Welcome to Leeds and Grenville Interval House

Leeds and Grenville Interval House provides emergency shelter, outreach counseling and transitional support for abused women and their children throughout the Leeds & Grenville area. We offer accommodation, counseling and a 24-hour crisis and support line for women in distress and offer support in the following areas:

• a 24-hour Crisis and Support Line
• short-term residential shelters for women and their children
• transitional and outreach services for women
• child witness program
• group programs


 

All of our services are confidential and offered free of charge.

Leeds and Grenville Interval House is committed to supporting women, children and youth experiencing violence and working collaboratively with the community to eliminate all forms of violence and oppression.

Want to join our team?

Volunteer Opportunity:

LGIH’s Board of Directors is currently looking to fill the role of Treasurer on our 8 person Board.
The Treasurer is responsible for and agrees to:

• Fulfill governance and stewardship role to ensure the ongoing long term success of the organization
• Act as an ambassador of the organization and its mission in the community at large, to increase
awareness of violence against women, promote LGIH services, and build new supporters
• Support Strategic Plan goals
• Engage with key stakeholders including funders, partners, donors, and supporters
• Attend regularly scheduled board meetings on a monthly basis and come prepared to lead
and participate in discussions
• Chair the Finance Committee
• Work with the Executive Director to review/present financial statements on a monthly basis
• Ensure CRA compliance ie. Remittances and government filings
• Annual budget presentation to the Board
• Annual review of finance policies – oversight of proper financial record keeping and compliance with policies and procedures.

We encourage applications from women and men who reflect the diversity of the community we serve,
including but not limited to; survivors of violence, people of colour, Aboriginal women and men,
lesbian/bisexual/queer/trans/intersex community members, individuals with disabilities, and individuals representing the range of socio-economic realities in our community.
We are looking for individuals who have a strong commitment to feminist practice and bring
experience as well as expertise in one of the following areas.

Desired Expertise and Profile:
• Organizational Development/Human Resources
• Strategic Planning
• Financial Management/Accounting/Audit/Compliance/Legal
• Fundraising/Marketing/Public Relations
• Experience in the Not for Profit Sector
• Superior networking skills and extensive network of contacts

Required:
• Anti-racism/anti-oppression understanding, education and practice;
• Demonstrated evidence of community involvement and engagement
• Violence against women sector knowledge/understanding or experience

The following are not mandatory but are considered assets:
• Previous board experience

Please email a letter of interest and resume to the nominating committee by November 19/21.
In care of:
Charlene Catchpole, Executive Director at charlene@lgih.ca

Employment Opportunity:

RELIEF / CASUAL – Residential Counsellor  USW Bargaining Unit  Local 8327

Leeds & Grenville Interval House is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing services to women and children who have experienced violence & abuse. LGIH provides emergency shelter, counselling and supportive services to women and their children living in the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville.

Relief staff are asked to work on an ‘as and when’ needed basis to cover LGIH staff during times of leave/sickness/training as well as covering some special events when additional staff may be required. Shifts are offered with short notice, including overnights.  Relief must be willing to have an availability of at least 4 shifts per month.

Reporting to the Residential Manager – the Residential Counsellor will be part of the LGIH team that provides support, referrals and advocacy to women and their children residing at Interval House. The counsellor’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Counselling women regarding issues of domestic violence on our 24-hour crisis line.
  • Performing crisis intervention, one-on-one and group counselling as required.
  • Assisting women with safety planning.
  • Supporting and assisting women as they work through the steps of their transitional plans.
  • Identifying and discussing the resources required to achieve a woman’s transitional goals and to assist and obtain the required resources.
  • Assisting women to understand and complete forms, documents, applications, reports, etc, required to fulfill her transition.
  • Making referrals to counselling services, including social assistance, legal aid, parenting support, education and training, health services, etc.
  • Advocacy with third parties, such as with FCS, social assistance, lawyers, police, etc.
  • Providing guidance for maintaining housing, including budget management and life skills.
  • Providing ongoing support to clients around communal living.
  • Performing administrative tasks, including maintaining complete case records, files, shift change logs, communication logs, release of information, and discharge summaries.
  • Maintaining statistical information and resources as required.
  • Maintaining safety and security of the shelter
  • Maintaining LGIH COVID-19 protocols, including physical distancing, cleaning/disinfecting and cooking

Qualifications/Requirements:

  1. Proof of double COVID-19 vaccination or medical exemption
  2. Up to date CPR and 1st Aid
  3. Valid Driver’s License considered an asset
  4. Post-secondary education and/or equivalent work experience in the VAW sector.
  5. Documented counselling experience from a feminist perspective
  6. Strong assessment skills
  7. Knowledge of community-based service providers
  8. Knowledge & understanding of both women’s & children’s needs & issues, violence against women and children, including barriers to safety, disabilities, diverse cultures and addictions
  9. Knowledge and understanding of the civil and criminal legal system and how it impacts on women’s & children’s lives
  10. Understanding of group dynamics and group facilitation

Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Roxanne Laramée, Residential Manager,  roxanne@lgih.ca

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LGIH welcomes applications from diverse individuals who self-identify on the basis of any of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code. We are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all other applicable legislation.

Only those applicants who are chosen for an interview will be contacted.  Please, no telephone calls.

These positions are for women only, relying on provisions to Section 23 (1) a. of the Ontario Human Rights code in setting the restriction.