New Job Victim Support Worker In British Columbia

Victim Support Worker
Victim Support Worker

Victim Support Worker

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $31.56–$37.12 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Victim Support Worker

Regular Full-Time

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Police Services team as a Victim Support Worker. The main responsibilities for this position include providing crisis intervention services and follow-up emotional support to victims and witnesses of crime and trauma. Other duties include providing information on victim rights, the criminal justice system, community programs, resources and referrals, as well as conducting court orientations and accompaniments.

The successful incumbent will have considerable knowledge of the rules and regulations governing program activities, as well as the practices and techniques of trauma-informed crisis intervention and follow-up support as related to the work performed. This position will provide direct services to victims and witnesses of crime and trauma, including emotional support, information and referrals, often under stressful circumstances. Depending on the type of crisis call out, you may need to stand for long periods of time, walk on uneven terrain or climb stairs.

The ideal candidate will have a completion of Grade 12, preferably supplemented by courses in the field of social science, plus considerable related experience, OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid class 5 Driver’s license is required. Applicants under consideration must obtain and maintain an RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance and Vulnerable Sector check.

Hours of work include Monday – Friday either 11:00AM to 7:00PM or 12:00PM to 8:00PM, 35 hours weekly (subject to change due to operational needs). A CUPE hourly rate of $31.56 - $37.12 per hour (2022 rates) is being offered in addition to an excellent benefits package.

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The City offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This position is based in Coquitlam with some flexible, hybrid work options available.

Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).

Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on June 19, 2023.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.