Job Posting 63734

Support Worker - Sexual Assault Support Centre
AMS of UBC Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus
closes in 3 days (Thu, 6 Aug)
part time  •  $21.22/hr

Position Title: Support Worker 

Reports to: SASC Support and Advocacy Coordinator 

Supervises: None

Employment Status: Permanent, Part Time 

Normal Working Hours: Based on operational needs

Compensation: $21.22/hr

This position is included under the CUPE Local 1936-26 Bargaining Unit

Position Purpose: 

The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) at UBC is part of the AMS, the Student Society of UBC Vancouver. Run by full time staff and students since 2002, the SASC has been committed to the education, support, and empowerment of people of all genders who are survivors of sexualized violence as well as their friends and family for 17 years. We serve UBC students, staff, faculty, and people with a connection to the UBC campus through various resources and services. The SASC is looking to hire one (1) part time Support Worker to facilitate the necessary services needed on campus. This position is permanent, part time. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis and emotional support and safety planning for survivors of violence
  • Provide legal, medical, and campus-related advocacy including hospital accompaniments for clients
  • Maintain up to date client files and other client administration
  • Assist with the facilitation of support groups
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of support resources
  • Support a campus coordinated response to sexual assault and take part in case consultation meetings
  • Work in collaboration with other on and off campus resources to effectively support survivor’s needs
  • Attend staff meetings and supervisory meetings
  • Uphold the SASC’s standards of confidentiality and respect
  • Work collaboratively with all of the SASC staff and volunteers
  • Participates actively in the logistics and light housekeeping duties at the SASC
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant post-secondary education and/or combination of training/education/experience
  • Specialized knowledge of sexual assault and trauma-informed care
  • Experience providing hospital accompaniment and legal advocacy
  • Well organized, flexible, self-motivated and ability to work and make decisions independently and collaboratively
  • Experience working with diverse communities is an asset
  • Experience working within an educational context, and/or within the UBC campus community is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience working from feminist/anti-oppressive perspectives
  • Follows confidentiality policies and procedures
  • Evening and weekend availability

The SASC provides support services to people of all genders and identities and operates from an intersectional and anti-oppressive approach. We view lived experience as expertise and consider it to be equally as valuable as academic and professional experience when reviewing applications. We strongly encourage candidates from marginalized communities and intersecting identities to apply, including Indigenous people, racialized/people of colour, poor and working class people and those on social assistance, people living with disabilities, and LGBT2QIA+ folk.


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