Community Based Victim Assistance Program (VAP) Coordinator
Islands Wellness Society (IWS)

The Islands Wellness Society is looking for a caring individual with a passion for, and knowledge about, supporting victims and their families in our communities though the criminal justice system.

  • Permanent, part time position (18.5 hours per week) based out of Daajing Giids working with a small and mighty feminist, consensus-based community organization.
  • Wage commensurate with experience. Range of $25 – $28/hour with a generous staff wellness approach and benefits package.


Job Summary:

The VAP Coordinator works to lessen the impact of crime and trauma on victims and their families, thereby assisting in their recovery. The coordinator will strive to increase victim safety and to help reduce the risk of further victimization; to increase the level of participation and sense of empowerment for victims throughout their participation in the criminal justice system; and to increase the effectiveness of a victim while acting as a witness in court proceedings. These services will be provided to all victims of all types of crime who may or may not have reported the crime to police or be involved with the criminal justice system. The program serves southern Haida Gwaii (Daajing Giids, HlGaagilda Skidegate, Tllal Tlell, and Kil Kun Sandspit).



  • Possess a combination of education, skills and experience sufficient to meet the needs of the program;
  • Minimum of one year experience in a related discipline;
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Email, Teams, and on-line data entry);
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently (self-motivated and well organized) and as part of a team;
  • Adheres to the constitution, philosophy, policies and procedures, code of ethics of the Islands Wellness Society;
  • Signs and adheres to Oath of Confidentiality;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of First Nations culture and Haida community is an asset;
  • Knowledge of court proceedings, victim rights, and the Family Act an asset; and
  • Own vehicle (including insurance to/from work with minimum 1 million liability) and possess a valid driver’s license. The program will provide an upgrade to ‘business use’ and 2 million liability insurance); and
  • Some work may be required outside normal office hours.


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program Service – Provides emotional support and relevant information specific to the unique concerns and needs of victims. This may include supporting participation in the justice system, and providing information related to the justice system, and/or case-specific information.
  • Community Service – Establishes and maintains working relationships with local community, government, justice, police, health and other service providers to facilitate coordination, minimize service duplication and maximize referrals across agencies.
  • Administration – Maintaining all administrative and legal requirements (records management, program statistics, reporting) associated with the role, the provincial contract, and the Islands Wellness Society.

Full job description available upon request.


About the Islands Wellness Society

The Islands Wellness Society (IWS) is an inclusive community-based agency that provides a variety of services in a safe and supportive environment. IWS respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded and traditional territory of the Haida Nation. Our services endeavour to promote empowerment, overcome trauma, address violence, promote equality and enrich the lives of children and families on Haida Gwaii.



Please forward your cover letter and resume to Shani Sparrow at by August 2nd, 2023 at 5pm. If you have any questions, please email the above address.

Please note that IWS is currently hiring for two related part time positions (Community Based Victim Assistance Program (VAP) Coordinator and Stop the Violence (STV) Outreach Worker). Preference will be given to qualified candidates interested in taking on both roles.

Shani Sparrow
Financial Coordinator
971 Pauquachin Ln
North Saanich
V8L 5W9
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