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Prince Edward Island Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) is a non-profit, government funded organization


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JOB OPPORTUNITY | Indigenous Trauma Therapist


PEIRSAC is partnering with the Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI (AWAPEI), to hire an Indigenous trauma therapist to respond to Indigenous women and gender diverse people’s psychosocial needs on-reserve (Abegweit and Lennox Island) and off-reserve (Charlottetown), fusing both clinical Western and traditional Indigenous methodologies of care and support to provide holistic and culturally safe trauma therapy. The incumbent will also facilitate relationship- and capacity-building between and within both organizations through sharing knowledge, expertise, and skills; and will be required to facilitate training  and support to Elders as they provide services, possibly exposing themselves to vicarious trauma. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle to travel to the three locations on PEI is required, and the flexibility to work with clients remotely via phone and/or other technology when required.

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. 

The position is for 30+ hrs/wk.

First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority; please self-identify when  you send your cover letter and resume.



If your values and vision for a community free of sexual violence aligns with ours, we would like to hear from you! The PEI Rape and Sexual Assault Centre (PEIRSAC) vision is a community where all people feel safe and are free from sexual abuse and assault, and where those who have been affected are supported in their healing.


  • Prevention of sexual abuse is everyone's responsibility. The community has a responsibility to support survivors in their healing and to work towards ending sexual violence.

  • Sexual assault and sexual abuse are crimes that involve control and power.

  • Survivors have the right to receive the support they need to heal from abuse.

  • The trauma of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse can severely impact the quality of life for survivors.

  • Ensuring confidentiality and respecting the choices of survivors are top priorities.

  • Healing that results in long term enhanced quality of life takes time.

  • The impacts of sexual assault and childhood abuse permeate all of society. Sexual violence is a systemic issue.

  • All survivors deserve access to services.

  • Sexual violence will continue until the root causes of violence against women and children are addressed.

  • Working collaboratively with the community is essential to address the needs of survivors.

If you are looking to apply for a job or volunteer opportunity with PEIRSAC, please contact us!