Western Manitoba Women’s Regional Resource Centre

Domestic Violence Counsellor – Part-Time Term Position

The Women’s Resource Centre provides programs, services, and counselling on issues affecting women and children, including family violence while encouraging respect, diversity, and equality with a feminist perspective. The Women’s Resource Centre is an organization dedicated to providing support, empowerment and mentoring for all women and their families.

The Women’s Resource Centre is currently seeking a part-time Domestic Violence Counsellor to fill a term position immediately. The Counsellor will be responsible for assisting adult women, youth, and children by creating a welcoming, low barrier space where clients access counselling and advocacy services related to family/domestic violence.   This is a two-year term position until March 31st, 2024, with the possibility of an extension depending on funding.

About the Role:

  • Provide individual and group, client-centered, trauma-informed counselling to women, youth, and children who are affected by family/domestic violence
  • Create a respectful, welcoming, non-judgemental environment and offer this to the client as well as the community at large
  • Assess clients who are affected by domestic violence for risk (both physically and emotionally), identify interventions, access/advocate to partner agencies as required, implement, plan, and encourage regular evaluation of the goals
  • Maintain professional conduct and ethical standards in accordance with the prevailing Code of Ethics of the profession
  • Maintain confidentiality and follow the policies/procedures of FIPPA, PHIA, Child Welfare, Board Policies, professional standards, and other relevant Acts
  • Professional skills shall include self-motivation to complete workload, being client-centered, providing support and advocacy for the client, ensuring appropriate referrals are completed as needed, collaborating with other service providers when indicated
  • Design, organize, and facilitate regularly scheduled activities which support and promote groups within The Women’s Resource Centre, in a safe and respectful manner
  • Participate in training, workshops, presentations as deemed important by Directors of Counselling and Advocacy and Operations and Development, and/or Board of Directors
  • Provide education about domestic violence to everyone affected by the trauma, such as parents, children, friends, and partner agencies
  • Promote the profile of The Women’s Resource Centre counselling services within southwestern Manitoba
  • Liaise with other service providers and participate in community activities to bring awareness of domestic violence in the community
  • Report statistics on a monthly basis

Relevant Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in counselling, social work, health or social science field, combined with counselling experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Excellent knowledge of theories and current research of family/domestic violence, sexual abuse, trauma and recovery, and related issues
  • Excellent knowledge of theories of family/domestic violence from a feminist, multicultural, anti-racist, anti-oppression perspective
  • Knowledge of locally available community-based resources and services for survivors of family/domestic violence
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations with a trauma-informed approach
  • Ability to deliver brief and long-term counselling for individuals and groups
  • Computer knowledge, written and verbal communication skills, time management and organizational skills  
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment and within The Women’s Resource Centre’s feminist philosophy

What We Offer:

  • A flexible and rewarding work experience that values healthy work/life balance
  • A fiscally sound and established organization that values feminist leadership and transparency
  • Support from a Board of Directors comprised of qualified women invested in our community, and coworkers who value strong working relationships

Compensation Range:

$23.00 – $25.00 per hour

Hours of Work:

20 hours per week

Deadline to Apply:

This vacancy will be open until filled.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

The Women’s Resource Centre

Attention: Kim Iwasiuk – Director of Counselling & Advocacy

Mail: 729 Princess Ave Brandon, MB R7A 0P4


Fax: (204) 727-6230

The successful candidate will be subject to provide a current criminal record and child abuse registry check. The Women’s Resource Centre would like to thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.