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The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a feminist organization committed to ending sexualized violence through education, advocacy and support.  Have a look at our mission, values, beliefs and goals to find out if we are a good fit for you. We are committed to hiring from an AR/AO framework and encourage BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities to apply. When available, jobs will be listed below.

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Social Media Coordinator (Canada Summer Jobs)

About Our Centre

The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a feminist, not-for-profit organization providing free, confidential, non-judgmental support for survivors of sexual violence in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. We provide support to survivors of all genders, ages 12 and up, who have experienced recent and/or historic sexual violence.

Position Overview

The Social Media Coordinator will play an important role in strengthening and expanding Sexual Assault Centre Kingston (SACK)’s ability to share critical information, resources and survivor narratives through its social media channels, and more effectively participate in collective advocacy initiatives within the gender-based violence sector. In addition, the coordinator’s efforts to examine the organization’s social media analytics will help SACK to better understand its digital audience and identify room for growth and refined messaging.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, with additional supervision provided by the Director of Program and Fund Development, the employee will:

  • Develop an annual communications calendar that includes key dates (e.g. December 6th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, Sexual Assault Prevention month);

  • Create a cache of social media content including graphics, infographics, videos, and short-form written content;

  • Research and develop longer-form narrative content in collaboration with centre staff;

  • Develop “snapshots” of social media and website audiences using analytics

  • Complete website content updates; and

  • Provide administrative and frontline client service support as needed with duties including answering the phone, responding to emails and greeting clients.

Qualifications


This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs. In order to be eligible, participants must:

  • Be between 15-30 years of age, at the start of the funded position;

  • Be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or someone to whom Refugee Status has been granted/conferred; and

  • Have a valid SIN.

Please note that international students, and those who are here in Canada on a work, youth, or visitor visa/permit, are not eligible for the program.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • A keen eye for detail and clear, aesthetically engaging content

  • An interest in advancing and promoting the mission of SACK and the work of the GBV sector

  • Experience and demonstrated commitment to working within a feminist, anti-racist and anti oppression framework

  • Experience working with confidential information and demonstrated commitment to following confidentiality and privacy policies

  • Experience managing and/or creating social media content for an organization or business is a strong asset

  • Experience with Canva or other graphic design software is a strong asset

  • Experience working with social media analytics/data and Google Analytics is an asset

Start Date:


Eight-week contract (32 hrs/week), starting Monday July 8th and ending Friday August 30th, 2024.


Wage: $20.00/hour


Application Process:


We recognize that BIPOC and other equity-deserving community members are disproportionately affected by sexual violence. At SACK, we have promised to do better in representing our community and to take meaningful steps toward eliminating systematic racism and oppression. In line with this commitment, we strongly encourage applicants who self-identify as belonging to BIPOC, newcomer, gender diverse, and other equity-deserving groups to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a resume (max. 3 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) in a PDF format to hiring@sackingston.com with the subject line “Social Media Coordinator”. The deadline for submitting a full application is Friday, May 31st at 5:00pmEST. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

SACK is committed to providing accommodation upon request at all stages of the hiring process. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please contact us at hiring@sackingston.com.

Trauma Counsellor

About Our Centre:


The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a feminist, not-for-profit organization providing
free, confidential, non-judgmental support for survivors of sexual violence in Kingston,
Frontenac, Lennox & Addington. We provide support to survivors of all genders, ages 12
and up, who have experienced recent and/or historic sexual violence.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Counselling Services, in this role you will:

  • Provide individual counselling and advocacy to survivors of all genders, ages 12 and up, according to SAC Kingston's counselling guidelines

  • Facilitate or co-facilitate group counselling or educational workshops, when the need is identified

  • Maintain complete, accurate, clinically useful client records and counselling statistics in accordance with SAC Kingston policies using our electronic client records database

  • Collaborate with community partners and provide referrals for survivors who require services beyond the scope and mandate of the counselling program

  • Participate in staff and counselling team meetings on a weekly basis, as well as attend training and professional development opportunities, as directed

  • Actively participate in monthly clinical supervision

  • Maintain up to date knowledge on current intersectional feminist practices and trends in relation to supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

  • Share information with community partners and other organizations when requested and appropriate

  • Maintain an ongoing commitment to intersectional, Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive practices within the workplace, and regularly contribute to centre objectives through an AR/AO lens

  • Attend regular staff meetings and trainings, as assigned

  • Contribute to SACK’s culture by engaging in internal activities, sharing feedback, and bringing a problem-solving perspective

  • Perform other tasks as required by the Director of Counselling Services and/or the Executive Director

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Degree or diploma in a related field such as counselling, psychology, or social work, and/or a combination of education/experience related to the job duties and qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience providing counselling, advocacy, and mental health services

  • In-depth knowledge of intersectional feminist, trauma-informed practices and of the unique struggles experienced by survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

  • Demonstrated experience in advancing organizational goals of equity, inclusion, anti-racism and anti-oppression

  • Demonstrated respect for individual, cultural, community and organizational diversity, including the ability to identify and understand intersecting issues related to gender, age, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic location, religion, and gender identity

  • Proven discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters and the ability to respond with sound judgement to crisis situations, seeking consultation as appropriate

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Sufficient computer skills, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, GoogleSuite and electronic client records database

  • Valid Vulnerable Sectors CPIC

We would love it if you had:

  • Registration with, or the ability to register with, either the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) or the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

  • Access to a vehicle and a valid driver's license

  • Group facilitation skills and experience

  • Availability for evening work, as required to meet the needs of centre clients

  • Working knowledge of a language other than English is considered a strong asset

Compensation Package:


One-year contract (30 hrs/week), starting immediately, with possibility of renewal. Pay Scale: $26.19 - $35.57 on an hourly basis, based on qualifications and experience.

At SACK we offer health benefits subsidies for all full-time contract staff. The prospective candidate will be eligible for these subsidies upon successful completion of their probationary period. In order to protect the health and mental health of our staff, we also offer a generous sick/personal day policy that all employees are entitled to from their first day in our centre.

Application Process:


We recognize that BIPOC and other equity deserving community members are disproportionately affected by sexual violence. At SACK, we have promised to do better in representing our community and to take meaningful steps toward eliminating systematic racism and oppression. In line with this commitment, we strongly encourage applicants who self-identify as belonging to BIPOC, newcomer, gender diverse, and other equity deserving groups to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a resume (max. 3 pages) and cover letter (max. 1 page) in a PDF format to hiring@sackingston.com with the subject line “Trauma Counsellor”. The deadline for submitting a full application is Friday, June 7, 2024 at 5:00pmEST. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

SACK is committed to providing accommodations upon request at all stages of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation during the hiring process, please contact us at hiring@sackingston.com.

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