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Do you want to support woman and children who have been impacted by violence? Do you believe that a positive, healthy relationship can be a vehicle for change? Are you a social justice advocate who is looking to make a difference in the world? Then this may be the career opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Employment Positions are currently available. Please see the job description(s) for more details. 

Sexual Assault Counsellor – Part Time

About us 

At HWS, we use a gender-based analysis (GBA+), trauma and violence informed framework to deliver prevention, education and crisis support services to women and their families who have been impacted by gender based violence (GBV) in rural Huron County.

Our services include a 24-hour helpline and emergency shelter, risk assessment and safety planning, advocacy, system navigation, individual and group healing opportunities, and community development.

Your impact  

By sharing your talent, you will directly support a woman’s healing journey. Being a part of the HWS team allows you to positively contribute to fostering growth and connection, changing the lives of individuals, families, and communities, the way you do best – through your leadership, knowledge, and abilities. We welcome your creativity and resourcefulness, and we will be there to support you in your personal and professional growth and leadership. 

We are seeking a strong, woman-centered Sexual Assault Counsellor to join our team. This is a part-time position for 3 days, or 21 hours per week.

Your duties and responsibilities will include (this is not an exhaustive list) 

  • Providing in person trauma-focused counselling, crisis intervention and crisis counselling services to survivors of sexual violence and trauma
  • Developing individualized safety plans with women, focusing on risk and consent
  • Completing intake with clients in a thorough and timely manner 
  • Managing wait lists for service and ensuring clients are seen in a timely manner 
  • Working with women to establish goals of the counselling relationship
  • Ensuring that counselling techniques are current and meeting the needs of clients
  • Acting as an advocate for clients within the justice and health systems and facilitating the referral process to other community agencies where appropriate
  • Completion of documentation as needed 
  • Participate in case conferencing as required
  • Complete accurate and relevant case notes and ensure client information is up to date in WISH.
  • Participation in the Huron-Perth Collaborative to Address Sexual Violence
  • Manage case files according to policies and procedures of the organization

Location

This position will require the incumbent to work at our administration office, located at 376 Huron Road, Goderich, Ontario

Hours

The hours for this position are 21 hours per week, typically Monday – Friday daytime, and may be required to work variable evening/weekend hours to support program needs.

What you bring to the role 

  • Master’s degree in social work, Counselling or related field of study preferred bachelor’s degree in social work, Counselling or related field of study required
  • Registration with the College of Social Work or related governing body in good standing preferred
  • Minimum of 2-5+ years’ experience in individual and/or group counselling with adults who have experienced sexual violence or trauma in a clinical setting
  • Specialized training in sexual violence counselling, including intergenerational trauma, childhood sexual abuse and Human Trafficking
  • Specialized knowledge of trauma therapy, mental health, and substance abuse
  • Well versed in survivor-centered, anti-racism/anti-oppressive practice and a strong understanding of the social determinants of health and sex positivity
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with therapeutic interventions, up to date counselling practices, case management and case planning
  • Strong Experience with MS Office products, google apps for work, other internet applications and client database applications
  • Current CPR-C & First Aid certification required
  • Crisis Intervention, ASSIST, Mental Health First Aid certifications are assets
  • A valid vulnerable sector check is required of all roles 
  • Driver’s License, Clean Abstract and Auto Insurance ($2M Liability)

If this opportunity looks like it is a good fit for you, apply today!

Please forward your email and resume to the Senior Manager of Programs at tracey@huronwomensshelter.com.

We thank all those interested in the position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contracted.


Manager of Programs

Be the change – Work at Huron Women’s Shelter (HWS)!

About us
At HWS, we use a gender based analysis (GBA+), trauma and violence informed framework to deliver
prevention, education and crisis support services to women and their families who have been impacted by gender based violence (GBV) in rural Huron County. Our services include a 24-hour helpline and emergency shelter, risk assessment and safety planning, advocacy, system navigation, individual and group healing opportunities, and community development.

We are seeking an experienced Manager of Programs to join our team. This is a full time, continuing role.
The Manager of Programs is responsible for the oversight, implementation, management and evaluation of all programs as well as the leadership development, growth and performance of all program teams. The Manager of Programs fosters a culture of responsibility, creativity, and compassion, calling forth individual leadership and strengthening collective impact for the sake of excellence in rural services and program delivery.

As a member of the Strategic Management team, the Manager of Programs participates in strategic planning, budgeting, program planning, evaluation, statistical analysis and reporting. The Manager of Programs works within the guidelines, policies and mission of HWS and is accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  1. Supervision & Staffing
  2. Program Planning & Management
  3. Financial Planning, Management & Reporting
  4. Leadership Development
  5. Culture Development
  6. Community Collaboration
    *A detailed role and responsibility document will be given to candidates offered an interview.
    Location
    This position will require the incumbent to work at our administration office, located at 376 Huron Road, Goderich,
    Ontario

Hours

The hours for this position are 35 hours per week and part of the Manager On-Call rotation, and may be required to work variable day, evening, night and/or weekend hours to support program needs.
What you bring to the role:
-Demonstrates a strong understanding of GBA+, trauma and violence informed approaches and practices.
-Co-active leadership style and aligned with the agency’s feminist values
-Excellent conflict resolution skills; ability to facilitate difficult conversations when required
-Demonstrated skills in women’s advocacy, case planning and effective child/women-centered practice
and service delivery.
-Outstanding verbal and written communications, relationship building, listening and assessment skills.
-Proficiency in use of computer office technology and applications
-Valid driver’s license; access to a reliable vehicle and proof of adequate insurance ($2 million); willingness
to facilitate transportation to appointments/shelter transfer, etc. as deemed necessary/appropriate to
care. Clean driver’s abstract;
-Clear current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC); CPR, First Aid (ASIST, CPI an asset)
-Demonstrated organizational and multi-tasking skills
-Ability to work independently as well as within a team with minimal supervision

Qualifications
-Undergraduate degree in Social Work, Gender Studies, Non Profit Administration preferred, College diploma in Social Service Worker or related field of study required.
-Fluency in other languages an asset
-Co-active Leadership or Coaches training is an asset.
-Minimum 5 years social services experience, 3 of which including leadership, supervisory or direct
management experience, with 2 years’ experience specific to gender-based violence. Preference will be
given to experience obtained in a residential setting.

If this opportunity looks like it is a good fit for you, apply today! Please forward your email and resume to the Senior Manager of Operations, Emilie Hogan, at emilie@huronwomensshelter.com by 15 January 2024 at 12pm.

We thank all those interested in the position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.