Sexual Assault Response Program Counsellor (Full Time)


Transition House


Job Summary:


The objectives of the Sexual Assault Response Program is to provide prompt support, counselling and resources to those impacted by sexualized violence. This position is 35 hours per week – plus wages ($33.83/hour) and benefits.



Program Director / Executive Director



The Sexual Assault Response Program Counsellor will:

  • Provide immediate, short term crisis support for survivors of sexual assault 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Provide trauma-informed counselling
  • Increase inclusiveness and accessibility by lowering barriers for all survivors, especially those experiencing societal and systemic barriers
  • Work to prevent sexualized violence by providing information, education and awareness
  • Promote continuity of care through collaboration, networking and partnerships
  • Provide advocacy for survivors of sexualized violence within the justice, medical and social service systems
  • Provide consultation and work collaboratively on committees, where appropriate, with other local agencies
  • Maintain accurate reports and records on clients; ensure that all required documentation is completed according to due dates
  • Any other programs requirements and/or requests of the Program Director/Executive Director



  • Bachelor of Social Work (preferred degree) or Bachelor’s degree in a related human service field. Equivalencies will be considered with experience in related field
  • Two years’ work-related experience, primarily with victims of violence and trauma



  • Knowledgeable and skilled in feminist counselling
  • Thorough understanding of emotional and psychological impacts of trauma resulting from abuse or violent experiences
  • Knowledge of power imbalances in our society that lead to women being exposed to abuse/violence, the impacts and dynamics of abuse and violence; and that perpetrators are responsible for their actions
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in group process and facilitation techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and above-par oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop a mutually respectful partnership with clients and their families which will help clients gain the necessary skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face
  • Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change
  • Ability to work in partnership with NCTS team members
  • Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members
  • Sensitive and responsive to cultural differences in the client population
  • Good organization, time, and general management skills
  • Valid driver’s license and clean abstract with use of own vehicle

Closing Date

Jun 28, 2021

How to Apply

This position requires union membership.

To apply, email cover letter and updated resume to Program Director

Closing date:         Monday, June 28, 2021 @ 4 p.m.