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Current Opportunity: Victim Service Caseworker:
Community Based Victim Assistance Program (Full Time)

Reporting to the COEFS Program Manager, the Victim Service Caseworker will provide crisis intervention and support services to any individual who has experienced sexual or domestic violence. The caseworker will provide individual support, advocacy, court orientation and accompaniment, assistance with necessary forms and referrals/information regarding other services in the community.

Qualifications include:

Education

  • Bachelor of Social Work, relevant BA, or equivalent in experience and education
  • Understanding of the Criminal Justice System and Victim Services Programs
  • Able to use Microsoft – Outlook, Word, Access and Windows 2010 Pro
  • Victim Service Practitioner Certificate an asset

Experience

  • 2 years previous direct program delivery experience with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support systems, applicable legislation, and policies.

Abilities

  • Knowledge of working within a feminist framework
  • Understanding the dynamics of intimate partner violence and sexual violence
  • Understanding of the impacts and responses of violence and trauma
  • Excellent oral, written, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate cultural competency
  • Ability to perform the duties of the position
  • Possess a valid BC Driver’s License and have access to a vehicle

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Direct Client Services:

  • Provide victims with emotional support to assist them in their recovery from the effects of crime and trauma
  • Provide victims with general information including, but not limited to: the justice system; relevant federal and provincial legislation and programs pertaining to victims of crime; crime prevention; safety planning; and community, government, justice, health, or other resources available
  • Provide, or facilitate victims access to, case-specific information which may include, but is not limited to:
  • Information relating to;
  • the police investigation,
  • charges laid against the offender,
  • protective orders,
  • and information regarding sentence, probation and parole
  • Courtroom orientation, procedures, and etiquette
  • Assess the needs of victims for additional supports and/or services and make appropriate referrals to community, government, justice, health, and other resources
  • Assist victims in completing applications for the Crime Victim Assistance Program, provincial assistance programs and victim impact statements
  • Provide or facilitate, with the consent of the victims, accompaniment to police, Crown Counsel, or court
  • Maintain a working relationship with local community, government, justice, health, and other service providers
  • Provide public education on issues of criminal victimization, victim services, and prevention as directed by the Coordinator
  • Maintains monthly statistics and provide other reports as required
  • Maintains paper and computer client data as required

 

Apply to info.efry@coefs.ca with resume and letter by 4:30 p.m. on Friday October 30, 2020

  • Full-time, Permanent / $22.00 per hour

 

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