Posted on Oct 13, 2021
POSITION TITLE: VAW Crisis Worker - Relief POSITION TYPE: On-call
DEADLINE TO APPLY: ASAP
RATE OF PAY: Hourly WORK REMOTELY: No
The Women’s Centre Grey Bruce is a non-profit charitable organization. We provide secure emergency shelter services, crisis intervention, safety planning, counselling, and transition services for youth-at-risk of being trafficked or who are being trafficked in Grey and Bruce Counties.
The Women's Centre Grey Bruce invites applications to fill a VAW Crisis Worker relief position.
The VAW Crisis Worker reports to her Program Manager and is responsible for providing counselling, advocacy, information and support services for women and children accessing The Women's Centre Shelter services. The VAW Crisis Worker will deliver services in a manner consistent with the goals and objectives of the program and the policies and procedures of The Women's Centre Grey Bruce.
Counselling and Communication
Provides professional-level counselling support to Shelter clients, based on a thorough understanding of The Women's Centre counselling philosophy and procedures to include as directed:
Documents accurately all relevant activities of clients pertaining to their stay at The Women's Centre, using Shelter logging procedures.
Organizes all written work in a clear and concise
Documents each client interaction, and completes required
Prepares intakes and discharges, safety planning, risk assessment documentation clearly and accurately for all women and their children who access
Accurately document clients’ goals and provide advocacy at Case Management meetings.
Accurately enter all statistics in agency database; understand and use available options. Complete daily checklist of activities as per
Assists clients with completing
Tracks bus tickets issued and other transportation
Facilitates House Meetings and record details such as
Administers petty cash, etc. as defined by
Policies, Procedures, Values, and Professional Practice
Adhering to all policies, procedures and legal requirements:
Understands and apply relevant legislation and related tools (ie. VAW Emergency Standards, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Privacy Act, Employment Standards Act, etc., and ARAO practises
Demonstrates knowledgeable of applicable Agency policies, procedures and protocols which are incorporated into
Adheres to confidentiality and ethical
Attends and participates actively in team and staff
Engages in constructive problem solving strategies with peers and manager to continue to develop and improve program
Attends regular staff supervision with Program Manager, and identifies annual professional development goals during this
Common Responsibilities for all Staff
Maintains strict confidentiality of all client and staff
Attends staff meetings, staff training and case management meetings as required.
Provides and accept constructive feedback on work-related
Promotes a harmonious and supportive relationship between Staff, Clients, Board, Volunteers and Community
Maintains a current awareness regarding woman abuse issues, social justice issues, statistical and program information specific to The Women’s Centre, and issues related to the status of women and children in
Adheres to anti-racism, anti-oppression, and feminist
Participates in the evaluation of services, as
Provides and accept constructive feedback on work-related issues
Assists with on-the-job training of new staff, placement students and
Deals effectively with job-related stress including assessing personal need for time off and/or professional
Reports child abuse in accordance with Child and Family Services Act and The Women's Centre procedures and is available for follow-up supportive counselling.
Performs other duties as authorized and/or requested by the Program
Works alone with women and children who are in crisis
Possesses the ability to lift up to 10 kg
Possesses the ability to perform tasks such as pushing and pulling involved in moving furniture etc.
Bends, and reaches overhead routinely, and sits and stands over extended periods. Performs housekeeping activities such as bed making, vacuuming, and mopping floors, cooking etc.
Holds a university degree or college diploma in social work or a related
Must have sound working knowledge of violence against women and children issues.
Possesses experience in crisis and abuse-specific
Possesses sound understanding of feminist
Must have a valid Standard First Aid/ CPR
Must have a clean and valid Vulnerable Sector Screen
Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable
Must be available to work all shifts: 8am-4pm, 1pm – 9pm, 4pm – 12am, 12am –
8am week days and weekends.
Hours for this position are scheduled by the Management team.
Apply by sending your cover letter and resume via email to Paula Carnakie, email@example.com.