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Relief Counsellor(s) – Casual

The District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board

West Parry Sound Location:
Esprit Place Family Resource Centre
Rate of Pay $21.89/hour, plus 4% vacation pay

Esprit Place Family Resource Centre is an emergency shelter and provides Violence Against Women
services. Relief Counsellors ensure that Esprit Place is run safely and effectively 24 hours per day, 7
days per week, on a casual call-in basis. Pre-crisis and post crisis supportive counselling is provided
to women and children living at Esprit Place. Relief Counsellors also answer a 24-hour crisis line,
ensuring that women in the District of Parry Sound receive supportive counselling and crisis
intervention 365 days per year.


2 year diploma in a field related to Human Services or an equivalent combination of education,
training and program related experience.
Knowledge and understanding of violence against women’s issues.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge and understanding of all legislation relevant to the position.
Knowledge of existing community resources.
Feminist approach to counselling.
Individual and group counselling skills.
Sound judgment in assessing the needs of women.
Basic level of computer skills required.
Ability to travel throughout the District as required.
Valid certification in Standard First Aid.

Please submit cover letter & resume (in one document) referencing Job ID 21U-52 by October 31, 2021.

Attn: Danielle Villeneuve, CHRP
Manager of Human Resources
1 Beechwood Drive
Parry Sound, ON P2A 1J2
Fax (705)751-5370

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted. Upon request by the applicant, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.
Information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes.

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