Job Posting 70297

Clinical Counsellor
Auberge Shalom pour femmes
Montreal Metro area
closed 3 days ago (Fri, 7 May)
part time  •  Competitive rate based on prior experience

SCOPE OF POSITION

 

Auberge Shalom pour femmes (ASPF) is seeking to bring a passionate and skilled Mother & Child Clinical Counsellor to our external services team to co-pilot the work of our Supporting Resilience Program. The program provides 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, program development, accompaniments, advocacy, outreach and co-facilitation of support groups.

 

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The new counsellor will co-pilot the Supporting Resilience Program through strong partnership/collaboration with our mother & child counsellor.  Successful implementation will entail the following:

 

  • Provide Trauma informed and Strengths-based counselling services to mothers and children
  • Oversee telephone intake and support
  • Crisis intervention and safety planning
  • Outreach and education in the community
  • Psychosocial assessments and record keeping
  • Co-facilitation of support groups
  • Act as an advocate and provide resources
  • Collaboration with all team’s clinicians
  • Participate in the program’s development and growth
  • Liaise with professionals and agencies
  • Participate in team meetings, work planning, external committees and events

 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working with parents, family, children, community systems and professionals
  • Holder of (or working toward) OPQ permit
  • A certificate in trauma counselling is an asset
  • Bilingual in English and French

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Knowledge of conjugal violence and trauma
  • Good understanding of parenting issues and children’s needs and development
  • Knowledge and experience working in a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach
  • Openness to working from a variety of theoretical modalities with a focus on the needs of mothers and children
  • Experience delivering culturally sensitive services in a multicultural environment including knowledge of Jewish community and customs is an asset
  • Experience in facilitating support groups is an asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and time management
  • Flexibility and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Creativity, passion, empathy, flexibility and motivation

 

 

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

 

 

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 opportunities, 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.

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