Wellness Support Worker, Crabtree Corner Housing
Regular Full Time (35 hours per week)
YWCA Crabtree Corner, 533 E Hastings Street, Vancouver BC
Posting Period
Job Description

YWCA Crabtree Corner Housing provides shelter and support to women who are pregnant or new mothers and who are in recovery. The YWCA Crabtree Corner Housing Wellness Worker reports to the Manager, Crabtree Corner Housing, and is responsible for supporting residents to create and update a personal wellness plan, providing emotional support, accompaniment to appointments, referrals and assistance to find long term housing.  

Pay rate: $30.00 per hour

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Provide Housing Orientation to new residents  

  • Meet Bi-weekly with residents

  • Support residents to create their personal wellness plan. Check in regularly on wellness plan, and support residents to update it as needed

  • Plan and facilitate weekly Wellness Group 

  • Provide ongoing emotional support, information, and referrals for residents 

  • Assist residents to apply for subsidized housing 

  • Create and maintain a resource binder 

  • Provide accompaniments to resident meetings including family court, and MCFD and VACFSS as needed 

  • Read and update client files and communication book daily 

  • Meet with Housing manager weekly and attend staff meetings monthly

  • Assist other staff as needed, including responding to crisis situations, posting notices, letting vendors in

  • Other duties, as assigned 

What you’ll need: 

  • Experience working with women who have substance use issues

  • Crisis intervention skills 

  • Trauma informed

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Appropriate boundaries

  • Understanding of harm reduction approach and culturally safe practices

  • Knowledge of social services policies and practices 

  • Knowledge of Vancouver resources 

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Previous experience with Microsoft Outlook, Share Point, One Drive, Relias Training, ADP Workforce Now and/or Safety line is an asset

  • A valid clear criminal record check (including working with vulnerable populations) is required.

  • The YWCA Metro Vancouver’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination from COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the YWCA deem it necessary to reintroduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties. 

What we offer:  We offer our eligible employees the following benefits as part of their total compensation package:  

  • extended medical and dental benefits   

  • a defined benefit pension plan  

  • flexible working arrangements for applicable positions  

  • Employee Family Assistance Program, a confidential and voluntary support service for employees and their eligible family members  

  • free membership to our Health + Fitness Centre, discounts at our YWCA Hotel and priority in YWCA Child Care centres  

  • a workplace that prioritizes employee health, safety and wellbeing, including many learning and growth opportunities such as our staff mentorship program and three equity committees who help to support our goals towards achieving meaningful equity and inclusion.  


How to Apply

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an inclusive and rewarding workplace. Candidates are invited to send resumes by May 26, 2023 to:  


Brenda Kadey, Manager, CTC Housing 

535 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2E8 



We are committed to ensuring that the application and interview processes are accessible to all applicants; if you require accommodations in submitting your application, or have other questions, please contact the hiring manager as listed.  All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, transferrable skills, lived experience, and business need. We thank all who apply, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about this and other YWCA Metro Vancouver career opportunities, please visit