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Job Number:  30245
Relief Support Counsellor
Job Posted: Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Closing Date: Friday, 11 November 2016
(in 20 days)
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
Region: Southern Ontario Type: Casual
Location: Guelph Salary: Classification 111b Level 1–4


C.U.P.E. – Local 4393

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis (G-W WIC) is a feminist community-based organization providing services to women and their children who have experienced woman abuse and/or sexual violence.


Marianne’s Place requires

Relief Support Counsellors

Classification 111b Level 1–4

Marianne’s Place is a residential workplace operating 24 hours, 7 days a week.


Requisite Skills, Abilities and Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with the skills and abilities to join Marianne’s Place team.  If you are self-directed with the ability to work effectively within a team environment, are compassionate, creative and resourceful, please consider this opportunity. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide Direct Service support, Group facilitation and Advocacy for women and children in the shelter.
  • Deliver crisis intervention, crisis counselling services to crisis callers and residents.
  • Act as support and resource person on issues of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
  • Support women in navigating legal, housing, income and child welfare systems.
  • Assist women and children in connecting to community resources.
  • Complete Administration, Security and Maintenance responsibilities.
  • Facilitate dialogue concerning resident relationships, house rules etc.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Specialized training in sexual violence counselling, including childhood sexual abuse issues.
  • Specialized knowledge of trauma, mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Post secondary degree or diploma in social services or related field.
  • Minimum 1-3 years previous experience working with and advocating for women and children.
  • Experience in crisis intervention, support and advocacy for women and children living in a residential setting.
  • Awareness of rural, culture and societal barriers abused women and their children face.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development, effects of witnessing violence on children and parenting strategies.
  • Strong administration/organizational skills with strong computer competency.
  • Demonstrated facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Working knowledge of current community resources.
  • Ability to work on short notice, to work all shifts; including days, evening, weekends, overnights; statutory holidays and during peak holiday periods
  • Current Standard First Aid, CPR and CPIC.
  • Second language highly preferred.


This position is part of the Collective Agreement of CUPE Local 4393; Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis.


Please send your resume in confidence to: Christine Wilson at



Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression work and in keeping with this principle we encourage Aboriginal women, women of colour, women with disabilities, lesbians, bisexual women and transwomen to apply. Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis is committed to anti-racism anti-oppression work and in keeping with this principle; we encourage Aboriginal women, women of colour, women with disabilities, lesbians, bisexual women and transwomen to apply

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls or other inquiries please.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send your resume in confidence to: Christine Wilson at
Contact Details:
Christine Wilson
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
PO Box 1451
Guelph, ON, N1H 6N9

Tel: 519-836-1110
Fax: 519-836-1979
www:   www.gwwomenincrisis.org

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