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Job Details

Job Number:  57787
Evening Weekend Counsellor
Job Posted: Monday, 23 September 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
(in 7 days)
Strathcona Shelter Society Ltd.
Region: Edmonton area Type: Part time
Location: Sherwood Park Salary: 22.21 - 27.39 per hour

NOTE: Position is - Part Time Evening Weekends  - (Saturday and Sundays 3pm - 11pm)

  • Provides telephone support, information, referrals and, when appropriate, advocacy to clients accessing the 24-hour support crisis line. Enters crisis calls in CANFIT by type of call.
  • Assesses clients for admission. Enters information appropriately in CANFIT -accuracy and completeness are essential for good data collection.
  • Completes client intake –including white pages and signed appropriate releases of information. Completes a needs assessment that includes action plan to be followed up. Completes 10th day, Exit Plan and departure interviews including client’s long term plan.
  • Ensures that the client has a Safety Plan and Completed Danger Assessment.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients when appropriate and consults with other positions and supervisors on cases where supports are needed.
  • Be prepared to bring forward any learning opportunities regarding cases at the monthly staff meeting to be held the 3rd Wednesday of every month..
  • Maintains accurate and comprehensive written documentation regarding all client interaction, telephone and personal, according to established procedures and ensures that an update in CANFIT is written on women’s files every shift.
  • Maintains communication with other members of the team according to established procedures. This includes updating them on any major even occurring with the clients.
  • Ensures the cleanliness of kitchen and main floor common areas and assists clients if needed -this includes the cleaning of a room when required
  • Sets up for breakfast according to established procedures.
  • Completes other job-related tasks as required.
  • Ensures clients’ bathrooms are cleaned during their shift as required by Alberta Health Services.


  • Provides for the safety of resident families according to established procedures.
  • Completes routine household chores as required.


  • Submits monthly time sheets according to established procedures
  • Follows the requirements in personnel policy with respect to documentation required for sickness and long term disability
  • Balances bus ticket log (and other logs) according to established procedures
  • Maintains medication, transportation and client fund records according to established procedures
  • Documents client statistics on each shift according to established procedures 
  • Degree or Diploma in Social Work or equivalent studies (Post Secondary Education).
  • Experience working within the area of family violence, understanding of the dynamics of abuse, and impact of abuse on children.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the barriers and difficulties experienced by women who are experiencing violence and on the advocacy needed in order to move women forward.
  • Understanding of the resources in the community that can be accessed in order to move women forward.
  • Documented proof of a clear Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • Valid St. John’s Ambulance First Aid Certificate.




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Contact Details
Liz Bremer
Strathcona Shelter Society Ltd.
PO box 3282
Sherwood Park, AB
Sherwood Park , AB, T8H 2T2

Tel: 780-464-7232
Fax: 780-417-4505
www:   www.asafeplace.ca

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