Sexual Violence Support Counsellor (PACES)
Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) is the primary sexual violence service provider for Calgary and surrounding areas. CCASA is excited to announce that we are currently hiring a full-time position in the Police and Court Education & Support (PACES) Program. The Sexual Violence Support Counsellor (PACES) provides specialized information, education, and support to past or recent survivors of sexual assault/abuse who are currently, or who are considering, engaging with the Criminal Justice System (CJS).
Responsibilities of the Sexual Violence Support Counsellor (PACES) will include:
- Provide support, information, advocacy, and referrals to individuals who have experienced sexual violence and who are navigating the CJS
- Assist clients with crisis and trauma symptom management
- Provide court preparation and accompaniment to clients who are reporting to police and/or testifying in court
- Work collaboratively with professionals from other legal disciplines
- Complete required documentation in a timely manner
- Provide education and training to other professionals and community members
- Provide support and crisis intervention to individuals accessing the Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART) and the Support and Information Line
* Successful applicant will be required to work some evenings and weekends.
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
- A degree in social/human services with a minimum of two years related work experience; Bachelor of Social Work preferred.
- Possess an anti-oppressive/feminist analysis of sexual violence
- Experience working with the effects of sexual violence on individuals and communities
- Strong assessment and crisis intervention skills
- Effective communication, advocacy, and rapport building skills
- Creative problem solving skills and an ability to adapt to a fast paced work environment
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to build professional relationships within a multi-disciplinary team
- Knowledge of systems and community resources within Calgary and surrounding areas
- Knowledge of Alberta College of Social Workers Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
- An understanding of the CJS is an asset
- Must be registered if degree or diploma falls under a regulatory body
Please visit our website at www.calgarycasa.com for more information about our programs and services.
CCASA recognizes that Calgary is a very diverse city and we are committed to reflecting that diversity in our organization. We invite qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Send cover letters and resumes with salary expectations by December 2nd, 2019 at 5:00 pm to:
Police & Court Education and Support Program Supervisor
7th Floor – 910 7th Avenue SW – Northland Building
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3N8
Fax 403.264.8355 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls or emails please
Please reference “Sexual Violence Support Counsellor (PACES)” in the subject line and cover letter
Thank you for your interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.