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Counsellor/Case Worker

Position: Counsellor/Case Worker
Position Type: Full Time
Hours of work: 35 hours per week (Monday-Friday) Application Deadline: July 29, 2022, at 5pm
Salary range: $49,000 – $59,000

Jessie’s – The June Callwood Centre for Young Women is a multi-service resource Centre for pregnant young women, young parents, and their children. Jessie’s work includes a broad spectrum of services addressing issues related to the social determinants of health. Jessie’s operates from a feminist perspective and is a pro-choice organization that supports a woman’s right to make choices about her sexual health and pregnancy options.

We strive to demonstrate our commitment to feminism, anti-discrimination and positive social change in every aspect of our structure and functioning. Jessie’s staff and participants (clients) come from diverse cultures and sexual orientations. Having a rich history in working with diverse populations is fundamental to this role.

The Counsellor/Case Worker operates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and provides an entry point into the Centre and actively seeks to build, develop, and maintain a supportive relationship with participants. The Counsellor provides case management and counselling to a caseload of approximately 40-50 participants.

Responsibilities:

  •   Individual counselling
  •   Case management
  •   Intake and assessment
  •   Crisis Intervention
  •   Safety Planning
  •   Goal setting
  •   Service Plan Development
  •   Referral, advocacy, and accompaniments
  •   Facilitation of prenatal, life skills and parenting groups

Qualifications:

  •   Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), psychology, or a related program and/or an equivalent combination of education/experience
  •   5 + years’ experience working with youth and communities experiencing marginalization and underrepresentation, in particular racialized communities, newcomers/immigrant populations and those living in poverty
  •   3 + years’ experience providing counselling and support to youth, particularly women, in relation to issues such as homelessness, mental health, trauma, substance use, parenting, family support and unification, and accessing legal support, immigration, housing, welfare, employment and education
  •   Experience assessing and prioritizing needs and knowledge of community-based resources and government agencies related to the needs young families
  •   Experience working in a drop-in setting and in facilitating groups
  •   Solid understanding and experience with various counselling models and techniques

    Requirements

    Lived experience within one or more equity-seeking groups and the ability to speak a second language

  •   Excellent written and verbal communication
  •   Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and

    complete tasks in an efficient manner.

  •   Ability to manage conflict, crises and escalating situations calmly and confidently
  •   Demonstrates an understanding of the issues and challenges facing pregnant and parenting

    youth.

  •   Professional belief system that is compatible with the mission statement, beliefs, and aims of

    Jessie’s Centre.

  •   Demonstrates an ability to contribute to the development and maintenance of respectful,

    productive working relationships.

  •   Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team

    Assets

• Fluency in Spanish, as we have a large population of Spanish-speaking participants.
This position will be posted until filled.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Jessie's Centre is committed to the principles of employment equity. We strongly encourage applications from women of diverse race and culture groups, aboriginal women, women with ‘dis’abilities, and the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

To apply, please email a letter of interest along with your resume to faith@jessiescentre.org by July 29, 2022.