New Job Victim Services Worker In Yukon

Victim Services Worker
Victim Services Worker

Victim Services Worker

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This is to fill one 3 year Term position.

The Department of Justice is working to ensure Yukon remains a safe, secure, and healthy place to live and work. We build strong and healthy relationships with others to support good governance and to foster safe communities with opportunities for healing. The Department of Justice provides supportive and dynamic work environments comprised of teams of professionals who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Yukoners.

Reporting to the Supervisor, this position provides child, youth and adult victims of crime with client-centered, trauma-informed and culturally-informed support, information, accompaniment, advocacy, short-term counselling, appropriate referrals and linkages to other services. This position works closely with others in the criminal justice system, including RCMP, Public Prosecution Services of Canada, Yukon Community Corrections, Justice Wellness Centre and Youth Probation. This position is required to carry out victim services duties in Whitehorse and travel to other Yukon Communities to provide services.

Essential Qualifications:

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent in social work, psychology, criminology, or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience working with Yukon First Nations and providing culturally-informed support to First Nation individuals and communities
  • Demonstrated experience providing client-centered crisis intervention and counselling as a front line worker
  • Demonstrated experience providing advocacy for and working with vulnerable populations
  • Demonstrated experience providing client-centered care to victims of crime, particularly sexualized violence, intimate partner violence and/or child abuse
  • Experience providing information and support to victims of crime would be considered an asset
  • Experience or course work indicating knowledge of the Justice system would be considered an asset

Candidates who have education, training and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be equally considered.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates should have and will be assessed on:

  • Ability to build partnerships with First Nations and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Yukon First Nations issues and justice initiatives
  • Knowledge of support programs within the Yukon
  • Ability to provide professional case management from a victim-centered lens
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to provide client-centered crisis intervention and counselling
  • Ability to deliver culturally competent service and commitment to building individual cultural competencies
  • Ability to work collaboratively with service providers and rural communities
  • Ability to balance professional ethics and personal boundaries in a small community
  • Excellent written and oral communication and conflict resolution skills

Conditions of Employment:

  • Security Clearance including Vulnerable Sector
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence

Job Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel throughout the Territory

For more information about the position, please contact Michelle Rabeau at (867) 667-8550 or by email: [email protected]

For more information about the process, please contact Jenny Mueller at (867) 332-3326 or by email: [email protected]

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
13 April 2023
Close Date
26 April 2023