Peace Counselor –Tumbler Ridge, Temporary until the incumbents' return

South Peace Community Resources Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process

To apply to this position, please quote the competition number and send your resume and cover letter to:

  • Tumbler Ridfe
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Job Summary

Under the direction of the Department Manager, The Children Who Witness Abuse Counselor/Group Facilitator is responsible for:

  • The planning and provision of individual and group counselling to children and/or their parents who have witnessed violence
  • Promoting community awareness regarding the impact witnessing violence has on children,
  • Prevention activities in schools.


The Children Who Witness Abuse Counselor will have:

  • Bachelor degree in a related human/social service field as well as one year experience in a supervised childcare setting; or
  • Four years combination of education and experience.

Skills & Knowledge

Must have an understanding of family violence, the dynamics of emotional, sexual and physical abuse and family systems.

  • Awareness of art/play therapy
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Good group facilitation and public presentation skills
  • Good verbal and written communications
  • Good relationship skills with staff, professionals, and agency personnel
  • Ability to work as a team member with staff, service recipients, police, social workers hospital workers and other pertinent individuals or professionals
  • Independent ability to use computers and familiarity with relevant software programs
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Crisis Response Training
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Suicide Prevention & Intervention Certificate
  • Understanding and competence in working with diverse cultures, particularly aboriginal people.

Personal Attributes

The Children Who Witness Abuse Counselor must demonstrate:

  • A high degree and awareness of ethical and professional conduct;
  • An understanding of family violence, the dynamics of emotional, sexual and physical abuse and family systems;
  • An awareness of art/play therapy;
  • Cultural, social and economic awareness;
  • Empathetic listening and support qualities;
  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Sensitivity and a non-judgmental attitude;
  • Good boundaries and self care practices;
  • A willingness to work flexible hours;
  • A strong understanding of and a commitment to a feminist informed practice; and
  • A person centered practical approach
  • Capacity of working in extreme crisis and traumatic situations.

Hours of Work

10 hours per week, flexible to meet program needs

Rate of Pay

$36.10 per hour less any applicable deductions.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to:

tallulah McCullough, Human Resource Coordinator
P.O. Box 713 (10110 - 13th Street)
Fax: (250) 782-4167

E-mail: humanresources@spcrs.ca

  • Please include competition #1980 with your resume
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
  • This position requires union membership
  • This position is open to female and male applicants