A great opportunity to take the next step in your career
The Victim Court Support Program provides direct services to victims of serious crime through the criminal court process including emotional support, safety planning, accompaniment to court proceedings, liaising with Crown Counsel on behalf of victims, and proactively arranging referrals to other support services. These positions provide services to a diverse group of victims/witnesses involved in cases of serious crime (e.g. murder, child sexual assault, domestic violence). Many of these victims are vulnerable, at high risk and experiencing complex grief and trauma issues. These positions are highly independent, working in a courthouse setting to provide assistance to victims and their families. The position requires a high degree of self-management, strong problem solving, judgement and assessment skills along with excellent communication skills.
With a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of violence and trauma on victims of crime, Caseworkers provide emotional support, safety planning, referrals, information and accompaniment to victims and witnesses of serious offences and their families as they proceed through the court process. Caseworkers work independently at different courthouses without direct on-site supervision.
With a comprehensive understanding of the Criminal Justice System and the relevant Legislation and Policy, Caseworkers interpret and convey complex case specific information to a diverse group of victims in terms they can understand.
University Degree in Social Sciences (i.e. Criminology, Social Work, Psychology) with minimum one year experience providing services to victims of crime and/or trauma.
Consideration may be given to applicants with a Diploma or Certificate in Social Sciences (as above) with experience providing services to victims of crime and/or trauma.
Experience collaborating and coordinating services with government departments or other organizations to support victims of crime and/or trauma.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience working with justice system personnel (i.e. Crown Counsel, Police, and Probation).
For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].
About this Position:
This posting is to establish an eligibility list for future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.
This position can be based in any of the following Public Safety & Solicitor General offices: Surrey, Vancouver, Abbotsford, and Port Coquitlam.
The work schedule consists of working 4 work days per week (8.75 hours per day) for a total of 70 hours bi-weekly.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work a few days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To learn more, watch Working For The BC Public Service. In addition, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC's Top Employers for 2022, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2022 and one of Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2022.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.
How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements list above.
Resume: Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.
Cover Letter: Not required. Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.