CWHWC is expanding our volunteer team!

Volunteering

We’re looking for a Registered Nurse, and a Volunteer Coordinator.  Please apply by January 20th at contactus@cwhwc.com.

The Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre (CWHWC) is a holistic health care centre serving transgender and gender-diverse communities. It operates on a volunteer basis and works within an anti-oppressive social justice framework. At the CWHWC, we aim to provide low-barrier wellness services to trans and gender diverse people in a way that is respectful and celebratory of clients’ identity and self-expression.

 

Volunteer Job Posting: Registered Nurse

Description
Catherine White Holman Wellness centre is seeking a volunteer Registered Nurse to work two clinic evenings per month. Our clinic operates on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 4-7pm. This is an unpaid position.

Clinical work includes shared care of hormone replacement therapies including teaching self-injection, general primary care shared care support, and post-operative care for gender-affirming surgeries. This position also involves a quarterly clinician meeting and involvement in a rotating schedule of lab review and clinic bookings. Applicants must be registered with the College of Registered Nurses of BC.

We encourage applications from qualified people with lived experience and/or experience working with transgender and gender-diverse people or those with a strong interest in and commitment to serving this community. The CWHWC is strongly committed to equity and diversity. We especially welcome applications from trans* women and individuals on the transfeminine spectrum, people of colour and those who identify as visible minorities, people of Aboriginal ancestry, GLBTQ2+ applicants, people with disabilities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Reporting: This position reports to the medical lead and centre organizing team.

Preferred skills

  • Pap and STI certification
  • Wound care experience
  • Collaborative and collegial approach
  • Strong interpersonal and interdisciplinary skills
  • Knowledge of harm reduction
  • Knowledge of anti-oppressive care
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care

Posting date: January 6, 2015
Position start/end date: February 22, 2015
All CWHWC volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum one-year volunteer term.
Please send a cover letter and resume (attn: Selection Committee) to contactus@cwhwc.com by Jan 20/15

Volunteer Job Posting: Volunteer Coordinator

Description
Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre is seeking applicants for the position of Volunteer Coordinator. This position will involve supporting current volunteers through bi-annual check-ins, helping to respond to prospective volunteers and provide orientation, and maintaining staff files. We currently have 25 volunteers who work in clinical and community roles during twice monthly ½ day clinics. The volunteer co-ordinator will also serve as a liaison between centre volunteers and the centre organizing team. The volunteer co-ordinator will participate in some Sunday afternoon clinics (2nd and 4th Sundays of the month) as well as hours outside of this as decided by the volunteer co-ordinator and centre organizing team. Anticipated requirement is 4 to 5 hours weekly decided jointly as above.

We encourage applications from qualified people with lived experience and/or experience working with transgender and gender-diverse people or those with a strong interest in and commitment to serving this community. The CWHWC is strongly committed to equity and diversity. We especially welcome applications from trans* women and individuals on the transfeminine spectrum, people of colour and those who identify as visible minorities, people of Aboriginal ancestry, GLBTQ2+ applicants, people with disabilities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Reporting: This position reports to the centre organizing team.

Preferrred Skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Previous experience with volunteer coordination
  • Previous management/supervision skills

Posting date: January 6, 2015
Position start date: February 8, 2015
All CWHWC volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum one-year volunteer term.
Please send letter of interest and resume (attn: Selection Committee) to contactus@cwhwc.com by Jan 20/15.