Casual Crisis Intervention Support Worker
Job ID: 8803
Start Date: TBD
Duties: Crisis Intervention/Support, Counselling and Advocacy * Provides crisis support and information through the crisis line and individual counseling, to women victims of abuse, residing in the transition house and in the community. * Assesses eligibility of women requesting service; considers the presenting problems, risk/safety factors and needs of prospective clients. * Completes the intake process; completes the required documentation and maintains client files; informs residents of policies, procedures and the Agency’s legal criminal reporting obligations; assists clients to settle into the transition house once admitted. * Uses basic counseling methods such as, active listening, conflict resolution, basic group counseling and basic psycho-educational techniques to support clients in resolving identified problems, needs and risks. * Develops and implements short-term intervention plans, related to identified issues, within established program guidelines. * Assists clients in identifying their own objectives and incorporates these into the individual support plans; supports and guides women clients during their stay in the transition house. * Facilitates daily resident meetings and mediates conflicts.
Requirements: Education, Training and Experience * Relevant Diploma or undergraduate Degree, with one to two years relevant experience; Transition House Worker Training certificate with two to three years relevant experience, with training in human services, crisis intervention, support and knowledge of abuse issues and experience supporting women. * Relevant experience noted above refers to working with women in abusive relationships in a supportive and counselling capacity. * Training in Alcohol & Drug counselling from a recognized post-secondary program and related experience in supporting women. * Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR. * Crisis intervention in a residential setting (preferred). * Working knowledge of substance abuse issues * Experience and/or training dealing with violent or aggressive people. * Current knowledge of legal issues and community resources. Other Requirements: * Valid BC driver\'s license. * Relevant Criminal Record clearance.
Company: Comox Valley Transition Society
Contact: Kate Mantta
Notes: This is only a sample of Key Duties and Responsibilities so please contact us for a full job description. Female applicants only, due to Lilli House being a Women’s Residential Program. For further information or to apply with your resume, contact Kate Mantta, HR Manager: Email: HR@cvts.ca or Phone: 250.897.0511 ext 106.
Address: 625 England Ave., Courtenay BC V9N 2N5