The mission of Auberge Shalom pour femmes is to provide safe shelter, counselling, and advocacy support for the full diversity of women and children affected by conjugal violence as well as to break the cycle of conjugal violence through education, prevention and advocacy. Auberge Shalom pour femmes has a special mandate to serve women from the Jewish community: the organization runs a 12-bed shelter as well as an external counselling and resource office and Supporting Resilience Program for mothers and children affected by conjugal violence.
Scope of the Position
Auberge Shalom pour femmes (ASPF) is seeking to bring a passionate and skilled clinician to our external services team to lead the work of our Supporting Resilience Program. The program provides counselling and advocacy support to help mothers and children heal from the traumatic effects of an abusive relationship.
Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, the Clinical Counsellor will provide counselling to the mothers and children affected by conjugal violence. She will provide a full range of direct clinical services to our clients including counselling, case management, and co-facilitation of support groups. This is an exciting opportunity to join a collaborative team , to help shape our trauma-informed, prevention-based program and to make a positive impact in our community.
• Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field
• Minimum 3-5 years experience working with parents, family, children, community systems and professionals
• Holder of (or working toward) OPQ permit
• A certificate in trauma counselling is an asset
• Fluently bilingual in English and French
Knowledge and Experience
• Good knowledge of conjugal violence and trauma within a feminist and anti-oppression framework
• Good understanding of Child Development Ages & Stages
• Experience delivering culturally sensitive services in a multicultural environment including knowledge of Jewish community and customs is an asset
• Experience in facilitating support groups is an asset
• Openness to working from a variety of theoretical modalities with a focus on the needs of mothers and children
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational skills and time management
• Demonstrated experience working independently as well as within a team
• Creativity, passion, empathy, flexibility and motivation
Roles and Responsibilities
The Clinical Counsellor’s primary focus will be to offer safe counselling to mothers and children affected by conjugal violence. The Clinical Counsellor will be responsible for conducting psychosocial assessments, record keeping and safety plans. The Clinical Counsellor serves as a client advocate through researching client needs, liaising with professionals and agencies within the community and collaborating on outreach and education.
What We Offer
Auberge Shalom supports professional development and training for staff to reach their potential through individual and group supervision in a supportive and learning-focused environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values strong work ethics, diversity and respect for all.
• Contract Start Date: Begins as soon as possible
• Schedule: Full Time (Flexible schedule)
• Benefits: Employee is eligible for full benefits package including pension after three months of employment with ASPF. We provide clinical training supportive of the OPQ permit application process
Please send a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Application deadline is Sunday May 12th 2019.
Please indicate “Clinical Counsellor” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered. We thank all those who apply but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Auberge Shalom pour femmes is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve and thus strongly encourages people from our diverse communities and people who experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter.