. At Atira I am safe to be me, not only as an Aboriginal woman but also despite my past and society telling me I would never amount to anything.
Working at Atira I get to make a difference I get to see a homeless woman's eyes light up when she is provided safe housing. I get to see tears of joy when a woman is reunited with her child . . . I get to use my voice where I was once voiceless and for the women I loved who never made it, I get the honour of making their lives count.
Being a part of an organization that meets you where you're at and supports women who are afraid to share their stories because of the stereotypes and the stigma of society, gives me incentive to go to work and be my very best self, with my co-workers and the women we are supporting.
Atira is A for amazing! Staff are provided professional development, ensured a respectful work environment, a living wage, occupational health and safety is taken seriously, and many opportunities are provided to use your strengths and to discover strengths you never knew you had.