Violence Against Women Services Elgin County offers 24 hour safety, emergency shelter, and counselling for women and children.  Each and every woman and child in need is able to count on our services in Aylmer, St. Thomas, and West Lorne. Help is immediate, informed, respectful, and compassionate.  Each year over 2,000 people find the help they seek.

We are seeking highly skilled people with a warm and welcoming presence to join our agency as Crisis Counsellors in a Summer Relief Capacity (June 1st to Sept 6th) with scheduled weekends and unscheduled week shifts.

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 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 and the local coordinated service response pertaining to women who have been abused and their children
  • Proficiency in office computer programs (e.g., Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Commitment to women’s issues and the agency vision, mission, values, and service models

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, valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, willingness to work a variety of shifts to support 24 hour service delivery, and current CPR/First Aid Certification are mandatory.Please forward your resume by noon on Monday May 6th 2019 to Deisy Vanegas, Program Manager:

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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