Front Line Relief Counsellor

  • Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services
  • Simcoe, ON, Canada
  • Feb 28, 2019
Any Other

Job Description

Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Services is dedicated to a non-oppressive social, political and economic environment for women, their children and their communities.

 

Overview

Our organization is currently seeking qualified individuals for the position of Front Line Relief Counsellor. As a member of the Residential Team you will provide on call shift coverage for our 24-hour residential program.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform crisis intervention by telephone, in shelter and other appropriate settings to women and their children whose lives have been affected by abuse
  • Provide counselling, support and advocacy to residential clients
  • Facilitate admission to the shelter per shelter mandate
  • Provide support information and resources which will assist women to assess their options and take appropriate action
  • Assure the functioning of residence in accordance with safety, security, fire and operational procedures
  • Facilitate resident's adjustment to communal living by providing information and support, supervise household activities and assist in creating a calm, comfortable environment
  • Participate in regular supervision and program specific meetings
  • Maintain documentation and statistical records as required
  • Become familiar with and effectively document all client information in the WISH database

 

Requirements

  • Post-Secondary Education in Social Work, Social Sciences or related field
  • Counselling and crisis intervention skills
  • Ability to effectively handle crisis situations both in person and by telephone
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with community social services, medical and justice systems and other relevant services
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • A strong ability to keep sensitive materials confidential
  • Ability to work in a woman-centred organization which bases its services on a feminist analysis of woman abuse
  • A current CPIC
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle

 

Job Type

  • Casual, Relief Position
  • Available for day, afternoon or night shift including weekends and statutory holidays

 

Closing Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

 

Please send your resume including cover letter in confidence to

Kelly Salazar, Residential Manager

PO Box 731, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4T2 or by email to kelly.s@hnws.on.ca 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.