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RELIEF / CASUAL – Residential Counsellor  USW Bargaining Unit  Local 8327

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:

  • Supportive counselling for 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.
  • 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 ongoing support to clients around communal living.
  • Performing administrative tasks, including maintaining complete case records, files, communication logs, release of information, and discharge summaries.
  • Maintaining safety and security of the shelter

Qualifications/Requirements:

  1. Up to date CPR and 1st Aid
  2. Post-secondary education and/or equivalent work experience in the VAW sector.
  3. Documented supportive counselling experience from a feminist perspective
  4. Strong assessment skills
  5. Knowledge of community-based service providers
  6. Knowledge & understanding of both women’s & children’s needs & issues, violence against women and children, including barriers to safety
  7. Knowledge and understanding of the legal system and how it impacts women’s & children’s lives

Residential Manager – Full-time

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Residential Manager supports the needs of abused and at-risk women by:

  • Supervising and evaluating shelter staff
  • Managing referrals
  • Maintaining and updating staffing schedules
  • Providing back-up to residential counsellors when needed
  • Facilitating conflict resolution
  • Managing the recruitment, training and volunteer involvement in the shelter
  • Supervising and evaluating volunteers
  • Ensuring statistics are maintained
  • Ensuring groceries and supplies are purchased
  • Overseeing and trouble-shooting the data base W.I.S.H
  • Being a member of the Health and Safety Committee
  • Ensuring the smooth and safe operation of the building, including contacting appropriate service personnel when maintenance or repairs are required
  • Being on-call, or assigning a designate to be on call when on leave
  • Reporting any issues to the Executive Director
  • Assisting in public education efforts when required
  • Identifying the needs of abused women in the community and cooperate and work with other community agencies to ensure maximum service delivery to women
  • Actively participating in staff meetings
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education and/or equivalent work experience in women’s issues
  • Three (3) years management experience in the area of social services
  • Knowledge and understanding of women’s issues in a feminist framework particularly violence against women and their children, including living with disabilities, diverse cultures, harm reduction practices, addictions and barriers to safety with a trauma informed approach to all services
  • Understanding of the civil and criminal legal system and how it impacts women and children’s lives
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Checks (PVSC) with future checks every three years

 

 

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.

Applications will be accepted until the positions have been filled

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Melissa Leveck at melissa@lgih.ca