Sexual Violence Clinical Counsellor


Full-Time Position - 35 hours a week

Family Transition Place is looking for a Clinical Counsellor with the skills and knowledge to provide trauma counselling to people who have experienced sexual violence. We are committed to reaching out to and supporting communities that we know are vulnerable to sexual violence (Neurodiverse, LGTBQTS2+, Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour). Having experience providing support to these communities would be an asset. Family Transition Place provides counselling services at offices in Orangeville, Bolton and Shelburne. The successful candidate may be required to work in any of these locations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Individual trauma counselling (in person and virtual) for survivors of sexual violence/abuse (including past childhood or recent assault), as well as providing support to their family and/or friends
  • Planning, developing and co-facilitating/debriefing open or closed groups or workshops for women who have experienced sexual violence/abuse
  • Advocacy for clients through outreach and collaboration with other community response systems including family court, criminal justice and health
  • Educational / informational presentations and some committee work


  • Masters level counselling-focused degree or equivalent
  • Registration with a counselling / social work college
  • More than 2 years’ experience providing clinical counselling, case management, therapy and group work
  • Understanding of the links between violence, trauma, addictions and mental health issues
  • Ability to incorporate into counselling an anti-oppression framework and short-term therapy models
  • Familiarity with the GAIN Short Screener, Ontario Common Assessment of Needs (OCAN) and the Integrated Assessment Record (IAR) is an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Skills in the use of a computer and a client information data base for statistical recording, correspondence and report writing
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Proof of a valid Ontario Drivers Licence and automobile insurance
  • Second language would be an asset                                                                                                              

Hours of Work:

  • 35 hours per week.  Some evening and week-end work may be required.

The successful candidate will join a compassionate, caring and forward-thinking team of professionals. We provide an attractive benefits package that includes vacation, sick and personal time. As well, we provide flexible work arrangements.  As we come out of the pandemic restrictions, our commitment to these practices will only be strengthened.                                   

Our steadfast feminist and family-first approach guides the work we do. We are committed to ensuring that FTP continues to boast strong staff retention and satisfaction through consistent collaboration, communication, skills and culture development opportunities throughout our organization.

Our commitment to our internal agency values of compassion, respect, inclusion, continuous learning and integrity is unwavering, and we are striving to create a culture rooted in inclusiveness. We are committed to unlearning biases and working towards undoing systemic racism and oppression towards, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+ and all marginalized identities.

We are focused on innovation and enhancement of our services for our clients; we are equally focused on creating a workplace that ‘works’ for our staff. We are deeply proud of the culture we have developed, and the staff who continue to help us shape it. We’d love to have you join us!

Family Transition Place is dedicated to achieving a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.                                   

Please forward your Resume by noon on Thursday, January 5, 2023 to:

Fax:  519-942-8243