Posted on Dec 06, 2018
Ernestine's Women's Shelter
Relief Program Counsellor –Various Shifts Relief Staff Pool
Ernestine's Women's Shelter is an organization run by women that provides support and shelter for women, youth and children experiencing violence. Within a solidarity model, Ernestine's acknowledges the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse and provides crisis intervention and a range of holistic services.
The Relief Support Worker is an integral team member that supports the Shelter staff to ensure consistent services and support to residents. Relief staff will undertake the usual duties and responsibilities of the regular Women's Counsellor. Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be available to work a variety of shifts including weekdays, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays, often on short notice.
This Individual will bring strong interpersonal, conflict resolution and relationship building skills, knowledge in providing direct and indirect services to women and their children escaping violence, advocacy, referrals, crisis intervention, and supportive counseling. The individual will possess a commitment to facilitate cooperative living in a crisis environment through a proven ability of mediation skills, with the demonstrative competency of ensuring safety and security of women and their children while on shift.
An orientation and collateral training will support the integration of Relief Workers with staff teams and residents.
To be considered for this position, you are a woman committed to the mission of Ernestine's.
Ernestine's is directed by inclusion and equity principles, with all policies, procedures and service delivery informed by a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ernestine's Women's Shelter is an equal opportunity employer and candidates from diverse communities are strongly encouraged.
Position Type: Casual/On-Call
Deadline: December 31, 2018
How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter in a PDF document to email@example.com, with Relief Program Counsellor on the subject line. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation, appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through the process.
We truly thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.