The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) is an Indigenous community-based organization dedicated to providing resources and support to urban Indigenous women and their families. Our work helps to build the self-sufficiency of Indigenous women and children build our collective capacity to make positive changes in our community.

As part of the NWRCT team, the Trans Peer Support Worker will offer support and services to transgender and gender diverse people, to assist them to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of community-based, client centered care that supports positive interdependence.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • Lived experience as a transgender, trans, 2 s or gender non-confirming person
  • Awareness and understanding of the experiences of the Indigenous Trans 1s gender non-conforming community.
  • Strong time management and self-organisation skills
  • Relationship building skills
  • Proven experience in and knowledge of victims’ issues surrounding violence against women, sexual violence, human trafficking, and transitional support
  • written, verbal communication, interpersonal skills, documentation abilities
  • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and communities
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditional healing
  • Experience working with Traditional Healers, Elders and Knowledge Keepers in a professional helping setting
  • Current Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening are required
  • First Aid and CPR certifications are an asset

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create, implement and promoting the Trans Peer Support programming
  • Assess client needs and develop and implement a plan of care with short and long term objectives, with ongoing monitoring until clients can be referred to the necessary service providers
  • Collaborate closely and make referrals to the programs Trauma Counsellors & Traditional Healers and Trauma Support Coordinator
  • Refer and link clients to a range of community resources to provide blanket, wrap-around supports
  • Keep accurate client files, case notes, and program documentation
  • Collaborate with peer mentors, and other centre staff to provide wrap around services
  • Co-Facilitate and support circles and groups for participants
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ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Complete reports monthly, quarterly, and annually, e.g. client files, programming statistics, and monthly work plan, and submit on or before due date
  • Maintain accurate, current client listing, case notes, and client files
  • Effectively organize and update the calendar of events
  • Assist with, and prepare necessary paperwork with adequacy and reasonability
  • Assist with other program workshop preparation and monitoring, as required

STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE

  • Adhere to policies, procedures and best practice as set by the NWRCT, and applicable funder mandated policies and procedures
  • Ability to create and maintain a confidential, welcoming, friendly and safe environment

The Trans Peer Support Worker will be directly accountable to the Program Manager or designate for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description

NWRCT’s opportunity for employment is non-discriminatory and in compliance with the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code and the City of Toronto’s Anti-discrimination

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Please provide a cover letter and resume to Pamela Hart

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Due to the nature of the organizations culturally based social services, NWRCT encourages applications from Indigenous women (Section 24 (1) (a), Special Employment, Ontario Human Rights Code).

Job Category: Support Worker
Job Type: Honourarium Opportunity

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