The West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) provides services and programming to women and families in the West Central neighborhood of Winnipeg. WCWRC is looking to hire a Crisis Counsellor for our new program Healing Together: Fostering Safe, Strong Families. Reporting to the Director of Settlement Services, the Crisis Counsellor will work with newcomer families who have experienced violence and will support them on their healing journey, through group facilitation and one to one counselling.

Start Date: September 17th, 2018
Salary Range: $24-26/hr, commensurate with experience plus benefits package
Time Requirement: 37.5 hours/week
Closing Date: August 23rd, 2018

Responsibilities

  • To provide individual counselling to newcomer families who have been impacted by violence – both family violence and state violence
  • To plan and facilitate a closed group healing circle and workshops for women
  • To work with parents who have children who have been impacted by violence in order to support them in parenting relationships
  • To empower women to advocate for themselves and to advocate on their behalf
  • To provide information, referral and support to families
  • Actively participate in Community Advisory Group, along with Director of Settlement Services
  • Work collaborative with Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers to provide coordinated service delivery
  • Report on program outcomes to the Director of Settlement Services as required by funding agreements
  • To work with external evaluators to meaningfully evaluate the outcomes of the program and to adjust programming as required
  •  Actively participate in WCWRC staff retreats, trainings and meetings
  • In conjunction with other WCWRC staff, provide on-going informal support, referral and direction to community women using the Centre

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential:

  • Post-secondary degree in Counselling or the Social Services field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience providing long term, short term and crisis counselling
  • Experience in the development, organization and facilitation of groups
  • Must be able to work effectively cross-culturally and with participants with low English levels
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with marginalized communities, including an anti-oppression lens and the social determinants of health
  • Strong understanding of empowerment, harm reduction and trauma informed care philosophies
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiar with the use of Microsoft office and outlook
  • Professional and responsible with sensitive and confidential issues
  • Experience working collaboratively with community organizations
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision
  • A clear criminal record check and child abuse registry is required due to the nature of the position.

Preferred:

  • Ability to speak one or more language supported through our settlement program is strongly preferred. Preferences given to Arabic, Swahili and Somali.
  • Experience working within the non-profit sector
  • Ability to work from a multi-level approach
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to multi-task

Working conditions:

  • Days, with potential evening and weekend hours

Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to the attention of the Hiring Committee, c/o Erika Frey, Director of Settlement Services with the title of the position in the subject line. Cover letter should expressly indicate how your experience meets the job requirements.

By e-mail: nisw@wcwrc.ca
By fax: 204-783-3173
In person: 640 Ellice Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3G0A7

The West Central Women’s Resource Centre is committed to representing diversity amongst our staff and mentors. Indigenous peoples, newcomers and refugees, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

We thank everyone for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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