Careers

WINGS of Providence, a non-profit agency whose mission is to provide comprehensive transitional programs and independent living in a safe secure, supportive and healthy environment for women with children who have experienced family violence, is accepting applications for:

Immediate JOB OPPORTUNITY: Part-Time Facility Reception Worker

Applications are currently being accepted for a Part-Time Facility Reception Worker. Hours of work are: Weekends and Stat Holidays 9am-4:30pm or 4:30pm-12midnight and evenings M-F 4-12 midnight. Each shift is 8 hours. Extreme Southeast location. Part time is ideal for students. The successful candidate will have a min Grade 12 education, must be over 18 years of age. Good communication skills/verbal and written. An interest in the humanitarian services an asset. Must work well with all people including children. Warm telephone manner, hard working and dependable. Must be motivated to work well independently. Require good physical health – Duties include janitorial duties. Experience in the non-profit sector and knowledge of family violence are assets. Candidate must be self-directed, decisive, flexible, mature, and able to work in a fast paced environment with ease.

Email resumes to:
Rhonda Janzen

Only those applicants required for an interview will be contacted. Required: First Aid CPR Level C, Criminal Record Check, Child Welfare Check.

Immediate opening: Support Worker (full-time)

Diploma/degree in Human Services with a RSW designation. Knowledge of family violence with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field. Must: demonstrate ability to work independently and as a team member, communicate effectively, manage time appropriately and make the necessary client assessments. Will be required to do group facilitation as well as individual support work.

Email resumes to:
Wings of Providence

Salary will commensurate with experience. Posted June 22, 2017.
Required: Criminal record check, Child Welfare check, first aid.

Facts About Family Violence

While not all children who witness violence suffer direct physical abuse, they frequently develop long-term behavioural and psychological problems. Exposure to violence can affect children’s brain development and ability to learn, and lead to a wide range of behavioural and emotional issues such as anxiety, aggression, bullying, phobias, and insomnia.

(Child Abuse/Children Exposed to Violence Information Sheet, Alberta Children and Youth Services, October 2008. Available: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/images/familyviolence/doc_opfvb_sheet_child_colour.pdf)

Violence against women happens in all cultures and religions, in all ethnic and racial communities, at every age, and in every income group.

Women's Voices

"I am a mom living in WINGS at the moment with my beautiful kids. I came to WINGS because I was in another shelter, which was only a 21 day stay. They suggested I go to WINGS because they provide support and have programs that help with domestic abuse.

I came to Canada as an immigrant and met my spouse here. I was physically and mentally abused by my spouse. He isolated me from society. I wasn’t allowed to go to work or to school. I wasn’t even allowed to go grocery shopping or to visit family or friends.

WINGS changed that for me. They helped me to grow and showed me that I have the right to be treated as a human being. My counsellor is the best; she helps me to deal with my situation. Now I can speak; I am independent. I can drive a car and I am looking forward to going to school and work. Thanks to WINGS I can get financially stable and they have made me stronger and a more positive person. This place is a home to me and my children and I wish I could stay here forever."