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Specialized DVU Indigenous Caseworker

Current Hours per week: 35 hrs Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm.

Salary: $ 24.00 per hour.

Job Description Summary:

The victim service outreach caseworker will provide culturally appropriate and trauma informed services to women and children and all those who have experienced sexual assault or abuse, or experienced or witnessed violence in relationship. The caseworker will provide individual support, safety planning, advocacy, court orientation and accompaniment, assistance with necessary forms and referrals/information regarding other services in the community.  Clients will not need to file a police report to receive services.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education 

  • Bachelor of Social Work or other equivalent in experience and education.
  • Understanding/Experience working with Indigenous services and with local cultures and traditions.
  • Able to use Microsoft – Outlook, Word, Access and Windows.
  • Victim Service Practitioner Certificate an asset.

 

Experience

  • At least two (2) years’ recent related victim services work experience, working within a feminist perspective.  

 

Abilities

  • Understanding of dynamics of violence in relationship and sexual violence
  • Understanding of the impacts of violence and trauma
  • Must be able to pass enhanced security screening
  • Able to pass criminal reference check
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to deal with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  • Physically able to perform the duties of the position
  • Possess a valid BC Driver’s License and have access to a vehicle

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide victims with emotional support, information and referrals to assist them in their recovery from the effects of crime and trauma.
  • 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 Team Lead.

We encourage applicants from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Please send resume and cover letter through email at info.efry@coefs.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application Deadline – July 2nd, 2021

 

 

Women’s Outreach Program Caseworker 

Hours: 20 hours per week (3 days per week)

Salary: $ 24.00 per hour.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

The Women’s Outreach Program Caseworker will provide outreach services to adult women who have experienced, or are at risk of, abuse, threats, or violence, and their dependent children.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education 

  • Bachelor of Social Work or other equivalent in experience and education.
  • Understanding/Experience working with Indigenous services and with local cultures and traditions.
  • Able to use Microsoft – Outlook, Word, Access and Windows.
  • Victim Service Practitioner Certificate an asset .

Experience

  • At least two (2) years’ recent related victim services work experience, working within a feminist perspective.  

 

Abilities:

  • Knowledge of working within a feminist framework
  • Understanding the dynamics of sexual and intimate partner 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
  • Possess a valid BC Driver’s License and have access to a vehicle

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • develop and maintain relationships with related services to identify and address the service needs of women.
  • develop and maintain relationships with related services (e.g. counselling programs, neighbouring transition houses and safe homes, social services, the Police, other outreach services, alcohol and drug services etc.) to identify and address the service needs of Women.
  • develop and deliver culturally-appropriate public education initiatives to raise awareness of the effects of violence against Women; of violence prevention; and of Services available to Women who have experienced violence, abuse or threats.
  • provide supportive individually or in groups for women in the surrounding area who have experienced violence, abuse or threats.
  • Assist Women who have experienced violence, abuse or threats, through referrals to appropriate services such as safe, affordable housing, etc.
  • provide local transportation, accompaniment and advocacy, as required, such as for medical emergencies, legal or social services appointments.

We encourage applicants from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Please send resume and cover letter through email at info.efry@coefs.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application Deadline – July 2nd, 2021

 

 

COMMUNITY-BASED VICTIM SERVICE CASEWORKER

Current Hours per week: 35 hrs / week

Salary: $ 24.00 per hour.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

The Victim Service Caseworker will provide direct client services to woman, children and all other individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse, or experienced or witnessed intimate partner 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:

Education:

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

 

Experience:

  • 2 years previous relevant 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

 

Organizational Role:

  • Attend work on a regular and dependable basis
  • Actively support and work within the goals, policies, and procedures of the program and Society
  • Participate positively and productively as a member of the team
  • Accommodate changes within the program and Society
  • Participate in SVAP/team meetings
  • Meet as required by the SVAP team lead or any member of the executive team to review performance
  • Represent the program and Society to participants, involved professionals, funders, and the community in a positive and professional manner

 

We encourage applicants from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Please send resume and cover letter through email at info.efry@coefs.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Application Deadline – July 2nd, 2021