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Current Opportunity: Victim Service Caseworker:
Community Based Victim Assistance Program

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

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent / Salary: $22.00 per hour

Current Opportunity: Sexual Assault Trauma Therapist (Part Time)

The Sexual Assault Trauma Therapist will provide direct client services to survivors of sexual assault or abuse. The therapist will provide individual support, and facilitate psycho educational groups.

Education:

· Master’s Degree in counselling, psychology or social work accompanied by specialized coursework in trauma treatment.

· Training in working with child and youth survivors, as well as adults.

· Able to use Microsoft Outlook, Word, Access, and Windows 2010 Pro

Experience:

· Minimum two years clinical experience in the field of trauma treatment.

· Ability to pass a vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check

Direct Client Services:

· Provide trauma therapy to women and men affected by sexual violence.

· Provide information to professionals in the community regarding the needs of individuals affected by sexual abuse/assault and its impact on individuals, families, and the community.

· Participate in regular clinical supervision and case reviews with an approved clinical supervisor

· Engage in on-going professional development

· Maintain accurate records and statistics in accordance with agency policy.

· Develop and complete documentation and reports as required by COEFS (annual service delivery plans and annual report) and as outlined in the Crime Victim Assistance and Residential Historical Abuse Program agreements.

· Maintain monthly invoices from client sliding scale

· Keep apprised of developments in the field of trauma, and power-based violence.

· Maintain positive relationships and coordinate services with stakeholders.

· Represent COEFS at community events or other such official functions.

Cultural Competence:

· Understand the cultural, social, and economic factors that affect decision-making when supporting ethnically and culturally diverse clients

· Recognize the similarities and differences in values, norms, and customs of clients and colleagues with respect to ethnicity, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.

Contract length: 12 months

Apply to info.efry@coefs.ca with resume and letter by 4:30 p.m. on November 9, 2020

Job Types: Part time (28 hrs) / Salary: From $35.00 per hour

 

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