Working at Battered Women’s Support Services means making real change in the lives of women
Indigenous Women’s Counsellor
24 hours per week @ $25.74 per hour
Tuesday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Additional evenings and/or weekends may be required.
This is a one year temporary part time position. Battered Women’s Support Services is a women’s organization that works to end violence against women from a decolonizing and anti-oppression feminist analysis. We have a commitment to creating and implementing programs and services that empower women from all walks of life. Right now, we seek an accomplished professional to join our counselling team and undertake a broad mandate that includes social change, to address gender inequalities and ultimately to end violence against Indigenous girls and women, through providing decolonizing and feminist intersectional based counselling for Indigenous women survivors of gender based violence. Specifically, you will work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure an effective response for Indigenous women who are dealing with the impacts of violence and abuse in collaboration with our matrix of
support services and external resources.
Along with expertise in assessment, safety planning, individual counselling, co-facilitation of specialized
support groups for women, your approach is trauma-informed and steeped in ceremony with specific
applications for Indigenous women, based on their specific social location(s), related experience of oppression,
their resilience and resistance. You have honed your capacity through a minimum of five years of supervised
counselling experience (three of those years being trauma related) and grounded in a minimum five years
training and education in directly related disciplines. You thrive in regular participation in individual and group
You are an Indigenous woman and your commitment to ending violence against women is demonstrated by indepth
working knowledge of BWSS endeavours along with our colleagues within women, feminist, community
based programs and services. Your recognition of the importance of communication, collaboration and
integrity form the basis of your approach to interpersonal and professional relationships. Energetic, relational
and diplomatic, you thrive in a role where your knowledge of feminist women’s organizations and your helping
spirit is welcomed and encouraged.
If you’re an Indigenous woman who seeks the opportunity to commit to an organization engaged in making a
real difference in the lives of women in our community, please send your resume by 5:00 p.m. on Friday,
May 5, 2017.
Respond via email to:
Battered Women’s Support Services
This position requires union membership. No phone calls please.