Temporary Employment Opportunity: Community Based Victim Service Worker/ SKY Coordinator

Temporary Part Time Employment Opportunity: 12 months

Community Based Victim Service Worker/ SKY Coordinator

23.5 hours per week (18.5 hours Victim Service; 5 hours SKY Coordinator)

Live and work in beautiful Kaslo, BC

As the Community Based Victim Services Worker and SKY Coordinator, you will provide emotional support, referrals and legal information to victims of intimate violence, and other types of criminal violence. You will work closely with members of the counselling team, referring agencies and community partners. Clinical supervision will be provided

Preferred Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or equivalent in training and experience.
  • Experience working in areas of intimate violence, abuse, sexual assault especially within the context of victims/survivors in the legal and medical systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of biases respecting race, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, dis/abilities is essential.
  • Excellent written and communication skills and experience with case management
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to foster team participation and contribute to the goals and activities of NKLCSS and the objectives of the contract funders.
  • Ability to manage change effectively
  • Ability to provide service remotely when needed

Benefits: Include extended health and dental, Employee and Family Assistance Program, RRSP contribution, Professional development budget and a warm inviting working atmosphere.

A sound vehicle, driver's abstract and criminal record check is required.

Please email the Administrator at North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society with your resume and cover letter addressing the preferred qualifications to: administrator@nklcss.org.

Wage starting at $27/hour

Full job description below.

NKLCSS is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ communities to apply.

Job Description:

Job Title: Community Based Victim Service Worker

Last updated: September 2021

Goal of the Position:

To provide emotional and Justice System related support to victims of intimate violence, and other types of criminal violence as identified by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Objectives:

  • Provide high-quality, ethical, client-centred services to women, men, youth, and children that are victims of intimate violence, sexual and physical assault.

  • Recognize a feminist perspective in that each client is an individual with unique preferences and circumstances and that it is the client’s right and responsibility to make his or her own choices regarding treatment, healing and the criminal justice system.

Responsibilities of the position:

Provide:

  • emotional support, practical assistance and advocacy services to women, children (or their guardians), youth and men who have experienced physical or sexual assault, criminal harassment, or childhood sexual abuse.
  • information to clients on the availability of police, legal and medical systems as related to physical or sexual assault and abuse and other forms of intimate violence.
  • accompaniment of victims, where desired and possible, through the police, medical and court systems.
  • appropriate referrals to other North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society Services or other services in the community, district or region as appropriate.

Respond

  • to crisis, business calls and drop-in clients in a timely and appropriate manner
  • to requirements of intake, assessment and referral services.

Maintain

  • current Knowledge of issues related to intimate violence, physical and sexual assault, especially as it pertains to the criminal justice system.
  • positive working relationships with the RCMP and with other community based and RCMP based Victim Service Programs.
  • current knowledge of and compliance with program, NKLCSS, policies, standard, procedures, philosophies and ethics.
  • consultation and liaison with community agencies to maintain up-to-date information on available resources as well as to maintain positive collaborative community relationships.

Educate:

  • by conducting or assisting in providing workshops and group facilitation designed to prevent and address relationship violence, other types of criminal violence and educates the community or other agencies on issues relating to relationship violence, sexual assault and the legal justice system.

The worker will,

  • record at minimum the client’s basic information including assessment notes, relevant session notes and a termination summary and other data specified by the funder.
  • complete and submit required statistical reports to NKLCSS and the funder and provide additional information as required by the funder.
  • carry out other duties as required.
  • Respect and keep confidential information provided
  • Recognize that safety of the client is of highest priority.

Requirements of the Victim’s Support Worker:

Education and Experience:

  • University degree in a related field or equivalent in training and experience.
  • Professional development (ongoing) in victim services and crisis intervention
  • Experience working in areas of intimate violence, abuse, sexual assault and especially working with victims and the legal and medical systems
  • Strong feminist analysis of intimate violence, sexual and physical assault and potential systemic discrimination against victims of crime.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Effective time management and prioritization.
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to foster team participation and contribute to the goals and activities of NKLCSS and the Community Based Victim’s Service Program.
  • The position requires a criminal record check and the adherence to a confidentiality agreement.

Personal:

  • Awareness of and willingness to work on personal issues as they arise.
  • Ability to be mindful of your own experience of victimization and privilege and how they impact your work
  • An attitude that is positive, pro-active and open along with a commitment to speaking without gossip
  • Respect for diversity.
  • Ability to manage change effectively
  • An attitude that welcomes respects and appreciates clients, co-workers, donors, collaborators and the greater community.