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

Salary Range

$31.87 – $36.53 (Collective agreement)

Work Schedule

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

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to Tamara Bjorgan,

Women’s Services Manager

in person or by email:

Elizabeth Fry Society

PO Box 316

Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0

(250) 692-7566

This is a Union position.