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Job Number:  58327
Mother and Child Support Worker
Job Posted: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Closing Date: Monday, 4 November 2019
(in 20 days)
Auberge Shalom pour femmes
Region: Montreal Metro area Type: Part time
Location: Montreal Salary: competitive rate based on prior experience

Mother & Child Support Worker

 

Supporting Resilience Program

Supporting Mothers, Children and Youth Affected by Conjugal Violence

 

 

 

OUR MISSION & ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

 

The mission of Auberge Shalom pour femmes is to provide safe shelter, counselling, and advocacy support for the full diversity of women and children affected by conjugal violence, as well as to break the cycle of conjugal violence through education, prevention and advocacy. Auberge Shalom pour femmes has a special mandate to serve women from the Jewish community.

 

The organization operates from two separate sites providing a range of services to address the needs of women and children affected by conjugal violence; one site is a 12-bed shelter and the other site is an external counselling office.

 

 

SCOPE OF POSITION

 

Auberge Shalom pour femmes (ASPF) is seeking to bring a passionate and skilled Mother & Child Support Worker to our external services team to co-pilot the work of our new Supporting Resilience Program. The program will provide counselling and advocacy support to help mothers and children heal from the traumatic effects of an abusive relationship. Reporting to the Clinical Supervisor, this position will provide a range of supportive services to our clients; key areas of focus include case management, accompaniments, advocacy, outreach and co-facilitation of support groups.

 

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Co-pilot the Supporting Resilience Program through strong partnership/collaboration with our Mother & Child Counselor (to be hired). Successful implementation will entail the following:

 

  • Provide trauma-informed and strengths-based interventions to mothers and children
  • Manage telephone intake and support
  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning
  • Outreach and education in the community
  • Psychosocial assessments and record keeping
  • Co-facilitation of support groups
  • Provide resources and advocacy work
  • Collaboration with the team’s clinicians
  • Liaise with professionals and agencies
  • Participate in team meetings, work planning, external committees and events

 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor or Masters in Social Work, or other family-centered helping profession e.g.: Education or Psychology
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience working with parents, family, children, community systems and professionals
  • Bilingual in English and French
  • Educational background in women’s studies or related field an asset

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • Knowledge of conjugal violence
  • Good understanding of children’s needs and challenges
  • Knowledge of parenting skills and family systems
  • Knowledge and experience working in a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach
  • Experience delivering culturally sensitive services in a multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of Jewish community and customs is an asset
  • Experience in facilitating support groups is an asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Flexibility and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Experience working independently as well as within a team
  • Creativity, passion, empathy, flexibility and motivation

 

 

OUR UNIQUE CULTURE & WHAT WE OFFER

 

Auberge Shalom is a special, highly inclusive work environment that values the role each employee plays in supporting our critical mission to break the cycle of conjugal violence.  Through both individual and group supervision driven by our supportive and learning-focused environment, coupled by our professional development/training offerings, we strive for each employee to reach their full potential.

 

We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness, and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values strong work ethics, diversity and respect for all.

 

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Contract Start Date: Begins as soon as possible
  • Hourly Rate: competitive rate based on prior experience
  • Flexible Work Schedule: Part time 25-28 hours a week
  • Benefits: Employees are eligible for a full benefits package including a pension plan and group insurance

 

 

TO APPLY

 

Please send a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position along with your resume to . Application deadline is November 4, 2019. Please indicate “Mother and Child Support Worker” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered.  We thank all those who apply but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

Auberge Shalom pour femmes is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve and thus strongly encourages people from our diverse communities and people who experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter.

 

How to Apply
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Please send a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience make you a strong candidate for this position along with your resume to . Application deadline is November 4, 2019. Please indicate “Mother and Child Support Worker” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered. We thank all those who apply but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Auberge Shalom pour femmes is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve and thus strongly encourages people from our diverse communities and people who experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter.
Contact Details
Sarah Rosenhek
Auberge Shalom pour femmes
P.O. Box 386
Snowdon Station
Montreal, QC, H3X 3T6

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