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Casual/Relief Counsellor, Adult Services

Job Type: Job
Closing Date: February 29, 2020


The Counsellor will work with individuals, groups, couples, families in a variety of programs and services including: Violence against Women, Gender-Based Violence, Partner Assault Response, Adult Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Adult Sexual Offenders, Hard to Serve Offenders, and Employee Assistance Program referrals and other generic counselling services.


  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) or Masters in Counselling plus two (2) or more years of clinical experience working in a related field is required.
  • Current registration and in good standing with regulated professional college (RSW, RP) is required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of treatment interventions compatible with the adult population, with knowledge of brief approaches and longer term psychotherapy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of treatment interventions for treating children, youth and families.
  • Demonstrated competence in the provision of individual, couple, marital, and group counselling services.
  • Familiarity with risk assessment, safety planning and theoretical and therapeutic interventions related to family violence.
  • High level of maturity and interpersonal skills, as well as, demonstrated leadership qualities with competence in making and implementing decisions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and negotiate effectively within an interdisciplinary team, across the agency, with collateral agencies/professionals including the medical community at both front-line and systems level.
  • Thorough knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of pertinent legislation, such as, The Psychotherapy Act, The Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act.
  • Ability to write clear, concise reports
  • Proficiency with computers and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, and data MIS.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License (minimum of Class G2 if over the age of 19, and Class G2 license if 19 and under), ability to travel, and use of a personal vehicle.
  • Availability to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends and on-call work may be required.
  • Ability to provide services in both official languages (English/French) is an asset.

Duties and Responsibilities; Please refer to attached job description

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the OPSEU.

Algoma Family Services (AFS) is dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. AFS encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify HR when contacted for an interview.


Job Type: Casual

Salary: $28.16 to $34.90 /hour 

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