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Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre: Residential Counsellor – Full Time (Contract)

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Position: Residential Counsellor – Full Time (Contract)

Reporting to: Manager of Residential Services Posting

Date: November 2, 2018

Start Date: November 26, 2018

End Date: December 31, 2019

Hours of Work: As per rotational schedule

Salary: $22.84 to $23.89 per hour

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Residential Services, the Residential Counsellor is responsible for managing the day to day running of the shelter. This includes the provision of counselling services to residents of the shelter, as well as crisis counselling on the 24-hour phone lines. The Residential Counsellor is also responsible for providing professional casework, advocacy, and referral services to women and children who are victims of family violence. The Residential Counsellor will demonstrate a commitment to the provision of excellent client services and contribute to a respectful, productive work environment at Cornerstone. Upon request Cornerstone will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.


  • Solid understanding of issues related to family violence, supported by a diploma or preferably a degree in the Social Sciences and/or related work experience.
  • Solid understanding of the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health
  • Knowledge of casework and Motivational Interviewing counselling principles
  • Knowledge of CCISC, harm reduction
  • Trauma-informed
  • Manage aggressive behaviour
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Relevant knowledge of local community and social services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Sound knowledge of community agencies and relevant legislation
  • Strong analytical/critical thinking and sound judgment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification

The Job Description for this position is available on our website at:

If you are interested in the above position, please express your interest by 12pm (noon) on November 16, 2018 via email to Christina Colacicco at:

Only applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted. No follow up telephone calls or emails please.