PEI Rape & Sexual Assault Centre

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 .8 FTE Term until October 2021

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 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 and our COVID19 operational plan, some flexibility regarding shared office space, working from home, 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, etc
  • 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.

The successful candidate 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.

Deadline to apply: Until position is filled.

Please send your cover letter and resume by email to:

Subject line: Hiring Committe

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Minimum Masters degree in Counselling/Social Work, 2 years clinical experience.
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We are hiring!
INDIGENOUS THERAPIST (.8 FTE = 30 hours per week)

Term: 3-year contract

Salary Range: $52,000-58,000

Closing Date: Open until filled 
Send cover letter and resume to Hiring Committee at

PEIRSAC is seeking an individual with a Master’s degree in social work, counselling psychology, or similar, with current good standing with a PEI professional regulator. The ideal incumbent will have at least three years of trauma-focused counselling with Indigenous (preferably Mi’kmaq) clients, and therefore knows the history and traumatic intergenerational impacts of colonization, including (but not limited to) residential schools, the sixties scoop, and murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate how they work from a therapeutic approach that is decolonizing, intersectionally feminist, strengths-based, person-centred, non-pathologizing, and tailored to each person’s individual context, e.g. racialized and gendered experiences, socio- economic class, dis/ability, sexual/affectional orientation, spiritual and cultural worldview.

First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority; please self-identify.
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PEIRSAC Men Matter Registration   (902) 368-8055 View PDF
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Main Office 902.566.1864

Therapy Line 902.368.8055