Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Sexual Assault Counsellor
Full-Time • Timmins Region
INDIGENOUS ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING SEXUAL ASSAULT COUNSELLOR
Full Time—35 hours per week
Timmins and Area Women in Crisis (TAWC) is a dynamic, community-based feminist organization that provides services for women and their children who’ve experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. TAWC works within an integrated feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression framework. The agency administers a sexual assault centre, emergency shelter as well as second stage housing for women and their children. Currently, TAWC is expanding services to include anti-human trafficking supports for rural and remote communities in Northeastern Ontario.
We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated woman to join our team in the capacity of Full-Time Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Sexual Assault Counsellor working at Timmins and Area Women in Crisis.
The ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:
· Post-secondary degree/diploma in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience
· Excellent understanding of violence against women and women’s rights/issues
· Demonstrated skills and experience working from an integrated feminist anti-racism anti-oppression framework
· Specialized training in human trafficking, sexual and domestic violence, trauma, mental health and substance use
· Understanding of the issues facing Indigenous Peoples and Communities
· Understanding of the social service sector and provision of non-profit service to the community, including Indigenous-specific services
· Experience in providing crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to survivors of sexual violence, including Indigenous women and girls
· Demonstrated crisis intervention and conflict resolution abilities
· Strong documentation, report writing and administration skills as well as computer competency, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
· Sound judgement, problem-solving, advocacy and mediation skills
· Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, cooperation, networking, and group/meeting facilitation
· Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
· Ability to organize and carry out programming, groups, activities, and events
· Must undergo a vulnerable sector criminal record check
· Must be able to travel to remote and rural locations in Ontario (Remote travel: 2-3 days, 4 times per year; Rural travel: 1-2 days, 4 times per year) as part of the Anti-Human Trafficking Mobile Team
· Provide individual short term and long-term counselling in person and via zoom
· Provide crisis intervention support to women experiencing violence
· Provide support and information for women who are survivors of human trafficking, sexual, and physical violence
· Plan, develop and co-facilitate open or closed support groups or workshops for women
· Accompany and advocate for clients and TAWC on issues of human trafficking, sexual and domestic violence
· Link women to appropriate community referrals
· Provide risk assessments and the development of safety plans related to a woman’s unique situations
· Complete various administrative and reporting tasks such as database case notes, etc.
· Participate in agency and community events
· Travel to remote and rural Communities in Northern Ontario to provide outreach and court services for Indigenous survivors of human trafficking
Hours of work: 35 hours per week, mostly Monday to Friday, although may require some evenings/weekends
Application deadline: December 1st, 2023
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Kim Nadeau – Human Resources Manager [email protected]
TAWC has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires individuals to take part in COVID-19 vaccination programs recommended by Public Health, unless they are approved for a medical or human rights accommodation from TAWC. Compliance with this policy is mandatory for this position.
TAWC is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion as well as equity and diversity in its hiring practices. TAWC invites and strongly encourages applications from all qualified women, including women from historically marginalized and/or underserved/underrepresented communities, who may contribute to further diversification of our workforce. This also includes, but is not limited to: women who identify as Indigenous/Black/woman of colour, women living with a disAbility, lesbians, bisexual women and transwomen as well as women with lived experience of mental illness, substance use, trauma, and poverty.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.