The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General is accepting applications for positions in the Family Information Liaison Unit. These are temporary assignments to March 31, 2019.
Information about the Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU)
In August 2016, the Department of Justice Canada (DOJ) announced a two-year funding initiative to establish new Family Information Liaison Units (FILUs) in provincial and territorial victims’ services offices. The FILUs are intended to assist families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls seeking information related to the loss of their loved one. Designed to be a “one-stop information service” for families, the FILU team will provide a liaison function between families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and other agencies and services, including the criminal justice system, social services, health services, coroners service, and policing. FILU staff will gather the requested information families seek, and share with them any information that can be provided in a culturally-grounded and trauma-informed manner. Where such information may not be available, they will be able to provide an explanation as to why that may be (e.g., investigation remains open, privacy law considerations). This may be information specific to their loved one’s case (e.g., actions taken in the investigation), or more general information about system policies and processes (e.g., on what basis child protection decisions are made). The FILUs are to function independent of, but complementary to, any on-site services and supports provided to family members during the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
B.C.’s Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) is currently in development.
- Director, Family Information Liaison Unit – The Director is responsible for all aspects of the FILU including developing and implementing the initiative; leading stakeholder engagement processes; and managing the day to day operations. The position requires extensive experience leading complex policy /program projects as well as experience with stakeholders at all levels of government and community.
See this link for more information: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=39547 Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM on Friday March 3, 2017.
- Implementation Analyst – The Implementation Analyst provides policy and research support to the development and operations of the FILU. This position requires experience in research and policy analysis as well as project management.
See this link for more information: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=39554 Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM on Friday, March 10, 2017.
- Family Support Worker – this position will be based in Northern British Columbia and located where the successful candidate resides. The Family Support Worker provides frontline supports and services to family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This position requires experience working with Indigenous victims of crime as well as experience working with justice system personnel; child protection and social service agencies as well as Indigenous communities and organizations. See this link for more information: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=39678. Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Preference may be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry and those with experience in providing supports and services to Indigenous victims of crime, their families and communities.