Casual Counsellor – Elm Supportive Housing

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Jean Tweed Centre
  • Social Work
  • Counselor: Individual
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Healthcare: Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Therapy
Casual / On Call
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Entry LevelN/A2019-08-132019-08-30

CASUAL COUNSELLOR – Elm Supportive Housing

Includes Evenings, Weekends and Statutory Holidays


Jean Tweed Centre is a leading, community based organization that provides a safe and supportive environment for women with substance misuse, mental health, and/or gambling issues.  Recognizing the diversity of women’s experience in today’s society, our programs seek to address a range of issues in a woman’s life that may contribute to substance use and gambling problems.  Understanding each woman’s experience within the broader physical, emotional, social, cultural and gender framework, we provide a client-centered approach to health.


As a Casual Counsellor you will be part of a team that coordinates support for women living in supportive housing.  This program is delivered in partnership with the YWCA Toronto, in the Bay/Dundas area. This program is part of a larger initiative to increase the health and social outcomes for women living with severe and persistent mental illness and concurrent problematic substance use/mental health concerns, by providing stable housing and support services.


Note: Staff will be required to visit tenant’s apartment units and may therefore be exposed to second hand smoke. There will be evening and weekend hours.


The individual hired for this position will:

  • Provide a continuity of rapport by working a minimum of 6 shifts per year
  • Provide supportive counselling regarding clients’ emerging needs including affect regulation support, conflict mediation, and crisis support
  • Support the overall safety of clients in the program
  • Work collaboratively with other staff working during the shift
  • Maintain all required documentation
  • Follow all established policies and procedures


Required Qualifications:

  • University or College degree in social work or a related discipline
  • Experience working in the mental health, substance use or housing fields
  • Experience working in a women’s program
  • Working knowledge of best practices with regard to mental health, substance use and women
  • Working knowledge of trauma informed care and harm reduction frameworks
  • Crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Energetic and committed to working as a team player
  • Effective working with minimum supervision
  • First Aid/CPR certification


Statement of Inclusion: 

The Jean Tweed Centre recognizes and values the rich diversity of Canadian society and specifically the women, children and families we serve.  We are committed to working from an inclusive and holistic anti-oppression framework to assist women and their families from various cultures, racialized groups, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.


Application deadline for submitting a Cover Letter and Resume outlining how your experience matches our requirement:  August 30, 2019


We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any material or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


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