Women’s Counsellor

March 23, 2021

Job Posting

Women’s Counselling Program (STV)

Full-time Permanent

Internal/External Posting

Alberni Community and Women’s Services (ACAWS) is a non-profit organization providing services throughout the Alberni Valley and surrounding area to women and children affected by violence. ACAWS is seeking applications for the position of a Stopping the Violence Counsellor (STV). Our STV women’s counselling program provides individual counselling for women currently in or who have been involved in abusive relationships, are survivors of childhood abuse and/or are survivors of sexual assault.

 

Purpose:

Counsellor assesses impacts on clients, determines group readiness if applicable, and provides one-to-one supportive counselling to women in crisis with a direct and proactive goal to provide safety, referral, immediate assistance, and short-term service to those who are in or have left abusive relationships, are survivors of childhood abuse and/or are survivors of sexual assault. Provides group and individual counselling to those 19 years or older.

Site:     Main office of ACAWS, 3082 3rd Ave

Hours: 35 hours per week

Skills:              

  • One-on-one supportive counselling experience with women who have experienced various forms of violence and abuse
  • Knowledge of and experience in violence and sexual abuse trauma and behavioural outcomes
  • Flexibility and able to work with internal staff and refer to external agencies
  • Knowledge of community resources and services
  • Knowledge of vicarious trauma
  • Good boundaries and healthy in own life
  • Ensure services will be accessible to all women regardless of race, religion, culture, sexual orientation or social/economic conditions

Education:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in counselling, social work, human services or related field or the equivalent of education, relevant experience and training in the domestic violence field
  • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience including a demonstrated knowledge in the counselling of women who have experienced various forms of violence and abuse
  • Experience in counselling within a feminist framework
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques
  • Recent specialized training in trauma informed practice and /or abuse

Salary:             General Service Agreement – HSA union Grid 14P  $33.83 – $41.32/hour

This is a Union position

Start Date:       Immediately

 Apply:             By email only to efrood@acaws.ca by noon April 5, 2021

Note – only those being considered for the position will be contacted