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Job Number:  38937
126-17 Victim Support Worker
Job Posted: Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
(68 days ago)
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $3,478.00/mth



Victim Support Worker

Burnaby/New Westminster Services

Internal / External Job Competition - #126-17


Are you a strong advocate with a passion for supporting others?

Do you believe in the possibility for people to create change in their lives? 

Would you enjoy working independently within a committed team?



Family Services of Greater Vancouver

FSGV is a not for profit agency where we work to inspire and support those in our community who need help to reach their full potential: children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.


Since 1928, Family Services of Greater Vancouver has been creating brighter tomorrows for people and families in our community. Last year we supported more than 13,000 people to create possibilities for themselves through professional counselling, therapy, education, advocacy, planning, employment support, and other community services. 


Join us to build healthy, vibrant, tomorrows for families in our communities!


Burnaby/ New West Community Based Victim Support Program

This Community-based Victim Service Program provides specialized services to adult male and female victims of violence in intimate relationships, sexual assault, criminal harassment, adult survivors of child abuse (both physical and sexual) and other forms of family violence.


Position Profile

This .4 position (14 hours per week) reporting to the Manager of Victim Services Division. We would prefer that the successful candidate work on a Friday if possible. To ensure that specialized services are appropriate to the nature of the victimization of the clients and to their subsequent level of involvement with the criminal justice system; to lessen the impact of crime and trauma on victims and assist in their recovery; to ensure that survivors are effectively supported through the justice process and to help survivors cope with the effects of the crimes committed against them. In addition, support is provided to non-offending family members and friends who are close to the immediate victim.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide short-term emotional support and crisis response, specific to victims’ unique concerns and needs, including advocacy, accompaniment and debriefing through the justice process.
  • Provide both general and case-specific information about the justice system and the Victims of Crime Act to support victims to stay safe and navigate the legal system.
  • Provide practical assistance to victims, such as completing forms and safety planning, including facilitating access to safety devices for high-risk victims.
  • Facilitate access and provide referrals to appropriate resources in the community. Build and nurture community relationships in order to facilitate ease of referral and access for clients and to continually grow coordinated community capacity to support high-risk victims.
  • As time allows, provide education programs on issues of criminal victimization, victim services and prevention.
  • Participate in individual and team supervision as required. Examine one’s work from an understanding of a power analysis.


Required Qualifications



  • B.S.W. or relevant B.A. plus two years related work experience
  • Possess valid BC driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle

Experience (Demonstrated Skills, Abilities & Competencies

  • 2 – 5 years experience providing victim support services, including crisis intervention and emotional support, information, advocacy and support to victims of violence navigating the justice system and social services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with justice system personnel and other victim service and community programs.
  • Experience working with cross-cultural and equity issues; demonstrated understanding of the impacts and required interventions.
  • Proven experience building and sustaining relationships, and translating those relationships into resources, referrals and supports.
  • Experience working within a team, while meeting accountabilities and work commitments independently.
  • Technology savvy, experience with word, outlook, excel.

Required Knowledge

  • MOJ Policy on Violence Against Women in Relationships
  • Crime Victim Assistance Program
  • dynamics of violence in intimate relationships, sexual assault, criminal harassment and sexual/physical abuse in childhood
  • paralegal or legal issues


As the ideal candidate, you also bring:

Grounded wisdom – holding a commitment to clients’ rights to self determination, guided by knowledge of your legal responsibilities. Compassion – the capacity to hold space for your clients, your colleagues and yourself. Self-awareness - You are a self-care expert so you can show up fully with your clients and your team.



Why Work Here?

·        Friendly Work Environment

·        Flexible Working Hours

·        Support the Local Community

·        Rewarding Experience


To apply

Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:


Karen Moore, HR Advisor     Email:


Salary/Pay Grade: 8, Step 1 ($3,478.00/mth)

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: October 31st, 2017


FSGV is committed to the principles of Diversity. We encourage applications from qualified people of all genders and sexual orientations, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities.


Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.



How to Apply:
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Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:

Karen Moore, HR Advisor Email:
Contact Details:
Please submit your resume and/or cover letter outlining your interest and relevant experience to:

Karen Moore, HR Advisor Email:
www:   www.fsgv.ca

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