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Position
Stopping the Violence Counsellor
Agency / Organization
Ishtar Transition Housing Society
Contact name
Elizabeth Fricker
Title
HR Manager
Address
101 6350 203rd St
City
Langley
Province
British Columbia
Postal Code
V2Y 1L9
Description
Competition #: 2018-02 External
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: Grid Level 14-P ($25.74 – 26.98)
Hours: 2 days per week: Temporary position ending December 31st 2018. It is hoped that funding will be secured to continue after this date.
Location: Administration Office, 6350 203rd St, Langley
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Job Summary
The Stopping the Violence (STV) Counsellor is responsible for providing individual and group counselling to women who have experienced intimate partner violence/abuse, sexual assault, and/or childhood abuse. She embeds a strong feminist analysis of gender-based violence and intersections with race, colonization, culture, class, ability, sexual orientation, and age in her practices. This position focuses on short-term crisis counselling and is responsible for managing all new referrals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Accepts new referrals and completes intake assessments with women
• Maintains wait list, completes weekly intake reports, and receives incoming women’s counselling calls
• Develops, implements, and evaluates counseling plans in collaboration with women, focusing on short term stage one counselling goals
• Maintains client files and prepares monthly reports
• Connects women to relevant resources, facilitates referrals, and liaises with local agencies providing related services
• May include co-facilitation of group counseling sessions
• Participates in intra- and inter-agency case conferences, as well as regular clinical supervision sessions
• Works as a part of the Ishtar Society team by staying informed, attending scheduled staff meetings where possible, and nurturing respectful working relationships with colleagues
• Has counselling practices that are consistent with the principles established for counselling professionals in BC/Canada (BCACC, CCPA, BCAMFT, BCASW)

Qualifications
• Two years recent related counselling experience
• Related post-secondary undergraduate degree or diploma or extensive work-related experience under qualified supervision and participation in related continuing education programs
• Some formal counselling training required; graduate level training preferred
• Knowledgeable and skilled in feminist counseling practices through a trauma-informed and/or response-based practice lens
• Intersectional feminist perspective, ability to work independently and in a team, strong time management skills, empathy, and excellent verbal and written communication skills
• High degree of self-awareness and cultural competence, including the ability to adapt approaches to the cultural needs and practices of each woman
• Capacity to understand and adhere to confidentiality, policies, regulations, and procedures. Ability to be highly discreet, at all times, and to respect women’s privacy
• A thorough understanding of relevant systems and supports for women, including gaps and barriers to services and resources
• Fluency in other language(s) in addition to English an asset
• Acceptable criminal record clearance
• Current First Aid and CPR certification with St Johns or Red Cross or affiliates

Additional Information: This position requires Union membership.

Please send cover letter, explaining how you meet these qualifications, and current resume to Elizabeth Fricker, HR and Admin Manager at Elizabeth.f@ishtarsociety.org

No phone calls please. Only those selected for interview will be contacted. The posting will close when the position is filled.
Email
elizabeth.f@ishtarsociety.org
Website
http://www.ishtarsociety.org