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Cornerstone - Social Services Worker Summer Student

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

Social Services Worker

– Summer Student Contract (8 week contract)

Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre (Cornerstone) has an exciting opportunity in which you get to work within the direct service 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 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 means joining a vibrant team that puts empathy, compassion, and kindness at the forefront of the work. The team has welcomed me and my unique perspectives from day one, allowing me to shine and share my gifts openly, while also providing me with ample opportunities to further develop. I go home each day feeling like I have made a real difference in the lives of the women and children accessing our services.”





What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Work collaboratively within the direct service team to assess, prioritize and respond to the needs of individual women and children in shelter
  • Contribute to an interdisciplinary team to provide support, advocacy and referrals to clients in a confidential manner
  • Respond to telephone requests ranging from general information inquiries, information regarding program and services, booking appointments and basic screening regarding immediate crisis needs
  • Implement programs, activities and support for children and youth in the shelter

What do I need for this role?

  • Minimum High School diploma
  • Eligible for the Canada Summer Jobs program:
    • Must be between the age of 15-30
    • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN)
    • Must be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, or a person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  • Openness to learning about issues related to family violence, including the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health, and homelessness
  • Willingness to learning and applying the following practice frameworks:


  • Motivational Interviewing
  • The Comprehensive Continuous Integrated Systems of Care model of service provision
  • Harm Reduction


  • Family and Intimate Partner Violence within a gendered lens
  • Trauma informed, and
  • Housing First in relation to Violence Against Women
  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification

What can I expect from Cornerstone?

  • Receive a competitive wage of $17.55 per hour
  • Start Date July 8, 2024
  • 35 hours per week
  • 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

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: