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PEACE Child and Youth Counsellor
Archway Society for Domestic Peace

At Archway Society for Domestic Peace, we are committed to the empowerment of women, children and families in our community.  We are a values-based organization with a shared sense of belonging, working collaboratively to cultivate a safe space that respects and supports the traditions, rights, choices and voices of all staff and clients.

We invest in our people – we offer competitive wages, an employer paid extended health and dental plan, and a defined benefits pension plan.  We are committed to the personal and professional development of our team via on-going training, clinical support, an employee wellness program and an Employee Family Assistance program for all staff.

 

Summary of the role:

The PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment) program provides psycho-educational support to children and youth who have experienced violence.

Using developmentally appropriate methods (e.g., art, play, story-telling, use of multi-media) the PEACE counsellor empowers children and youth to explore their feelings, provides emotional support, sets boundaries, challenges thinking patterns, and provides opportunities for social interaction with safe adults and peers. The PEACE Counsellor also delivers school presentations on consent and healthy relationships, and provides emotional and parenting support for parents regarding the impact on their children of experienced violence.

For a detailed job description, please visit www.archwaysociety.ca/career-opportunities

 

Qualifications

  • Education, Training and Experience:
    • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related human / social services field
    • Two years recent related experience providing one-on-one and group counselling to children or youth
    • Specific education and experience providing psycho-educational support for children and youth
    • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the impacts of experiencing violence and the dynamics and impacts of violence against women and children
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation including Victims of Crime Act; Child, Family, Community Services Act; Personal Information Privacy Act; and Infants Act
    • Demonstrated skills and ability to work from an intersectional feminist perspective
    • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong interviewing and assessment skills
    • A high level of tact, diplomacy and professionalism
  • Additional Job Requirements:
    • Criminal Records Check
    • Membership with the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union
    • A valid Driver’s license and availability of personal vehicle for work purposes

 

Archway Society has an Accredited Facility Dog working in community programs and the canine may be present in meetings attended by the person in this position.

 

Resumes from qualified candidates who identify as First Nations, Metis, Inuk, Black, trans, a person with a disability, or an individual from other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply.

 

To Apply:

Please submit resume with cover letter to hr@archwaysociety.ca quoting Competition #2024-003.

Contact
Anne-Marie Hague
Title
HR Administrator
Address
2400 46th Ave
Vernon
V1T 9N5
Closing Date
15/08/2024
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