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Family Transition Place:Reisdential Counsellor: 1 Year Contract


Family Transition Place is hiring a

Reisdential Counsellor: 1 Year Contract

Under the direction of the Residential Program Manager, a Residential Counsellor is responsible for the operation of a 24 hour Emergency Shelter for women and their children who have experienced abuse.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing supportive counselling, information and referral to appropriate legal, medical and housing services, and other community resources
  • Responding appropriately on the crisis telephone line, text messages and walk-ins
  • Completion of administrative tasks i.e. record keeping, intake procedures, reports, data entry
  • Routine maintenance and security procedures

Qualifications and Core Competencies:

  • Post-Secondary Education in the Social Service field or equivalent experience and specialized training
  • Registered or eligible for registration with OCSWSSW
  • Knowledge of violence against women and children issues, mental health issues, addictions and homelessness
  • Feminist / ARAO/ Intersectionality working perspective
  • Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Crisis intervention and problem solving skills
  • Advanced knowledge of community resources and how to access them
  • Strong supportive and non-judgemental listening, empathy and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of residential facility management
  • Communication and report writing skills
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Ability to work both cooperatively as a team member and independently
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer for word processing
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Proof of valid Ontario Driver's Licence and automobile insurance

Hours of Work: A rotating schedule of day, evening, and weekend shifts.

Family Transition Place is dedicated to achieving a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

Please forward your resume by 9:00 am Wednesday, January 23, 2019:

Email: jobapplication@familytransitionplace.ca Fax: 519-942-8243 Mail: Family Transition Place 20 Bredin Parkway Orangeville, ON L9W 4Z9

We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.