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Embrave-Resident Counsellor & O/N Resident Counsellor (Multiple)


Resident Counsellor/Advocate & O/N Resident Counsellor 

Internal/External Job Posting

2 Full-Time Permanent - Resident Counsellor/Advocate Positions
1 Full-Time 1-Year Contract – Overnight Resident Counsellor/Advocate Position

North/South Locations

Embrave: Agency to End Violence (formerly known as Interim Place) wants to hear from you! We are a dynamic anti-violence
organization providing shelter, counselling, and advocacy supports for all women, two-spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary
people with or without dependents, who experience, have experienced or are at risk of experiencing any form of violence in the
Region of Peel. We work within a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-colonial, queer and trans positive, disability positive and
harm reduction framework. All of our programs encompass Sex Workers Rights approach.

We are looking for Counsellors to join our Resident Counsellor/Advocate (RCA) team and provide supports based on clients’ needs
including risk assessment, safety planning, counselling, and emotional support, legal and housing supports, information & referrals,
accompaniments, and advocacy.

What to Expect in the RCA Roles:
• Work within the agency’s critical, non-judgemental, and intersectional framework.
• Provide timely services, case management, accompaniments, intake, risk assessment, and safety planning, and referrals from
a trauma-informed lens.
• Maintain confidentiality and keep accurate, detailed, and up-to-date case notes using the internal database system.
• Support clients with transitional planning, housing applications, and access to shelter and affordable housing.
• Crisis intervention supports and conflict resolution.
• Co-facilitate support/educational groups for survivors impacted by violence.
• Build and maintain community partnerships with stakeholders and other service providers.
• Provide accompaniments to legal, housing, Ontario Works, and other appointments as required to support clients and their
• Liaise with schools, daycares, children’s services, and other community supports.
• Utilize computer software including case management database system, Microsoft applications as required.
• Adhere to all Health and Safety Policies and Procedures as outlined by the organization to minimize risks.
• Perform other duties as assigned for the effective operation of the agency including supports with intake and crisis lines.

About You:
• Critical and intersectional knowledge of systems, issues, challenges, and barriers and understanding of anti-oppression,
human rights, and social justice.
• Community and survivor centered.
• Practices accountability with clients, coworkers, partners, and management.
• Strong time management and organizational skills, with attention to detail.
• Prioritizes confidentiality.
• Flexible.
• Identify as Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, or Inuit.

• University or college education in a related field, such as Indigenous Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology,
Social Justice, Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Program, Early Childhood, or the equivalent in education and extensive
• Demonstrated commitment to clients’ and their children’s issues and working within a Critical Race Feminist, Anti-Black
Racism and Anti-Colonialism framework.
• Understanding of issues faced by urban Indigenous survivors with strong knowledge of Indigenous cultures and traditions.
• Knowledge and understanding of the systemic barriers experienced by clients and their intersectionality of oppressions i.e.,
Social Housing Reform Act; Mental Health Act; Landlord Tenant Act; O.W. Act, ODSP Act, etc.

•Understanding Gender Based Violence (GBV) as a complex social problem and the intersectionality of sexism, racism,
classism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, sanism, etc. on clients’ and their children’s lived experience
of violence, poverty, and homelessness.
• Strong understanding of Anti-Oppression, Human Rights, and social justice.
• Must have a broad-based knowledge of family and social issues that indigenous people face including the generational
impacts of colonization and the residential school violence on Indigenous communities.
• Proven ability in case management and supportive counselling skills from a decolonizing approach.
• Strong knowledge and experience with Harm Reduction Strategies.
• Strong organizational and time management skills.
• Demonstrated experience in crisis support and ability to mediate conflict.
• Professional communication skills; dedicated to team building and strong organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Current First Aid and CPR level C training is required.
• 2nd language is an asset.
• ASL is an asset.
• Must drive clients to appointments and accompaniments and holds a G Driver’s License.

RCA Permanent Position Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs. per week. Rotational shifts from Mondays to Fridays from 7:00am -2:30pm,
2:00pm -9:30pm, and 5:00pm -12:30am. And Non- Rotational Saturdays to Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 12:30am.
RCA Contract Overnight Position Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs. per week from Wednesdays to Sundays from 12:00am to 7:30am.
Hourly Rate for Both Positions: $28.69
Embrave: Agency to End Violence is committed to the development of an organization that reflects the communities it serves. We
actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including:
• First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples.
• Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion, and/or spiritual beliefs,
or place of origin.
• Persons of marginalized sexual orientations.
• Persons with visible and/or invisible disabilities.
• Survivors of the psychiatric system/consumer survivors.
• Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary people.
Please only apply by sending a cover letter and current resume utilizing Charity Village platform by August 6, 2021. Please include
in your cover letter the position that you are applying for.

Embrave: Agency to End Violence is a unionized workplace with OPSEU. This position is within the bargaining unit and as such the
terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Date of Posting: July 20, 2021
Deadline: August 6, 2021