Counsellor ID: 67322

Deadline Date: 2021/09/28

Location:  Dryden

The Counsellor will provide ongoing one on one support, advocacy and feminist counselling to women and children in shelter and in the community.  The Counsellor will provide direct support to victims of domestic violence/abuse; in order that they may live free of violence. Monday – Friday from 8:30-4:30.


Posting Date:
 Box 974
Start Date:
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • To provide short-term goal-focused counselling to women and children in the shelter and community who have experienced abuse.
  • To provide long-term counselling to assist abused women to improve emotional well-being and healing.
  • To provide group based counselling for women & children who have experienced abuse/domestic violence.
  • To complete intakes and risk assessments to determine needs of women and children accessing the counselling program.
  • To support client in planning, developing, implementation and following through with goals to allow clients to achieve desired outcomes through choices made by the client.
  • To advocate on behalf of women as requested, both individually and with other various organizations.
  • To support the development of a personal safety plan for women and their children.
  • To provide confidential services to women and operationalize within a feminist philosophy.
  • To be familiar with the resources within the Dryden area and surrounding areas in order to provide information, and make appropriate referrals to community services.
  • To participate in the Shelter, front-line/crisis intervention program on a regular basis and/or when required.




  • Completion of a Degree or Diploma in the human services field.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a social work degree/diploma
  • Strong commitment to working from a feminist perspective, providing women centred, trauma informed and client centred approaches to care.
  • Experience providing individual and or group counselling to assist women in understanding and coping with the effects of the cycle of abuse and family violence
  • Demonstrated ability to support women through their journey toward healing and independence through individual and group counselling
  • Strong understanding of violence against women’s issues
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Experience and knowledge in crisis intervention.
  • Experience in Group Facilitation, public speaking and program delivery.
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental support
  • Cross-cultural Awareness and Sensitivity.
  • Experience and knowledge in working with anti-racist/anti oppression framework.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • A valid “G” driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.
  • Current CPR/First Aid certificate
  • Current criminal reference including a vulnerable sector check
  • Ability to speak French a definite asset

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.  References will be required at the time of interview.

Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume outlining your qualifications along with 3 References by email to; by Tuesday September 28, 2021

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Stacey Lambe
Position Title:
 Executive Director
Company Name:
 Hoshizaki House
Postal Code:
 P8N 0A2
Web Address:

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