Job Posting 71811

Crisis Counsellors
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
closes in 41 days (Fri, 30 Jul)
part time  •  $21.17 per hour plus $1 per hour shift premiums


St. Leonard’s Community Services has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults and families within the communities we serve.

Our staff enjoy:

  • ‘Perks’ such as a fitness benefit; Employee Assistance Plan; participation in pension/RSP/TFSA plans; and group health & dental plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency (Full Time staff)
  • An Agency committed to ensuring their physical and mental health/safety is paramount
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • Supportive, collaborative teamwork, where diversity is respected, and hard work is recognized



The Integrated Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Network provides immediate crisis support and/or counseling for individuals experiencing mental health, addictions or situational crisis for all ages.  The crisis counsellor will assess each situation to determine the best way to help.


As a Crisis Counsellor for our phone and walk-in services, you would respond to client needs by:

  • Providing risk assessments and referrals
  • Conducting crisis intervention and stabilization
  • Offering solution-focused counselling
  • Liaising with resources, supports and referral sources


Hourly wage: $21.17 plus shift premiums


Hours of work: Primarily weekends, with shifts ranging from 8 am to midnight, although schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the program.


Start date: as soon as possible



  • Have a college diploma in the Human/Social Services field, with a University Degree in a related Social Sciences preferred
  • Have a minimum of 2 years’ counselling experience in an Addictions and/or Mental Health setting, with specific experience working with individuals in crisis situations
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to manage frequent exposure to direct trauma


A note about COVID-19:  Our Agency is committed to the safety of staff. We are following Public Health guidance on precautions regarding use of Personal Protective Equipment, screening of staff and clients, physical distancing, cleaning, hand hygiene, and testing.  If you are selected for an interview, we will answer any questions you may have on the precautions currently in place.    


Email:    Fax: 226.400.8759

Reference: PT Crisis Counsellor


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Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


St. Leonard's Community Services is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision. 

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