Job Posting 92623

Indigenous Victim Services Worker
Pacific Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closes in 8 days (Fri, 31 Mar)
full time  •  Grid 13 ($26.42 - $29.00/hr)

Indigenous Victim Services Worker                                                        

Broadway Youth Resource Centre – Vancouver                                                                    

Supervisor: Lori Oliver   

Closing Date: 31 March 2023, at 4:30 p.m.                         

Regular Full Time (35 hours/week)                                                                                                                                              

Grid 13 ($26.42 -  $29.00) 

Pacific Community Resources Society is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and visible minorities.


The Indigenous Victim Service (IVS) Worker works with all youth who are victims of crime and require support to navigate the justice system. A large focus of this position is to support Indigenous youth in the Vancouver community. The IVS worker provides one-to-one and group support for youth who are experiencing or have experienced violence in the community. They work with youth and families to provide holistic, culturally grounded support and resources. This position requires experience and knowledge of working within the justice system as well as other systems. This unique role of youth victim services worker provides direct interventions as well as community-based advocacy and cultural connections.

The preferred candidate will have a strong ability to build relationships with youth, using a resilience and healing focused model. A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other community professionals and have a strong understanding of the effects of colonization on Indigenous populations. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated approach to working within a social justice and anti-racist framework.  In recognition that this position works on the land of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations, strong community connections are essential.


  • Provide one-to-one support for accompaniment with youth to various ICM, court, health meetings and appointments.
  • Develop strong relationships with youth and provide brief counselling support.
  • Engage in collaborative case planning with youth support team.
  • Develop and sustain community connections with relevant community members and service providers, including elders.
  • Track spending and mileage, and report participant stats
  • Provide intake and collaborative wellness plans with youth experiencing trauma.
  • Engage in active outreach and build relationships with community partners.
  • Participate in resource room shifts and programming.
  • Maintain youth files, case notes and related documentation.
  • Provide regular opportunities for youth cultural connection. 


  •    Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Child and Youth Care or related field plus two years of related experience. A combination of    experience and education may be considered.
  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector.
  • Standard first-aid certificate and CPR
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean driving record
  • Proof of being fully Vaccinated for Covid 19

Additional Assets

  • Strong community and cultural connections
  • Demonstrated strength in working with two-spirit, queer and trans Indigenous youth.
  • Workshop facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of restorative justice and healing
  • Depression/suicide/mental health assessment training
  • Trauma-informed practice training
  • Experience working in the anti-violence sector.

Who We Are

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is a large not-for-profit agency that serves some of the most vulnerable people in our communities from Vancouver to Hope. We work with youth and vulnerable adults in the areas of education, employment, housing, substance use and mental health, and youth and family support services. We are CARF Accredited and a Certified Living Wage Employer.

 Our Vision - Everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities!

Our Mission - To inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration.

Our Values - Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion, Empowerment, Service Excellence, Stewardship, Well-being

 We are grateful to operate on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷm əθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), Qw'?ntl'en (Kwantlen), se’mya’me (Semiahmoo), sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ (Tsawwassen), q̓ic̓əy (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Coquitlam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), máthxwi (Matsqui) and Stó:lō Nations.

 We Offer

ü  Equitable Base Pay – we are a Certified Living Wage Employer

  • Generous paid vacation time, personal time, sick time; additional paid time off for life events
  • Additional paid holidays, ex. Easter Monday, Boxing Day *

ü  Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*

  • Disability and Life Insurance Coverage *
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program including preventative health & counselling *

ü  Membership in the Municipal Pension Plan with generous employer contributions *

ü  Flexible schedules and earned time off program *

ü  Full-day agency orientation and extensive training, with regular ongoing performance evaluations

ü  In-house digital and classroom learning opportunities; staff funding for professional development *

ü  Opportunities to use your voice & participate in committees on policy, wellness, safety, EDI, etc.

* Eligibility will vary depending on terms and role requirements – details for this posting will be provided on request.

 Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact our HR department at . Personal information will be kept confidential.

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