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Position
Community Based Victim Services Worker
Agency / Organization
VLMFSS
Contact name
Maria Socorro Mangila-Nguyen, MSW, RSW
Title
Interim Executive Director
Address
4980 Kingsway
City
Burnaby, BC
Province
British Columbia
Postal Code
V5H 4K7
Description
Internal & External Job Posting

POSITION: Short-term Contract, Full-time Community Based
Victim Services Worker

The Bilingual/bicultural worker is proficient in English and any other languages that VLMFSS currently serves. She will provide justice system related advocacy and support to women who are victims of violence particularly those who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). She will assist immigrant and refugee women and their children with safety planning, risk assessment, court orientation and accompaniment, and crown interviews.

Qualifications:
• Knowledge of dynamics of gender based violence, and acculturation issues impacting immigrant, refugee and visible minority women and their children
• Experience in providing individual and group counselling support
• Experience in advocating on behalf of vulnerable populations
• Ability to be empathetic and sensitive to socio-economic and ethno-cultural values
• Relevant university degree (Social Work, Psychology), or Diploma/Certificate in Counselling/Social Services or relevant counselling or related experience
• Effective cross-cultural communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
• Ability to communicate in speaking and writing in first language(s) that VLMFSSS serves
• Knowledge of relevant resources
• Ability to work effectively with staff, clients, volunteers, practicum students and other professionals in the community
• Minimum of 1-year work with families from various ethno/cultural backgrounds
• Proficient in using office equipment and software applications

Knowledge, skills and experience in providing client centered services and support in navigating the justice system including:
Support Services:
• Assisting women to assess and plan for their family’s safety needs
• Discussing services provided by the program and the organization
• Providing information on relevant internal and community service providers, resources and professionals
• Providing emotional and practical support based on identified client needs using peer support practices and psychoeducational support groups
• Exploring opportunities for women that offer education, peer support and social interaction, recreation and resources

Advocacy:
• Coordinating with and/or promoting the interests of women with other community service providers
• Enabling women’s interactions with crown counsel and police
• Assisting with Victim Impact Statements, Crime Victim Assistance and Victim Safety Unit Applications
• Accompanying women to meetings and appointments as needed

Requirement:
 Satisfactory Criminal Record Check (to be reimbursed by agency)
 Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License
 Reliable vehicle (mileage for work-related activities reimbursed)
 First Aid Certificate

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (35 hours/week)
Pay Range: $19.39 - $22.58/hour depending on qualifications, experience & current
position

Temporary contract position for 3 months to cover medical leave; no benefits

Deadline for application: June 22, 2018
Please reply in writing with a resume and cover letter to:
Maria Socorro Mangila-Nguyen, MSW, RSW; Email: interimed@vlmfss.ca
Phone
(604) 436-1025
Email
interimED@vlmfss.ca
Website
http://www.vlmfss.ca
Closing Date
22/06/2018
22/06/2018