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1515 Rebecca Street, Suite 227, Oakville ON, L6L 5G8
Administration: 905-825-3622 Toll Free: 1-877-268-8416 TTY: 905-825-3743
Fax: 905-825-3755 24 Hour Crisis Line: 905-875-1555
Website: www.savisofhalton.org Email: [email protected]
Summer Student Employment Opportunity
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Diversity Outreach Assistant
12 weeks, 35 hours per week (must end by August 29th)
Halton Region
$11.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay
The Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS) is dedicated to ending
sexual violence and fostering a safe, supportive, just and equitable society.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Outreach to marginalized and diverse communities e.g. display booths, disseminate flyers and
resources at community events;
 Provide staff support and assistance in the coordination of events and projects e.g. Summer
Picnic, Back to School Drive, and Take Back the Night;
 Provide peer support counselling on SAVIS’s 24-hour crisis line;
 Drop-in and Closed Group curriculum planning and co-facilitation with two paid staff facilitators;
 Drop-in and Closed Group coordination support e.g. schedule guest speakers, set-up and clean
up;
 Maintain necessary statistical records and reports.
QUALIFICATIONS:
 A strong understanding of sexual violence from a feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression
perspective;
 Successful completion of SAVIS front line volunteer training program;
 Theoretical knowledge and supervised practice facilitating groups or providing peer support
counselling targeting women who have experienced violence;
 Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
 Demonstrated experience working with marginalized and diverse communities;
 Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills;
 A second language other than English and French is an asset;
 Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is an asset;
 Related experience or post secondary education.
Please submit a cover letter and resume by 5:00 pm on May 27, 2011 to:
Jacqueline Benn-John, Executive Director, [email protected], fax: 905 825-3755.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
Funding for this position has been provided by Human Resource Development Canada.
Preference will be given to internal candidates. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Centre is committed to a staff team that reflects the diversity within the community. We encourage the
participation of women of colour, immigrant women, differently abled women, lesbian, bisexual and trans
women within SAVIS.
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