The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is seeking an experienced and compassionate individual to join our Community Support Services team as the Community & Court Support Worker.
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is a voluntary, non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region. We provide a range of support services for individuals who are affected by sexual violence including counselling, play therapy, police and court support, crisis support and education.
Position: Community & Court Support Worker
Reports to: Community Support Services (CSS) Coordinator
Job Type: Full Time – 12-month term-certain
Location: Main Office, Red Deer, Alberta
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
Hourly rate: $22-25
Anticipated Start Date: December 1, 2020
As a part of CASASC’s Community Support Services team the Community & Court Support Worker is trained to listen and support you while you are considering or navigating the criminal justice system. They are advocates and sources of information for you – that safe guiding presence throughout the process.
Community & Court Support Worker also covers visits to those in the hospital or clients who face barriers in accessing in-office services. Outreach services are currently provided in, but not limited to: Maskwacis, Rocky Mountain House, Sylvan Lake, Olds, Wetaskiwin, Pigeon Lake, Red Deer and the Red Deer Regional Hospital.
- Assist victims of sexual abuse/assault as they navigate their way through the criminal justice process including police investigations, preliminary hearings and trials.
- Provide advocacy services to victim/survivors of sexual assault.
- Assist with referrals for crisis care services for recent victims/survivors.
- Provide specialist support and information regarding victim/survivors’ rights and options with legal and medical issues.
- Provide assistance with court preparation and court accompaniment.
- Attend interagency meetings as a representative of CASASC
- Build strong working relationships with Victim Services Unit (VSUs) and Police Services (RCMP and Municipal) within service areas.
- Provide program relevant statistical data for reports to CSS Coordinator
- Promote self-development and professional growth through participation in training
- Participate in staff meetings, team meetings, and committees as assigned
- Any other duties or tasks as assigned by the CSS Coordinator
- Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or related degree/diploma
- 2-3 years of work experience providing community or court support
- Experience with Case Management and Caseload Planning
- Experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence, and/or mental health will be considered an asset.
- Experience with Aboriginal and Indigenous communities and extensive knowledge of culture, customs, and traditions (preferred).
- Superior organizational & computer skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to set priorities, solve problems and be resourceful under pressure
- Exceptional interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with complex cases
- Able to work collaboratively in a team environment
- Demonstrated crisis intervention skills
Addition Requirements (must be valid at time of hire):
- RCMP Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening
- Valid Driver’s licence with valid and satisfactory Driver’s abstract
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible schedule
How to Apply:
CASASC is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace.
Email resume & cover letters with salary range expectations to email@example.com. Please ensure your name and job title are included in the subject line. Attachments must be in either PDF or Word (.doc/.docx) format.
We thank all applications for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Application deadline: Sunday November 22, 2020 @ 11:59 p.m.