SARA for Women Warm Zone Outreach Worker (Relief)

The Warm Zone has openings for casual, on-call Outreach Workers.


Reporting to the Programs Manager, the Outreach Worker will provide support to clients of the Warm Zone. The Outreach Worker provides casework support to individuals experiencing homelessness, substance misuse, concurrent disorders, spectrum disorders and/or criminal justice involvement. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, outgoing, caring, and will understand the importance of working within an agency that practices a non-judgmental woman-centered approach.


  • Completion of the 2 year UFV Diploma in Social Services (or equivalent) at a minimum
  • Specific training in addictions and mental health
  • Experience working with high risk, multi-barrier female populations
  • Experience in the provision of outreach support services
  • Excellent knowledge of the programs and services in the Abbotsford community


  • Firm commitment to SARA’s “woman centered” approach to support and service delivery
  • Firm commitment to SARA’s pro-choice stance
  • Solid and demonstrable work ethic and the ability to work efficiently and with minimal supervision
  • Firm commitment to SARA’s team based approach
  • Ability to network and interact well with other service providers and allied colleagues
  • Firm commitment to SARA’s Mandate, Philosophy and Values
  • Willingness and ability to receive and work with feedback in a non-defensive way
  • Willingness and ability to fully commit to the Warm Zone program and to engage as a dynamic, vibrant member of the team
  • Willingness to be a flexible worker, understanding that changes in scheduling are sometimes necessary to meet service obligations
  • Valid First Aid and Food Safe Certificates
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, lift up to 30lbs, pick up and sort bagged or packaged donations


  • Travel with reimbursement for mileage and use of a reliable vehicle with business insurance required.
  • Class 5 Drivers license and a car in good working condition that can safely transport residents as required.
  • Occupational First Aid, Level 1 certificate is required. Copy of valid certification must be presented on first day of work.
  • Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a criminal record check.
  • Previous use of SARA or WRSFV services must be disclosed at time of application.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Subject: Relief Outreach Worker – Warm Zone 

Applications will remain open until relief pool is filled.

SARA for Women Society promotes the principles of anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion. We strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals from First Nations, diverse ethnocultural origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone inquiries please.