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Client Worker/Counselor

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Job Order #: 5811353

Employer Name:
Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre Inc.
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Employment Terms:
Full Time
Length of Employment:
Term - 11 months
University Bachelor's Degree
1-2 Years
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How to Apply?:
Interested applicants should send an email a cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of this position together with a resume to by the closing date, which is 5:00 pm on Tuesday July 6, 2021 Please note only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Information

Employer Name:
Saskatoon Sexual Assault & Information Centre Inc.

Employer Address:
201-506 25TH ST E

Contact Name:

Contact Phone:

Contact Email:

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The Client Worker/Counsellor is responsible for providing intake, crisis, short term and group counselling, victim assistance as requested (including accompaniment to police stations and preparation for and accompaniment to court), to survivors of sexual assault and to individuals who have been impacted by the sexual assault of family or friends. Will also provide training for other non-profit staff as well as the general public.
Education/Experience: A Bachelor Degree in Social Work with a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in the field of sexual violence and/or domestic violence. Candidate/Applicant must have solid counselling experience in trauma related work.
Required knowledge includes:
Theory and practice in counselling adults, teens, families who have experienced violence. Understanding of the psychological, emotional, physical, behavioral and economic impacts of sexualized violence. Crisis management and response experience. Group facilitation techniques and experience. Competence working with diverse populations and individuals experiencing multiple challenges. Computer literacy and familiarity with MS Office and Google programs.
An acceptable Criminal Record Check with a vulnerable sector search and proof of required degree is a requirement of this position.
Please visit if you would like to learn more about SSAIC. There are more details about this job opportunity available on our careers page here:


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
 - Significant use of memory
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not applicable
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications
 - Participate in fundraising activities
Specific Skills
 - Provide public education
 - Prepare case histories
 - Interview clients
 - Follow up results of counselling programs and clients' adjustment
 - Evaluate clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement towards defined objectives
 - Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
 - Deliver presentations at conferences, workshops or symposia
 - Counsel clients and provide psychotherapy
 - Assess clients' problems
 - Identify additional/alternative services and provide referrals
 - Liaise with communities
 - Facilitate groups
Work Setting
 - Counselling centres
 - Community service organization
Client Population
 - Adolescents
 - Adults
 - Seniors
 - Organizations
 - Families
 - Couples
 - Aboriginal groups
 - Culturally diverse groups
 - Young offenders
 - Persons who are deaf/hard of hearing
 - Persons who are blind/visually impaired
 - Persons with intellectual disabilities
 - Persons with physical disabilities
 - Persons with mental health disabilities
 - Persons with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
 - Persons with learning disabilities
 - Females
 - Males
 - Homeless
Work Location Information
 - Urban area
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Large caseload
Security and Safety
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
 - Child abuse registry check
 - Eligible for professional liability insurance
Area of Counselling Specialization
 - Sexual abuse and trauma recovery
 - Crisis intervention
 - Anxiety/panic


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