Support Worker (SASC)
Alma Mater Society of UBC Vancouver

Position Title:  Support Worker
Reports to:  SASC Support and Advocacy Coordinator
Supervises: None
Employment Status: Permanent, part-time
Normal Working Hours: Based on operational needs
Compensation: $27.27 per hour

This position is included under the CUPE Local 1936-26 Bargaining Unit. This position is in-person.

Position Purpose: 
The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) at UBC is a part of the AMS, the Student Society of UBC Vancouver. The SASC is a professional service that has been operating since 2002. SASC has been committed to providing support services to people of all genders and identities who have been impacted by sexualized violence, including their support people. The SASC approaches sexual violence prevention through education, to shift perspectives and address systemic barriers, while also providing people with tools to respond supportively to those who are impacted. The SASC is looking to hire two (2) part time Support Workers to facilitate the necessary services needed on campus.

What do we offer?  

  • Competitive compensation
  • Includes benefits package
  • Meal discounts at any of our AMS-run food outlet
  • Paid professional development
  • Mental health benefit


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention, emotional support and safety planning for survivors of violence
  • Provide legal, medical, and campus-related advocacy including hospital accompaniments for clients
  • Maintain up to date client files and other client administration
  • Assist with the curriculum development and facilitation of support groups
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of support resources
  • Support a campus coordinated response to sexual assault and take part in case consultation meetings
  • Work in collaboration with other on and off campus resources to effectively support survivor’s needs
  • Utilize trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, feminist, harm reductive, options and choice-based approaches in service delivery
  • Attend staff meetings and supervisory meetings
  • Uphold the SASC’s standards of confidentiality and respect
  • Work collaboratively with all of the SASC staff and volunteers
  • Participates actively in the logistics and light housekeeping duties at the SASC
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant post-secondary education and/or combination of training/education/experience, with a minimum of 1 year providing frontline support services
  • Specialized knowledge of sexual violence and trauma-informed care
  • Knowledge and experience working from feminist and anti-oppressive perspectives, with strong analysis of gender-based violence and its nuances
  • Experience doing case management, and using client databases
  • Experience providing hospital accompaniment and legal advocacy
  • Well organized, flexible, self-motivated and ability to work and make decisions independently and collaboratively
  • Experience following confidentiality policies and procedures
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Strong collaborative, communication and inter-personal skills
  • Strong understanding of harm reduction with substance use and safety planning
  • Experience working with youth-oriented organizations, in an educational context, and/or within the UBC campus community is an asset
  • Experience working in an anti-violence organization is an asset
  • Evening and weekend availability


To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter here: 


Application deadline: 11:59pm April 21, 2024.


The AMS SASC provides support services to people of all genders and identities and operates from a feminist and anti-oppressive framework. We view lived experience as expertise and consider it to be equally as valuable as academic and professional experience when reviewing applications. We strongly encourage candidates from marginalized communities and intersecting identities to apply, including Indigenous people, racialized/people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, people living with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ folk.

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