Job Posting 75210

Clinical Counsellor
Auberge Shalom pour femmes
Montreal Metro area
closes in 22 days (Mon, 11 Oct)
full time - term / contract  •  competitive rate based on prior experience


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.


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


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 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

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