Counselling Lead and Psychotherapist

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Counselling Lead and Psychotherapist

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Saturday, January 29, 2022
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The Organization

The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) is a grassroots organization that provides services and supports to survivors of sexual violence in Ottawa. In order to stay responsive to the diverse and shifting needs of the survivor communities that the ORCC represents and serves, the organization is undergoing a renewal process. This is a unique and exciting time to join the ORCC – as a Clinical Supervisor, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the evolution of the ORCC’s counselling services as a historic and survivor-centered not-for-profit organization. You will be joining an organization that continues to uphold and navigate ethical and best practices in service delivery for survivors of gender-based violence for decades to come.

This is a time of optimism for the organization, a time of innovation and reimagination. You will be part of the broadening the reach of the ORCC counselling services and supports as it develops and implements new strategies to effectively serve BIPOC folks, the trans community, newcomers, the differently-abled, the economically marginalized, and rural residents.

ORCC’s Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The ORCC is committed to operationalizing the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of its work. Every ORCC members will benefit from training and opportunities to make meaningful contributions in these areas. We invite people who embrace these values to join our team.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Counselling Lead will be responsible for the operational success of ORCC’s counselling and support service delivery. With support from the Director of Programs, the Counselling Lead will hire and manage clinical staff as well as help identify the changing needs of those accessing counselling services. The Counselling Lead will ensure adherence to agency policies and procedures, ministry requirements, accreditation standards and legislation affecting agency operations. The Counselling Lead will also carry a client case load.

Applicants should demonstrate a track record of success in the following areas:

  • Providing support to and supervision of a team of counsellors,
  • Ensure that the counselling program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines, internal policies, and standard clinical practice,
  • Supporting the Director of Programs with the development of strategic, operational, program and project plans by providing a clinical lens,
  • Ensure that clinical team implements program evaluation tools,
  • Carry a 0.4 FTE Counselling case load, booking approximately eight one-to-one counselling sessions per week,
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate group counselling or education sessions when the need is identified.


  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 10 years experience in mental health services, including supervisory experience,
  • The Counselling Lead must be a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario,
  • Previous experience working in the field of sexual and gender-based violence,
  • Experience working with racialized, colonized, oppressed, and/or marginalized communities,
  • Significant management and program delivery experience in complex environments dealing with clients in crisis,
  • Proficiency in the use of appropriate client file management systems.

Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Police records check- vulnerable sector screening
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle

Salary Range and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $75,000 – $83,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. The ORCC provides a comprehensive health and dental package, generous leave entitlements, and professional development supports.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references in confidence to by January 29, 2022. Please include “Counselling Lead + Psychotherapist” in the subject line. Interviews may commence on a rolling basis, prior to the deadline for applications. No phone calls or emails please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ORCC is an equal opportunity employer, and we pride ourselves on being inclusive and meeting our obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code. We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds. If any job candidate requires an accommodation to participate in this recruitment process, please feel free to indicate your needs to Candice Shaw (