High Prairie & Area Victim Services works in partnership with the RCMP in High Prairie and with the surrounding Indigenous Communities of Peavine, East Prairie, Gift Lake and Atikameg/Whitefish to provide support, assistance, information and referral to victims of crime or tragedy.
The position requires a self-motivated individual to provide dedicated outreach support in which they travel to the Indigenous Communities on a regular and consistent basis to provide victims of crime services. This position would provide a liaison function between Indigenous victims of crime, their local Victim Service Unit and other agencies and services, including the criminal justice system, social services and policing.
Responsibilities of this position will focus on providing targeted services to ensure that Indigenous victims of crime can access their rights as victims as outlined in both the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and the Alberta Victims of Crime Act. Key to this service is the building and maintaining of relationships, including the primary one with the victim that may require a facilitated referral approach. Relationships with community agencies/stakeholders and with other community representatives/members are also significant service targets. Additionally, it will be important to participate in activities that promote victim services. The goal is to provide a consistent, culturally safe response to all victims of crime.
• Post-secondary education in the human services field or equivalent related experience and education
• Excellent problem-solving, time management and organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build relationships with staff, volunteers, RCMP members and other community partners/stakeholders
• Ability to work with diverse populations and people in crisis
• A willingness to sometimes work a flexible schedule to accommodate events
• Must be proficient in the use of technology
• Must use their own vehicle for travel involved; mileage will be reimbursed
• Must obtain and maintain an enhanced RCMP security clearance
• Ability to work with RCMP-VSU operational policies and procedures
• Complete all training through Alberta Justice and Solicitor General
• Knowledge and experience working in the Criminal Justice System would be and asset
This is a part-time position of 24 hours a week; wage offered is $23/hour
Please submit resume to:
Sandra Bembridge, Program Manager
High Prairie & District Victim Services
Thank you for your applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.