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Why should you work with us?

Working at the MSAC means helping to create a space where victims of sexual violence can feel safe. Each of our teams makes an invaluable contribution to the mission of the organization: medico-social services, individual clinical follow-up, the Sexual Violence Helpline, the Support Service for designated centres and administration.

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Are you looking for an on-call position in a dedicated environment? This position will give you the opportunity to join a caring, motivated team that is strongly dedicated to the cause of sexual violence.
On-call emergency counsellors work with the medico-social intervention team that assists our designated centre providing medico-social services for victims of sexual assault in cooperation with the Montreal General Hospital and the GMF Clinique Medic Elle. This service responds to victims’ need for services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in both French and English.

Job description

On-call emergency counsellors work with anyone 18 years of age and over who has been the victim of a sexual assault within the past 12 months, providing support as they go through the various steps in the initial medico-social intervention process:

  • Welcome and emotional support
  • Medico-social history
  • Medical exam, forensic or medico-social kit, tests and samples taken by a doctor
  • Care and treatment
  • Information, support, referral and preparation for the follow-up.

The person we are looking for must have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, DESS, master’s degree in social services
  • OR bachelor’s or master’s degree in sexology or criminology
  • OR pursuing a master’s degree in social services, sexology or criminology
  • Knowledge of the issues surrounding sexual assault and victims’ needs
  • Work experience in counselling victims of sexual assault, sexual violence and criminal acts
  • Experience in medico-social intervention at a designated centre would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the health and social services network (RSSS) and community resources in the area of sexual assault in Québec
  • Comfortable working in a medical environment
  • Able to work both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent knowledge of French and English.

Advantageous employment conditions

  • Shifts on call, evenings, nights, weekends and statutory holidays
  • Salary: Starting at 27.74$/hour, with time-and-a-half after 5:00 p.m.
  • Pension plan after 700 hours of work
  • Start date: immediately
  • COVD-19 sanitary measures in effect.

To submit your application

The Montreal Sexual Assault Centre is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity. We encourage women who are Indigenous, racialized, migrant, 2SLGBTQ2+, living with a disability or who belong to a traditionally marginalized group to submit an application. Please send your resumé and letter of motivation to:

Deborah Trent, Executive Director
Email: cv@cvasm.ca

Note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone as soon as possible.

The Sexual Violence Helpline team is looking for new chat counsellors. These positions are temporary one-year positions with possibility of renewal, and will be filled in conjunction with the launch of the 24/7 chat line scheduled for the end of May 2024. Four positions are available :

Two daytime positions, from 7:00 am-3:00 pm:

  • 28 hours/week, Sunday to Wednesday
  • 21 hours/week, Wednesday to Saturday
  • Participation in two Wednesday meetings every month.

Two night shift positions, from 11:00 pm-7:00 am

  • 28 hours/week, Sunday to Wednesday
  • 21 hours/week, Wednesday to Saturday
  • Participation in two Wednesday meetings every month.

Training of new counsellors will begin towards the end of April.

The role of a Digital Counsellor at the Sexual Violence Helpline consists in:

  • responding by text to requests from victims and those close to them
  • identifying the person’s needs and providing accurate, pertinent information
  • referring people to the appropriate resources and responding promptly and efficiently to emergency and crisis situations
  • contributing to the development and improvement of the counselling service by participating in team meetings, professional development activities and supervision.

Requirements

  • University diploma in counselling or other relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year of experience working with victims of sexual violence or criminal acts
  • Specific interest in the issue of sexual violence and violence towards women
  • Avoir déjà fait la formation intervenir auprès des personnes suicidaires à l’aide de bonnes pratiques serait un atout
  • Average typing ability on a computer keyboard
  • Participation in two Wednesday meetings every month.

Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Collaborates well with others
  • Good communication skills at different levels
  • Proven knowledge of the different regions of Québec
  • Knowledge of community resources throughout Québec
  • Knowledge and comprehension of issues surrounding sexual violence
  • Comfortable working with evolving computer systems
  • Good knowledge of French and English, both verbal and written.

Excellent working conditions

  • Contract position with possibility of renewal
  • Hourly wage: $26.68
  • Ongoing training in knowledge and skills
  • Workplace: in-person and remote hybrid working arrangement.

To submit your application

The Montreal Sexual Assault Centre is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity. We encourage women who are Indigenous, racialized, migrant, 2SLGBTQ2+, living with a disability or who belong to a traditionally marginalized group to submit an application. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resumé and letter of motivation to:

Mylène Gauthier and Youssra Siouda
Email: cv@cvasm.ca

The Sexual Violence Helpline team is looking for a new Telephone Counsellor to fill a position on Thursday to Friday from 3:00-11:00 pm, and on Saturday from 12:00-8:00 pm (21 hours/week).

Training for this position will begin towards the end of April.

The role of a Sexual Violence Helpline Telephone Counsellor consists in:

  • offering active listening
  • providing accurate, pertinent information
  • demystifying sexual violence and its consequences
  • referring callers to the appropriate resources
  • responding promptly and efficiently to emergency and crisis situations
  • evaluating and responding to requests for emergency financial assistance from fieldworkers in various milieus.

Requirements

  • University diploma in counselling or other relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year of experience
  • Specific interest in the issue of sexual violence and violence towards women
  • Experience working with victims of sexual violence or criminal acts would be an asset
  • Participation in two Wednesday meetings every month.

Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Collaborates well with others
  • Good communication skills at different levels
  • Proven knowledge of the different regions of Québec
  • Knowledge of community resources throughout Québec
  • Knowledge and comprehension of issues surrounding sexual violence
  • Comfortable working with evolving computer systems
  • Good knowledge of French and English, both verbal and written.

Excellent working conditions

  • Hourly wage: $26.68
  • Permanent position
  • Group insurance + pension plan
  • Four weeks annual vacation
  • Ongoing training in knowledge and skills
  • Workplace: in-person and remote hybrid working arrangement.

To submit your application

The Montreal Sexual Assault Centre is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity. We encourage women who are Indigenous, racialized, migrant, 2SLGBTQ2+, living with a disability or who belong to a traditionally marginalized group to submit an application. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resumé and letter of motivation to:

Mylène Gauthier, Sexual Helpline Coordinator
Email: cv@cvasm.ca

The Sexual Violence Helpline team is looking for new counsellors to add to its on-call list. Counsellors on the on-call list must be able to provide counselling both over the phone and by chat.

Training for this position will begin towards the end of April.

The role of a Sexual Violence Helpline Telephone Counsellor consists in:

  • offering active listening
  • providing accurate, pertinent information
  • demystifying sexual violence and its consequences
  • referring callers to the appropriate resources
  • responding promptly and efficiently to emergency and crisis situations
  • evaluating and responding to requests for emergency financial assistance from fieldworkers in various milieus.

Requirements

  • University diploma in counselling or other relevant field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one year of experience
  • Specific interest in the issue of sexual violence and violence towards women
  • Experience working with victims of sexual violence or criminal acts would be an asset
  • Must be able to work nights.

Skills

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Collaborates well with others
  • Good communication skills at different levels
  • Proven knowledge of the different regions of Québec
  • Knowledge of community resources throughout Québec
  • Knowledge and comprehension of issues surrounding sexual violence
  • Comfortable working with evolving computer systems
  • Good knowledge of French and English, both verbal and written.

Excellent working conditions

  • Hourly wage: $26.68, with night shift premium as applicable and paid sick days and holidays
  • Ongoing training in knowledge and skills
  • Workplace: in-person and remote hybrid working arrangement
  • Flexible schedule: days, evenings and nights, depending on availability.

To submit your application

The Montreal Sexual Assault Centre is committed to the principles of diversity and employment equity. We encourage women who are Indigenous, racialized, migrant, 2SLGBTQ2+, living with a disability or who belong to a traditionally marginalized group to submit an application. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resumé and letter of motivation to:

Mylène Gauthier, Sexual Helpline Coordinator
Email: cv@cvasm.ca

Advantageous working conditions

Our employees receive several training sessions during the year to improve their competencies.  Knowledge and skills are actively shared among members of different teams. 

Our teams work together in a caring environment to be the best they can be—not only as employees, but as people. This type of mutual support fosters professional development and promotes work-life balance. There are many positions that correspond to different scheduling requirements. We also offer excellent employee benefits (pension plan, health insurance, vacations) depending on the type of position.

Field placements at the MSAC

The MSAC welcomes students from different areas of study, such as social work, criminology or sexology. Note, however, that we only accept field placement students within the framework of a formal college or university training program. For more information on fieldwork opportunities at the MSAC, please email us at info@cvasm.ca.