Cowichan Women Against Violence
Invitation to Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)
Clinical Supervision – Three Programs
Cowichan Women Against Violence (CWAV) Society is seeking a clinical supervisor for the following programs:
- WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women) counselling and victim services team. The WAVAW team includes the program Supervisor, Stopping the Violence (STV) and PEACE (Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment Program for Children and Youth Experiencing Violence) Counsellors and Community Based Victim Services (CBVS) Workers. Practicum students may also attend the group supervision. The Supervisor and all of the counsellors have a Master’s degree and are registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. The team has a core group of five regular staff, one part-time contract Counsellor, one part-time PEACE Counsellor and three relief CBVS staff. The Supervisor provides one-to-one bi-weekly clinical supervision to each staff member.
- The Somenos Transition House team. The Somenos team consists of the program Supervisor, 8 regular staff and 10 casual Transition House Counsellors.
- RCMP Victim Services team. Police-Based Victim Service workers see all crime types. They encounter tragic and horrific crime scenes. The team consists of a Program Manager and two Victim Service workers.
The Clinical Supervisor will provide clinical support and consultation separately to the WAVAW, Somenos, and RCMP Victim Services teams, in a group format.
The WAVAW team meets for clinical supervision once a month. The Somenos team meets with the Clinical Supervisor approximately every six weeks. Both teams meet on Wednesdays. The WAVAW team meets for clinical supervision from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. The Somenos team meets for clinical supervision from 2:30 to 4:30 PM.
The RCMP Victim Services program has not previously had a Clinical Supervisor. The Clinical Supervisor for this team would need extensive expertise and experience working with PTSD. Supervision will be every six weeks. The time and day of supervision is negotiable.
For all programs, applicants must have experience supporting counsellors and victim service workers who work extensively with trauma and engage in anti-violence work from a client-centred, strength-based and feminist framework. An ability to provide EMDR supervision to the WAVAW counsellors is desirable.
Initially, a one-year contract will be offered for each team. The contract is renewable annually for up to three additional years. CWAV Society will pay $110 per supervisory hour plus reasonable mileage at $.44 per kilometer. Travel time is not included in the billable fees.
The Clinical Supervisor must sign a CWAV Society confidentiality agreement and have a satisfactory Criminal Record Check for working with vulnerable persons. CWAV Society completes Criminal Record checks through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (MPSSG). A current CR that lasts beyond the end of the contract is acceptable.
A brief report outlining areas covered in the clinical supervision will be submitted to each Supervisor/Program Manager at the end of the first year and annually thereafter if the contract is extended. The reports will summarize the clinical supervision done with the team and provide recommendations, where appropriate, for improving service to clients, enhancing staff member skills and addressing team dynamics. Confidential information is not expected in this report. Staff members’ expectations of privacy for both individual and group supervision are to be respected.
The Expression(s) of Interest (EOI) should address the following:
- Whether you wish to be considered for the WAVAW program, the Somenos House program, the RCMP Victim Services program or two or all of the programs. A separate section in the EOI is required for each program to which you are applying to address the unique dynamics of each team and their clientele.
- Your experience providing group clinical supervision, the process used and the goals and objectives you have for that process.
- Your experience providing individual supervision and the goals and objectives you have for that process.
- Your understanding of feminist practice, how feminism informs your work and how that would be evident in the work you do with CWAV Society.
- What you expect of CWAV Society, the program Supervisors/Manager and the staff members participating in the supervision.
- Why you would be suited to working with CWAV Society.
Please submit a resume with your expression of interest. Submissions are due by November 30, 2018 at 4:30 PM and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Contracts will start January 1, 2019 for the 2019 calendar year.
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