Program Counsellor – Day and Residential Program

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Jean Tweed Centre
  • Social Work
  • Counselor: Individual
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-05-082019-05-24

Program Counsellor – Day and Residential Program

Permanent, Full-Time Position


Day and Residential Program is a Jean Tweed program the combines group counselling, educational sessions and individual counselling in a milieu setting that is geared to the specific needs of women dealing with substance use and/or gambling concerns.  Working holistically, the program supports women in enhancing their knowledge related to such areas as coping skills, relationships, women’s health and wellness.  This full time, permanent Program Counsellor will work from the Jean Tweed Centre. 


The individual hired for this position will:

  • Provide individual counselling and support to a caseload of up to seven (7) women ;
  • Facilitate group therapy;
  • Provide educational workshops related to substance use and problem gambling in areas such as relapse prevention and life skills;
  • Participate in team meetings;
  • Complete data entry and report writing; and
  • Participate in program planning and development.



  • Masters in Social Work (preferred) or a Bachelor level education and experience. 
  • A combination of two (2) years’ experience in the field of substance misuse.
  • Experience providing counselling regarding clients’ emerging needs including affect regulation, support conflict mediation and crisis support.
  • Group and individual counselling skills.
  • Expertise providing case management.
  • Experience working from a harm reduction perspective.
  • Experience facilitating educational workshops.
  • Crisis intervention skills, with well-developed problem solving abilities and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of women’s issues particularly as they relate to women with substance use problems.
  • Lived experience within Indigenous community/culture including familiarity and knowledge of Indigenous traditions, ceremonies and values an asset.
  • Experience in an all-female oriented, trauma informed, anti-oppressive environment an asset
  • Knowledge and experience related to working with gambling concerns an asset
  • Experience with women-centered services an asset
  • Experience with Catalyst an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification an asset.



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.  The program strives to build a staff group that reflects the diversity of the community being served.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 17, 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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