Employment & Volunteering Opportunities

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.

There are no volunteer opportunities at this time. Please check back for future updates.

The volunteer needs to understand the parameters around safety and the importance of confidentiality. The ideal candidate will be able to adapt to an emotionally challenging environment, be a problem solver, and reliable. Potential volunteers must agree to Family Transition Place’s Volunteer Commitment to Privacy and Code of Conduct policies, and submit a valid Police Vulnerable Sector check.

For more information on being involved with Family Transition Place as a volunteer, please refer to our Volunteer Handbook.

Are you interested and available during those required times? Please complete our Volunteer Application and contact Kelly Lee – 519-942-4122, ext. 243 or kelly@familytransitionplace.ca.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accept applicants who have received Residential, Counselling or Legal Support services from Family Transition Place within the last twelve months.

For those interested in applying for future volunteer positions, please complete and submit a Volunteer Application. When a mutually beneficial opportunity arises, we will contact applicants to discuss availability.

Generally, our volunteer needs are limited to the following opportunities:

  • Administration/mailing
  • Childcare
  • Fundraising Committees (HOPE Event & International Women’s Day Luncheon)
  • Board of Directors

Training and Benefits

Volunteers receive:

  • orientation to the agency;
  • information on woman abuse and its impact on children;
  • ongoing training and skills development;
  • current information about Family Transition Place events and activities;
  • a sense of satisfaction, contribution and purpose by participating in a social movement to end violence against women and their children.


Volunteers are expected to:

  • complete an application, obtain a criminal reference check and sign a commitment to privacy form;
  • attend training;
  • commit to a minimum of one year.

Please browse our website or read our Volunteer Handbook to familiarize yourself with our programs, then fill out the Volunteer Application (PDF) form.

Once your form is received you will be contacted by our Events & Community Relations Coordinator.

Please send your application to kelly@familytransitionplace.ca. If you cannot open the form or would like more information please call 519-942-4122 or 905-584-4357 ext.243.

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