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Company Name:
Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter
Approximate Salary:
26.46 Per Hour
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Weekend Shelter Counsellor

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is looking for an individual that believes change is possible, and will thrive in an environment that nurtures families impacted by violence and abuse.  Working in a culture of respect and trust together we will build healthy families in our community.  We strive to be leaders in our field and believe together we can make a difference.

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is a 24-hour, seven day a week facility. The hours for this position are Friday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., totaling 26.25 hours per week.


As a Weekend Shelter Counsellor you will be providing crisis counselling, daily maintenance of each case file, developing case management plans, and individual or group counselling. You will ensure residents feel safe at all times; screening phone calls, using the electronic security systems, and meeting daily getting to know each client and supporting them through their challenges.

You will not only act on behalf of your client, but in your role you will contribute to your team by consulting and working with staff and volunteers to facilitate the integration of all programs which clients may participate in, including child support, outreach, and other programs.


  • B.S.W. or B.A. in Social Sciences or graduate level work in a counselling related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years’ previous experience in any of the following areas is required: domestic violence, child & family services, homelessness, or addictions/mental health issues.
  • Discretion, tack and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Team work philosophy of collaboration and cooperation is required as it is necessary to coordinate the involvement of other colleagues on the team and throughout the agency.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • A second language is an asset.


  • CPR, First Aid & ASSIST certification is required.
  • A criminal records search and an intervention record check are conditions of employment.
  • Must be registered with a professional organization as governed by the Health Professions Act.
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all genders, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply. 

We thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We regret that we are unable to accept telephone inquiries.