Shelter Counsellor

Women's Resources of Kawartha Lakes - Kawartha Lakes, ON (30+ days ago)

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To apply for this job you MUST send a resume and cover letter to the email address associated with this ad. Your cover letter must outline how your skills and qualifications meet the requirements. If you do not email a cover letter and resume, you will not be considered for this position.

This job is located in Lindsay, Ontario. You must live in City of Kawartha Lakes or be within commuting distance to apply for this position. There is no relocation allowance for this position.

Women’s Resources of Kawartha Lakes provides emergency shelter services, counselling and support to abused women and their children in the City of Kawartha Lakes. We are currently seeking a Shelter Counsellor for our 20 bed shelter located in Lindsay, ON. Our services are provided within a feminist, anti-oppression/anti-racism philosophy. This is a 40 hour per week; permanent position that involves shift work: days, evenings and weekends.

We are looking for a candidate with an SSW diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two years residential shelter experience. The candidate has the ability to confidently navigate an ever changing, fast paced, high risk work environment where priorities shift, quick decisions are required and multi-tasking is the norm. A demonstrated analysis of gender based violence and anti-oppression/anti-racism principles is essential. The candidate should be familiar with community agencies and resources and be able to professionally advocate with these services on behalf of shelter residents. Only candidates that have exceptional verbal and written skills, computer proficiency in databases and current first aid/CPR will be considered. NVCI and ASSIST certification is an asset. Physical ability to maintain the shelter cleanliness and safety standards is essential.

As a shelter for abused women and children; WR has a Human rights exemption to hire women only.


  • Extended health care
  • Vision care
  • On-site parking
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental care

Reference ID: WRKL-SC1

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $39,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year


  • residential shelter : 2 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)


  • Kawartha Lakes, ON (Required)