Stopping the Violence Counselling (STV)

Location – Prince George

Casual

Purpose

Stopping the Violence Counselling (STV) provides individual and group counselling for women age 19 and older who have experienced relationship abuse, sexual assault, and/or physical, emotional or sexual abuse at any age. The counsellor will work from a feminist perspective using a trauma informed approach. Counselling includes naming types of abuse, identifying coping strategies, honouring strengths, regaining a sense of safety and control, reducing self-blame, improving self-care, and building positive ways to live and move forward. The position aids women in identifying, understanding and overcoming issues related to historical abuse, partnership abuse, sexual assault, and in establishing and achieving realistic goals. The length of service is based on the specific needs and issues presented. This position is required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with families working through difficult and high stress situations.  Some work will be required outside normal office hours.  This casual position includes project and group specific work.

Required Education, Training, and Experience

  • A minimum Bachelor’s degree in related human and counselling field with focus towards feminist perspective,
  • At least two (2) years recent related experience providing counselling services and support to women
  • Experience facilitating groups and developing presentations and group materials.
  • Experience interviewing clients and assessing readiness for individual services or participation in group.
  • Proficient computer skills  and organizational skills

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good knowledge of related community services and resources
  • Demonstrated cultural competency including awareness and ability to work with women from diverse cultural communities
  • Superior group facilitation skills
  • Proven ability to make and sustain excellent interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrated track record of working effectively with collaborative groups
  • Ability to interview clients and assess readiness for individual services or participation in group
  • Ability to work with or without supervision
  • Strong communication, data collection, observation and written reporting skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain satisfactory criminal record and vulnerable sector search
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate file notes
  • Seek appropriate and timely managerial and clinical supervision

Salary Range

$33.17-$38.63 (collective agreement)

Work Schedule

Casual

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume in person or by email

bally@pgefry.bc.ca

Bally Bassi, MA

Community, Social and Justice Programs Program Manager

Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society

1575-5th Avenue

Prince George, BC  V2L 2L9

(250) 563-1113

This is a Union position.