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WANTED: RCMP Based Victim Service Workers

RCMP Based Victim Services is looking for volunteers to provide support and information to victims of crime and trauma.

SASKATCHEWAN RCMP BASED VICTIM SERVICES

Job Description:
Victim Support Worker

Reports to:
Program Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator or Aboriginal Resource Officer

Purpose:
To provide direct services including emotional support, information, practical assistance, and referral to community resources to victims and witnesses of crime and trauma. The victim support worker does not provide counselling.

Qualifications:
A victim support worker will have excellent communication skills, be non-judgmental, flexible, and enjoy working with people. They must be able to obtain and maintain RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance, and have a strong desire to explore the criminal justice system while working hard to develop the skills necessary to be an effective victim support worker. Previous experience in the criminal justice or social services field would be beneficial.

Responsibilities:
Attend and participate in training sessions and staff meetings. Maintain confidentiality of clients and program.

Complete all documentation required for client files, statistics and reporting purposes. Under the supervision of program staff, provide direct services to victims and witnesses including:

  • Emotional support
  • Information on police process and investigation
  • Information on court process, procedures
  • Court orientation and accompaniment\if required
  • Referral to appropriate community resources
  • Assistance with forms including: Compensation and Victim Impact Statements

TRAINING:

The Applicant is expected to complete an initial training program and a 3 month probationary period. Victim Services offers on-going fellowship and training at staff meetings as well as opportunities to attend relevant training/conference events.

Download and print the Volunteer Application Form here (pdf)

  • Victims of Crime Need:

    • Information
    • Support
    • To be listened to
    • Links to appropriate support systems
    • To have their anger acknowledged
    • To know their reactions are normal
    • Assistance in regaining a sense of control

  • Getting Help

    If you are a victim of a crime or traumatic event, consider contacting our offices at your closest RCMP detachment or any one of the 17 other Victim Services Programs situated throughout Saskatchewan.

    Reaching out is not a sign of weakness. It is a positive step to consider during traumatic times.