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Current Postings:


Position Title: Counsellor and Facilitator

Reports to: Director of Programs & Clinical Practice

Hours: 30-37.5 per week

Terms: One Year Term

Start Date: February 2018

Salary: Negotiated

Closing date: January 26, 2018 4:30pm

General Responsibilities:

– Conduct intake interviews and assessments/screening of potential program participants.

– Assess client progress and maintain confidential records in client database systems.

– Provide 1:1 counselling for women who have experienced trauma living with mental and physical health issues such as: impacts of colonization including residential school experiences, complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction issues, grief and loss, anger, chronic illness.

– Plan and deliver curriculum focused on trauma recovery and employment readiness with an emphasis on cultural safety, resource building and strengthening resilience.

– Facilitate psycho-educational employment readiness and trauma healing groups

– Organize and maintain client intake systems and protocols including client follow-up.

– Participate in case conferencing and clinical debriefing with a multi-disciplinary staff team.

– Engage in crisis intervention, assessing suicide risk, creating safety plans, partnering with other community resources as needed.

– Refer clients to appropriate community resources and advocate when appropriate.

– Supervise undergraduate or graduate students in practicum placements.


– Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology or Social Work plus registration with a professional counselling or social work association or an equivalent combination of education and experience (a minimum 3 years of professional counselling experience with women who have experienced violence, abuse and trauma).

– Education and skill with trauma-informed approaches such as: somatic experiencing mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, integrative mind/body/spirit approaches, traditional Indigenous healing practices, and career and life planning.

– Experience working in Indigenous communities with issues of trauma, abuse and residential school survivors is an asset.

– Experience with intake assessment and crisis intervention.

– Experience counselling 1:1 and leading psycho-educational groups.

– Working knowledge of community resources and social/legal systems.

– Experience with maintaining confidential client databases and client file notes.

Please submit your application by January 26, 2018 at 4:30 pm to: Gwen Davies, Director of Programs & Clinical Practice at


Position Title: Finance and Payroll Clerk

Reports to: Financial Controller & Executive Director

Hours: 30 hours per week – MATERNITY LEAVE COVERAGE TO JULY 2018


  • The Finance and Payroll Clerk is responsible for providing support to Bridges for Women programs, services and Management through daily financial accounting and bookkeeping.
  • This position will include full cycle general accounting, administering payroll and benefits, documentation and remittances, and other duties as required.
  • The Finance and Payroll Clerk will work within the guidelines, policy and mission of the Society and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.


  • Supports an annual review, maintaining all necessary financial records and preparing timely audit supporting documents as required.
  • Responsible for daily accounting for the Society including generating cheques and invoices, deposits and petty cash, accounts receivable and payables, posting journal entries and other regular transactions as required in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Provides timely and accurate financial reporting to the Financial Controller, Executive Director, and Board.
  • Provides timely and accurate financial reporting to external bodies including HST rebate, WCB, and external contracts per agreements
  • Prepare/monitor/track service contracts/agreements with funders as requested.


  • Administers bi-weekly payroll.
  • Maintains accurate records with regards to payroll, holidays, benefits, sick
  • Completes appropriate documentation for new staff.
  • Liaise with Benefit (Great West Life) providers. Orient new staff to benefit
    package, and as set out in the Policy Manual.


  • Administrative awareness of all contracts, leases, agreements
  • Must submit a criminal record check.


  • Minimum 2 years financial administration / Bookkeeping experience.
  • Proficiency in Simply Accounting or Quickbooks essential;
  • Payworks also preferred.


Results Orientation is a concern for surpassing a standard of excellence.
The standard may be one’s own past performance (striving for
improvement); an objective measure (achievement orientation); challenging
goals that one has set; or, even improving or surpassing what has already
been done (continuous improvement). Thus, a unique accomplishment also
indicates this orientation.

Teamwork and Cooperation is the ability to work co-operatively within
diverse teams, work groups and across the organization to achieve group
and organizational goals. It includes the desire and ability to understand and
respond effectively to other people from diverse backgrounds with diverse

Problem Solving and Judgment is the ability to analyze problems
systematically, organize information, identify key factors, identify underlying
causes and generate solutions. It is also the ability to apply Systems
Thinking to understand how things interact and affect each other in order to
provide a broader perspective of work and organization that improves
problem solving, decision making and overall performance.
Conflict Management is the ability to develop working relationships that
facilitate the prevention and/or resolution of conflicts.

This is a key position within the organization and will be filled immediately.

Submit your resume and cover letter to: