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Victim Support Worker

Timmins and District Victim Services

Part-Time • Timmins Region


Position: Victim Support Worker (VSW)  

Reports to: Executive Director (ED)

Primary Function

Ø To support the needs of victims of crime and tragic circumstance and provide a full range of trauma-informed, victim-centered supportive services, including needs assessment, crisis intervention, case coordination, information sharing, emotional support and referrals to other community services agencies.

 Duties and Responsibilities

Ø Provide information/support/assistance to clients.

Ø Provide emotional support and crisis intervention.

Ø Maintain confidential client files.

Ø Direct victims to appropriate agencies for information and assistance regarding Victim Impact Statements and Criminal Injuries Compensation Board applications; assistance in completion where applicable.

Ø Network with community agencies and the justice system.

Ø Participate in public educational awareness activities.

Ø Compile relevant information for statistical reports.

Ø Advocate on behalf of clients.

Ø Liaise with other professionals regarding clients.

Ø Work with clients from diverse backgrounds.

Ø Educate victims and families regarding the cycle of violence.

Ø Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

Ø Previous experience working with persons in crisis or persons who are experiencing trauma.

Ø College Degree or University degree or equivalent experience.

Ø Knowledge of the criminal justice system and other multi-disciplinary systems including, child protection, health and education.

Ø Knowledge of safety planning.

Ø Knowledge of crisis response and crisis intervention.  

Ø Knowledge of services provided by community agencies.

Ø Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, and related legislation (e.g. Victims' Bill of Rights) and issues pertaining to victims of crime.


Skills & Abilities

Ø Excellent working knowledge of MS Office.

Ø Excellent communication skills and well developed problem-solving skills.

Ø Conflict resolution with ability to interact diplomatically, tactfully and confidentially.

Ø Well-developed organization and prioritization skills.

Ø Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and individually.

Ø Case management skills and ability to interpret and apply policies/procedures.

Ø Ability to provide culturally competent and trauma-informed support services.

Ø Required Language Skills: Fluent English – read, write, speak

Ø Required Language Skills: Fluent in French Canadian – read, write, speak  

Ø Accounting skills will be considered an asset


Working Conditions

Ø The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements.

Ø A valid Ontario’s driver’s license, insurance and a reliable vehicle is required to fulfill the requirements of this position.

Ø Mentally and physically able to perform all tasks assigned, including lifting and carrying equipment.

Ø Preference given to those applicants with standard first aid certificate and valid CPR certificate.

Ø Successful completion of a detailed criminal background check.

Ø This position exposes the incumbent to vicarious trauma that results from empathetic engagement with recently traumatized clients.  


Posting Details

Ø No phone calls please.

Ø Only eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Ø Application Opening Date: Present.

Ø Deadline to apply by March 29, 2019

Ø Successful application start date: April 2019

Ø Permanent Part-Time 17.5 hrs/Week

Ø Interested applicants: Email your resume and cover letter to: melissa@timminsvictimservices.ca

For posting in French please email Melissa@timminsvictimservices.ca

*** All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer. Prior to making an offer of employment to a candidate, references will be verified and must be acceptable to Timmins & District Victim Services.

Timmins & District Victim Services values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Thank you for your interest in Timmins & District Victim Services.

Job Category:
Other (Social Services )

Job Expires: 2019-03-29

Contact Information

Timmins and District Victim Services

Phone: 705-360-8700
Fax: 705-360-8702
Timmins & District Victim Services 185 Spruce St S, Timmins, ON P4N 2M7, Canada

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