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Community Based Victim Support Worker – Crisis Support Team

Closing Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Surrey Women’s Centre is CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF VICTIM by providing a wide range of Crisis, Court and Counselling services to women and girls who experience domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. In this position, you will be providing crisis support to women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence.

This position works from a feminist, trauma-informed and harm reduction perspective. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) and employment agreement will be renewed annually based on program funding. Compensation is dependent on experience.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Providing emotional support, advocacy and practical assistance to women/girls experiencing violence.
  • Conducting risk assessments and formulating safety plans with victims.
  • Accompanying victims to various appointments including forensic nursing exams, police statements and/or criminal justice proceedings.
  • Maintaining collaborative and cooperative relationships with key medical, legal and community partners in order to ensure the highest quality of client care.
  • Coordinating access to emergency resources including emergency housing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant field and/or a minimum of two years’ experience providing emotional and practical support to victims of gender-based violence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working within a feminist, trauma-informed, harm-reduction perspective.
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources and services available to victims.
  • Working knowledge of relevant provincial protocols related to domestic violence
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse clientele, including marginalized women who are experiencing multiple barriers.
  • Ability to speak Punjabi fluently will be considered an asset for this position.

We strongly encourage women of color and Indigenous women to apply for this position.

Please send cover letter and resume addressed to: The Selection Committee. Please include “Crisis Support Worker in your subject line and send to: careers@surreywomenscentre.ca.

Candidates will be screened and interviewed as applications arrive. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 

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