Job Posting 89520

Group Leader - Partner Assault Response (PAR)
Family Services of Peel
Halton / Peel area
closing today (Wed, 30 Nov)
part time - temporary / contract

Family Services of Peel (FSP) is a progressive, multi-service Agency offering a dynamic work environment & culture. Are you interested in working at an organization that is committed to excellence & adds value to the community? We offer competitive compensation, professional development & training, & opportunities for advancement. Applications are currently being accepted for part-time, time-limited Group Leaders in our Partner Assault Response (PAR) program.


Group Leader – Partner Assault Response (PAR)

Part-time, time-limited (4 to 8 hours/week), days/evenings/week-ends

Mississauga location



Family Services of Peel is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation is available for applicants selected for an interview. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate & coordinate Partner Assault Response (PAR) group programs for partner abuse response
  • Support the clients in overcoming barriers to resuming respectful relationships
  • Facilitate workshops, ensuring objective are achieved
  • Assist group members to articulate their goals & monitor their progress
  • Manage the development of group dynamics & ensure the program is participative & interactive
  • Manage group member behaviour, redirect members to counsellor or refer to more appropriate groups
  • Ensure confidentiality of client names & circumstances, & emphasize the importance of ‘group confidentiality’ with group members
  • Meet all service delivery standards
  • Implement suggested changes from the Advisory Committee to the program
  • Contact appropriate authorities when conflicting / problematic situations arise
  • Take attendance for each session, enter & monitor data daily/weekly
  • Follow agency policies & procedures including confidentiality & privacy standards
  • Perform clean-up & closure of room & office as required
  • Contact absent participants to encourage return to the program or identify the reasons for the absence
  • Collect group statistics for Program Manager
  • Participate in team meetings & provide input & ideas for improving services
  • Contribute to team assignments & projects
  • Share in handling workload for positive results
  • Maintain the strictest confidence for all matters related to work in the Agency in accordance with relevant agency policy & practice
  • Monitor requirements & upgrade knowledge & skills for client service
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant field (e.g. Masters of Social Work, Psychology, etc.)
  • Current membership in good standing in a recognized accrediting body
  • Minimum of 3-5 years paid work experience in providing counselling to individuals, couples & families
  • Proven ability to facilitate adult learning sessions (will be co-facilitating an evening &/or week-end group for individuals who have been charged for partner violence)
  • Experience in working with clients who have abusive behaviours
  • Competence in brief therapy, family & couples counselling, cognitive counselling approaches & group facilitation
  • Training in cognitive/behavioural approaches, addiction & mental health issues & approaches are desired
  • Strong communication skills & understanding of various learning styles & how to meet those needs
  • As there may be a remote component to this job, the ability to work from home, consisting of a safe & private home office setting & the necessary technical equipment & high-speed Internet access for remote work
  • Familiarity with virtual work platforms
  • Experience engaging & working with the various diverse communities
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Ability to work days/evenings/week-ends
  • Excellent oral & written command of the English language
  • Ability to work in various locations throughout the Peel, if required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel
  • Additional language(s) an asset
  • A valid Ontario Drivers Licence & a vehicle is an asset
  • Demonstrated efforts to continuously update skills
  • Additional duties as assigned

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




Family Services of Peel is a community-based Agency that works to strengthen families, couples & individuals through counselling, education & support services. To ensure the highest standards of service for our clients, our staff are experienced & qualified professionals who reflect the richness of our diverse community. Our Counsellors adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Counselling & Social Work profession. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our Agency & our range of programs & services at


As a member of this dynamic Agency, staff will be asked to undertake & lead special assignments. This may include participation in fundraising, strategic planning & other related activities which contribute to the continuous transformation of Family Services of Peel. 


Family Services of Peel is dedicated to building an inclusive community with a shared purpose, and we strive to represent the values of respect, collaboration and diversity.  We have a strong commitment to employment equity and follow this commitment throughout our recruitment and selection process. 


Family Services of Peel is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+. We also encourage applications from persons with disabilities, and will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all the stages of the recruitment and selection process.  All information that is received in regards to accommodations will be kept confidential.


We acknowledge the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabek, and Huron Wendat Indigenous territories, covered by ‘Treaty 13’, also known as the Toronto Purchase.  We recognize and deeply appreciate their historic connection to this place.


It is Family Services of Peel’s policy to recruit and select applicants for employment solely on the basis of qualifications. In accordance with privacy legislation, by submitting your application you are providing your consent for the recruiter to conduct employment references.

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