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VISAC Victim Services Worker (Competition #87-23)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

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

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.

About the Role
This permanent position reports to the Manager, Victim Services.  The program provides specialized services to child and youth victims (female and male) of crimes, in particular abuse/assault (sexual and physical), adult survivors of childhood abuse (sexual and physical), and their non-offending family members.

About Our Opportunity:

  • Our Valued Benefits:
    • Flexible scheduling
    • 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

 

Work Hours: 37.5 hours a week (full-time), Monday to Friday, daytime and occasional evenings required

Salary: GS11 Step 1 – $60,079.50 annual salary
Location: Vancouver, BC (Office and Community based locations)

Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled

What you bring:

  • Education, Training, Experience
  • B.S.W. or relevant B.A. plus two years related work experience
  • Experience and familiarity with the justice system and social services
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge of Provincial Policy on Violence Against Women in Relationships
  • Knowledge of dynamics of violence in intimate relationships, sexual assault, criminal harassment and sexual/physical abuse in childhood
  • Knowledge of Crime Victim Assistance Program
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and support skills
  • Ability to work independently and on a team including in a Child Youth Advocacy Centre Multidisciplinary Team
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with justice system personnel and other victim service and community programs
  • Understanding of paralegal or legal issues
  • Understanding of cross-cultural and equity issues
  • Computer skills
  • Additional Requirements
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required
  • Possess valid BC driver’s license and have access to a vehicle
  • Second language is an asset

 

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 communities, persons with disabilities, 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 biases and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles within 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 #87-23 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience 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.

Contact
Name not mentioned.
Address
301-1638 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5N 1W1
Closing Date
31/01/2024
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