A 3-year contract working in collaboration with the Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit. Key responsibilities include risk assessment, safety planning as well as orientation and accompaniment to hospital, police and court. The support worker plays an important role liaising with key community stakeholders to increase the safety of child*, youth and adult survivors of sexual assault and/or exploitation.
This position reports to Surrey Women’s Centre’s Executive Director but works under the guidance of the of the Surrey RCMP Special Victim’s Unit on a day-to-day basis. This position works in the main Surrey RCMP detachment.
Hours of Work:
35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides crisis intervention, risk assessments and safety planning and ongoing support.
- Provides orientation and accompaniment to hospital, police, court and other community resources.
- Provides information and referrals to appropriate community resources.
- Participates in inter-agency case management meetings.
- Partners with key community stakeholders to develop and implement local training and coordination protocols.
- Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant field and a minimum of 2 years’ experience providing information, support and advocacy for women and children escaping violence using a feminist trauma-informed approach, or the equivalent combination of training, education and experience. Specific experience working with survivors of sexual assault and exploitation is an asset.
- Excellent working knowledge of the family law, criminal justice and child protection systems.
- Excellent working knowledge of relevant legislation, provincial and local coordination protocols.
- Knowledge of, and experience with, provincial and local coordination initiatives addressing violence against women and children is an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse clientele, including marginalized women who experience multiple barriers.
- Demonstrated experience in collaborative conflict resolution, negotiation and/or mediation.
- Ability to work independently and as a part of team in a police-based environment.
- Excellent computer and administrative skills, including working knowledge of MS Office.
- Valid BC driver’s license with safe driving record.
The successful candidate is required to obtain and maintain RCMP Reliability Security Clearance throughout their employment.
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