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Job Number:  57987
Stopping The Violence Counsellor
Job Posted: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Closing Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019
(in 11 days)
Ann Davis Transition Society
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Full time
Location: Chilliwack Salary: (not entered)

Ann Davis Transition Society-- Stopping the Violence Counsellor

Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) has a wonderful opportunity for a female STV Counsellor to join their friendly, professional and dedicated team in Chilliwack, the position is 28 hours per week.  Please send your resume and cover letter to attention: Executive Director with STV Counsellor in the subject line. All applications must be received by May 24 (No phone calls please)

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Counselling Services team.

Work Site: Chilliwack, B C

Title: Stopping the Violence (STV) Counsellor Permanent position 28-35 hours per week

Work Site:  Chilliwack Office

Approved by: Executive Director



The STV counsellor provides mid-range individual and group abuse counselling to women generally 19 years plus.  The STV program does not deal with serious mental health conditions:  DID, cults, psychoses nor will STV offer services of a religious nature. 



To perform the job successfully the STV Counsellor must be able to perform consistently each essential duty satisfactorily. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Assess and identify specific behaviours and emotional issues to be addressed
  • Develop and implement therapeutic program necessary to meet goals which includes approaches (i.e. EMDR, OEI, other mainstream modalities)
  • Counsel from a feminist perspective addressing such issues as societal structures and values
  • Follow Society personnel policies
  • Records kept in a professional manner up to policy standards
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of client information
  • Acquire knowledge of community resources and referral process; become thoroughly familiar with Ann Davis programs to make referrals
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, case conferencing, and clinical supervision
  • It is expected that staff will, at least once a year, voluntarily help with a Society fundraising activity
  • In a 7 hour day 5 hours be directly with clients
  • Other related duties as may be required from time to time
  • developmental activities: i.e. life skills, work placement, academic study, community services
  • Facilitates open communication within the case management team
  • Contributes to regular reporting procedures, including ongoing case notes, incident reports, monthly progress summaries and exit reports.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • 2 years’ experience with domestic violence and abuse issues
  • Thorough knowledge of abuse issues and impact
  • Understanding of substance misuse and Mental Health diagnoses
  • Knowledge of feminist theory and practice
  • OEI, EMDR are definite assets


  • Demonstrated ability working constructively and cooperatively in a team setting
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience with case recording practices


Counsellor must have:


Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Staff act as role models, businesslike dress code, good boundaries and other professional and ethical behaviours are expected
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work with little supervision while contributing as a team member
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ethical standards as laid out by governing body (RCC etc.), adhere to ADTS policies Practice professional boundaries
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Counsellor should not transport clients or offer service in a client’s home unless approved by the Executive Director
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with management
  • Utilize de-briefing opportunities with ADTS staff and management
  • Attention to own personal needs, stress management, emotional health 
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity and understanding of the client population’s socio-economic characteristics
  • Have the ability to work with any client that is referred.
  • Have the ability to work with values and behaviours that are very different from those of the employee
  • Ensure that personal values and beliefs are not insinuated, promoted, or imposed on the clients.
  • Have a positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
  • Have the ability to work in partnership with other team members, including referring authorities
  • Have computer, scheduling and internet skills



Counsellor will work from the Chilliwack office and Women’s Centre, 7 hours/day excluding a one-hour unpaid lunch break. 

The STV Counsellor will follow the Code of Ethics and the Mission Statement of the Ann Davis Transition Society.



How to Apply
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Email resume and cover letter with 2 references to with Stopping the Violence Counsellor in the subject line. Attention Executive Director (No phone calls please).
Contact Details
Patti MacAhonic
Ann Davis Transition Society
9046 Young Rd
Chilliwack, BC, V2P 4R6

Tel: 6047922760
Fax: 6047922875
www:   www.anndavis.org

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