Job Posting 98853

Victim Support Worker- Elder Abuse
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
New Westminster, BC
closes in 4 days (Thu, 29 Feb)
part time  •  $32.04 / hr

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Victim Support Worker- Elder Abuse                                       

Victim Support Worker- Elder Abuse Competition #03-24
About the Role
At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, we’ve been helping people in crisis since 1928. As a non-profit, we help people develop skills and knowledge, empowering our neighbours to create positive change in their lives. Our team is made up of more than 420 staff, including expert counsellors and support workers who provide compassionate, client-centered care to youth experiencing homelessness, families and children impacted by trauma, victims of domestic violence, and other vulnerable people from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens. We believe in building a brighter future for all British Columbians and providing a supportive and inclusive workplace for all our staff.
The Victim Support Worker works as part of a team with a detective constable in a police-based unit. The team provides follow-up on elder abuse cases reported to the New Westminster Police. This position can be condensed into 2-3 days per week with some evening work as needed. This position reports to the Manager of the Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) Victim Services Program.
About our Opportunity:
Our Valued Benefits:
  • Starting at three weeks’ vacation for full-time staff growing to more + (pro-rated for part-time staff)
  • Three paid household leave days a year
  • Two paid Wellness Days a year
  • Paid sick days
  • Two and a half paid Agency days for full-time staff
  • Five paid days for education leave/year
  • One paid Moving Day/year
  • Subsidized professional association annual dues (if applicable)
  • A work culture that values transparency, teamwork, learning, fairness and integrity
Work Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Salary:  Grade 11, Step 1 ($32.04 / hr).
Location: On-site at New Westminster Police Department
Posting End Date: Posting will remain open until filled
What you bring:
B.S.W. or relevant B.A. from a recognized accredited university.
Minimum 2 years experience supporting and advocating for elders who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect, and self-neglect.  
Education, Training, Experience
  • Collaborative communication, including teamwork and cooperation, interpersonal communication, diversity, and cultural agility
  • Personal effectiveness, including integrity and ethical behaviour, personal resilience, adaptability/flexibility.
  • Commitment to: results focus, client-centered service, planning, organizing, and technical proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Maintain contact and networks effectively with other community service providers to provide a referral base for clients
  • Understanding of the criminal justice system
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Effectively manage relationships with the police unit, clients, and criminal justice system
  • Ability to work independently- and as part of the Domestic Violence Response Team and FSGV Victim Services team.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and support skills, risk assessment and ability to safety plan
  • Knowledge of dynamics of violence in intimate relationships, criminal harassment, sexual/physical/emotional and economic abuse
  • Meet administrative expectations of the agency and program including file record-keeping and data collection
  • Ability to successfully pass an enhanced policy security clearance and background check
  • Second language is an asset
Additional Requirements
  • Successful completion of criminal record check
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination status will be required
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 #03-24 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**
Our programs are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unseeded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh), Qayqayt, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwekwetlem, Semiahmoo, Matsqui, and Tsawwassen First Nations. Huy ch q’u.


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