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Facilitator/Counsellor - Stopping the Violence Program – Full-time 35-hour work week. (To fill an indefinite medical leave)

  • Posted:Mar 03, 2021
  • Apply by:Mar 31, 2021
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

Job Posting

#5/03/21 – External / Internal

Facilitator/Counsellor - Stopping the Violence Program – Full-time 35-hour work week, evening work included, (workshop/group facilitation are a requirement of this position)-(to fill an indefinite medical leave)

Grid Level:               14P Wage Range - $33.17-$38.63

Department:             Programs – Community Counselling Centre

Position Summary:  All employees of TCT rigorously uphold the confidentiality and anonymity of all clients.  Safety is paramount.  It governs all interactions and job functions.  Our work is through the lens of the Society’s vision, mission, philosophy, policies, goals, and objectives. TCT works within a collaborative, trauma-informed, cross-program framework.  Passion for working with a vulnerable population impacted by domestic violence is a necessary part of service delivery.                                                                                                                               

The Program provides psycho-educational community-based workshops, groups, and 1-to-1 counselling services from a trauma-informed, resiliency perspective to women 19 years of age and older who have experienced domestic violence. The program provides assessment, referrals to resources, and documentation of services provided.  Counselling services provided are not clinical therapy.

Reports to:               Program Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include Group & Workshop Work, Individual work, Agency work and Community work.
  • Provides professional expertise to assist clients to establish appropriate goals and service plans for services.  Uses a variety of techniques to assist clients to set and obtain goals during sessions paying attention to individual clients’ needs and outcomes. 
  • Provides assessment services to gather case history and other relevant service information.  Identifies and assesses the immediate emotional/behavioral issues that have led the client to seek or be referred to services.  Assesses the safety of clients and supports them in reducing safety risks.
  • Provides follow up support where needed. 
  • Prepares and submits all reports, service summaries and other program documentation requested in a timely manner. Maintains and provides statistics and reports regarding service delivery as required.  Daily maintains the TCT data base system to maintain client files and data.
  • Keeps up-to-date with program and agency policies, procedures and practices, as well as with software collection systems.
  • Develops and implements on-line and off-line workshops to strengthen families by breaking the cycle of abuse.  Collaborates with co-facilitator(s) in conducting groups. 
  • Participates in professional development activities in order to stay current in the field of trauma informed counseling, treatment and interventions.
  • Engages in regular, individual and group clinical supervision sessions with supervisor and/or clinical consultant.  Participates in or initiates case conferences with other professionals as required.  Attends and participates in staff meetings, and other agency meetings as required.  Consults with peers, collaborates, and establishes liaison with other community professionals and agencies as required to assist with individual client cases and to maintain up-to-date knowledge of community resources.
  • Participates in various processes necessary to carry out and achieve the society’s mandate, such as, but not limited to, collection and analysis of data through WISH, and performing continuous quality improvement tasks. 
  • Performs other related duties as required.   

Training and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related human / social service field from a University of recognized standing together with two years’ experience working in community-based services facilitating groups and/ or workshop services to women who have experienced violence and trauma issues as well as one-on-one individual services;
  • Strong facilitation, listening, counselling/coaching and communication skills with specialized training, knowledge, and skills service delivery from a trauma informed perspective.
  • A second language is an asset.

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills using relevant formal facilitation techniques / counselling and experiential group processes and approaches by means of a feminist and client-centered perspective.
  • Demonstrated experience of assessment techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal behavior and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with good organizational, time and self-management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, and steward community connections and to collaborate with inter-agencies and community
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, effectiveness, and efficiency of service delivery.
  • Demonstrated current computer skills necessary to operate data collection systems.
  • Aligns with the philosophy, policies and procedures of the society.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources desirable
  • Demonstrated ‘can-do’ attitude with a focus on shifting perspectives and fostering resiliency.

Additional Information:

  • Current Criminal Record Check and CPR Required, including Naloxone certificate

Tri-City Transitions Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Please forward your resume and cover letter by March 22, 2021 to:

Jatinder Bhatti – Program Manager 

Tri-City Transitions Society

402-2071 Kingsway Avenue

Port Coquitlam, V3C 6N2


Union membership required

We thank all applicants for their interest.


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