The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is seeking to fill the position of Police and Court Support Worker
The job details are as below:
Position: Police and Court Support Worker
No. of Positions: 1
Position Type: Permanent- Full Time
Hours per week: 40
Hourly rate: Commensurate with Experience and Credentials
Anticipated Start Date: INACTIVE – POSITION NOT CURRENTLY OPEN
Location: CASASC 203 4820 50 Avenue Red Deer, AB
The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is a voluntary, non-profit organization serving the Central Alberta region under the direction of a community-based Board of Directors.
We specialize in healing sexual trauma so you can talk freely about the hard stuff with no judgement. 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.
Reporting to the Clinical Manager, 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.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
- Diploma in Social Work, Psychology, Justice Studies and/or a related degree.
- 2 years minimum working experience in Human Services sector. Experience in the areas of sexual violence and/or 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.
- Ability to work collaboratively with professionals from other legal disciplines.
- Crisis Intervention Training and 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.
- Provide information regarding victim’s/survivor’s rights and options regarding legal and medical issues.
- Provide supports to victims/survivors of sexual assault such as court preparation, court support including accompaniment.
- 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.
TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES/ STAFF DEVELOPMENT:
- Adheres to the values and guiding principles, policies, and procedures of CASASC and supports the strategic direction of the organization.
- Participates in staff meetings and offered trainings.
- Acts as a responsible team member by demonstrating initiative, completing work duties, and by maintaining clear, direct, and respectful communication with everyone in the work environment.
- Proactively stays current with best and emerging practices in the field. Participates regularly in the staff development activities according to a learning and development plan identified through supervision and the on-going performance review process.
- Provides back-up coverage to CASASC as required in response to the needs and priorities of the organization which includes other duties as and when assigned.
- Maintains agency confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
- Represents CASASC in a professional manner.
- Maintains on-going positive public relations with external agencies, groups, and individuals (if required).
- Uses appropriate mechanisms for resolving internal agency problems.
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.
Please send your resume and cover letter to: Kristine Bugayong, Human Resources Coordinator at email@example.com. Mention the position in the subject line. Review of resumes will begin by the end of February. Position will remain open until filled.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.