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Victim Support Worker
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

DO YOU WANT A MEANINGFUL CAREER, HELPING OTHERS? JOIN US!

 

About the Role

At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we’ve been helping people in crisis since 1928. As a non-profit, we help people develop skills and knowledge, empowering our neighbours to create positive change in their lives. Our team is made up of more than 420 staff, including expert counsellors and support workers who provide compassionate, client-centered care to youth experiencing homelessness, families and children impacted by trauma, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable people from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens. We believe in building a brighter future for all British Columbians and providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all our staff.

This is a full-time 35 hour per week permanent position. The position generally requires daytime work that can be condensed into 4 days per week. This position is located at the New Westminster Police Services Station and reports to the Manager of the Family Services of Greater Vancouver Victim Services Division.

 

About our Opportunity:

 

Our Valued Benefits:

  • Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full-time staff growing to more +
  • Three paid household leave days a year
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid sick days
  • Two and a half paid Agency days for full-time staff
  • Five paid days for education leave/year
  • One paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity

 

Health and Wellness Resources:

  • Generous health/dental benefits after three months.
  • Three flex benefit options to meet your individualized needs
  • Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Insurance, Travel insurance, ++

 

Pension: Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees

Work Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time), Tuesday to Friday

Salary: GS11 Step 1    $2,242.80 gross bi-weekly

Location: New Westminster, BC

Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled

 

What you bring:

 

Education, Training, Experience

  • S.W. or relevant B.A. from a recognized accredited university; equivalencies will be considered
  • Minimum two years’ experience supporting and advocating for survivors who have experienced violence and abuse

 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of Provincial Policy on Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR)
  • Knowledge of dynamics of violence in intimate relationships, criminal harassment and sexual/physical assault.
  • Knowledge and experience with feminist approaches to intervening in violence against women, taking into account the intersectionality of persons marginalized on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, economic status, language, culture, age, ability, sexual or gender identity
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and support skills
  • Ability to maintain integrity and hold confidentiality as a Victim Support Worker, while collaborating with systems with differing mandates and perspectives
  • Computer skills in Windows/PC environment
  • Ability to successfully pass an enhanced police security clearance and background check
  • Possess valid BC driver’s license and have access to a vehicle
  • Second language is an asset
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required

 

How to apply:

If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website, https://fsgv.ca/careers/

 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.

We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve, while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #15-24 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information to hrinbox@fsgv.ca  for follow-up. **if you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**

Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw(Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt,Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem,Semiahmoo,Matsqui,and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.

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Closing Date
30/08/2024
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