Women and Children’s Counsellor

Posted on: November 2, 2017

This 35 hour per week position combines two specialized counselling programs:  Stop the Violence Women’s Counselling and Children Who Witness Abuse.  The STV Counsellor assists women in identifying, understanding, and overcoming the effects of violence in their lives.   PEACE (Formerly CWWA) Counsellor responsibilities include working with children and youth who have witnessed family violence.

 

Duties include providing counselling and emotional support to children, their families and caregivers, individually or in a group setting; developing and delivering public awareness/information sessions and educational support materials; maintaining positive relationships with other service providers, schools and agency team. It is critical that this person be able to demonstrate ethical thinking, respecting the diversity of our North Island community.

 

Required Qualifications:

A degree, preferably a Master’s, in Counselling or related field, or an appropriate combination of education and training.  Should have sound knowledge and understanding in the area of violence against women and children. Preferred background and skills include a minimum of two years recent supervised children’s counselling, in addition to direct counselling experience with women who have experienced abuse.  Other assets would be art and play therapy experience; analysis, knowledge and training in trauma counselling; knowledge of First Nations culture; experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.

 

A valid driver’s license and own vehicle, as well as a successful completion of a criminal record check are required.  Winter tires are required October 1 – March 31. As a member of our team you will receive an excellent benefits package and work in a supportive, flexible environment.  Wage is $27-$28/hr.  depending on qualifications and experience. Relocation compensation may be offered.

 

Please email resume and covering letter to: (Subject Line must read:  PEACE/STV Resume)

 

Sandy Tamburini

Administratvie Manager

 

reception@nicccs.org

 

Closing Date is November 24th, 2017