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:
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
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