PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre




PART TIME (.6 FTE)         

Salary range $33.00 – $37.50/hr (plus benefits)

The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre ( is a feminist, pro-choice, not for profit organization that has been providing services in PEI since 1983. PEIRSAC offers individual and (when resources allow) group therapeutic services to adults (16+) of all genders who have experienced recent and historic sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. PEIRSAC also works in partnership with other community groups across the province in sexual violence prevention initiatives. Our counselling offices are in three sites: Charlottetown, Summerside and Alberton; this position is for the Charlottetown location. Due to limited office space some flexibility regarding shared space and hours/days of work may be required by, and negotiated with, the candidate.


In collaboration with other team members, the candidate will be responsible for providing intake, on-going assessment, group, and individual therapeutic services.  The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A Masters’ degree in Social Work, Counselling, or Clinical Psychology and current registration in good standing with the respective professional governing body
  • Minimum two years of individual and group counselling experience, preferably with survivors of sexualized violence and/or childhood sexual abuse with complex attachment-related traumas including dissociative coping defenses
  • A demonstrated facility with multiple modalities for working with survivors of sexualized violence, e.g. psychoeducational, attachment-based, somatic, emotional, cognitive, behavioural, internal family systems, mindfulness-based approaches
  • Experience working with populations with a variety of lived experience, including newcomers, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, and other communities
  • A critical analysis of social/cultural dynamics contributing to sexualized violence and child abuse and a commitment to anti-oppressive, decolonizing, pro-choice, feminist practice
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and in maintaining a trauma-informed workplace
  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent judgment, reasoning, discretion, and ethical behaviour
Fluency and literacy in English required, and fluency in French or other languages an asset.

Successful candidates will be required to submit and maintain a clear vulnerable sector police check.

In keeping with our commitment to represent all our communities, Indigenous, francophone, queer-identified, and racialized candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: 

Hiring Committee

PO Box 1522

Charlottetown PE

C1A 7N3

Or e-mail to:

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Wait List
We currently have a wait list for counselling sessions addressing historical sexual abuse and/or past sexual assault. If you have experienced a sexual assault recently, however, you will not have to wait, and we will see you as soon as possible. The length of the wait list varies, and it is not possible to predict accurately how long the wait might be. We know it takes courage to ask for help, and it can feel discouraging to be asked to wait.

While waiting, we encourage anyone seeking more immediate support to check out other resources that might be available, such as an E.A.P. or personal benefit program.  Persons over age 16 can also meet with a community mental health counsellor with no appointment. Here is information about the walk in clinics:
Charlottetown - McGill Centre - Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm- 5 pm
                                      Richmond Centre - Tuesdays and Thursdays 11 am  - 7 pm 
Summerside, at the PCH - Monday and Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm

You can find details about support groups offered at Canadian Mental Health Association of PEI
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Unfounded - an investigation into how police services handle allegations of sexual assault
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Supporting An Adult Survivor of Sexual Assault in PEI
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Main Office 902.566.1864

Therapy Line 902.368.8055