VICTIM RESPONSE WORKER

Yeqox Nilin Justice Society (YNJS) is seeking a full-time professional Emergency Victim Response Worker. The person who is hired will work with the Emergency Victim Response Coordinator to assist clients and implement programs in the Tŝilhqot’in and Ulkatcho communities. Programs will be based on assisting sexual assaults survivors with their healing plans. Regular work hours are from Monday to Fridays but may vary for specific programs/emergency needs as required. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in Human Services or related field or three-year relevant experience

  • Criminal Record Check and Drivers Abstract

  • Reliable Vehicle

  • Class 5 B.C Drivers Licence

Knowledge/Experience/Specific Skills:

  • Experience in facilitating talking circles and/or workshops

  • delivering services to clients

  • Experience in recruiting volunteers

  • Outstanding oral/ written communication skills

  • Must be able to work independently and efficiently

  • Experience with sexual assault response and knowledge of sexual assault response team practices is an asset

  • Proven ability to work with stakeholders from multiple disciplines and develop collaborative relationships

  • Knowledge utilizing Office and virtual presentation apps

Responsibilities

  • Maintain working relationships with the Tsilhqot’in and Ulkatcho First Nations communities

  • Maintain a sustainable Emergency Victims Response Team (EVRT) program with the goal of improving services to adult and youth sexual assault victims

  • Coordinate Emergency Victim Response trainings for the EVRT and community partners

  • Ability to write reports, compile statistics and create presentations

  • Develop and coordinate education and prevention workshops related to sexual violence

  • Travel to communities for client visits and program facilitation


Salary: $25.00 an hour (37.5 hours a week)

Closing Date:     April 22, 2022 at 4pm

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and 3 work related references to:

Violet Fuller

Executive Director

103-383 Oliver Street

Williams Lake, BC

executivedirector@yeqoxnilin.com          Fax: 778-412-9538


Only those selected for interviews will be contacted

Preference will be given to those of Aboriginal Ancestry – per Section 16 (1) Canadian Human Rights Act

 

YOUTH CULTURE/JUSTICE WORKER

Temporary (4-5 months)

Job Summary:

The Youth Culture/Justice Worker will be a mentor and provide leadership to youth who attend YNJS programs/camps and will develop and implement programs for youth ages 8 years & up. Camps and programs must have education around culture and language, life skills, mental health awareness, substance use and much more.  This position may require the Youth and Culture Worker to work alone. This position also requires physical hands-on work such as setting up and taking down recreational equipment and participating with Youth in sporting activities. Build and maintain relationships with staff, supporting staff, and students within the school district. Build and strengthen relationships with other service providers in in the community and surrounding area for the betterment of youth and families. Identify recreational, social and/or cultural activities which will facilitate the young person’s disengagement from anti-social peers and activities, and support the young person’s participation in such activities. Act as an advocate, mentor, and pro-social role model to the young person, providing guidance and brief, solution-focused counseling.


The Youth Culture/Justice Worker is responsible for reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Aboriginal Case Aid Worker and with the restorative justice circle facilitation when and if the Tsilhqot’in Justice program requires assistance, so you must have knowledge of the community’s traditional Justice Teachings. You will also work with Youth Probation, RCMP, and other agencies.


Regular hours of work are from 8:30am to 4:30pm 4 days a week but may vary for specific programs/camps as required. Must be able to work into some evenings and weekends.

Qualifications and Conditions of Employment:

  1. Graduation from High School Grade 12 or equivalent or Diploma in Recreation or related field.

  2. Valid First Aid Level 1 with CPR

  3. Class 5 drivers licence 

  4. Reliable Vehicle

  5. Must be able to provide a current Criminal Record Check 


Skills and Abilities:

  1. Proficiency with the use of a computer & software programs

  2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated in a range of situations, with proven ability to write reports and plans to a high standard.

  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality

  4. Ability to influence action in areas for which you have responsibility 

  5. Conflict resolution skills / de-escalation skills

  6. Be highly motivated and self-directed with strong time management and organizational skills

  7. Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

  8. Ability to develop & implement age appropriate activities for youth


Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Minimum 1 years of experience in working with youth 8 years & up.

  2. Minimum 1 years of experience developing & implementing programs.

  3. Must be knowledgeable for the Tsilhqot’in and Carrier Culture, and history

  4. Experience working with youth in various types of sport activities.

  5. Must have knowledge in the understanding of Aboriginal High Risk Youth

  6. Must have proven successful in working with aboriginal communities

  7. Knowledge or willingness to learn the Restorative Justice Circle practices


Salary: $17.00 to $19.00 per hour depending on education and experience.

Deadline for submissions is April 22, 2022 at 3:00pm. 

Please forward resume with cover letter and 3 work related references to:

Yeqox Nilin Justice Society

#301-383 Oliver Street

Williams Lake, BC V2G 1M4

Email: sguichon@yeqoxnilin.com Fax: 778-412-9538