Part Time Residential Support Counsellor

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C.U.P.E. – Local 4393

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (G-W WIC) is a feminist community-based organization providing services to women and their children who have experienced woman abuse and/or sexual violence.

 

Marianne’s Place requires a Part Time Residential Support Counsellor

For every weekend, rotating day and overnight shift schedule

Classification 111b Level 1-4

 

Requisite Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the skills and abilities to join Marianne’s Place team.  If you are self-directed with the ability to work effectively within a team environment, are compassionate, creative and resourceful, please consider this opportunity.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Support Women and their children in their experiences of violence through individual and group support.
  • Providing residents and callers with options, referrals and connections to community resources.
  • Provide crisis intervention and crisis counselling services to callers and residents.
  • Facilitate dialogue concerning resident relationships, house rules etc.
  • Provide programming, advocacy, accompaniment and support
  • Perform requisite administration, security and maintenance
  • Support women in navigating the legal, housing, income and child welfare systems.
  • Act as advocate and resource person on issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence.

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Specialized training in sexual violence counselling, including childhood sexual abuse issues.
  • Specialized knowledge of trauma, mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Post secondary degree or diploma in social work or equivalent
  • Minimum 1-3 years previous experience working with and advocating for women and children.
  • Proven ability in crisis intervention, trauma informed support and advocacy for women and children.
  • Proven ability to work from an anti-oppressive, feminist counselling framework.
  • Experience working in a residential setting.
  • Awareness of rural culture and additional barriers abused women and their children face in a rural environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development, effects of witnessing violence on children.
  • Demonstrated experience with program planning, development, delivery and evaluation
  • Solid administration and organizational skills, with strong computer competency.
  • Working knowledge of current community resources.
  • Current Standard First Aid, CPR and CPIC.
  • Second language highly preferred.

 

Closing Date: Friday November 2, 2018 send your cover letter & resume to christine@gwwomenincrisis.org

 

If you require an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Christine Wilson.

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression work and in keeping with this principle we encourage Aboriginal women, women of colour, women with disabilities, lesbians, bisexual women and transwomen to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls or other enquiries please.

 

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