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Employment

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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Counsellor – Reflect and Connect Program

*Remote position possible for the successful candidate *

*Full-time and part-time positions*

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:

Working as a counsellor within our Reflect and Connect program, you will provide individual psychotherapy and group counselling to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. In addition, you will provide supervision to students completing their placements with our agency.

 

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

  • Book approximately 18-20 sessions per week for counselling survivors of sexual violence within the Centre’s Reflect and Connect counselling program, and provide counselling within the Centre’s Skills and Support program, as the need is identified

  • Provide supervision to placement students, and possibly other staff, as the need is identified

  • Facilitate or co-facilitating 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 through 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 attending training and professional development opportunities, as directed

  • Actively participate in monthly clinical supervision with the Director of Counselling Services

  • 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 contributes to centre objectives through an AR/AO lens

  • In collaboration with the Community Outreach Coordinator and Director of Counselling, contribute to updating best practices, administering client satisfaction surveys, and overall development of the counseling program

  • 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:

 

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing; must be a current member, in good standing, within a Regulated Health Profession that can practice the controlled act of Psychotherapy.

  • 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 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 CPIC, with working with Vulnerable Sectors

 

We would love it if you had:

 

  •  The ability to practice independently and provide clinical supervision to qualifying RP’s, according to the regulatory requirements of your college

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

  • Group facilitation skills and experience

  • Working knowledge (speaking, writing) of a language other than English

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

 

Compensation Package:

 

F/T or P/T maternity leave contract, starting immediately until May 1st, 2022.

Salary Band: $26 - $32 on an hourly basis, based on qualifications and experience.

At SACK we offer a competitive health benefits package for all full-time staff. The prospective candidates will be enrolled in the benefits plan 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/mental health day policy that all employees will be 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 and cc director@sackingston.com with the subject line “Counsellor – Reflect and Connect”. The deadline for submitting a full application is May 14th at 12:00 pm. 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 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.

Crisis Support Program Coordinator

About Our Centre

The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a feminist, not-for-profit organization providing free, confidential, non-judgemental 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

The Crisis Support Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination, recruitment, placement and continued training of our volunteer team and our 24hr Crisis and Support Line and our Chat and Text Line; as well as liaising with other centres and external organizations as needed. Additionally the job requires development and facilitation of training and workshops to volunteers and the broader community on issues related to sexual violence and gender based violence. The ideal candidate would be engaged, enthusiastic, trauma informed and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

Reporting to the Director of Program Development, in this role you will:

●  Recruit and manage an extensive volunteer pool from a variety of areas across the province

●  In collaboration with Director of Program Development, develop and deliver training

materials and continued professional development opportunities for volunteers and staff

and the broader community

●  Maintain records and statistics, and prepare monthly reports and analysis of program data

●  Manage the volunteer software and databases on a daily basis

●  Create content and and contribute to the social media postings relevant to the program

●  Contribute to the development of centre’s advocacy efforts

●  Facilitate, participate, create and lead in activities, including workshops, training, events and

outreach efforts both in person and online

●  Identify and and contribute to fund development efforts related to the program needs.

●  Oversee email and communication with volunteers and decide on appropriate next steps

●  Monitor volunteer performance and compliance and address issues as they arise

●  Provide references to volunteers as required

●  Assist other staff in recruiting volunteers for short-term projects or tasks

●  Supervise volunteer activities both indirectly and directly as needed

●  Coordinate and oversee volunteers at events when required

●  Develop promotional materials for volunteer resources and program

●  Ensure and maintain a safe and welcoming environment for volunteers

●  Assist in assigning workload and overseeing weekly facilitators duties as well as regular

meetings with volunteers

●  In collaboration with the Director of Program Development, create and source

advertisement opportunities for volunteer program, including chat/text line and crisis line

●  Liaise with other provincial centres to ensure no disruption to services and addressing

issues as they arise

●  Respond to and facilitate requests from counselling team for supports for service users

●  Contribute to the organization and facilitation of events such as Take Back the Night

●  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
 

We are looking for someone who has:
 

●  Diploma or degree in a related field such as social work, social service worker and/or education and experience pertaining to job duties and responsibilities

●  Demonstrated skill and understanding of working within a intersectional feminist, trauma informed, anti-racist, anti oppressive framework

●  Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of sexual violence and gender based violence

●  Outstanding ability to build relationships and work with others to get things done and meet deadlines

●  Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills

●  Ability to work productively with frequent interruptions

●  Passion for taking initiative and able to work independently and as part of the team

●  Exemplary communication skills, verbal, written and interpersonal

●  Creative thinking skills, including knowledge of trends, best practices and upcoming

technology

●  Excellent attention to detail and follow-through

●  Demonstrated knowledge of budget management

●  Strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills

●  Knowledge of online social media platforms, SLACK, Volgistics

●  Familiar with GSuite, Microsoft Office and Zoom Webinar platforms

●  Perform other duties as required by the Director of Program Development and/or the

Executive Director

●  Flexibility with working hours; on call, some evenings and weekends may be required

●  Up to date CPIC, with working with vulnerable sectors

We would love it if you had:

●  Previous grant writing experience or demonstrated knowledge of grant writing

●  Access to a vehicle and valid driver's license considered an asset, but not required

●  Current First Aid and Naloxone Training

●  Suicide intereventions skills training

●  Strong understanding of the non-profit sector
 

Compensation Package:

This is a Full-Time 1 year, contract position, 35 hours a week, starting​ immediately until March

31st, 2022​ with possibility of renewal. Starting Salary Band: ​22$-25$ ​per hour

At SACK we offer a competitive health benefits package. The prospective candidate will be enrolled in the benefits plan 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/mental health day policy that all employees will be 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 and cc director@sackingston.com with the subject line “Crisis Support Program Coordinator Application”. The deadline for submitting a full application is March 29th 12:00 pm. We thank all applicants for their interest, however; only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our staff team is working primarily remotely. The successful candidate will need to be available to work at our physical office location as we return to in-person services.

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​.

Diverse Communities Counsellor

*Remote position will be considered for the successful candidate*

*Full-time and part-time positions*

About Our Centre

The Sexual Assault Centre Kingston is a feminist, not-for-profit organization providing free, confidential, non-judgemental 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:

The Diverse Communities Counsellor provides counselling and advocacy to newcomer, refugee, and racialized survivors of sexual violence in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) area. This is a new position at our Centre and will therefore be subject to change and evolution to meet the needs of SAC Kingston and diverse communities within KFL&A.

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

  • Book approximately 20 sessions per week for counselling survivors of sexual violence

  • Facilitate or co-facilitating 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 through 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 attending training and professional development opportunities, as directed

  • Actively participate in monthly clinical supervision with the Director of Counselling Services and/or Counselling team lead

  • Maintain up to date knowledge on current intersectional feminist practices and trends in relation to supporting survivors of sexual 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 contributes to centre objectives through an AR/AO lens * In collaboration with the Community Outreach Coordinator and Director of Counseling, contribute to updating best practices, administering client satisfaction surveys, and overall development of the diverse communities counseling program

  • 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/diploma in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Nursing or a related field and/or acceptable combination of equivalent experience

  • Minimum 2 years experience providing counselling, advocacy, and mental health services to newcomer, refugee, and racialized communities.

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

  • Possess the lived experience, knowledge, and cultural experiences required to address the specific issues diverse communities face safely and effectively

  • In depth understanding of the issues impacting racialized communities; in particular, the impact of trauma and racism

  • 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.

  • Availability for evening work, as required to meet the needs of centre clients * Valid CPIC, with working with Vulnerable Sectors

We would love it if you had:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing with registration with one of the six colleges that can perform the controlled act of Psychotherapy

  • The ability to provide in-person counselling to survivors at our physical office location

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

  • Group facilitation skills and experience

  • Working knowledge (speaking, writing) of a language other than English such as; but not limited to; Arabic, Urdu, Farsi
     

Compensation Package:

Full-Time or Part-Time contract, starting immediately until March 31st, 2022 with possibility of renewal.


Starting Salary of: $23-$32 on an hourly basis, based on education and experience.

 

At SACK we offer a competitive health benefits package for all full-time staff. The prospective candidates will be enrolled in the benefits plan 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/mental health day policy that all employees will be 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 and cc director@sackingston.com with the subject line “Diverse Communities Counselor Application”. ​The deadline for submitting a full application is May 14th 12:00 pm​. 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.

 

Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our staff team is working primarily remotely. 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​.