"Victim Support Worker" (Part-time/Term 15 Jan – 31 Mar 2013)
Bissell Centre and Boyle Street Community Services Overview
Bissell Centre (est. 1910) and Boyle Street Community Services (est. 1971) are multi-service inner city agencies partnering to offer a new Street Level Victim Services Program to bridge the gap between mainstream victim services and marginalized people. Bissell Centre has a vision of “eliminating poverty in our community” and a mission “working with others to empower people to move from poverty to prosperity”. Programs provide immediate practical needs as well as support to those wishing to make lasting improvements to their lives and those of their children. Boyle Street Community Services holds a vision of "working with people along the path from survival to wellness and to see them growing healthier through involvement in strong and accepting communities". Their mission is "to build and provide community support for people living in poverty". Programs assist people to meet basic needs, build social support and be active, contributing members of the community.
The Victim Support Worker provides street level access (through Bissell Centre and Boyle Street Community Services) to programs and services available for victims of crime. Assistance provided includes crisis intervention, intensive case management, advocacy, information, supported referrals, outreach assistance, eligibility requirements, financial literacy and follow up support. The Victim Support Worker builds community relationships with other inner city agencies to increase awareness of Victims Services Programs. Some evening and weekend work required.
The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:
- Bachelor Degree/Diploma in related area preferred, equivalent experience will be considered
- Minimum of two years related employment experience, preferably victim support services
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
- Strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
- Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
- Alberta Class 5 License, satisfactory driver’s abstract and a vehicle
- Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and Edmonton’s urban core
This is a 3 month term position with likelihood of extension.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by January 11, 2013 to:
Inner City Victim Services
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.