Now Hiring: Community Outreach Support Worker

Reports to: Clinical Team

Location: Red Deer, AB

Application Deadline:  May 28, 2024

 

About Us:

The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is a non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region under the direction of a community-based Board of Directors.

We specialize in healing sexual trauma and provide a range of judgement-free, support services for individuals and their families who are affected by sexual violence. Our programs and services include counselling, play therapy, police and court support, crisis support and education.

 

JOB SUMMARY: 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND SUPPORT WORKER is full time and fully dedicated helping individuals with options support, complex system’s navigation and accompaniment but also with relationship building with their community partners, and stakeholders.  

COASW is expected to have full knowledge of, and to follow the Philosophy, the Guidelines for Personnel Policies & Practices, and the Policies & Procedures of the CASASC maintaining client confidentiality. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Diploma in Social Work or related disciplines. 
  • Two years of minimum experience in community work. 
  • Superior time management and multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision. 
  • Be able to talk to victims with compassion and RESPECT. 
  • Knowledge about Sexual Abuse and the dynamics of Sexual Violence and trauma inform care. 
  • Meticulous record-keeping skills. 
  • Knowledge of community supports for clients. 
  • Experience working with Indigenous, LGBTQ+ and Immigrant communities and able to develop and implement workplace initiatives. 
  • Bilingualism in both official languages or any other language is an advantage. 
  • Must be community-minded and have excellent public relations skills.
  • Must be familiar with MS Office products, Social Networks and the Internet in general.
  • Must produce an approved police background check that includes the vulnerable sector.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a completed driver summary with satisfactory results, access to a reliable vehicle with full coverage insurance. 
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs/18 kg. 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Understanding/knowledge of the issues surrounding sexual assault and its impact on victims/survivors.
  • Work closely and support the Integrated Case Manager.
  • Help victims of sexual abuse/assault as they navigate the social system.
  • Provide specialized support and information on victims/survivors’ rights and options regarding housing, work and food.
  • Attend inter-institutional meetings.
  • Documentation and monitoring of all functions of the position for the CASASC data collection system.
  • Ability to work as a team, with a variety of professionals and people within the community.
  • Possibility of travelling through the Central Region.
  • Work safely, be familiar with health and safety regulations and report hazards.
  • Participate in staff meetings, team meetings, in-service training, and committees as assigned
  • Adhere to high agency professional standards as outlined in Personnel Guidelines.
  • Perform other duties or tasks as the Executive Director may assign as necessary. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@casasc.ca

Mention your name and the position in the subject line, attachments must be in either PDF or Word (doc/.docx) format.

CASASC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value the importance of diversity, dignity, and worth of every individual in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Application Deadline:  May 28, 2024

 

 

Now Hiring: Police and Court Support Worker

Reports to: Police and Court Support Lead

Number of positions: 1

Job Type: Full-Time

Hours per week: 37.5

Hourly rate: Determined based on education and experience

Location: Red Deer, AB

Application Deadline:  May 28, 2024

 

 

About Us:

The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is a non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region under the direction of a community-based Board of Directors.

We specialize in healing sexual trauma and provide a range of judgement-free, support services for individuals and their families who are affected by sexual violence. Our programs and services include counselling, play therapy, police and court support, crisis support and education.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Police & Court Support Lead, the Police and Court Support Worker is primarily responsible for helping individuals navigate the criminal justice process including police investigations, preliminary hearings and trials and other supports as well as building relationships with local law enforcement, VA, Crown and health stakeholders. The Police and Court Support Worker advocates for victims/survivors of sexual assault, their families and significant others through the court system and follow up as well as debrief and counselling referrals.

The Police and Court Support Worker is expected to represent CASASC in a professional manner and work according to the mission and vision of CASASC. the incumbent is also expected to have full knowledge of, and to follow the Philosophy, the Guidelines for Personnel Policies & Practices, and the Policies & Procedures of the CASASC while upholding our mission, vision, and values.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • Justice Studies, Social Work, Psychology diploma and/or a related degree;
  • Two years minimum working experience in the Human Services sector. Experience in the areas of sexual violence and/or the justice system is preferred;
  • Working knowledge of sexual violence and the criminal justice system;
  • Knowledge of community supports and resources to better support clients;
  • Work experience with Indigenous communities, including protocol, to be able to develop and implement worksite initiatives;
  • Work experience with LGBT+ community, including protocol, to be able to develop and implement work site initiatives.
  • Work experience with Immigrant communities, including protocol, to be able to develop and implement worksite initiatives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with professionals from other legal disciplines;
  • Crisis Intervention Training an asset;
  • Working proficiency of other languages will be considered an asset;
  • Must produce an approved Police Record Check including Vulnerable sector and screening;
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License, a Driver’s Abstract completed results of which must be satisfactory, access to a reliable vehicle with full cover insurance;
  • Ability to travel to outlying communities within Central Alberta.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide information regarding victim’s/survivor’s rights and options regarding legal issues.
  • Provide supports to victims/survivors of sexual assault such as court preparation, court support including accompaniment.
  • Assist the support team reporting program.
  • Navigate the system with the clients.
  • Be familiar or connected with the community partners is preferred.
  • Preparation of reports for legal or therapeutic purposes.
  • Provide advocacy services to victims/survivors of sexual assault.
  • Provide follow up and debrief meetings with clients.
  • Provide referrals to other services if necessary.
  • Provide crisis care services for recent victims/survivors.
  • Provide community based presentations regarding the program.
  • Participate in case conferences with the Clinical Team.
  • Participate in program evaluation as required.
  • A second language will be an asset.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@casasc.ca

Mention your name and the position in the subject line, attachments must be in either PDF or Word (doc/.docx) format.

CASASC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value the importance of diversity, dignity, and worth of every individual in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Application Deadline:  May 28, 2024

Red Dress Day

May 5 is Red Dress Day in Canada and the USA.

Also known as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit+ (MMIWG2S). Started in 2010 by Métis artist Jaime Black, Red Dress Day is a movement to educate and raise awareness of the systemic injustices that contribute to violence against Indigenous women and girls. What started as an art installation soon evolved into a movement. Indigenous Peoples, allies, and advocates embraced the symbolic red dress as a rallying cry for awareness and action.

Red Dress Day aims to honor the lives lost and demand justice for the victims and their families. Currently, Indigenous women make up 16% of all femicide victims and are 6 times more likely to be murdered than their non-Indigenous counterparts. Despite widespread expressions of concern from national and international human rights authorities, only two out of 231 Calls for Justice from the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls have been implemented so far.

In 2023, the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples and the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery expressed deep concern over the high rates of sexual assault, exploitation, and sex trafficking experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people near temporary resource extraction labor camps associated with pipeline construction sites.

Take Action: You can sign an e-action demanding Canada to protect the rights of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ land and water defenders.
Let’s continue to raise awareness and work towards justice for those affected by this critical issue.

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Now Hiring- Integrated Case Manager

Integrated Case Manager 

Reports to: Manager, Clinical Case Managers of the Clinical Team
Number of positions: 1
Job Type: Contract – Full-Time- 12-month contract position with the possibility of extension.
Hours per week: 37.5
Hourly rate: Determined based on education and experience
Location: Red Deer, AB 

Application Deadline:  May 10, 2024 

About Us:
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is a non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region under the direction of a community-based Board of Directors. 

We specialize in healing sexual trauma and provide a range of judgement-free, support services for individuals and their families who are affected by sexual violence. Our programs and services include counselling, play therapy, police and court support, crisis support and education. 

Job Summary:
The Integrated Case Manager provides trauma-informed information, support, advocacy, and referrals to clients referred into CASASC for counselling services and Integrated Case Management Program.  

These interventions will be delivered in a strength-based, person-centred, relational, and coordinated manner, and sessions may be held in-person, virtually, or over the phone.  

This role calls for a compassionate, dynamic, organized and flexible individual who can thrive working independently and within a multi-disciplinary team.
 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS: 

  • Graduate degree in social work or human services, or equivalent experience; registration with a regulating body is an asset 
  • Satisfactory Criminal and Vulnerable Sector checks 
  • Experience in conducting assessments (needs assessments, risk assessments) 
  • Strong understanding of sexual violence trauma and its impact; experience working in sexual violence service delivery would be an asset 
  • Strong relationship building and communication skills with clients and other service providers 
  • Knowledge of community resources and supports 
  • Understanding of systemic barriers and discrimination 
  • Strong critical thinking, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills 
  • Ability to maintain strong professional boundaries 
  • Talented in prioritizing and managing multiple work tasks and deadlines 
  • Reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Assessment and Case Planning
· Conduct intake screening of clients reaching out to CASASC via walk-ins, referrals by partner agencies, crisis help line, and any other clients reaching out through any medium of communication.
· Conduct thorough needs assessments with clients to identify risks, strengths, and goals of each client.
· Develop individualized case plans in collaboration with the client based on their needs and goals. 


Case Management and Systems Navigation

· Assist with concerns identified through the assessment process (i.e. mobility, language barriers, child-care concerns) to ensure access to needed referrals and resources.
· Provide direct assistance to clients in the form of practical supports- which may include attending offsite appointments with the client.
· Establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with external services/supports.
· Identify and collaborate with external services/supports to address any barriers (real or perceived) to accessing services.
· Provide advocacy on behalf of clients in interactions with external systems/supports as needed, representing clients’ interests to ensure access to needed services and resources.
· Conduct ongoing evaluation of case plan progress and adapt to changing needs and goals as necessary. 


Psychoeducation

· Deliver psychoeducation sessions to enhance clients’ understanding of sexual violence, the impact of trauma, and coping strategies.
· Address common myths, self-blame, and provide information on managing trauma symptoms. 


Emotional Regulation and Coping Skills

· Support clients in developing emotional regulation and coping skills, including. problem-solving, grounding techniques, containment strategies, cognitive restructuring, and stress management.


Counselling Readiness

· Engage in discussions about counselling readiness for clients interested in clinical counselling, providing information about the counselling process.
· Assign clients to a primary therapist if client is ready for counselling or place on Integrated Case Management Program case load.
· Seek consultation from clinical managers as needed for triaging waitlisted clients and clinician assignment.
· Support clients transition out of the Integrated Case Management program to other programs/services, both internal and external. 


Other

· Maintain comprehensive client records and files.
· Collect, analyze, and report program specific data for evaluation purposes.
· Engage in formal supervision with clinical management.
· Work to achieve established professional goals.
· Assignment of other duties as delegated. 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@casasc.ca
Mention your name and the position in the subject line, attachments must be in either PDF or Word (doc/.docx) format. 

CASASC is an equal opportunity employer, and we value the importance of diversity, dignity, and worth of every individual in the workplace. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. 

Application Deadline:  May 10, 2024 

 

 

 

Let’s Connect Newsletter – April 2024

In this issue: Supporting Fellow Women in the Workplace, Period Promise, fundraising updates, April events and more.

Want to get on our mailing list or submit something for the newsletter?
Email: calbers-manicke@casasc.ca or visit our website.

April 2024 Let’s Connect

CASASC at the Rebels – March 9

Get your tickets as the Red Deer Rebels take on the Calgary Hitmen on March 9 at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer.

Stop by the community corner make a donation and enter our raffles — you could be walking away with your very own large Ressie unicorn, Rebels merch or other great stuff.

Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Tickets can be bought online at Tickets Alberta.

February 2024 – Let’s Connect Newsletter

The February 2024 edition of the CASASC Let’s Connect Newsletter is out now.

This issue features: resources for teachers and business for Pink Shirt Day, tips for staying active in the winter months, scholarship information and more!

Read Online:  casasc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Lets-Connect-CASASC-Feb-2024.pdf

 

 

To submit content for newsletter email calbers-manicke@casasc.ca

 

 

 

Pink Shirt Day – 2024

GROUP REGISTRATION OPEN: Parent Support Group

Registration is open for the CASASC Parent Support Group.

If you are the parent(s) of an existing client or client on the CASASC wait-list, you are welcome to join in the CASASC Parent Support Group. The group meets every third Monday from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

For more information or to register call 403-340-1124 or email CASASC@casasc.ca.