Domestic Violence Community Liaison Worker

Location – Prince George

(Permanent Full-Time)

Purpose:

The Domestic Violence Community Liaison Worker provides trauma informed safety planning, and will develop a roadmap plan for each client which will prioritize and navigate the systems required for each individual situation. Services are provided to individuals and families which will be MCFD referred and have experienced recent domestic violence. This position will be expected to work very closely and collaboratively with MCFD and maintain a positive, working relationship. The Domestic Violence Community Liaison Worker will be required to have a thorough knowledge of resources and a strong ability to navigate client needs with positive outcomes.

This position is required to work in a stressful environment often dealing with individuals working through difficult and high stress situations.  Some work may be required outside normal office hours, but within 35 hours per week. This position will require the use of a vehicle.

Required Education, Training and Experience:

 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in human services or a related field or the equivalent education and experience is required for this position
  • A minimum of one (1) years’ recent related work experience, working within the domestic violence sector
  • Demonstrated experience navigating community social services sector, the criminal justice systems and community based programs on behalf of individuals and families

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

  • Strong ability to conduct client intake and assessment
  • Excellent understanding of the dynamics of abuse, domestic violence and family functioning
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate a high degree of professional boundaries
  • Excellent ability to provide emotional support to clients through active listening, and validating client’s emotions through an empowerment lens
  • Excellent knowledge of community services and resources and ability to provide appropriate referrals to clients
  • Ability to provide support to offenders and increase their self-awareness and understanding of the impact   of domestic violence upon their partners, their children and others
  • Knowledge and experience working with individuals facing multiple barriers
  • Ability to work with diverse clientele
  • Ability to provide court support services such as explaining court procedures, processes, and trial procedures and providing court orientation, accompaniment and information
  • Ability to engage in public education to raise awareness of domestic violence
  • Support family capacity to care for their own children such that the children have healthy, non-violent role models that enable them to grow and develop to their full potential
  • Ability to develop community relationships and liaise with community service agencies
  • Strong ability to collaborate and work closely with MCFD and maintain a positive relationship
  • Strong knowledge about the dynamics of abuse, sexual assault, historical sexual abuse, criminal harassment
  • Proficient computer literacy including database programs and strong record keeping skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate, and appropriate file notes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Seek appropriate and timely managerial supervision and debriefing
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license and use of own vehicle for transportation if required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain satisfactory Criminal Records  and Working with Vulnerable Persons Search

Salary Range:

$20.05- $23.36 (collective agreement)

Work Schedule:

9:00 AM-4:30 PM Monday – Friday

Anticipated Start Date:

Immediate

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by noon 16 April 2018, to Bally Bassi,

Community, Social and Justice Programs Manager

in person or by email: bally@pgefry.bc.ca.

 

Bally Bassi

Community, Social and Justice Programs Manager

Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society

1575 – 5th Avenue

Prince George, BC, V2L 3L9

(250) 563-1113

 

This is a Union position.