Employment Type: Full-time, temporary, in-scope position (term to Sep 30/22)
Closing Date: October 19, 2021
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Outreach Worker provides support, education, crisis counselling, and outreach services to individuals who have experienced intimate partner violence. Duties shall be performed in a manner consistent with the overall mission and values of the agency. The IPV Outreach Coordinator provides daily oversight to the position, the Worker position reports to the Director of Programs.
Provide crisis management and outreach services for individuals impacted by intimate partner violence as well as actively advocate and liaison on behalf of clients.
Provide short-term crisis counselling.
Work collaboratively with each client to assess their needs and to make appropriate referrals to community resources.
Accompany and provide support to clients who require assistance with such things as housing, medical care, police intervention, legal system navigation, transportation.
Provide support and education to clients through the facilitation of groups.
Participate in agency program development and public education including development and presentation of workshops, group facilitation, and group interventions.
Maintain positive working relationships with referral agencies and community partners to ensure collaboration and coordination of supports for clients.
Participate in agency and community meetings including in-service training and ongoing professional development.
Perform related administrative and record keeping duties, including casework documentation, session evaluations, correspondence and statistical recording as required.
Participate in clinical supervision with the Director of Programs; consult with the IPV Outreach Coordinator and Director of Programs on a regular basis.
Maintain good standing in a professional association and follow professional guidelines and ethics.
Assist with supervision of peers, students and individual cases as required by the agency from time to time.
Adhere to all reporting requirements regarding child protection and intimate partner violence issues and follow through according to agency policy and procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Social Work degree, Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work degree, an equivalent degree in a relevant field of study may be considered
One to three years of direct experience in a relevant area; experience providing counselling would be considered an asset
Other relevant combinations of education and experience may be considered
Areas of Knowledge:
Knowledge of the dynamics of intimate partner violence and experience working with victims of such violence
Assessment and counselling skills, especially in short-term crisis counselling
In-depth knowledge of community resources/agencies and the services offered in relation to intimate partner violence
Demonstrated ability to work in cross-cultural environments
Awareness of and cultural sensitivity to the customs, traditions, spiritual beliefs and philosophy and perspective on family dynamics of Indigenous, immigrant, refugee, and newcomer populations
Experience in facilitating group work and knowledge of group dynamics
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Caseload management skills
Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
Final candidates are required to provide satisfactory criminal record checks including a vulnerable sector search.
This position is in-scope, CUPE Local 5316.
Pay range of $4,005.21 to $4,524.80 per month based on Bachelor’s Degree and related experience.
Submit resume, cover letter and references to
or mail to:
Martha Hollinger, Executive Assistant
Family Service Saskatoon
#102-506-25th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 4A7
Family Service Saskatoon thanks all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Posting opens on October 12, 2021 and closes on October 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Family Service Saskatoon is an inclusive organization, welcoming individuals of all abilities. We believe in workplace diversity and we do not discriminate in our employee selection. Race, color, disability, religion, gender, national origin or sexual orientation do not play a role in our hiring decisions.
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