Stopping the Violence Counselling (STV)
Location – Prince George
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
$33.17-$38.63 (collective agreement)
Submit cover letter and resume in person or by email
Bally Bassi, MA
Community, Social and Justice Programs Program Manager
Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society
Prince George, BC V2L 2L9
This is a Union position.