Northeastern British Columbia


Dawson Creek

Thursday, January 04, 2018


Date Posted:

January 04-18, 2018

Job Order #

Fulltime 35 hrs/week, flexible to meet program needs


South Peace Community Resources Society
Dawson Creek, BC

Job Title:

Community-Based Victim Service Worker

Starting Date:



As per the Collective Agreement


The Community-Based Victim Service Worker will have:

  • A diploma in a related human/social service field, Counselling Psychology or Criminology.

  • Two years recent, related experience; or

  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

The Community-Based Victim Service Worker must demonstrate:

  • A high degree and awareness of ethical and professional conduct.
  • Capability of work in extreme crisis and traumatic situations.
  • A capacity for empathetic listening and support skills.

  • Organization, prioritization and motivation skills.

  • A willingness to work flexible hours.

  • Sensitivity.

  • Cultural awareness.

  • Good boundaries and self care practices.

  • A strong understanding of and a commitment to a feminist informed practice.

  • Commitment to the person centered practical approach.

The Community-Based Victim Service Worker will require:

  • The ability to work with survivors of sexual assault, historical abuse and wife assault.

  • Knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems.

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to prepare and produce reports, based on maintaining current records of relevant statistics.
  • Good group facilitation and public presentation skills.
  • Good relationship skills with staff, professionals, and agency personnel.

  • Ability to work as a team member with staff, clients, police, social workers, hospital workers and other pertinent individuals or professionals.
  • Tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • The ability to work with people of diverse ages, cultures, and personal situations, particularly aboriginal people.
  • A working knowledge of Excel, Word and email programs.
  • A valid Drivers License.
  • Achievement and maintenance of Crisis Response Training, Suicide Prevention and Intervention training, Diversity training and CPI.

The Community-Based Victim Service Worker will:

  • Ensure victims of physical and sexual assault, child sexual abuse and adult survivors of sexual abuse receive the information and practical assistance they need to understand the dynamics of abuse and access the criminal justice system.

  • Conduct client intake by obtaining demographic information, providing information regarding the victim service workers role and the services offered by the organization, assisting clients in completing intake forms and explaining issues related to confidentiality.
  • Provide emotional support to clients who have been victims of crime through active listening, debriefing and validating client's emotions.
  • Assess client needs for other services and provide them with information and recommendations on helping organizations, such as community service agencies, counsellors, legal aid lawyers, physicians and mental health services.
  • Provide crisis response and intervention as necessary.
  • Support client interests and rights by liaising for clients with police and Crown Counsel, obtaining information about client cases including case status and hearing dates.
  • Provide information on police, legal and medical system in general and specific to client needs.
  • Provide information on crime prevention to clients to help them avoid re-victimization.
  • Provide court support services, such as explaining court processes and trial procedures.
  • Provide court orientation and preparation.
  • Provide accompaniment and/or transportation to court, police and medical appointments.
  • Assist clients in completion of legal forms, such as Criminal Injury Compensation Applications and Victim Impact Statements.
  • Participate in public education to raise awareness of physical or sexual assault/abuse.
  • Consult and liaise with community service agencies to maintain up to date information on available resources and develop community relations.
  • Maintain and provide statistics and reports regarding service delivery as required.
  • Maintain an up to date client handbook and program manual.
  • Perform other duties as required.
How to Apply:
Submit resumes to:
  • South Peace Community Resources Society
    Lori Brooks, Human Resource Coordinator
    PO Box 713, 10110-13 Street
    Dawson Creek, BC  V1G 4H7
  • Fax:  250-782-4167
  • Email: 

Competition Number:  1710

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
This position requires union membership.
This position is open to female and male applicants.

Closing Date:

January 18, 2018