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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
Relief Support Counsellors
Classification 111b Level 1–4
Marianne’s Place is a residential workplace operating 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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:
• Provide Direct Service support, Group facilitation, Advocacy, Administration, Security and Maintenance.
• Deliver crisis intervention, crisis counselling services and individual and group support to callers and residents.
• Support women in navigating the legal, housing, income and child welfare systems.
• Facilitate dialogue concerning resident relationships, house rules etc.
• Act as advocate and resource person on issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
• Providing options, referrals and connections to women and community resources as needed.

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 services.
– Minimum 1-3 years previous experience working with and advocating for women and children.
– Experience in crisis intervention, support and advocacy for women and children living in a residential setting.
– Awareness of rural, culture and additional barriers abused women and their children face.
– Demonstrated knowledge of child development, effects of witnessing violence on children and parenting strategies.
– Strong administration/organizational skills with strong computer competency.
– Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills.
– Working knowledge of current community resources.
– Ability to work on short notice, to work all shifts, including days, evening, weekends, overnights, and during peak holiday periods
– Current Standard First Aid, CPR and CPIC.
– Second language highly preferred.

This position is part of the Collective Agreement of CUPE Local 4393; Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.

Closing Date: Wednesday September 30th, at 4pm
Please send your resume in confidence to:
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. 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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