Sexual Violence Support Counsellor

Job Type

Full Time

Published

09/05/2018

Start Date

10/08/2018

Application Deadline

09/21/2018

Address

700, 910 7th Avenue SW
Northland Building
Calgary
AB
T2P3N8
Canada

Description

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is the primary sexual violence service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas. CCASA is excited to announce that due to additional funding from the Government of Alberta, we are hiring a number of individuals for the new role of Sexual Violence Support Counsellor.


In this role Support Counsellors will provide crisis intervention, information, support, advocacy, and referrals, both over the phone and in person to clients accessing our services. We are looking for compassionate, dynamic and flexible individuals who are able to work both independently and within a multi-disciplinary team.



Responsibilities of the Sexual Violence Support Counsellor will include:


  • Providing support and crisis intervention to individuals accessing both CCASA’s Support and Information Line as well as the Sexual Violence Provincial One Line via phone, text, and online chat
  • Providing crisis intervention and support in person, as a member of the Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART), to individuals who have experienced sexual assault within the last 96 hours
  • Responding to and supporting disclosures of sexual abuse/assault in a professional and supportive manner
  • Completing thorough risk and needs assessments
  • Completing pre-intake screenings for new clients wishing to access clinical programs at CCASA
  • Providing information, advocacy and referrals as well as assistance with system navigation
  • Providing consultation and information to professionals and other community members
  • Working collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines
  • Contributing to and maintaining a strong referral database
  • Completing required administrative tasks including data entry and documentation 
  • Other duties as required


The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor of Social Work or other degree in human services with related work experience required
  • Possess an anti-oppressive/feminist analysis of sexual violence
  • Strong assessment and crisis intervention skills
  • Demonstrated effective communication, advocacy and rapport building skills
  • Knowledge of systems and community resources within Calgary and surrounding areas
  • Ability to build professional relationships within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and a high level of organization
  • Creative problem solving skills and an ability to adapt to a fast paced work environment

·        Knowledge of Alberta College of Social Workers Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice 

Please visit our website at www.calgarycasa.com for more information about our programs and services. 

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

careers@calgarycasa.com

CCASA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Send cover letters with salary expectations and resumes by September 21, 2018, to:


Clinical Program Director              

7th Floor – 910 7th Avenue SW

Northland Building

Calgary, Alberta T2P 3N8

Fax 403.264.8355

Email: careers@calgarycasa.com


Please reference “Sexual Violence Support Counsellor” in the subject line and cover letter


No phone calls or emails please


Thank you for your interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



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