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Resident Counsellor

  • Full Time
  • Dryden
  • 2023-09-30

Website Hoshizaki House


Hoshizaki House, Dryden District Crisis Shelter is currently accepting applications for the position of Women’s Counsellor.


The Counsellor will provide ongoing one on one support, advocacy and feminist counselling to women and children in shelter and in the community.  The Counsellor will provide direct support to victims of domestic violence/abuse; in order that they may live free of violence. Shifts will be scheduled Monday – Friday from 8:30-4:30. Hours will be flexible dependent on the needs of the shelter.




·         To provide short-term goal-focused counselling to women and children in the shelter and community who have experienced abuse.

·         To provide long-term counselling to assist abused women to improve emotional well-being and healing.

·         To provide group based counselling for women & children who have experienced abuse/domestic violence.

·         To complete intakes and risk assessments to determine needs of women and children accessing the counselling program.

·         To support client in planning, developing, implementation and following through with goals to allow clients to achieve desired outcomes through choices made by the client.

To advocate on behalf of women as requested, both individually and with other various organizations.
·         To support the development of a personal safety plan for women and their children.

·         To provide confidential services to women and operationalize within a feminist philosophy.

To be familiar with the resources within the Dryden area and surrounding areas in order to provide information, and make appropriate referrals to community services.
·         To participate in the Shelter, front-line/crisis intervention program on a regular basis and/or when required.




Completion of a Degree or Diploma in the human services field.
Preference will be given to candidates with a social work degree/diploma
·         Strong commitment to working from a feminist perspective, providing women centred, trauma informed and client centred approaches to care.

·         Experience providing individual and or group counselling to assist women in understanding and coping with the effects of the cycle of abuse and family violence

·         Demonstrated ability to support women through their journey toward healing and independence through individual and group counselling

·         Strong understanding of violence against women’s issues

·         Strong written and oral communication skills

·         Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills

Experience and knowledge in crisis intervention.
Experience in Group Facilitation, public speaking and program delivery.
Ability to provide non-judgmental support
Cross-cultural Awareness and Sensitivity.
Experience and knowledge in working with anti-racist/anti oppression framework.
Willingness to work flexible hours
A valid “G” driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.
Current CPR/First Aid certificate
Current criminal reference including a vulnerable sector check
·         Ability to speak French a definite asset

Please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications along with a resume by email to;

Application Deadline: Open until Filled

To apply for this job email your details to

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