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John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington is a community-based, non-profit, charitable organization operating in the area since 1950. Our mandate is to address the root causes of crime and to support the creation and maintenance of healthy communities. Thus, our primary role is providing primary, secondary and tertiary prevention services to children, youth and adults in Waterloo Region and Wellington County including the cities of Cambridge, Guelph, and Kitchener/Waterloo. 

Position:  Partner Assault Response (PAR) Program Group Facilitator

Region:  Cambridge & Area, Kitchener-Waterloo & Area

Description:  We are inviting applications for a GROUP FACILITATOR for the Partner Assault Response Program (PAR) at our Kitchener area office. This is a temporary time sheet position for Saturday and/or weekday evening group facilitation. 

Major Duties 

? As part of a male/female team, co-facilitate an intervention program aimed at reducing violent and controlling behaviour while fostering conflict resolution and other healthy relationship skills 

? Employ group based counseling models consistent with an anti-oppressive feminist perspective 

? Evaluate and monitor participants’ behaviours and cognitions as they relate to gender roles, socialization, the dynamics of power and control and the effects of domestic violence on partners and children 

? Assist participants in reaching individual goals and facilitate positive change 

? Follow program standards to maintain safety of participants, victims and partners 

? Maintain case files and prepare all required reports and letters 

Applicants Should Possess 

? A successful criminal records check acceptable to JHSWW, no involvement with a charity during a period when the organization engaged in conduct that constituted a serious breach of the requirements for charitable registration for which the charity had its registration revoked, and no involvement in a gift giving arrangement or other tax shelter with a charity for which the charitable status of that charity was revoked for reasons related to involvement in the tax shelter 

? A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant human service field (social work, psychology, nursing or other social or health science field) combined with three years of experience in providing therapeutic and psycho-educational services for adults 

? A thorough knowledge of domestic assault treatment modalities, partner abuse, socialization, the dynamics of violence and abuse, power and control and the effects of abuse 

? At least three years adult group facilitation experience 

? An ability to effectively model egalitarian thinking, particularly related to gender equality 

? Demonstrated assessment, client engagement, motivational interviewing, group facilitation, non- violent crisis intervention, adult education and treatment skills 

? Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

? Strong cross-cultural and diversity perspective and awareness 

? An understanding of the legal duty to report under the Child and Family Services Act and other relevant legislation 

? Experience utilizing a trauma-informed practice and working with people involved in domestic assault situations, people suffering from mental health issues and/or addictions, resistant clients 

? Knowledge of restorative justice practices, and an understanding of systemic barriers (e.g., poverty, homelessness, substance use, etc.) 

? Demonstrated computer proficiency in Microsoft Office® and FileMaker Pro® 

Salary:  To be discussed

Terms of Employment:  Casual

Deadline for Application:  Friday, March 03, 2017

How to Apply:  Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and a detailed resume in PDF format to by February 24, 2017. The job title should be included in the subject line of the email. While we thank all applicants, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. If you have a disability and require support during the selection process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are selected for an interview.

Location:  Waterloo Region

Profession Type:  Mental Health/Addiction Services

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