Announcements

Welcoming a new Board of Directors

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is welcoming a new team of skilled and diverse volunteers to the Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 year. The new board was elected at the Annual General Meeting held on September 26, 2019, with the full support of the outgoing board. This transition in governance reflects the growing demand Avalon has experienced since the #MeToo movement began and the evolving needs of its staff.

The new board recognizes the work of the outgoing board members and thanks them for their service during a difficult time. The new board looks forward to supporting staff as they initiate a sustainable pace to better serve their clients and address the volume of counselling requests being made.

Avalon is a feminist organization committed to supporting survivors and addressing, and ultimately ending, sexualized violence. This fundamental work will continue over the upcoming year in partnership with clients, community, government, and donors.

Job Opportunity: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) – casual on-call positions

The on-call SANE is responsible for providing medical/forensic examinations to victims of an immediate sexual assault of all gender identities and ages. The role may include but is not limited to: medical/forensic assessment, treatment, evidence collection, documentation, education and training, crisis intervention, collection of statistical data/information, and provision of court testimony as required. Avalon Sexual Assault Centre welcomes and prioritizes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage applicants to describe the ways in which their lived experiences will inspire and lead their contributions to their role at Avalon Centre in their cover letter. Closes July 24, 2019.

Job Opportunity: Sexual Assault Trauma Therapist (Parental Leave Term)

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre welcomes and prioritizes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage applicants to describe the ways in which their lived experiences will inspire and lead their contributions to their role at Avalon Centre in their cover letter.

For the duration of a parental leave, the Sexual Assault Trauma Therapist term position will provide therapeutic counselling sessions to women and trans individuals, 16 years and older, who have experienced a recent sexual assault and/or sexual harassment, past sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse, as well as, information sessions to non-offending parents and the partners of clients.

Closes June 28, 2019

Avalon Unable to Receive New Counselling Requests

For the first time in the 23 years Avalon Sexual Assault Centre has offered counselling, the Centre is unable to receive new requests for this service. We are first completing our current caseload, and then directing all therapeutic counselling service to those on the waitlist. During this period, we will not be adding new requests to the waitlist.

Once we have assessed the needs of those on the waitlist, we will be able to determine when we will receive new requests for counselling, and we will update our community.


Job Opportunity: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) – casual on-call positions

The on-call SANE is responsible for providing medical/forensic examinations to victims of an immediate sexual assault of all gender identities and ages. The role may include but is not limited to: medical/forensic assessment, treatment, evidence collection, documentation, education and training, crisis intervention, collection of statistical data/information, and provision of court testimony as required. Avalon Sexual Assault Centre welcomes and prioritizes the contributions that individuals from marginalized communities bring to our organization. We encourage applicants to describe the ways in which their lived experiences will inspire and lead their contributions to their role at Avalon Centre in their cover letter. Closes January 17, 2019.

Job Opportunity: Initial Response Support Counsellor

This is a general support/crisis intervention, non-therapeutic counselling position. (12 Month Term Position with the possibility of extension.) The Initial Response Support Counsellor will respond to all calls and inquiries from individuals seeking information regarding Avalon Centre client services.

Client support services will include:
• Providing general supportive counselling, crisis intervention, information and referral services to all callers and walk-in requests.
• Providing intake and navigation to clients seeking Avalon programs and services.
• Managing appointment bookings and administrative tasks specific to this position.
• Opening the office and providing first point of contact for clients/callers.
• Working with other Avalon staff and liaising with other service providers to ensure appropriate referrals and seamless response to clients/callers across all programs/services.
Closes October 26, 2018.

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Job Opportunity: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Manager Part-time Position

Tri County Women’s Centre Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program Manager Part-time position, 17.5 hours/week at $35/hr

TCWC is seeking to hire a woman as the SANE Program Manager for Western Nova Scotia. This is a part-time position, 17.5 hours per week, $35/hr, located in Kings and Annapolis Counties.

Job Opportunity: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) - Multiple on-call positions available Hiring a team of nurses for the Annapolis Valley

The SANE nurse is accountable to the SANE Program Manager and is responsible to provide competent care to adult/adolescent victims of sexual assault, 15 years of age and up, all genders. The SANE nurse works as an independent contractor of Tri-County Women’s Centre (TCWC), providing care that is consistent with the mission, vision, and philosophy/principles of TCWC.

Volunteer Opportunity

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is currently seeking a board secretary to join our volunteer Board of Directors.

We are seeking an individual to join the Board of Directors who can assume responsibilities of the secretary which include: attending and taking notes during board meetings, keeping records of the board’s actions, maintaining our electronic records, preparing and circulating the board meeting agendas and working with the Board Chair on administrative tasks.

Job Opportunity

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (S.A.N.E.) Casual on-call positions available

Accountable to the SANE Program Coordinator, the on-call SANE is responsible for providing medical/forensic examinations to victims of an immediate sexual assault of all gender identities and ages. The on-call SANE’s role may include but is not limited to: medical/forensic assessment, treatment, evidence collection, documentation, education and training, crisis intervention, collection of statistical data/information, and provision of court testimony as required.

Job Opportunity

Communications Coordinator

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
The Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is hiring a Senior Communications Officer to provide strategic direction and develop and implement a comprehensive annual communications plan.

Volunteer Opportunity

Avalon is seeking a Chair of the Board of Directors (Chair), to provide leadership and governance to the organization’s Board of Directors (Board). The Chair maintains focus on what is best for the organization, influences the direction and priorities of the Board and Avalon, and works collaboratively with the Executive Director. The Chair position is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual passionate about Avalon’s success. The position is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


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