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Position
Transition House Crisis Counsellor
Agency / Organization
Cowichan Women Against Violence Society
Contact name
Tina Schoen
Title
Supervisor, Somenos Transition House
Address
#103-255 Ingram Street
City
Duncan
Province
British Columbia
Postal Code
V9L 1P3
Description
Posting Date: Friday January 17th, 2017
Posting Number: 2017-03
Position: Transition House Crisis Counselor – Relief/Casual
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Somenos House Program Supervisor
Location: Duncan
Rate of Pay: $ 19.35, non-benefited
Start Date: To be determined

Closing Date: Thursday March 9th, 2017.

Description: As a casual Transition House Counselor, you would 1) provide crisis counselling and practical support for women and children in residence; 2) provide telephone crisis support for community members; 3) participate in the daily tasks associated with the operations of the program; 4) support community awareness of domestic violence; and 5) participate in activities that support the health of visibility of the transition house program and Cowichan Women Against Violence Society.

Qualifications:
 In depth understanding of violence against women, and the dynamics and impacts of violence and abuse on women and children.
 Client-centred approach to support women impacted by violence to understand their experiences and explore options for change.
 Proactive in utilizing a holistic (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual) approach to enhance women and their children’s wellness and well-being.
 Strong crisis support skills relevant to working with women (and their children) in crisis and/or have experienced emotionally stressful or traumatic events in their life, including sexual assault, self-harm, mental health or addiction issues.
 Ability to develop and nurture relationships across diverse cultures, and support their protocols, beliefs and traditions.
 A combination of direct related experience and relevant training and education.
 Flexible, self-directed; reliable; able to work both independently and collaboratively.
 Valid Class 5 driver’s license.
 Current 1st Aid Certification (Emergency with child & adult CPR)
 Satisfactory criminal records check.
 Solid availability for short call shift work (see below).
 Close proximity to Duncan.

Availability: We require a minimum 2 year commitment to keep strong availability for shifts between Monday through Friday. Day shift is 8 am – 4:15 pm; Bridging shift is 10:45 – 7 pm; Afternoon shift is 3:15 – 11:30 pm; Overnight shift is 10:15 pm – 8:30 am. As a casual position, shifts will vary, dependent of regular staff absence (i.e. vacation, sick).

Please send your resume along with a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself and with info about your availability (as per above details) to tschoen@cwav.org. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


Somenos House encourages applicants who may contribute or expand our capacity to serve the broad diversities of our communities.
Email
tschoen@cwav.org
Website
http://www.cwav.org
Closing Date
09/03/2017
09/03/2017