Job Posting 102345

Family Violence Specialist
The Today Centre
Edmonton area
Edmonton, Alberta
closed 5 days ago (Thu, 18 Jul)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $51,375 to $57,854 annually

The Today Centre provides a single point of entry to comprehensive services for those impacted by family violence in Edmonton and area.  The Today Centre uses an integrated service delivery model, requiring partnerships with service providers to ensure a collaborative, coordinated community response for those impacted by family violence.

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a temporary full-time Family Violence Specialist to join our team!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide virtual, telephone and/or in-person intake, assessment, emotional short-term support, education, and information services; assigning client files accordingly
  • Conduct risk assessment and safety planning
  • Determine needs and provide appropriate information and referral 
  • Identify barriers experienced and make plans to address them
  • Facilitate access to community agencies; advocate for service where appropriate
  • Assist clients when transferring to ongoing community services
  • Facilitate psycho-educational groups for individuals impacted by family violence
  • Deliver information sessions to newcomer and immigrant women
  • Keep accurate and concise client case notes, details and statistics
  • Identify opportunities for program development that better serve the needs of clients
  • Engage in training opportunities to enhance knowledge and best practices within the field of Family Violence
  • Participate in committees, community meetings, tours and events, as approved by Team Lead, which enhance the coordinated community response and integration of services
  • Participate in regularly scheduled case consultation meetings with community partners
  • Work collaboratively with partners and community stakeholders

 

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum post-secondary degree in related Human Services. A Bachelor of Social Work and registration with the Alberta College of Social Workers is preferred. A combination of related education and 3 - 5 years of experience working in the field may be considered;
  • Minimum two years front-line experience working in family violence services or programs;
  • Must have experience in intake and assessment, crisis intervention, motivational interviewing, risk assessment, safety planning, client-centred and trauma-informed practices;
  • Experience working with vulnerable and diverse populations. Experience working with newcomers and immigrants and an additional language would be considered assets;
  • Knowledge of community resources and experience in system navigation;

 

  • Experience in group facilitation;
  • Experience in providing client support in a community or court setting;
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills and strong computer skills;
  • Ability to follow ethical practices in accordance with the Alberta College of Social Workers Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice;
  • Possess a reliable vehicle and valid Class 5 Alberta Government Operators License.

The salary range for this position is $51,375 to $57,854 annually. This position is under contract on a month to month basis.

 

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