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Stopping the Violence Counsellor
Agency / Organization
Ksan Society
Contact name
Lisa Schmidt
Director of Counselling & Support Programs
4838 Lazelle Ave
British Columbia
Postal Code
Job Title: Stopping the Violence Counsellor

Program: Counselling & Support Programs

Classification: Stopping the Violence Counsellor

Rate of pay: Grid 14P $26.75 - $31.16/hr depending on qualifications

Job Summary:
The Stopping the Violence (STV) Counselling Program provides ongoing individual and/or specialized group counselling for adult women who have experienced sexual assault, violence in relationships, and/or childhood abuse. All work is conducted from a feminist and trauma-informed perspective of violence against women and children and within a harm-reduction framework. The STV Counsellor provides program intake, assessment, safety planning, referral, and advocacy. She works in collaboration with the Director of Counselling and Support
Programs to manage and develop the program.

• Provides written communication and delivers direct community education, workshops, and presentations.
• Promotes community awareness of Ksan Society (KHS), its services, and issues related to violence against women.
• Enhances communication and supports effective team development both within the counselling & support program and at KHS.
• Consults, networks, and liaises with community agencies and professionals to maintain up-to-date information on available resources and to maintain positive community relations and build mutually beneficial partnerships.

• Master’s degree in counselling.
• Knowledge and training in trauma counselling & trauma informed practice.

Skills and Abilities:
• Strong women centered awareness, analysis, and experience.
• Ability to work with women from diverse cultural communities.
• Superior group facilitation skills.
• Demonstrated experience providing crisis intervention, individual and/or group counselling for women survivors of violence from a feminist, harm-reduction, and trauma-based perspective.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
• Excellent computer and administrative skills.

An acceptable combination of education and training will be considered. This position is open to female applicants only and requires union membership with BCGEU. Competitive benefits package offered. Professional Development and Clinical Supervision offered. Indigenous, LGBTQ2S, and counsellors fluent in languages other than English are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will be screened and interviewed as applications arrive. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30-4:30. Some evening work may be required.
Posting Date: July 9, 2015. Open until filled
Start date: July 30, 2018

Please address resumes, with cover letter, to Lisa Schmidt: