PAR PARTNER CONTACT COUNSELLOR
PART TIME (21 HOURS/WEEK)
Catholic Family Services of Hamilton (CFS) is a nonprofit, multi-service agency providing counselling, case management, education and support to families, couples and individuals living in Hamilton and the surrounding area. We offer a warm, collaborative, and mission-focused work environment that will provide you with the opportunity to have a lasting, positive impact on your community.
The PAR Partner Contact Counsellor provides information, education, and support to the current and/or former partner of the participants in the Partner Assault Response program. You will initiate contact with the identified partner and/or former partners and obtain a history of abuse in the relationship, assist individual clients in assessing risk for future violence in a relationship and develop a safety plan.
You will provide individual supportive counselling on a short-term basis during the twelve-week PAR program and assess client needs and make appropriate referrals for ongoing counselling and support in the Violence Against Women (VAW) program, as well as external community resources.
You will liaison with PAR facilitators, VAW counsellors, probation officers, and CAS caseworkers. You will provide monthly statistical reports on client activity and maintain up to date documentation and provide feedback to PAR facilitators regarding safety concerns.
This position requires a highly motivated and self-directed professional with a university degree or college diploma in a relevant human services field (e.g., social work, criminology, psychology, social services) or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers and Non-violent Crisis Intervention training an asset.
To be successful in this role, you should have knowledge of educational group facilitation, partner abuse, child abuse and the dynamics of abuse and violence. An understanding of domestic violence including gender roles, socialization, the dynamics of power and control, and the effects of abuse. A general understanding of the policies and procedures of local police, Crown Attorney’s office, courts, and probation and parole as they relate to domestic violence.
You have outstanding communication and active listening skills and clear understanding of confidentiality and professional boundaries. You excel in judgement, professional standards, empathy and being an effective team player. You are proficient at timely and accurate documentation using electronic charting software and managing reports and statistical information. You are available for evening and weekend work. Proficiency in French language an asset.
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