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Woman Abuse Counsellor, Carlington Community and Health Services

Part-time (0.8 FTE)

Carlington Community and Health Services (CCHS) is a community health centre located in the west end of Ottawa. The Woman Abuse Counsellor provides counselling services to francophone and anglophone women who have experienced abuse.


* Master's degree in Social Work from a recognized university, or acceptable equivalent.

* Membership or eligibility for membership in the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

* Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in current assessment approaches, and feminist group and individual counselling techniques in working with abused women.

* Familiarity with community development approaches to social work practice.

* Experience counselling victims of assault.

* Thorough knowledge and understanding of resources in the francophone and anglophone communities

* Familiarity with the francophone and anglophone service provider networks.

* Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care and social services.

* Ability to work effectively as a team player in a multi-disciplinary environment.

* Ability to deal effectively with crisis situations.

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

* Proficiency working in a computerized environment, including experience with Windows-based programs.

* Fluency in French and English required, a third language is an asset.

Salary $25.73 - $28.37 / hour + benefits (pro-rated)

Applicants will not be considered unless they include with their resume a 1- to 3-page attachment (point form) that clearly demonstrates how their previous skills and experience corresponds to each of the above qualifications.

Send applications, by 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 11, 2002, to

"Woman Abuse Counsellor"

Carlington Community & Health Services

900 Merivale Rd.

Ottawa, ON K1Z 5Z8

Fax: (613) 761-1805

We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Centre is committed to employment equity.