The Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) is seeking a self-identified Indigenous individual to join the Kinship Intervention Program (KIP) team as the Community Outreach Specialist.
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.
Position: KIP Community Outreach Specialist
Accountability to: KIP Project Lead
Job Type: Full time
Location: Red Deer, Central Alberta
Anticipated Start Date: February 8, 2021
The KIP Community Outreach Specialist is a collaborative member of the KIP program who works in partnership with the KIP Project Lead to achieve the objective of the KIP project: the prevention of sexual assault incidents within the Indigenous juvenile population in Central Alberta. This involves evidence-based early intervention for issues including underlying childhood sexual behaviour concerns. The overall goal is to utilize a multi-system approach.
KIP Project Summary
The project address the following outcomes based on the CPAF terms and conditions:
Short term outcomes:
- Early intervention
- Safety/prevention planning
- Increased life coping skills
- Improved parent-youth relationships
- Developing self-regulation and relaxation skills in youth
- Assisting youth identify a plan for successful management of non-reoffending
Long term outcomes:
- Youth becoming responsible and productive citizens
- Decrease the number of at-risk youth engaging in sexual abuse and/or delinquency
- Increased parents’ skills and competencies to support their youth
- Work collaboratively with the CASASC Education Team to develop educational resources and training materials for staff interacting with Indigenous youth their family and the school system on cultural sensitivity, Indigenous therapies and intercultural counselling methods.
- Establish and enhance communication and partnerships with communities and key Elders in the communities.
- Build relationships with Elders in surrounding communities for guidance on cultural approaches that may complement service delivery (ex: smudging, preparing the room prior to a therapy session).
- Any other duties or tasks as assigned by the KIP Project Lead or CASASC leadership team.
- 2 years completed Post-secondary education OR
- 2-5 years working experience in a related field.
- Experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence, and/or mental health will be considered an asset.
The KIP Community Outreach Specialist role is designated for a candidate who self-identifies as Indigenous, with a preference given to an Indigenous individual who has experience in Indigenous-based community needs and cultural practices.
How to Apply:
Email resume & cover letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: February 1, 2021 at 12:00 pm.