PEACE Program Counsellor
Location – Burns Lake
Permanent Part Time
The PEACE Program Counsellor provides group and individual counselling services for Children ages 3- 18 years. These counselling services are intended to go beyond providing emotional support but do not constitute clinical treatment. The PEACE Counsellor provides emotional and parenting support for parents regarding the impact on their children of witnessing violence. Provides referrals, support, guidance, and problem solving to families. Ensures the well-being and safety of children in the program and promotes their development. This position is required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with families working through difficult and high stress situations. Some work may be required outside normal office hours, but within 17.5 hours per week.
Required Education, Training, and Experience
- A minimum Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care or Early Childhood Education or similar child and youth related field.
- Successful completion of Children Who Witness Abuse training.
- At least two (2) years’ work experience delivering services specifically to children who have witnessed abuse is required for this position.
- Experience or recent specialized training in child/youth trauma and/or abuse
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Good knowledge of related community services and resources
- Excellent knowledge of child/youth trauma, and/or abuse
- Good understanding of the current Family Law Act
- Superior ability to interact effectively with and support children who have witnessed abuse
- Ability to utilize a range of developmentally appropriate, psycho-educational and counselling methods
- Excellent ability to assess the impact of witnessing abuse on the child
- Ability to interview clients and assess readiness for individual services or participation in group
- Develop and deliver age appropriate, psycho-educational sessions/groups for children
- Conduct individual psycho-educational/ counselling sessions with the child and or individual family members
- Ability to work with or without supervision
- Strong communication, data collection, observation and written reporting skills
- Strong knowledge of the First Nations in the Lakes District
- Ability to obtain and maintain satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector search
- Provide support, resources and referrals for parents
- Maintain accurate and appropriate file notes
- Seek appropriate and timely managerial and clinical supervision
$31.87 – $36.53 (Collective agreement)
17.5 hours per week
11:00 am – 5:00 pm and 11:30 am – 5:00 pm with some flexibility required
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, the shift times and days of work can be modified
Anticipated Start Date
July 1, 2020
Submit cover letter and resume to Tamara Bjorgan,
Women’s Services Manager
in person or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Fry Society
PO Box 316
Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0
This is a Union position.