Job Posting 65327

Overnight Women's Counsellor
Victoria Women's Transition House Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Victoria
closed 9 days ago (Mon, 19 Oct)
full time  •  Hourly $24.25


Internal/External Job Posting - repost


Job Title:  Overnight Women’s Counsellor, Permanent Full-Time

Details of the Position:  Preference will be given to the candidate with a degree in Social Work or relevant degree, who has experience working with women who have experienced abuse in their intimate relationship.


Classification and Grid:  Integrated-Adult, Youth and/or Child Worker/Transition House Worker, Grid 11 JJEP Wage Grid - April 1, 2019-2022


Hours:  Must be available to work evening and overnight shifts.


Starting Pay Rate:  Starting at Step 3, $24.25 per hour


Benefits:  As specified in the Collective Agreement


Start Date:  Available immediately


Supervisor:  Shelter Program Manager


Additional Information:  This position requires union membership. Satisfactory completion of a criminal records search, TB test and Standard First Aid Certificate are requirements of the position.


This is an overnight position, incumbent can sleep from 2am-6am but is expected to respond to the needs of the residents and callers.   


Days of work from 10:30pm-8:30am

Week 1:  Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Week 2: Wed, Thurs, Fri


Date Posted:  August 4, 2020



Deadline for Submitting Applications: October 19, 2020


Send Application to:

Sharde Long, Human Resources Manager

100-3060 Cedar Hill Road

Victoria, BC V8T 3J5


Job Description



Job Summary:  This position assists and supports clients to identify and understand the issues of abuse in their relationship.  The counsellor is responsible for the implementation and ongoing service delivery of our programs.


Reports To:  Shelter Program Manager


Key Duties And Responsibilities:


1. Counselling with women on an individual or group basis, in person or by telephone, including:

  • crisis intervention/management
  • short-term individual counselling
  • provides emotional support to clients, both immediate and on a follow-up basis
  • provision of resource information
  • evaluates effectiveness of counseling and clients progress
  • provides life-skills training in social and interpersonal skills.
  • facilitation of support group in shelter and community


2.    Admissions & Referrals including:

  • screening and orienting new residents with ongoing assessments of their needs during their stay
  • telephone contact with people requiring information
  • maintaining an updated understanding of policies and procedures of relevant agencies
  • refer clients to appropriate programs.


3.    Advocacy & Liaising Support: refer callers and residents to the appropriate support services and act as an advocate providing support with:

  • legal assistance
  • social assistance
  • medical care
  • housing information
  • long-term counselling
  • services for children
  • police or other emergency services


4.       Administrative Tasks

  • maintains accurate reports and records on clients
  • ensures all required documentation is complete
  • reports and discusses case planning and concerns to counselling team
  • additional record-keeping i.e. resident files, telephone contacts, staff logs, statistical   forms, petty cash records, donation records, etc., correspondence
  • supervision of volunteers and social work students


5.       Public Relations

  • provides liaison and advocacy to clients of other professionals, agencies and the community
  • public education to community agencies
  • serving on relevant community committees
  • maintains strong link and thorough knowledge of community resources to meet client’s needs


     6.  Household Management

  • responsibility for participating in the overall management of the household by reporting to the appropriate staff person and documenting all safety, maintenance, supply and equipment issues (and when necessary personally assisting in maintaining order of the House)


7.    Performs other related duties as required.


Qualifications:  A Degree in social work, counselling or a related field


Education, Training and Experience:  Minimum of one year recent related work in similar environment required or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is required. Direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs.


Job Skills and Abilities:  

  • Well-developed interpersonal, counselling, oral and written communication skills
  • Good organization, time and general management skills
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques
  • Ability to work effectively with other program staff, therapists, social workers, and other related personnel.


Additional Information:  This position is required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with clients in crisis situations. Counselling often related to physical and/or emotional abuse, and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Managing emergency situations is an ongoing expectation of this position.


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