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Program Support Worker Full Time Contract - Cornerstone

Program Support Worker

Full Time Contract (December 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023)

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (Cornerstone) has an exciting opportunity in which you get to work within the Residential Services team to ensure a strong, innovative support system is in place for women and children impacted by gender-based violence in Northumberland County.

We are looking to work with energetic and empathetic individuals who share our steadfast commitment to ending gender-based violence.  We are driven by our internal agency values of leadership, integrity, inclusion, collaboration, and innovation.

The successful candidate will join a compassionate, caring and forward-thinking team of professionals.

We are committed to maintaining a positive and healthy workplace culture through consistent collaboration, open communication, and ongoing training and development opportunities throughout our organization.  We are deeply proud of the culture we have developed, and the staff who continue to help us shape it.

We’d love to have you join us!

As an ever-evolving organization Cornerstone hires on a regular basis.  Some recent hires had the following to say about Cornerstone and the work that we do:


"Working at Cornerstone has been an incredibly rewarding experience for me.  My time here has aided both my personal and professional development, and I know that I will take the skills that I have learned through Cornerstone with me for the rest of my life.  It is a privilege to be doing such meaningful work alongside the ever-supportive and knowledgeable staff at Cornerstone.  I am so grateful to be doing what I love within such a wonderful organization."
                                                                                    – Victoria

“Coming to work for Cornerstone was like coming into a community I didn’t even know I needed to be a part of until I was here.”
                                                                                    – Stephanie


 What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Provide professional casework, individual counselling, advocacy and referrals to clients in a confidential manner
  • Work collaboratively with the direct service team to assess, prioritize and respond to the needs of individual women and children
  • Complete safety assessment and explore risk management strategies with clients and coordinate service with the direct service team
  • Case management
  • Provide a comprehensive range of services according to case planning and individual client’s needs
  • Facilitate groups/workshops
  • Provide Residential Office support

What do I need for this role?

  • Relevant degree or diploma
  • Comprehensive understanding of issues related to family violence, including a strong understanding of the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health, and homelessness
  • Proven ability to respond to complex needs of clients and comprehensive intervention strategies
  • Proven ability to facilitate workshops
  • Knowledge of the following frameworks:

o   The Comprehensive Continuous Integrated Systems of Care model of service provision

o   Motivational Interviewing

o   Family and Intimate Partner Violence within a gendered lens

o   Trauma informed

o   Harm Reduction

  • Strong crisis intervention skills
  • Relevant knowledge of local community and social services
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical/critical thinking skills and sound judgment
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification

What can I expect from Cornerstone?

  • Competitive rate of $24.36 – $25.48 per hour
  • The opportunity to engage in ongoing training and professional development
  • Be a part of a growing organization with the possibility to take on alternative roles
  • Participate in a culture that is committed to staff wellness and engagement

If you are interested in the above position, please forward your cover letter and resume via email to by Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 8am.

We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodations are available, upon request, to support applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. For more information, or other opportunities, please visit our website at: