We are seeking highly skilled candidates – each with a steady, warm and welcoming presence to join our agency as Crisis Counsellors in a Full Time Capacity and Crisis Counsellors in a Relief Capacity too.

The following qualifications apply:

  • Post-secondary degree in social services
  • Work experience in a residential setting and related social service field
  • Sound analysis of the issue of violence against women including its impact on both women and children
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in crisis intervention, risk assessment and safety planning, and short term counselling practice
  • Excellent case management abilities, sound clinical judgment, and strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of criminal and family law
  • Knowledge of the local coordinated service response to assist women who have experienced abuse
  • Proficiency in office computer programs (e.g., Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Commitment to the vision, mission, values, and service models of the agency

It is necessary to have the ability and desire to work autonomously and as part of a team in a woman-centered organization. Clear Criminal Reference Check, current CPR/First Aid, valid driver’s license and daily access to a reliable vehicle are mandatory. It is also necessary to work a rotation of shifts to support 24 hour service delivery including days, afternoons, nights, and weekends.

Please email your resume (noting the position you are applying for) attention: Ashley Ticknor – Program Manager at: by Noon on Thursday September 12th.

We thank all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

1.800.265.4305 or 519.633.0155
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Funding gratefully received from individuals, special groups, companies, and the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Community and Social Services and South West Local Health Integration Network.
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