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Transition House Counselor – Permanent /Part Time
Agency / Organization
Cowichan Women Against Violence Society
Contact name
Tina Schoen
Supervisor, Somenos Transition House
246 Evans Street
British Columbia
Postal Code
V9L 1P8
Posting Number: 2018-03 Internal/External (internal applicants will be given priority consideration)
Position: Transition House Counselor – Permanent /Part Time Location: Duncan
Posting Date: Monday January 29/18
Closing Date: Tuesday February 13th, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Start Date: To be determined
Wage Rate: $23.44, benefited (3 mo. waiting period).

Hours: 24.75 hours/week – Sunday 8 am – 4:15 pm; Monday & Tuesday 10:45 am – 7 pm; plus bi-weekly staff meetings on Wednesdays 230 – 4 pm

Description: Working as part of a dynamic team, the Somenos House Counselor provides quality crisis and practical support for women and children in residence, as well as crisis support for callers. Accompaniment to appointments and advocacy assistance is often provided, as is supporting women to navigate the systems they may be connected with (legal, child protection, income assistance, etc.) Helping to keep the transition house safe and welcoming means that practical household tasks (cleaning, organizing, etc.) are a part of the position. As we work for social change, staff also support relevant community education, awareness and public relations activities, and bridge between this and other CWAVS programs and community agencies. As a 24-hour staffed facility, each staff member has an important personal role in supporting and maintaining the health of the team.

Desired Qualifications & Qualities:
 A combination of relevant experience and education that includes a minimum of 2-4 years of recent experience in a position involving crisis intervention and counseling work, preferably in a transition house environment.
 In depth understanding of violence against women, and direct experience working with survivors using a feminist client-centred approach to support women (and their children) impacted by violence to understand their experiences and explore options for change.
 Strong crisis support skills, including working with women who have experienced trauma and who may have mental health and/or substance use issues.
 Knowledge of systems (justice, child protection, income assistance, etc.) is an asset.
 Ability to develop and nurture relationships across diverse cultures and support their protocols, beliefs and traditions.
 Flexible, motivated, able to work alone and collaboratively; self-reflective, reliable, able to maintain healthy boundaries; sense of humour, able to resolve conflict, willing to ‘be uncomfortable’
 Strong verbal and written communication skills
 Driver’s license and satisfactory driver’s abstract. Current Emergency 1st Aid with CPR certification
 Satisfactory criminal records check.

Please send your resume along with cover letter to: Tina Schoen, Program Supervisor Only applicants short-listed for an interview will be contacted.

IMPORTANT: Please put posting number on your application.

Somenos House encourages applicants who may contribute or expand our capacity to serve the broad diversities of our community.
Closing Date