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ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING COORDINATOR/COUNSELLOR (Internal/External)

The Kenora Sexual Assault Centre supports survivors. We listen, facilitate healing, and celebrate resiliency. Using an intersectional feminist approach, we work to transform systems which promote gender-based violence. The Anti-Human Trafficking program provides wrap-around support, advocacy, and outreach to those experiencing sexual exploitation, and those at-risk, in Kenora and the surrounding areas.

Reporting directly to our Executive Director, the successful candidate should feel inspired by our work and have a genuine desire to support our mission, vision and values. She will have a warmth about her that helps foster a safe, supportive environment for survivors of gender-based violence.

Essential Requirements of Education/Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in a related field
  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience (which may include lived experience)
  • A strong understanding of the root causes of sexual violence from an integrated feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression perspective
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe culture and traditions
  • Provide trauma-informed, intersectional care, and stabilizing services and supports that embrace harm-reduction, feminist approaches
  • Provide outreach and intervention to those at-risk of being trafficked
  • Provide advocacy, accompaniments, and referrals for clients in the program
  • Continue program development and coordination
  • A strong understanding of human trafficking for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation
  • Proven skills in support, crisis intervention, safety planning, and advocacy with survivors of gender-based violence
  • Familiarity with community services (within and outside the Kenora area) to support people who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation or people at-risk
  • Demonstrated experience working with marginalized and at-risk communities
  • Experience supporting and advocating for survivors with mental health needs, addictions, safety concerns, and precarious housing
  • Exceptional organizational, time-management, communication, and public speaking skills
  • A strong ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Regular office hours are 9:00AM to 5:00PM however flexibility is required for evening and weekend work.

Women reflecting the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply.

Salary: dependent on experience, 35 hrs./wk. This position is available immediately and is funded by the Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office, Ministry of Children’s Community and Social Services until March 31, 2021.  There is a possibility of an extension. 

Please email your resume, cover letter and three references (two professional and one personal) no later than Friday March 27, 2020  to Hiring Committee, Kenora Sexual Assault Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  A Vulnerable Persons Check must be provided upon offer of employment.

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


Anti-Human Trafficking Public Educator/Crisis Counsellor Internal/External Posting

The Kenora Sexual Assault Centre supports survivors. We listen, facilitate healing, and celebrate resiliency. Using an intersectional feminist approach, we work to transform systems which promote gender-based violence.

We are recruiting for the position of Public Educator/Crisis Counsellor, full time one-year contract with possible extension.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Public Educator/Counsellor develops public presentations and outreach strategies to educate the public, agencies, businesses etc. about human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Kenora and surrounding area.  The successful candidate should feel inspired by our work and have a genuine desire to support our mission, vision and values.  They will need to be able to provide crisis counselling.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Initiate and maintain public education activities in the community to raise awareness about human trafficking and sexual exploitation
  • Design and deliver/coordinate educational programs and training events for a variety of target groups (e.g. professionals, students, volunteers, businesses)
  • Provide crisis counselling to human trafficking survivors or those at risk
  • Work collaboratively with community partners delivering education and public education events
  • Act as a resource for inquiries from the general public and community agencies
  • Promote services of the Centre
  • Prepare a monthly statistical and summary report of education activities and events
  • Assume other functions as may be assigned by the Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in related field
  • 2+ years’ experience facilitating training in small and large groups of youth and/or adults
  • Experience designing education and training programs
  • Enthusiastic, empathetic, professional who is a positive thinker with excellent public presentation skills
  • A strong understanding of the root causes of sexual violence from an integrated feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression perspective;
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe culture and traditions an asset
  • Ability to work cooperatively with volunteers, staff and other organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer literate
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, Word
  • Attention to detail, strong work ethic and ability to work evenings and weekends when required
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

Salary: dependent upon qualifications. Start date to begin will be ASAP.  This contract will end March 31, 2021 with possible extension. This program is funded by the Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office, Ministry of Community and Social Services.  Women reflecting the diversity of our community are encouraged to apply.

Please email, fax or drop off your resume, cover letter and three references (two professional and one personal) no later than Friday March 27, 2020 at 2:00 pm to Hiring Committee, Kenora Sexual Assault Centre by email only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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