Employment Opportunity: Crisis / Intake Counsellor

Under the direction of the Manager of Counselling and Youth Education Services, the Crisis/Intake Counsellor will provide crisis response and support to woman abuse and sexual abuse survivors.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Crisis Response and Short Term Counselling
  • Case Load and Wait List Management
  • Advocacy for clients through outreach and collaboration with other community response systems including family court, criminal justice and health

Qualifications and Core Competencies:   

  • Completed undergraduate level training in relevant social service discipline is preferred.  Completed Community College level training with experience in a closely related field will be considered.
  • Eligible for registration with a Counselling/Social Work focused College or Regulatory body
  • More than 1 years’ experience providing violence against women or trauma focused crisis support, brief counselling and group work
  • Familiarity with the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health issues
  • Ability to incorporate into counselling an anti-oppression and women-centred framework using a trauma focused lens/approach
  • Knowledge of issues of violence against women and children, including the intersection with mental health and addictions
  • Ability to implement crisis intervention skills and strategies
  • Strong written and oral communication, case management and report writing skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within the context of a team structure and atmosphere
  • Ability to identify risks related to client services and taking appropriate action in consultation with manager
  • A current understanding of feminist philosophy
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries

 Hours of Work:

  • Monday thru Friday, 8:30-4:30pm with some flexibility to stay later if a client’s needs require it.

Compensation:         $23.59 – $26.51 per hour

Employee Benefits Plan

Please forward your letter of application and resume by 4:00pm Friday, January 12, 2018 to:

Family Transition Place
20 Bredin Parkway
Orangeville, L9W 4Z9


Fax #: 519-942-8243

 We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates are expected to undergo a Police Vulnerable Sector check.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Family Transition Place will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Bonnie Waterfield of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect to any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


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