Relief Resident Counsellor

  • Casual
  • Anywhere
  • September 26, 2020
  • Salary/Pay: 20.80/hr


Position Summary

The Relief Resident Counsellor is responsible for the provision of crisis intervention and support services to women and dependents living in a residential setting. These services and programs are offered within the organization’s Anishinabe Health and Wellness Framework.

Hours of work: Based on the needs of the organization:
0 to 40 hours/week

Key Responsibilities/Duties

To provide a safe, nonjudgmental and empowering environment to victims of violence.

To notify Crisis Home Supervisor of any unusual cases, irregularities, accidents, illnesses or repairs.

To answer the telephone and/or Crisis Line, respond with empathy and provide crisis intervention when necessary.

To maintain all standards of health and safety for the protection of residents and staff. To complete the admission of residents into the Crisis Home including all program documentation.

To correctly enter and maintain information in the Crisis Home database.

To maintain a case plan for each resident and follow through on the completion of their plan.

To facilitate resident programming.

To provide written program information and documentation as required by the Crisis Home Supervisor or Executive Director.

To work with residents to maintain a neat and sanitary environment at all times.

General housekeeping duties, this may include laundry, dusting, disinfecting and preparing bedrooms.

To prepare/cook meals for the residents in the Crisis Home when the Cook/Cook Relief is unable to do so.

To assist or provide child care as needed.

To work from a wholistic perspective, utilizing the teachings of the medicine wheel and Seven Grandfather Teachings.

To utilize Elders for teachings, healing and guidance.

To take personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of Beendigen’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.

To be prepared to work in conjunction with the philosophy and mandate of the Organization.

To participate as a team member in achieving the goals and objectives of the Organization.

To constructively participate in all team meetings, seminars and staff training sessions as required.

To follow confidential handling of resident information as dictated by Privacy Legislation.

To ensure Health and Safety compliance in the workplace by following policies, procedures and best practices and reporting any unsafe environments.

To perform other related duties as assigned by the Crisis Home Supervisor/On-call.

To adhere to all policies, procedures and ensure adherence to program Best Practices.

To preserve confidentiality of all residents, clients, staff, students, volunteers and agency information.

To represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.

The above statements are the general functions of the position, and should not be interpreted as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may pertain to the job.

Key Selection Criteria


Social Services Diploma or comparable diploma with relevant experience.

Demonstrated experience providing services to Anishinabe women and children.

Knowledge of Anishinabe culture, tradition, language and Anishinabe community.

Demonstrated commitment to the Violence Against Women sector.


Experience working in an Indigenous organization. Ability to speak Ojibway, Oji-Cree or Cree.

For full job description and/or to directly submit your resume and cover letter through Beendigen’s website, visit the following link

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