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Join our Team! Help make a difference for the women and children in our community.

Join our Team! Help make a difference for the women and children in our community.

Halton Women’s Place – Board Member Opportunity

Halton Women’s Place (HWP) mission is to provide a safe haven, information, and education to support a future without abuse for women and their children. Serving Halton women and families since 1978, Halton Women’s Place provides:

  • Emergency shelter and/or crisis services accessible to all abused women and their dependent children.
  • Crisis services and information to women and children living in the shelter and in the community at large.
  • Non-judgmental, empathetic crisis counselling for all abused women and their dependent children.
  • Strategies to inform and empower abused women and their dependent children to make decisions about their safety, rights and options.
  • Strategies to promote and provide public education to end violence against women and children.

A gateway to safety, support and a future without abuse for women and their children. HWP is currently seeking a community member to join our 10 person Board. This candidate represents a community within Halton Region and ideally offers the board his/her skills and expertise in the area of law, philanthropy, strategy or social services. The candidate demonstrates a history of community involvement, philanthropy and a passion for creating a life without violence toward women. As a governance board, the primary responsibilities of an HWP Board member include:

  • Providing guidance and advice to HWP’s Executive Director regarding governance topics
    including strategic plans & financial matters.
  • Actively participating in fund raising for the organization via an expected annual personal financial contribution, participation at HWP core events (such as the Gala, Hope in High Heels and the Golf Tournament) and providing access to your personal network for possible donor opportunities and community partnerships.
  • Acting as an ambassador for the Halton Women’s Place organization.
  • Participating actively in the board’s annual evaluations and planning efforts.
  • Participating in ad-hoc membership in various committees as per the Chair’s request.
  • Building a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  • Attending approximately 6 meetings per year – primarily Wednesday evenings, and an annual morning off-site. Meetings are generally held at the Burlington main location on Brant street.
  • Committing to a 2 year term.

Additional information about HWP may be found at our website http://haltonwomensplace.com
Please direct your indication of interest and your resume to Janet Chambers,
jchambers@haltonwomensplace.com by May 19, 2020.


RELIEF CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELLORS 

Location: Halton (Milton and Burlington)

Wage Rate:  $18.85    ($15.85 base rate plus $3.00 premium per hour)

Hours of Work:  7.5 and 12 hour shifts, includes weekends, AWAKE overnights  

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Social Service Worker Diploma is minimum, Bachelor of Social Work is preferred
  • Previous experience working with and understanding of violence against women
  • Experience in crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Ability to work in crisis situations with multiple demands
  • Demonstrated ability to provide non-judgmental and culturally sensitive support to women and children
  • Willingness to develop knowledge and skills about violence against women and its impact upon children, women and the community
  • Sound knowledge of community agencies and resources
  • Capacity to work in a computerized environment and ability to track stats as needed
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to conduct safety planning and resident care plans with women
  • Ability to facilitate women’s groups both educational/support and house meetings
  • Assist with on the job training of new staff, students and volunteers
  • Current CPR and First Aid is required
  • Current Police Clearance Check required
  • Current TB test required
  • Knowledge of additional languages will be considered an asset
  • Must be available to work all scheduled shifts as assigned
  • Reliable Transportation Required

This is an SEIU Local 1.on unionized workplace

Please direct letters of application to:

Human Resources
Halton Women’s Place.
By Fax: 905-332-1155
or By E-mail: info@haltonwomensplace.com

Halton Women’s Place – Board Member Opportunity

Halton Women’s Place (HWP) mission is to provide a safe haven, information, and education to support a future without abuse for women and their children. Serving Halton women and families since 1978, Halton Women’s Place provides:

  • Emergency shelter and/or crisis services accessible to all abused women and their dependent children.
  • Crisis services and information to women and children living in the shelter and in the community at large.
  • Non-judgmental, empathetic crisis counselling for all abused women and their dependent children.
  • Strategies to inform and empower abused women and their dependent children to make decisions about their safety, rights and options.
  • Strategies to promote and provide public education to end violence against women and children.

A gateway to safety, support and a future without abuse for women and their children. HWP is currently seeking a community member to join our 10 person Board. This candidate represents a community within Halton Region and ideally offers the board his/her skills and expertise in the area of law, philanthropy, strategy or social services. The candidate demonstrates a history of community involvement, philanthropy and a passion for creating a life without violence toward women. As a governance board, the primary responsibilities of an HWP Board member include:

  • Providing guidance and advice to HWP’s Executive Director regarding governance topics
    including strategic plans & financial matters.
  • Actively participating in fund raising for the organization via an expected annual personal financial contribution, participation at HWP core events (such as the Gala, Hope in High Heels and the Golf Tournament) and providing access to your personal network for possible donor opportunities and community partnerships.
  • Acting as an ambassador for the Halton Women’s Place organization.
  • Participating actively in the board’s annual evaluations and planning efforts.
  • Participating in ad-hoc membership in various committees as per the Chair’s request.
  • Building a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  • Attending approximately 6 meetings per year – primarily Wednesday evenings, and an annual morning off-site. Meetings are generally held at the Burlington main location on Brant street.
  • Committing to a 2 year term.

Additional information about HWP may be found at our website http://haltonwomensplace.com
Please direct your indication of interest and your resume to Janet Chambers,
jchambers@haltonwomensplace.com by May 19, 2020.


RELIEF CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELLORS 

Location: Halton (Milton and Burlington)

Wage Rate:  $18.85    ($15.85 base rate plus $3.00 premium per hour)

Hours of Work:  7.5 and 12 hour shifts, includes weekends, AWAKE overnights  

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Social Service Worker Diploma is minimum, Bachelor of Social Work is preferred
  • Previous experience working with and understanding of violence against women
  • Experience in crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution
  • Ability to work in crisis situations with multiple demands
  • Demonstrated ability to provide non-judgmental and culturally sensitive support to women and children
  • Willingness to develop knowledge and skills about violence against women and its impact upon children, women and the community
  • Sound knowledge of community agencies and resources
  • Capacity to work in a computerized environment and ability to track stats as needed
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to conduct safety planning and resident care plans with women
  • Ability to facilitate women’s groups both educational/support and house meetings
  • Assist with on the job training of new staff, students and volunteers
  • Current CPR and First Aid is required
  • Current Police Clearance Check required
  • Current TB test required
  • Knowledge of additional languages will be considered an asset
  • Must be available to work all scheduled shifts as assigned
  • Reliable Transportation Required

This is an SEIU Local 1.on unionized workplace

Please direct letters of application by to:

Human Resources
Halton Women’s Place.
By Fax: 905-332-1155
or By E-mail: info@haltonwomensplace.com

You have options:

You have options:

IF YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE
  • Call our 24 hour Crisis, Information and Support Line to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Counsellor;
  • The Crisis Intervention Counsellor will explore your options with you and support you to create a Safety Plan, along with creating an Emergency Escape Plan
  • If you have pets, you can explore safe options with the Crisis Intervention Counsellor.

If you do choose to come to Halton Women’s Place, you and your child(ren) may stay for up to 12 weeks.  Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will work alongside you on your personal goals, which may include:

  • Accessing community support;
  • Accessing counselling;
  • Obtaining housing;
  • Accessing financial supports;
  • Exploring legal supports;
  • Any other individual goals.

 

Emergency transportation is available to help you get to the shelter.

IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO LEAVE
  • Call the Halton Women’s Place 24-hour Crisis, Information and Support Line.
  • Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will offer support, counselling, resources and information.  They will also explore your options.
  • Crisis Intervention Counsellors will also offer to support you to create a safety plan for you, and your children, if applicable
  • Crisis support is available on the phone or in person at either shelter.  No appointment is necessary.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SHELTER
  • Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day;
  • Clean and welcoming bedrooms;
  • Laundry facilities;
  • Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom;
  • Court support for interim custody and restraining orders;
  • Supportive counselling;
  • Advocacy for you and your children;
  • Support in accessing community services;
  • Support groups;
  • On-Going Safety Planning;
  • Planning for departure from shelter

NEED HELP NOW?
CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES

BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE: 905-332-7892

MILTON & HALTON HILLS: 905-878-8555

NEED HELP NOW?
CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINES

 

 

BURLINGTON & OAKVILLE

905-332-7892

 

 

MILTON & HALTON HILLS

905-878-8555

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