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23U-58 Counsellor - Women's Services Division - Esprit Place Family Resource Centre - Full Time Contract - District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board

Dec 07, 2023
Parry Sound, Ontario
Counsellor (s)
Full-time Contract ending December 27, 2024
West Parry Sound Location:
Esprit Place Family Resource Centre

Employment with the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board offers an opportunity to make a positive contribution to our communities.  Providing caring human services, we are a forward-thinking organization focused on continuous improvement, employee growth and development, and providing exceptional service.

We are seeking Counsellor with our Women’s Services Division.  The primary focus of this position is as follows:


Esprit Place Family Resource Centre is an emergency shelter that provides Violence Against Women services.  Counsellors ensure that Esprit Place is run safely and effectively 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Pre-crisis and post-crisis supportive counselling is provided to women and children living at Esprit Place.  Counsellors also answer a 24-hour crisis line, ensuring that women in the District of Parry Sound receive supportive counselling and crisis intervention 365 days per year.

  • 2-year diploma in a field related to Human Services or an equivalent combination of education, training, and program-related experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of violence against women’s issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of all legislation relevant to the position.
  • Knowledge of existing community resources.
  • Feminist approach to counselling.
  • Individual and group counselling skills.
  • Sound judgment in assessing the needs of women.
  • Basic level of computer skills required.
  • Ability to travel throughout the District as required.
  • Valid certification in Standard First Aid.
Rate of Pay: $22.90/hour, plus 4% vacation pay

Please submit a cover letter & resume referencing job ID 23U-58 by December 7, 2023.

Attn: Danielle Villeneuve, CHRP - Director of Human Resources
1 Beechwood Drive, Parry Sound, ON P2A 1J2
Fax: (705) 751-5370, Email:

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those receiving an interview will be contacted. Upon request by the applicant, accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process.
The DSSAB is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities.  If you require accommodation, please advise the HR department accordingly.

The DSSAB actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
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