New Job Posting – Casual Crisis Intervention Support Worker

Casual Crisis Intervention Support Worker

Union Membership is Required

Wages: Starting at $20.78 per hour

Crisis Intervention/Support, Counselling and Advocacy

  • Provides crisis support and information through the crisis line and individual counseling, to women victims of abuse, residing in the transition house and in the community.
  • Assesses eligibility of women requesting service; considers the presenting problems, risk/safety factors and needs of prospective clients. Completes the intake process; completes the required documentation and maintains client files; informs residents of policies, procedures and the Agency’s legal criminal reporting obligations; assists clients to settle into the transition house once admitted.
  • Uses basic counseling methods such as, active listening, conflict resolution, basic group counseling and basic psycho-educational techniques to support clients in resolving identified problems, needs and risks.
  • Develops and implements short-term intervention plans, related to identified issues, within established program guidelines. Assists clients in identifying their own objectives and incorporates these into the individual support plans; supports and guides women clients during their stay in the transition house.
  • Facilitates daily resident meetings and mediates conflicts.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Relevant Diploma or undergraduate Degree, with one to two years relevant experience; Transition House Worker Training certificate with two to three years relevant experience, with training in human services, crisis intervention, support and knowledge of abuse issues and experience supporting women. Relevant experience noted above refers to working with women in abusive relationships in a supportive and counselling capacity.
  • Training in Alcohol & Drug counselling from a recognized post-secondary program and related experience in supporting women.
  • Valid Level I First Aid Certificate including CPR.
  • Crisis intervention in a residential setting (preferred).
  • Working knowledge of substance abuse issues
  • Experience and/or training dealing with violent or aggressive people.
  • Current knowledge of legal issues and community resources.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid BC driver’s license.
  • Relevant Criminal Record clearance.

This is only a sample of Key Duties and Responsibilities so please contact us for a full job description.

Female applicants only, due to Lilli House being a Women’s Residential Program.

For further information or to apply with your resume, contact Kate Mantta, HR Manager:   Email:  or  Phone: 250.897.0511 ext 106.

How do you spell success?


On October 10, more than 200 people came out to support the Comox Valley Transition Society’s fundraising efforts at PRIME Kitchen + Bar!

This was the second CVTS Burger & Beer Fundraiser in two years, and we were absolutely overwhelmed by the turnout.  People came out in droves and were lined up out the door!

Together, this community purchased 194 meals, bid on 83 silent auction items, and purchased our entire allotment of 50/50 raffle tickets.  It was so busy, the kitchen ran out of burgers!

Together, this community raised over $9,000 to help support the hundreds of women and children who access CVTS services on an annual basis.  That is a lot of love, and that is exactly what this community is all about.

We could not have done this without the support of many generous donors and supporters, including:

To everyone who contributed, including those who came out to the event, thank you for your kindness, your generosity and your ongoing support of our organization. We could not do what we do without you.

Our Burger and Beer Fundraising Night was a huge success!

Wow what a night! Thank you so much Comox Valley for all the love and support last night at our Burger and Beer Fundraising event. We don’t have totals yet but it was definitely a huge success! 🙏🙏🙏

And for those who are wondering….here is a picture of the winning ticket. Ticket number: 262877. The winner was not present so check your tickets then get in touch for your winnings! The 50/50 winner will take home $477.00.👏 Please bring your copy of the ticket and ID to claim your winnings.

Burger and Beer Night Fundraiser at Prime Kitchen & Bar on October 10th 2019

Please join us on October 10th at 5:00 pm at The Prime Kitchen & Bar for a fun evening of good food, and a silent auction.

Since fire gutted our social enterprise, the Too Good To Be Threw thrift store, in January of this year, we have struggled to regain our footing.
Even with the re-opening of two, temporary locations, we continue to feel the financial impact of this loss and will for the foreseeable future.
Now more than ever we must rely on the support of the community to help us. All proceeds from this event will help us to continue to deliver the same level of services and programs to meet our community’s needs.


New Job Posting for a Girls Group Leader

Basic Responsibilities:
Working from a Feminist Perspective and an Anti-oppression Framework the Girls Group Leader plans, implements and overseas the day to day activities of their assigned group. They also participate in the program development, policies and procedures, program evaluation and budget preparation. Facilitates group sessions using techniques such as active listening, conflict resolution, basic counselling and psycho-educational methods for 11 – 18 year old girls in like age groups of 8 – 12 participants.

Education, Training and Experience:
• Diploma in related Human / Social Service Field
• 2 years related experience working with at-risk youth and young adults.
• Training in job specific areas.
• Or equivalent combination of Education, Training and Experience.
• Clear Criminal Records Check
• Level 1 First Aid with CPR preferred

Posting Start Date & Time: 16th September 2019 at 12:00pm

Posting End Date & Time: 24th September 2019 at 12:00pm

Position Status:          Seasonal (during school days)

Status:                         Union

Wages:                         Grid 12 – Standard $20.78/hr to start

Hours of Work:          One evening per week during term from 4pm to 6:30, some additional hours may be required.

Benefits:                      As per the effective Collective Agreement

Applications:              For further information or to send your Cover Letter and Resume, please contact:

Kate Mantta, HR Manager.  during the “Posting Dates”.


Phone: 250.897.0511 x106   or Fax: 250.897.0595

Please contact us for a FULL job description.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

ACS Computer Solutions Recycle for Charity program has chosen CVTS as this month’s charity!

Thank you so much Acs Computer Solutions for choosing CVTS to be the recipient this month! And thank you for offering this service to the community!

There is no charge for you to drop off your old computer and have your data safely destroyed and they will donate $5.00 for each computer brought in. Win, win, win!

Volunteer Information Session on September 25th

Have you ever thought of volunteering for Transition Society? If so , you are invited to attend an information session on Wed., Sept. 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. For more information, please call Anne at 250-897-0511.


Women’s Drop In is changing as of September 3rd

After much consultation with women, we are changing the structure of our Women’s Drop In on Tuesdays.  These changes to the program will allow staff to better serve our women by providing quality support, referrals and creative collaborations with other community service providers. 

Exciting news for our Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store customers!

We are excited to announce that Too Good To Be Threw will now be open on Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Puntledge Rd. store location only.

New Job Posting – We are looking for 2 counsellors/facilitators, one male and one female, for our Men’s Group

Position Status:  Part-time, term

Status:  Union. Union membership is mandatory

Classification:  Stopping the Violence Counsellor

Wages:  Grid 14 paraprofessional, starting at $30.68 per hour

Hours of Work:  Monday evenings, 4 hours, between September and June.

Summary:  Under the general direction of the Executive Director and under the supervision of the Clinical Consultant provides support and counselling to men who participate in the drop-in Men’s Group. This will be done as a co-facilitator in a group context, with both a male and a female counsellor to model respectful sharing of power, using a trauma informed, strengths based approach. The mandate of the Group is violence prevention from a feminist, anti-violence perspective.  Men are invited to explore their relationships and develop healthier relationship skills, thus reducing the potential for violence against women.

Counselling, Support and Advocacy:

  • Assesses client’s appropriateness for services based on program mandate, safety, and in accordance with established agency standards of practice.
  • Works cooperatively with other community agencies in an effort to ensure ongoing awareness and support for violence prevention services.

Group Counselling Sessions:

  • Establishes an atmosphere of safety and trust.
  • Facilitates the man’s understanding of his own experience and the impact of his thoughts and behavior on his relationships.
  • Focuses on the consequences of violence and its effects cognitively, behaviourally, emotionally and spiritually.
  • Explores past and present relationship building strategies with the goal of strengthening existing skills that are helpful and healthy, discouraging dysfunctional self-talk and behaviours and developing new and healthier strategies.
  • Counselling approaches will take into account social, cultural and economic realities which may foster powerlessness, lack of accountability, and dependency.
  • Is aware of child protection legislation and the process of reporting when necessary.
  • Refers to other services as needed, including referral to clinical treatment for men requiring interventions beyond the scope of the program or the expertise of the counsellor.
  • Maintains accurate reports and records on clients for case conferencing and clinical supervision.
  • Meets regularly with the program Coordinator to discuss program concerns and development and to review program statistics.


Education, Training and Experience:

  • Masters Degree in counselling, social work or related field preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field and relevant training in advanced counselling with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience counselling men with a violence prevention lens.
  • Training and/or experience specifically related to family systems, violence against women in relationships, trauma.

Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively with clients.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant formal counselling and assessment techniques.
  • Good organization and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and to function as a team member.
  • Ability to be flexible about ideas and beliefs.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid BC Driver’s License
  • Criminal Record Clearance

Working Conditions:

  • This position is required to work in a stressful environment, often dealing with clients in crisis situations.
  • Evening hours.


Applications:  For further information or to send a cover letter and resume, contact Kate Mantta, HR Manager.  Email:, Phone: 250.897.0511 ext. 106

Closing date is: August 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.  We thank all that apply but only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.