Resident Relief Counsellor

Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House Inc. is hiring a Resident Relief Counsellor! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Employer Name: Women's Shelter, Saakaate House Inc.
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N3X1
Application Deadline: April 30th, 2022
Phone: (807)468-1889
Hours of Work: On Call, Casual
Job Type: Various Hours
Wages: $27.92 per hour

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • The Resident Counsellors are responsible for providing frontline crisis interventions, supportive counseling, and referral services to women, either in person or by telephone, in keeping with the philosophy, policies and procedures of the organizations.
  • A resident counselor is responsible for providing shelter and crisis line services on a 12-hour rotating shift basis.
  • To work in a team setting as front-line worker whose duties would include: crisis line, admissions, discharges, assessments, referrals, child care assistance, support, peer counseling, facilitating activities in a safe residential setting, training staff and students occasionally and respecting strict confidentiality.
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Post-Secondary education in relevant field or equivalent education and practical experience, Social Services Diploma preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of women’s issues; the dynamics and effects of violence against women, effect on children witnessing and/or experiencing violence against women.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to working within a feminist perspective
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to anti-racism/anti-oppressions principles
  • Proven conflict resolution skills with co-workers and clients
  • Ability to role model positive, appropriate parenting and child care approaches
  • Understanding of child protection risk assessment as it pertains to children in shelter
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and cooperatively as part of a support team
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Effective use of healthy boundaries
  • Computer literacy abilities
  • Understanding and appreciations of Aboriginal cultural values and the ability to develop culturally appropriate approaches and interventions.
  • Ability to access wide range of resources from both aboriginal and non-native communities on behalf of the clients.
  • 5 years shelter front line experience
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

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