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 Title: Terms: Location: Salary: 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.