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Community Health Promoter, Women As Experts: Healing from Sexual Violence, Mental Health & Addictions Project, Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline September 20, 2010

The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre is committed to employment equity. Under the direction of the Counselling Program Team Leader, the Health Promoter will work actively with young women & girls 14 & up in high schools across the city of Ottawa to provide one to one support & counselling. She will also work with local community health centres to design and deliver culturally appropriate support groups. This position will be paid $24.56 per hour for 20 hours per week for 47 weeks.

Candidates must have:

  • A minimum of 2 years feminist counselling with women & girls who have experienced sexual violence;
  • Demonstrated experience working with women & girls who have experienced war trauma;
  • A minimum undergraduate degree in social work, counselling, or a related discipline, and/or equivalent experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working with women & girls from marginalized communities;
  • An understanding of sexual violence & its impacts on young women & girls;
  • Demonstrated experience in short term (crisis) counselling;
  • Demonstrated group facilitation experience with young women & girls from marginalized communities;
  • A working knowledge of cultural competency service provision;
  • Demonstrated experience in community based outreach/community development;
  • Strong organizational & problem solving skills;
  • The ability to work evenings; &
  • Access to a vehicle


  • Ability to speak an language other than English or French; &
  • Knowledge of the organizations that provide service to young women & girls 14 & up.

Closing date: September 20, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.

Please email or address your cover letter & resume outlining the above requirements to:

Sandy Onyalo, Executive Director
P.O. Box 20206
Ottawa, ON K1N 9P4

The ORCC is an anti-racist/anti-oppression feminist organization. We strongly encourage women of colour, transwomen, aboriginal women, lesbians and women with disabilities to apply. No phone calls or emails please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. This project is generously supported by the Ministry of Health Promotion.

[Source: PAR-L,]