Careers

Careers at Odyssey House

Odyssey House has been working with women and their children within Grande Prairie and surrounding areas since 1979. We are always looking for individuals to join our team that double as ambassadors for the mission and vision of what Odyssey House stands for. As a collective team, we believe in trauma-informed, women-centered, and culturally-inclusive practice. We all hope to see a future where we can live in a community free of violence against women, it is important that those who seek out to join our team share these values. All employees and volunteers are required to have a recent Criminal Check and Child Intervention Check.

Public Education Support Worker (Maternity Leave Coverage: 12 Months- 18 Months)

Responsibilities include working as a team member to support staff and volunteers, including but not limited to: delivering presentations to professionals, students, and members of the community and administrative work.

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Director of Programs

The Director of Programs will coordinate and manage programs and services of the Grande Prairie Women’s Residence Association with the goal of implementing and upholding the vision and mission of the Association. The Director of Programs is directly responsible for the supervision, training, mentoring and performance reviews of the Client Support Workers, Client Support Supervisors, the Childcare Manager, and the Community Support Manager. The Director of Programs will collaborate with the community and staff to ensure best practice implementation and operation of in-house services and program.

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Community Support Worker

The Community Support Worker supports, advocates and accompanies clients in the community throughout the processes of addressing legal, financial, medical housing and child welfare issues. They facilitate shelter groups as requested and required

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Client Support Worker

The Client Support Worker is required to develop a supportive relationship with adult and child residents of the shelter in order to apply supportive skills within a crisis intervention and domestic violence framework. In addition, responsibilities include working as a team member with other staff members and volunteers, developing and maintaining good working relationships with relevant service providers/agencies, and participating in staff development activities. Some household duties may also be required.

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Childcare Support Worker

Under the direction of the Childcare Support Manger, The Childcare Support Worker is responsible to administer activities for the resident’s children which takes into account their developmental and special needs, to make mothers aware of services of Family Resource Center and program activities available; completing appropriate documentation; ability to coach and mentor parents; knowledge of Children’s First Legislation and CFSA regulations; ability to represent Odyssey House and interact with member agencies professionally and effectively; knowledge of relevant agencies for referrals and effective case management.

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Childcare Support Manager

The Childcare Manager will coordinate and manage assigned programing and services of the Grande Prairie Women’s Residence Association with the goal of implementing and upholding the vision and mission of the association. The Childcare Manager is directly responsible for the supervision, training, mentoring and performance reviews of the Childcare Support Workers and Out of School Youth Worker. The Childcare Manager will collaborate with the community and staff to ensure best practice implementation and operation of in-house services and programs.

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