Multiple Positions – Counsellor/Advocates

1 Full-Time Permanent Residents Counsellor/Advocate (RCA)

1 Full-Time Permanent Child & Youth Counsellor/Advocate (CY)

1 Full-Time 1-Year Contract Legal Counsellor/Advocate

2 Full-Time Permanent Community Support and Outreach Counsellor/Advocate (CSO)

North/South Location

Embrave: Agency to End Violence (formerly known as Interim Place) wants to hear from you! We embrace brave, inspire bravery, create systemic change to end gender-based violence in our community. We are a non-profit organization that provides shelter, counselling, and advocacy supports for women, two-spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary folks and their children impacted by gender-based violence. We amplify the voices of survivors, educate the community, and inspire systemic change to create a society free of violence.

To learn more about Embrave, visit: http://www.embrave.ca

We are looking for counsellors who can manage multiple priorities to join Embrave team. The counsellors will provide supports based on clients’ needs and can include risk assessment, safety planning, counselling and emotional support, information & referrals to services and resources, accompaniments, and advocacy.

What to Expect in the Counsellor/Advocate Roles

  • Provide supports and services from a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, gender inclusion, decolonizing, and harm reduction framework.
  • Provide timely services and thorough case management to all clients from a trauma-informed lens.
  • Keep accurate, detailed, and up-to-date case notes using the internal database system, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Conduct intakes, risk assessment and safety planning.
  • Support with crisis intervention and conflict resolution.
  • Answer crisis calls.
  • Respond to the needs of clients with information on their legal options regarding separation, divorce, custody, access orders for their children, peace bonds, restraining orders and child support orders.
  • Familiarize clients with the court proceedings as applicable and act as a source of information on issues, processes, systems, services, and make referrals to appropriate community or legal resources.
  • Provide accompaniments to support clients and act as a source of information on issues, processes, systems, services, resources, and make referrals to appropriate and supportive services.
  • Develop and facilitate child and youth programming to support social development, social justice awareness and enhance healing and coping skills.
  • Develop individualized supports and strategies that are appropriate for children/youth developmental stages and individual needs.
  • Facilitate support/educational groups for survivors impacted by violence.
  • Adhere to all Health and Safety Policies and Procedures as outlined by the organization to minimize risks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned for the effective operation of the agency including supports with intake and crisis lines.

About You:

  • RCA, CY, Legal, and CSO: University or college education in a related field, such as Indigenous Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology, Assaulted Women’s and Children’s Program, Early Childhood, Human Rights, Social Justice, or the equivalent in education and extensive experience.Experience working with clients in areas such as poverty, violence, and homelessness.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the systemic barriers experienced by clients and their intersectionality of oppressions i.e., Social Housing Reform Act; Mental Health Act; Landlord Tenant Act; O.W. Act, ODSP Act, etc.     
  • Understanding Gender Based Violence (GBV) as a complex social problem and the intersectionality of sexism, racism, classism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, islamophobia, sanism, etc. on clients’ and their children’s lived experiences of violence.     
  • Proven ability in case management and supportive counselling skills from a decolonizing approach.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Harm Reduction Strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in crisis support and ability to mediate conflict.
  • Professional communication skills; dedicated to team building and strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • ASL is an asset. 
  • Preference will be given to a person who identifies as an Indigenous person.
  • Preferred language: Mandarin and/or Vietnamese.
  • Must drive clients to appointments and accompaniments and have a G driver license and a reliable car.

RCA Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs. per week. Rotational Shifts from Mondays to Fridays: 5:00pm – 12:30am, 2:00pm – 9:30pm, 7:00am – 2:30pm.

Salary: Hourly rate $28.69

CY Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs. per week. Non-Rotational Shifts from Tuesdays to Saturdays: 1:00pm – 8:30pm.

Salary: Hourly rate $28.69

Legal Counsellor/ Advocate Hours of Work: 37.5 hrs. per week. Rotational Shifts, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30am -5:00pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm -7:30pm. 

Salary: Hourly rate $24.95

CSO Hours of Work: Position 1: 37.5 hrs. per week. Non-Rotational Shifts. Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:00am – 4:30pm and Wednesdays from 1:00pm – 8:30pm. Position 2 -37.5 hrs. per week. Non-Rotational Shifts. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00am – 4:30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm -8:30pm.

Salary: Hourly rate $24.95

Embrave: Agency to End Violence is committed to the development of an organization that reflects the communities it serves. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including:

  • First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples. 
  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion, spiritual beliefs or place of origin. 
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations. 
  • Persons with visible or invisible disabilities. 
  • Survivors of the psychiatric system/consumer survivors. 
  • Two-Spirit, genderqueer, trans and non-binary people. 

To Apply:

Please send a letter of application and current resume to Embrave: Agency to End Violence by May 9th, 2022, utilizing Charity Village platform. Please include in your cover letter the position that you are applying for.

We will provide employment accommodation if we are advised of an applicant’s needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

Embrave: Agency to End Violence is a unionized workplace with OPSEU. This position is within the bargaining unit and as such the terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement.

Date of Posting: April 22, 2022

Deadline: May 9th, 2022

Date of Posting

April 22, 2022

Application Deadline

May 9, 2022