Job Posting 75854

Victim Support Worker- DVT New Westminster Police
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
New Westminster, BC
closed 4 days ago (Fri, 22 Oct)
full time  •  $1974.70 bi-weekly with a competitive benefits package

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Victim Support Worker

Victim Support Worker – DVRT Competition # 88-21





We are a community-based, not-for profit organization with approximately 80 social services programs and 420 employees across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. We provide counselling and other essential services to the most vulnerable people in our communities. For over 90 years, we’ve inspired and supported those who need help reaching their full potential. We work to ensure children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered, and parents make choices that build strong families.


Our values are:  • Innovation  • Integrity  • Diversity  • Optimism  • Excellence


We provide a supportive workplace for our staff and professional, effective services for our clients, including counselling, therapy, advocacy, education and community services.


Here’s what we can do together:

This is a full time 35 hour per week permanent position.  The position generally requires daytime work 4-5 days per week, with some evening work as needed.  This position is located at the New Westminster Police Services Station and reports to the Manager of the Family Services of Greater Vancouver Victim Services Division.

What you bring:

  • S.W. or relevant B.A. from a recognized accredited university; equivalencies will be considered
  • Minimum 2 years experience supporting and advocating for women who have experienced gender-based violence including sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, community-based and feminist approaches to intervening in violence against women, taking into account the intersectionality of persons marginalized on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, economic status, language, culture, age, ability, sexual or gender identity
  • Experience and familiarity with the Criminal Justice System (CJS) and key social services
  • Knowledge of Provincial Policy on Violence Against Women in Relationships (VAWIR)
  • Knowledge of dynamics of violence in intimate relationships, sexual assault, criminal harassment and sexual/physical abuse in childhood
  • Knowledge of Crime Victim Assistance Program
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and support skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with justice system personnel and other victim service and community programs
  • Ability to maintain integrity and hold confidentiality as a Victim Support Worker, while collaborating with systems with differing mandates and perspectives
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a professional team
  • Ability to be self-reflective
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries
  • Computer skills in Windows/PC environment
  • Ability to successfully pass an enhanced police security clearance and background check
  • Possess valid BC driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle
  • Second language is an asset


Your key contributions:

  1. Direct Client Work: Conduct risk assessments, safety planning, crisis intervention, and emotional support services with victims of domestic violence and their children. Provide information, referral and linkage with appropriate community resources. Advocate with legal and social agencies, and liaise with the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) when necessary.
  2. Team Work: Work embedded within a specialized police unit in a collaborative partnership model, and effectively manage relationships with police, clients, and the CJS. Ensure that interventions are consistent with the Ministry of Attorney-General, MCFD, and the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General VAWIR Policy. Work as a member of both the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) and the Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) Victim Services team, to share practice gains and questions, and contribute to team members’ practice in accordance with FSGV accreditation guidelines.
  3. Community Work: Advocate with legal and social agencies, and liaise with the Ministry of Children and Family Development when necessary.  Maintain contact and network with other community service providers in order to work effectively with other community systems, and to provide a referral base for clients. Conduct community outreach and education on criminal victimization, victim service and prevention, in conjunction with police partner.
  4. Coordination Work: Participate in community coordination through various community and criminal justice system coordination committees.
  5. Administrative: Meet administrative expectations of agency and program, including file and record-keeping, and data collection.
  6. Supervision: Participate in regular supervision meetings with supervisor and with police partner and sergeant as needed.


What we offer you:

FSGV provides a comprehensive compensation package, with pension and generous extended health benefits for our regular staff. FSGV supports career development and training for staff to reach their potential, offering mentorship and professional advancement in a supportive environment. We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness and a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace that values diversity and respect for all.


Work Hours: Full time 35 hours a week

Salary: $1974.70 bi-weekly (GS 10, Step 1), generous group health/dental benefits after a 3 month waiting period, pension plan enrollment after 12 months

Location: New Westminster, BC

Closing Date: October 22, 2021


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 Peoples, persons with disabilities, people of all 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 bias and reduce barriers that individuals may experience in the hiring and job-seeking process. We invite feedback from all applicants who apply for roles with the Agency.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please email your resume and cover letter (indicating the competition number #88-21 in email subject line) outlining your interest and relevant experience to your contact information 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**

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