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North End Women's Centre (NEWC) is located on Treaty 1 territory on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. NEWC facilitates opportunities for women-identified people in healing, wellness and capacity building through diverse communitycentred approaches.

We actively encourage applications from women-identified people, who may also identify as: First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples; members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, colour, ancestry or place of origin, religion and/or spiritual beliefs; persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Applicants are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter.

Position: Counsellor
The Counsellor provides direct services to the participants of the Recovery and Housing Support Program and the Community Support Program at the North End Women’s Centre.


  • Post-secondary degree or certificate in the social services field
  • 2 years of experience providing long term, short term, and/or crisis counselling to women who have experienced addiction; trauma; homelessness; sexual exploitation and gender based violence
  • Experience in the development, organization, and facilitation of groups and programs for women of diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of, and experience working with Indigenous people particularly in terms of the historical context, traditions, teachings as well as the unique barriers Indigenous women identified people face
  • Knowledge of the impacts of poverty, addictions, sexual exploitation, homeless, mental health, and violence on women
  • Knowledge of a variety of different counselling styles and techniques
  • Knowledge of addictions recovery and relapse prevention planning
  • Knowledge of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking recovery
  • Knowledge of the resources available in the community for women
  • Experience working in a community based setting in the North End of Winnipeg an asset
  • Knowledge of the resources available in the community to people experiencing poverty, homelessness, gender based violence, and addictions
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Non-judgemental and accepting attitude
  • Able to recognize own biases and assumptions
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply trauma informed care, cultural proficiency, and harm reduction principles. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Basic computer and administrative skills
  • Ability to deal with crisis situations in an appropriate manner
  • Other combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide crisis counselling (immediate) and basic needs support to women identified people in the Recovery and Housing Support Program and the Community Support Program (over the phone/zoom or in person drop-in/crisis counselling)
  • To create (with participant) and evaluate workable recovery plans (safety plans) based on assessment of participant need and stage of recovery in consultation with the Clinical Manager
  • To empower women identified people to advocate for themselves and to advocate on their behalf
  • To provide information, referral, and support to women identified people
  • To plan and facilitate open and closed counselling groups and workshops for women identified people
  • Administrative and reporting duties

Additional Requirements

  • Valid Class 5 license
  • Regular access to a safe and reliable vehicle
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Check

Job Status: Full Time Term until March 31, 2022
37.5 hours per week (8:30-4:30pm) Monday to Friday
Ability to work some evenings until 8:30 pm

Salary Range: $18 – $24 per hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Closing Date: Monday, October 5, 2020 at 8:00 am
Start Date: October, 2020

Resumes and a cover letter may be submitted by email, mail, fax, or in person to:

Claudia Brugger
Recovery and Housing Support Manager
North End Women’s Centre
394 Selkirk Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M2
Fax: 204-586-9476 Email:

$18 – $24 per hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)
5 Oct 2020
North End Women's Centre
Winnipeg  Manitoba
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