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Company Name:
Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter
Approximate Salary:
25.94 Per Hour
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Midnight Weekend Shelter Counsellor

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Association is an equal opportunity employer. A not-for-profit agency, the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is committed to diversity. We are here to support individuals and families in their efforts to live free from family violence and abuse.

This is a part time union position reporting to the Weekend Emergency Shelter Services Supervisor. The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is a 24-hour, seven day a week facility. Hours of work for this position are Saturday, Sunday and Monday – 12:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., 8.75 hours per shift, 26.25 hours per week.

Responsibilities :

  •  Ensuring the physical needs of food, shelter and safety are provided for women and children in crisis, 24 hours per day and seven days per week.
  • Respond effectively to the demand for emergency, drop-in crisis intervention, assessment & referral to other agencies as required and arranging intake procedures.
  • Ensuring that the residents are safe at all times; screening telephone calls, using the electronic systems available to monitor those seeking entrance, performing periodic house checks at least two times per shift, and advising an immediate supervisor when a security alert is necessary.
  • Crisis intervention, assessment of client’s needs and development of case management plans to assist clients.
  • To consult and work with all staff and volunteers to facilitate the integration of all programs which clients may participate in, including child support, outreach, and volunteer and housekeeping programs.
  • To maintain records, statistics and data collection as required by the agency.


  •  B.S.W. or B.A. in a Social Science or graduate level work in a counselling related discipline required.
  • Must be registered with the relevant professional organization as governed by the Health Professions Act.
  • The ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality to safeguard the security of women fleeing family violence and abuse.
  • Knowledge and experience in domestic violence service delivery would be an asset
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to coordinate the involvement of other colleagues.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Must have CPR, First Aid & ASSIST certification.
  • A criminal records search and an intervention record check are conditions of employment
  • A second language would be considered an asset. 

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter via ReachHire. Click here to go to the website:

CLOSING DATE: Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

START DATE:January 17, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be  contacted. We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.  Further details about our agency and the programs and services we offer can be found on our website: