Counsellors

  • Full-Time
  • 2 Position(s) Available

Huronia Transition Homes is an equity seeking organization working to end all violence against all women. We work to educate ourselves and our communities on issues of oppression and liberation, to create social change. We provide essential services to women in our communities who have experienced violence.

One of our programs are currently seeking dedicated, passionate, and dynamic Individuals to join their team. Athenaís Sexual Assault Centre in Barrie, Ontario, is actively recruiting two full-time Counsellors.

The key responsibilities include:

  • Provide individual, supportive counselling to strengthen womenís understanding of the impacts of violence against women and or sexual abuse/sexual assault and to contextualize and normalize their experiences.
  • Establish a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment to facilitate womenís empowerment and ability to make change.
  • Assist women in developing personal goals and action plans.
  • Provide advocacy and support on behalf of women with collateral agencies and within systems, as requested by women.
  • Provide referrals and assist women in making connections with community resources including housing, medical, and justice systems.
  • Facilitate groups as requested and scheduled.
  • Provide information to women regarding services available through the Counselling program.

Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree/diploma within a counselling discipline (BSW/MSW preferred) with a minimum of 3-5 years counselling/group facilitation experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the issues and complexities of the impact of violence against women particularly intimate partner violence, and/or sexual abuse, with a strong feminist analysis.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to working within an intersectional feminist and harm reduction framework.
  • An understanding of and an ability to work with diverse women including women from various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of social services, housing, medical, and justice systems and familiarity with procedures for access.
  • Tact, sound judgment and multi-tasking ability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel within Simcoe County, valid driverís license, and reliable vehicle.

In keeping with our commitment to represent all our communities, indigenous women, francophone women, queer-identified and racialized women are especially encouraged to apply.


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