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New job Residential Counsellor (Relief positions) in Newfoundland and Labrador

Residential Counsellor (Relief positions)

Company : AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador
Salary : $18 an hour
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

The AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador (ACNL) is currently recruiting dynamic and enthusiastic individuals as Casual/Relief Residential Counsellors in the Tommy Sexton Centre Short-Term Emergency Shelter.

Successful candidates must be available to work 8-hour shifts on evenings, overnights, and weekends. This position reports directly to the Shelter Services Coordinator.

Accountabilities/Duties include:

  • Individualized assistance to residents seeking and securing safe, affordable, appropriate housing options
  • Providing supportive counselling and crisis counselling, as well as assistance with life skills development, resource linkage, and system navigation to residents from a Harm Reduction perspective
  • Advocating to government and community agencies with and/or on behalf of residents
  • Completing and maintaining logs and records as required and ensuring confidentiality
  • Providing a supportive, person-centred, trauma-informed environment that enables a successful transition towards independent housing
  • Assisting with daily activities within the shelter such as meal preparation, cleaning, room preparation, and general maintenance and upkeep


  • Relevant university degree or college diploma (i.e. social sciences, CYC with Addictions); relevant experience will be considered in lieu of degree or diploma
  • Demonstrated understanding of/experience with issues related to work with adults (16+) regarding housing and homelessness, Harm Reduction services, mental health and addictions, corrections, and HIV/Hepatitis C
  • Experience working with diverse populations in a residential setting is an asset
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently in a single-staff environment and as a team member
  • Knowledge of relevant community and government agencies and resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge/understanding of gender and sexuality diversity
  • Standard First Aid is required
  • ASIST Certification is required
  • RNC Certificate of Conduct with Vulnerable Sector Check is required
  • Trauma-Informed Practice and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention/Therapeutic Crisis Intervention are considered assets

Please forward your cover letter and resume to Abigail Sheppard, Shelter Services Coordinator by Friday, July 2nd at 4:00 pm.

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


  • Flexible working hours

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $18.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks in shared spaces per provincial mandate; increased sanitizing procedures; limited number of staff onsite/residents in shared spaces at any given time.

Application deadline: 2021-07-02

Expected start date: 2021-07-07

Job Types: Part-time, Casual

Salary: $18.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Flexible schedule


  • 8 hour shift

Work remotely:

  • No

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