Job Posting 102394

Victim Support Worker
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closes in 69 days (Mon, 30 Sep)
part time  •  $32.68 per hour
JOB OPPORTUNITY: Victim Support Worker                                                             
Victim Support Worker Competition #52-24
About the Role
At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we’ve been helping people in crisis since 1928. As a non-profit, we help people develop skills and knowledge, empowering our neighbours to create positive change in their lives. Our team is made up of more than 420 staff, including expert counsellors and support workers who provide compassionate, client-centred care to youth experiencing homelessness, families and children impacted by trauma, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable people from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens. We believe in building a brighter future for all British Columbians and providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all our staff.
This position starts at part-time working 20 hours per week (with the potential to increase to full-time regular 35 hrs per week) reporting to the Manager of Victim Services. This community-based Victim Service Program provides specialized services to women who are victims of violence and trauma in the policing jurisdiction of Vancouver, BC. This worker will be embedded with the Vancouver Police Department in the Sex Crimes Unit.
About Our Opportunity:
Our Valued Benefits:
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Starting at 3 weeks’ vacation for full-time staff (pro-rated for part-time staff)
  • 3 paid household leave days a year (pro-rated for part-time staff)
  • 2 paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid sick days
  • 2 1/2 paid Agency days for full-time staff (pro-rated for part-time staff)
  • 5 paid days for education leave/year (pro-rated for part-time staff)
  • 1 paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity
Health and Wellness Resources:
  • Generous health/dental benefits after 3 months.
  • 3 flex benefit options to meet your individualized needs
  • Option of psychological/counselling services (up to $1500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Insurance, Travel insurance, ++
Pension: Municipal Pension plan enrollment for eligible employees
Work Hours: 20 hours per week (with potential to increase to full-time 35 hours per week).
Salary:   GS11 Step 1 $32.68 per hour
Location: Vancouver Police Department (Gravely location) with the possibility of working Hybrid
Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled.
What you bring:
Education, Training, Experience
  • B.S.W. or relevant B.A. from a recognized accredited university; equivalencies will be considered
  • Minimum 2 years experience supporting and advocating for survivors who have experienced gender-based violence. 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Knowledge of Provincial Policy on Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR)
  • Knowledge of dynamics of violence in intimate relationships including sexual and physical assault.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with feminist approaches to intervening in violence against women, taking into account the intersectionality of persons marginalized based on gender, race/ethnicity, economic status, language, culture, age, ability, sexual or gender identity
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and support skills
  • Knowledge of Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) and Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)
  • Ability to maintain integrity and hold confidentiality as a Victim Support Worker, while collaborating with systems with differing mandates and perspectives
  • Computer skills in Windows/PC environment
  • Second language is an asset
Additional Requirements
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check
  • Ability to successfully pass an enhanced police security clearance and background check
  • Possess a valid BC driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required
How to apply:
If this describes you, please submit your application to us through our website,
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Thank you for your interest.
We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we so proudly serve while encompassing the principles of equity, inclusion and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, Indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, gender expressions and sexual orientations including queer, trans, and two-spirit people. In our words and actions, we recognize the challenges for those facing inequalities, while acknowledging our privilege, as we continuously strive to remove biases and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles within the Agency.
If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #52-24 in the email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to   for follow-up. **If you are an internal candidate, please indicate “Internal Candidate” in the Comments section at the bottom of the online application**
Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem, Semiahmoo, Matsqui, and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.

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