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Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis - Relief Support Counsellors

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

Relief Support Counsellors

C.U.P.E. – Local 4393

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (G-W WIC) is a feminist community-based organization providing
services to women and their children who have experienced woman abuse and/or sexual violence.

Marianne’s Place requires Relief Support Counsellors
Classification 111b Level 1–4

Marianne’s Place is a residential workplace operating 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Requisite Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the skills and abilities to join Marianne’s Place team. If you have a flexible availability and are able to work a variety of shifts: during the weekday, weekends, days, afternoons, overnight, and statutory holidays and have the flexibility to work last minute, please consider this opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working prescheduled and short notice shifts, at all times of day during the week
  • Support Women and their children in their experiences of violence through individual and group support.
  • Providing residents and callers with support, options, referrals and connections to community resources.
  • Provide crisis intervention and crisis counselling services to callers and residents.
  • Facilitate dialogue concerning resident relationships, house rules etc.
  • Provide programming, advocacy, accompaniment and crisis support
  • Perform requisite administration, security and maintenance
  • Support women in navigating the legal, housing, income and child welfare systems.
  • Act as a support, advocate and resource person on issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence

The successful candidate will have:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in social work or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year previous experience working with and advocating for women and children.
  • Experience in crisis intervention, trauma informed, harm reduction support and advocacy
  • Experience working from an anti-oppressive, feminist counselling framework.
  • Experience working in a residential setting.
  • Awareness of rural and cultural barriers abused women and their children face.
  • Specialized knowledge of violence against women including sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
  • Specialized knowledge of trauma, mental health and substance abuse.
  • Knowledge of child development, effects of exposure to violence on children and positive parenting strategies.
  • Strong administration, organizational skills and strong computer competency.
  • Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Be compassionate and self-directed and have the ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Working knowledge of current community resources.
  • Ability to work on short notice, to work all shifts; including days, evening, weekends, overnights; statutory holidays and during peak holiday periods
  • Current Standard First Aid, CPR and CPIC.
  • Second language highly preferred.

Closing Date: open until positions filled send your cover letter & resume to If you require an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact Christine Wilson.

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression work and in keeping with this principle we encourage Indigenous women, immigrant women, women of colour, women with disabilities, lesbians, bisexual women and transwomen to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls or other enquiries please.