Monthly Archives: February 2006


Job Posting
1.Women’s Shelter of Georgina, Inc.
Job Posting
Posting Date: February 7, 2006
Closing Date: February 15, 2006
Position : RELIEF WORKER, Permanent Casual
Hours of Work: Days, Evening, Nights and Weekends will be required for shifts
Job Profile:
Sandgate is a full service non-profit organization mandated to provide services to women and their children in and around York region who have experienced violence against women. We are a feminist organization that supports and advocates a commitment to anti-racist/anti-oppression work.
The Relief Worker provides immediate and responsive crisis counselling in person and by telephone to survivors of violence against women and their children. Service generally includes information, clarification, emotional support, practical assistance, safety planning, resources identification, assistance with referrals and access. Participation in and promotion of co-operative living is also a component of this position.
Major Duties/Responsibilities:
This position reports to and is supervised by the Residential Programs Manager.
• Provision of telephone and in person crisis counselling services.
• Provide service users with information, clarification, emotional support practical assistance, safety planning, resources identification, referrals and access assistance (provide personal accompaniment and transportation when approved)
• Adhere to safety, security and emergency measures at all times.
• Maintenance and timely completion of all administration requirements, including tracking, logging information bridging, documentation, recording and reporting as approved.
• Provide interpersonal conflict resolution when required
• Work independently and as team member to ensure effective case management and service provision
• Liaise with other relevant resources/organizations within the community
• Participate in program planning and evaluation
• Provide regular and periodic statistical information as required
• Conduct intake and discharge process (including room inventory) for residents
• Participation in and promotion of co-operative living (includes foods preparation and house maintenance)
• Attendance at relevant meetings/events as required
Requisite Skills and Qualifications
• See global job requirements for all Sandgate staff
• Crisis counselling experience in similar setting
• Post secondary education in relevant discipline or equivalent experience
• Knowledge of the issues and complexities contained within the violence against women framework
• Experience in working with women of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, socio-economic and linguistic skills
• Experience in telephone and in person counselling
• Demonstrated tact, sound judgement and multi-task ability
• Demonstrated personal, organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective team member
• Flexible schedule
• Fluency in a second language spoken by a significant regional population and required by Sandgate
• Valid driving licence, valid insurance and reliable vehicle
Salary: As per OPSEU Collective Agreement
Start Rate: $15.97
Job Rate: $18.42
Application procedures:
In keeping with our ongoing efforts to promote equity and reflect the diversity of York Region, those having a second language of Farsi or Cantonese and Aboriginal Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, we welcome applications from Women of Colour, Asian, Immigrant, Lesbian, Francophone and women from other diverse groups to apply.
Please forward your resume with cover letter to Human Relations Manager, Sandgate Women’s Shelter of Georgina Inc., P.O. Box 248, Sutton West, Ontario, L0E 1R0 or or fax (905)722-8416 by 5:00pm of the closing date.
We thank all applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls or other enquiries please.
United Way of York Region Member Agency

Community Social Planning Council of Toronto is an independent social planning organization committed to democratic, community based social policy and civic participation.
The Community Social Planning Council of Toronto is looking for a full time Community Planner.
The program work will include working with community partners to facilitate community needs assessments/strategic planning and assist in advocating for resources for local communities. Other responsibilities of the position are to work with local community organizations, networks and coalitions to build local community capacity and civic participation and provide policy analysis on various topics related to the CSPC-T priorities.
A major part of this position will involve overseeing and coordinating the implementation of the Black Creek Community Action Plan within the principles and guidelines of the Black Creek Capacity Project. This process includes convening different sectors in the implementation plan, developing and implementing a communications plan and evaluation of outcomes.
Key skills required:
Strong writing skills
Community organizing that supports community involvement and ownership
Research and analytical skills
Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods
Effective communication skills
Conflict resolution and negotiating skills
Facilitation skills
Able to integrate class, race and gender analysis into daily work
Project management experience
Ability to multi-task
Able to work as part of a team
Qualifications required:
Post-secondary education at the Masters level or equivalent, preferably in social policy and/or community development or equivalent experience in the field
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Strong knowledge and skills in community building with a focus on community development
Proven experience with community partnerships and diverse constituents in the North York area, with a strong preference for specific experience in the Black Creek community
At least 3-5 years experience as a community worker/organizer
Extensive work experience in community-based organizations
Experience working under pressure and to deadline
Strong assets for this position include:
Demonstrated experience in proposal writing
Minimum three years of project management experience
Familiarity using demographic data
Experience conducting community research projects
Experience with policy analysis
Experience working with different levels of government
This position is a member of CUPE 1777.
Salary range $41,200 – $51,500 plus benefits.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and covering letter outlining how they meet the above criteria to:
Community Planner Hiring Committee
1001-2 Carlton St
Toronto ON M5B 1J3
Fax: 416-351-0107
The deadline for applications is 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2006.
The CSPC-T is committed to employment equity.

3. Opportunity with the Premier’s Office
The deadline to apply is February 22nd, 2006.
The 2006 Summer Internship Program is now accepting resumes from interested students who wish to be involved in the political process and work in government. We are looking for highly-motivated, energetic and dedicated students to participate in this program.
Interns will be placed in the Premier’s Office, Ministers’ Offices and the Liberal Caucus Service Bureau. Assigned tasks may include communications, policy, research and database. Interns will also
participate in a variety of activities to strengthen leadership and team building skills.
The internship program runs from May 8th until August 25th at Queen’s Park.
All applicants should be available for the entire length of the program.
The salary is $400-$450 based on a 37.5 hour work week.
Any interested individuals should submit their covering letters and resumes to
Covering letters may be addressed to the Summer Internship Committee.