• Indigenous Victim Outreach Specialist

    Wetaskiwin & District Victim Services
    Job Description
    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
    Indigenous Victim Outreach Specialist (IVOS)
     
    Three-year term position starting July 1, 2019
    Hours: 37.5 h per week Monday to Friday, occasional weekend work or evening work may be required
    Salary: $ 51,597.00 per year
    Benefits: Health and Dental Benefits, RRSP’s and other benefits as per Policy
     
    Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services in partnership with the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment provides support, information and referrals to victims of crime.
     
    The position of the Indigenous Outreach Specialist requires a self-motivated individual to provide dedicated, culturally appropriate, trauma-informed and victim centered victim services to victims of crime. The IVO Specialist would provide a key link and liaison function between Indigenous victims of crime, the Wetaskiwin Victim Service Unit and other agencies including the criminal justice system.
     
    Responsibilities of this position will focus on providing targeted services to ensure that Indigenous victims of crime can access their rights as victims as outlined in both the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and the Alberta Victims of Crime Act. Key to this service is the building and maintaining of relationships, including the primary one with the victim that may require a facilitated referral approach. Relationships with the community agencies/stakeholders are also a significant service target with the goal of providing consistent, culturally safe response to all victims of crime.
     
    Qualifications/Skills Required:
     
    • MUST have a valid driver’s license, be 18 years of age and a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident (landed immigrant).
    • Previous experience working within the legal system, victim services or law enforcement would be an asset.
    • Post-secondary education in the human services field or equivalent related experience and education.
    • Working knowledge of trauma informed care and program delivery, gender based analysis and understanding ambiguous loss and culturally safe program delivery is a must.
    • Must have an understanding of crisis intervention strategies, group dynamics, diverse populations and must be able to manage crisis in a high needs environment.
    • Must be willing to work flexible schedules to accommodate client needs and events.
    • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Must be able to work with minimum supervision as well as in a team environment.
    • Must be proficient in the use of various computer programs, working knowledge with the VCSM program would be an asset.
    • Must be detail oriented and able to multitask.
    • Must be able to work with the operational policies and procedures of Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services.
     
     
    The IVSO position will be required to complete the following training within the first three months of service:  
    1. Solicitor General Advocate Training Certification
     
    Within the first year of service:
     
    1. Solicitor General Coordinator Training
    2. APBVSA Coordinator Training
     
    Other training opportunities will be provided to the IVOS throughout the year and as they become available.
     
     
    This position is dependent on a candidate’s ability to pass and maintain RCMP Enhanced Reliability Clearance.
     
    To apply please e-mail your resume and cover letter to petra.pfeiffer@rcmp-grc.gc.ca or forward to the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment attention Petra Pfeiffer, Executive Director, Wetaskiwin and District Victim Services 5005 – 48 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, AB.  T9A 0N1 subject line “IVOS” Application deadline March 31, 2019. A detailed job description is available on our website at www.vsuwetaskiwin.ca 
     
    We thank all interested candidates however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted
     
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