Peace Program Coordinator (Part Time)


Haida Gwaii Sociecty for Community Peace



Job Description 

Peace Program Coordinator



Classification: Children Who Witness Abuse Counsellor

Hours:           Part-time 18.5 hours per week

Rate of Pay: $31.87 to $36.83 (Para-professional Wage Grid Level 13)

Start Date: Oct 22, 2020

This position requires Union membership; accepted applicant will need to join BCGEU.

The employee is NOT required to use her automobile in the performance of her duties.

Program overview:

This program provides individual and/or group counselling for children male or female ages 3 to 18 who have experienced sexual assault, violence or abuse.

Job Summary:

  • Assesses client for suitability for service
  • Counsels and provides emotional support to children who have witnessed domestic abuse, violence and or threats using techniques such as active listening, conflict resolution, and psycho-education.
  • Assesses needs and provides support, information and referrals for caregivers by questioning client, visual clues, referral from police, caregiver, teacher or other confidential means
  • Provides counselling for child’s family members individually or in-group using techniques such as active listening, conflict resolution and psycho-education; while providing emotional support.
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with other service providers and schools in Masset, Old Massett and Port Clements
  • Develops and delivers relevant public awareness/information sessions
  • Develops promotional and educational support materials for the program.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of program operating policies and procedures by drafting policies and submitting them to Administration for editing with final approval through the Board of Directors.
  • Record keeping and security of program records
  • Provides monthly program statistics and reporting.
  • Work in conjunction with the Executive Director to maintain approved program budget.
  • Performs other related duties as required

Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintains strict standards of confidentiality, as well as ethical and professional boundaries.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, includes public speaking skills.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Open to giving and receiving constructive criticisms, able to self-reflect and process feedback constructively.
  • Proactive in the pursuit of relevant training and development.
  • Demonstrate ability to work well within a team dynamic and manage stress under pressure.
  • Works in a flexible self-directed manner with minimal supervision.


  • Training and education in a directly related field including family systems and child development theories (e.g. undergraduate degree in a related field and Children Who Witness Abuse Certificate, Early Childhood Education Certificate or other applicable Post-Secondary Education).
  • Must have sound knowledge and understanding in the area of violence against women and children from an intersectional feminist perspective.
  • Background and skills should include a minimum of 2 years of recent supervised children’s counselling,
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Other assets would be: Art and play therapy experience; direct counselling experience with women who have experienced abuse; Analysis, knowledge and training in trauma counselling. Knowledge of First Nations Culture and Haida Gwaii communities.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.
  • We would encourage Aboriginal applicants to apply.


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How to Apply

To be considered, please submit cover letter, resume and 2 current job references by noon 12pm, Monday October 19, 2020



mail:    Haida Gwaii Society for Community Peace, P.O. Box 811, Masset, B.C. V0T 1M0

hand deliver: 2132 Collison Avenue