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The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional, unceded lands and travelling routes of the Piikani, Kainai, and Siksika Nations; and the Metis people living and working in Blackfoot Territory.

Chinook Child Advocacy Centre

A Program of the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre

The Chinook Child Advocacy Centre is dedicated to giving children and youth who have experience sexual, emotional, and/or physical abuse or severe neglect, a safe space to share their story and receive the support and resources they need throughout the entire disclosure, investigation, and judicial process. Our blended approach brings together a multidisciplinary team of community partners including Alberta Health Services, Blood Tribe Children’s Services, Blood Tribe Police Services, Lethbridge Police Services, Piikani Child and Family Services, RCMP, and South Region Children’s Services, to offer unified services that provide the right support at the right time in a welcoming, child-friendly, safe environment.

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Sexual violence is an issue for all of us

It has taken amazing strength to survive an act of sexual violence. Know you are believed and that your courage inspires us. Your assault will not define you! We cannot change what happened to you, but as stated by CS Lewis “you can start where you are and change the ending.”

Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Career Opportunities




Adult Counsellor – Clinical Services.

This is a full-time permanent position reporting to the CEO. Chinook Sexual Assault Centre (CSAC) is a charitable organization that supports children, youths, and adults who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, and educates the public about sexual violence. All work at CSAC will reflect the Mission Statement and philosophical beliefs of the organization. We offer a friendly and warm work environment and are looking for someone in this position to work weekly Monday – Friday. Flexibility to work weekday evenings is a requirement.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Provision of counselling for:
    • Survivors of sexual assault (15 years and older);
    • Adult survivors of child sexual abuse;
    • Non-offending family members of these survivors.
  • A minimum of five individual counselling sessions booked per day (20 clients booked per week), in a combination of in-person and/or online appointments as necessary, with the exception of when meetings, trainings, group counselling sessions, and other scheduled commitments may intervene;
  • Provision of group counselling sessions as program requires;
  • Maintain comprehensive records and files as outlined in the College of Alberta Psychologists Standards of Practice or other appropriate governing body per designation;
  • Assist in the provision of training for volunteers, students, professionals and lay persons in the area of counselling, support and group facilitation as directed;
  • Maintain and submit program statistics monthly;
  • Attend staff meetings, supervision, and staff in-services and remain ingrained on current literature and counselling methods, and where appropriate, adapt crisis intervention skills to reflect changes as determined at the agency;
  • Other appropriate duties as assigned by the CEO.

Minimum required qualifications:

  • Masters level degree in counselling or social work with clinical focus (e.g. MC, MSc, MEd, MSW, etc.), and a professional designation such as CCC, Registered Psychologist;
  • Experience providing trauma informed counselling for adults;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the assessment and treatment issues surrounding the effects of sexual violence;
  • Must have EMDR;
  • Must possess strong knowledge of disassociation.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is familiar with the issue of sexual violence and with anti-oppressive approaches to violence prevention and client support;
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, anti-oppression principles and practices;
  • Experience in trauma-informed and client-centred counselling;
  • Is adaptable, organized, and self-directed;
  • Is able to work and develop relationships with a wide range of people, both within and outside of the organization;
  • Is comfortable working collaboratively with other staff and organizations.

 
Work Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years.


Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter along with a resume and three (3) professional references.

We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, members of racialized or visible minority communities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2S+, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at admin@csacleth.ca.

Work Week: Monday – Friday (37.5 hours per week) however, this may be negotiated.

Salary: Ranges from $35.00 to $41.00 per hour, work week of 37.5 hours (with flexibility), learning account, health benefits package, four (4) weeks vacation (accrued).


Position start date: As soon as possible

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to admin@csacleth.ca, Attn: CEO

We thank all who apply; only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Currently there are no volunteer opportunities. Stay tuned . . .

Leadership of the CSAC

Vision:

To end sexual violence in Southwestern Alberta.

Mission:

Chinook Sexual Assault Centre (CSAC) is a stand-alone organization that provides leadership, advocacy and comprehensive services specific to victims of sexual violence within Southwestern Alberta.

Values:

To fulfill the Vision and Mission of the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre, we value and believe in:

  • creating a dynamic model of inclusive service delivery for all impacted by sexual violence. (All refers to people of every age, ethnicity, ability, religion, culture, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation)
  • services that are client centered, trauma informed, grounded in evidence, collaborative, and coordinated
  • the need for victims of sexual violence to be heard and believed
  • response services which honour an individual’s unique needs and choices
  • evidence based practice grounded in innovation, research and evaluation results in the ability to create and deliver required support services, education and care for all
  • the right to consent, and that any unwanted sexual attention is unacceptable
  • an individual’s right to safety
  • respect and dignity for all people
  • self-care as acritical component of strengthening resilience within a system that supports and values practices resulting in health and wellness
  • change needing to occur to combat sexual violence
  • the power of human connection
  • healing as a process requiring acknowledgement, response, support and time
  • promotion of gender equality, respect and healthy relationships results in prevention of sexual violence

  • Our CSAC Team

    The nine individuals that make up the team at the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre are diverse, highly skilled and ready to serve our community. Come by or call – Kristine, Maritza, Mary, Sarah-Jean, Barb, Miranda, Cinnamon, Baylee, or Cheryl – we are here and ready to assist you.

  • Our Board

    Providing amazing leadership, the CSAC Board of Directors are volunteers with heart. Championing the first stand-alone sexual assault centre in Southwestern Alberta, the Board provides for the governance, strategic direction and oversight of our financial health.

    Meet our Board of Directors: Harmoni Jones, Chair; Michele Montgomery, Vice-Chair; Tammie Belanger, Treasurer; Liam Nixon, Secretary; Robynn Sander, Director; Cayley King, Director; Melanie Meire, Director; and Roy Pogorzelski, Director.

Our Commitment of Service

Chinook Sexual Assault Services is committed to transparency in our service, through honest, respectful and factual representation of how we serve people and use public funds.

Registered as a society under the Society’s Act of Alberta. Incorporation Number 5020314174. As of April 1, 2019, the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre has been granted the privilege of charitable status through the Canada Revenue Agency. Charitable number 72641 0517 RR0001

“The Chinook Sexual Assault Centre acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional, unceded lands and travelling routes of the Piikani, Kainai, and Siksika Nations; and the Metis people living and working in Blackfoot Territory. “

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