Counsellor – Red Cedars

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date July 5, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
Location Hastings, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte
Contact Information

COUNSELLOR – Permanent Part Time – Red Cedars Shelter
24 hours / week – Saturday and Sunday – 12 hour shifts


Reporting to Red Cedars Manager, this position is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment to women and children fleeing family violence and crisis.

  • The Counsellor will be required to work shifts on a rotating schedule (RCS is 24 hour operation)
  • The Counsellor will maintain strict adherence to all security measures and confidentiality of information for the safety and security of the residents
  • The Counsellor must be able to complete admission / discharges in accordance with policies and procedures and to complete telephone screening intakes, evaluations and “plans of intervention” with residents as well as case conference all clients
  • The Counsellor must provide grammatically correct, clear and concise reports as required, and maintain up to date files
  • The Counsellor must possess the ability to handle crisis calls and provide support, referrals and information and be non-judgemental when delivering counseling services to clients
  • The Counsellor is required to deliver programs, either through educational sessions, circles or an informal means of teaching, and promote and support community activities / projects concerning issues affecting women and children

Essential Qualifications:

  • Graduate from a postsecondary program in social services or related field, OR;
  • A combination of education, experience and training that is deemed equivalent by MBQ
  • Experience working in crisis situations is preferred
  • Experience with domestic abuse counseling is an asset


  • Excellent and concise written communications, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization and computer based skills
  • Good analytical, discretionary and thinking skills
  • Ability to carry out directives, be flexible and creative
  • Must be able to work as a team and independently, as well as in a high stress level environment
  • Must be able to self-reflect, and share

Knowledge and Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of family violence and social resources available in the area
  • Knowledge of interventions of empowering women holistically
  • Knowledge / understanding of indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Must be able to provide a clear Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must provide a valid class “G” driver license, and have total compliance to confidentiality

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, current staff or members of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Indigenous applicants will be given priority and are asked to self-identify

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: July 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm

R.R. #1, 24 Meadow Drive
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
K0K 1X0

Phone: 613-396-3424
Fax: 613-396-3627


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NOTE: Internal postings are intended for all MBQ staff and the membership of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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