Supervisor: Lori Oliver
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.
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.
ü Equitable Base Pay – we are a Certified Living Wage Employer
ü Extended health, prescription, dental & vision care plan, with 100% Employer-Paid Premiums*
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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