High Level Community Policing Society – Job Posting

Victim Support Unit
A Project of High Level Community Policing Society

Box 2001, High Level, AB. TOH IZO
Phone: (780) 821-7020 Fax: (780) 926-3444

Position: Assistant Coordinator
High Level Office 12 hours a week
Meander River Office 14 hours a week
Bushie River Office 14 hours a week

Victim Support Unit provides crisis intervention, court preparation/ accompaniment, support and referrals to individuals affected by crime and trauma. The Assistant Coordinators are responsible to assist the program coordinator with their duties as directed by the program coordinator.

Qualifications:
1. Degree/ Diploma in the Human Services field and/ or equivalent combination of
education & experience.
2. Experience working within Indigenous Communities.
3. Indigenous Culture Awareness.
4. Certificate/ diploma in management or equivalent work experience.
5. Pass a Child Welfare Intervention Record Check- (CYIM).
6. Pass a RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance.
7. Possess a valid Alberta Driver’s License.
8. Canadian Citizen & 18 years of age or older.

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Program Administration.
2. Case Work Coordination.
4. Education & Public Relations.
For a complete Job Description please contact the above.

Wage Grid:
Starting pay scale $27.00-$30.00 /Hour dependent on experience, increase after probationary period Some benefits after 3 months
This is a term position of one year which ends March 31, 2020, with a possibility of extension dependent on grant funding.

Closing Date: March 20, 2019
Please forward resumes to Box 2001, High Level AB, TOH lZO or Fax 780-926-3444.

Employment Opportunity

CRISIS SUPPORT COURT WORKER
Victim/Witness Services
(9 month term, with possibility of extension)

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Lethbridge Police Service is currently accepting applications for a term full time Crisis Support Court Worker who will perform a variety of technical/clerical/Crisis Support court work with victims with the Lethbridge Police, Victim/Witness Services Unit, including files of a confidential and sensitive nature for Victim/Witness Services.

We are looking for an individual who will utilize a combination of Victim/Witness Service and police information systems to administer files. The crisis support court worker acts as a conduit between the Police Service, Prosecutors, community partners, the courthouse and all victims/witnesses of crime. The CSCW will attend court to facilitate communication between prosecutors and victims/witnesses on trial days, accompaniment and supportive follow up before, during and following court procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provides a full spectrum of court support for victims/witnesses during the criminal justice process, including preparing various correspondence, and maintaining the court trial database to ensure victims of crime receive all appropriate supports.
• Provide Crisis Intervention techniques when supporting victims of crime during the criminal justice process.
• Prepare Court files and attend the necessary domestic violence/sexual assault court meetings.
• Compiles monthly, quarterly and annual statistics for both the Police Service and the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General’s office.
• Customer service via phone/in-person contact with victims/clients/community partners.
• Filing/emailing and/or faxing reports and documents to courthouse/crown prosecutor’s office.
• Cross train to perform the duties of the Administrative Assistant to the Program Manager during vacations and other absences.
• Ensure all victims receive information on government programs such as: Financial Benefits, Victim Impact Statements and Request for Restitution prior to or on trial dates.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Post-secondary degree in fields of crisis intervention skills/knowledge and/or equivalent of 2 – 5 years of related experience in a law enforcement environment or equivalent combination thereof. (Other experiences and/or prior education will be considered).
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
• Exceptional computer skills including Microsoft Office especially Excel/Access applications.
• Understanding of issues affecting victims of crime and tragedy.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently under indirect supervision.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain working relationships with all community partners in the criminal justice process.
• Successful completion of the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General’s Victim Advocate Core Training Certificate (E-Learning) within 6 months of the employee’s commencement date.
• Successful complete the Lethbridge Police Service Victim/Witness Services certified training to support victims of crime.
• Child Witness Court preparation Program complete certification course.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

The successful candidate is required to consent to a police security clearance, which includes the voluntary completion and submission of a personal disclosure form (lifestyle questionnaire), criminal and police records check, reference checks and truth verification through polygraph examination.

Excel application test will be administered.

WAGE: $33.62 per hour

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

For further information on this opportunity, please contact:
Darcie James, Program Manager – Lethbridge Police Service Victim/Witness Services at 403.330.5023 or Darcie.james@lethbridgepolice.ca

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application or resume with cover letter.

Closing Date: March 1, 2019

STEPS OF HIRING PROCESS
1. Resumes will be reviewed for qualifications, education, experience, training and skills
2. Selected applicants will be contacted to complete a Personal Disclosure Form
3. Successful applicants will be contacted for a Behavioral Descriptive Interview
4 Security Clearance Check will be conducted
5. A Polygraph (truth verification test) may be scheduled
6. A successful candidate(s) will be selected and offered the position
7. All components of the selection process will be administered, scored, evaluated and interpreted in a fair and uniform manner
8. Duration of the process will be approximately two months.

THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. All candidates are thanked in advance for their interest and are free to apply to other opportunities.

CUPE Local 70

CISM Training – Whitecourt

Eagle Tower Victim Services

Intervention
The Individual Crisis Intervention/Peer Support Course is a 2-day program that is designed for those who have no previous CISM experience or formal training. On completion of this training, students will be able to participate as a junior member of an experienced CISM Team in delivering peer interventions with individuals in crisis. International Critical Incident Stress Foundation certificates will be issued to those successfully completing the program. The course also attracts 1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEU’S) issued by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Delivered by Trina Noseworthy, Instructor for SD Solutions, Trina has worked in Emergency Services Dispatch for over 23 years, serving alongside of Police, Fire and EMS responders. She began as a Peer on the Calgary Fire Department Team in 1999, and subsequently organized and coordinated the Public Safety Communications CISM team for the Tri Services model of dispatch for the City of Calgary from 2006 – 2014. She has led numerous group and individual crisis interventions in that role and has been called upon to support other agencies, including response to the Pine Lake Tornado, the City of Calgary floods and organizing Crisis Management Briefings for other City departments.
Trina’s skills and experience are enhanced by additional continuing education in the field of CISM, which includes ICISF certification in Families and CISM – developing a Comprehensive Program and Comprehensive Crisis Preparation and Response for the Workplace. She has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Law from Carleton University and is also a Canadian Risk Manager (CRA).

CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT COURSE REGISTRATION
DATE: Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th, 2019
TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
LOCATION: Whitecourt Firehall – 5205 51 Street
Register By: Email: Christina.prodaniuk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca | Phone: 780-779-5924
Mail To: Box 537 Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N6
LAST NAME________________________________ FIRST NAME_______________________________
Address: _________________________________ City: _____________________________________
Province: _________________________________ Postal Code: _______________________________
Work Phone # (______) _____________________ Home or Cell # (_______) ____________________
Email (Block print clearly):________________________________________________________________
Company or Organization:________________________________________________________________
PRIMARY OCCUPATION: Fire | EMS | Psychologist | Social Worker | Counselor | Victim Services | Law Enforcement | Education | Healthcare | Military | Faith-Based Providers | Business & Industry | EAP | Student | Other: ______________________________________________________________________
How did you hear about the course? _______________________________________________________
Registration is limited to first 30 PAID applicants. Minimum 20 registrations to hold course.
Dietary Restrictions: ____________________________________________________________________
Cheque for $350.00 (Includes: materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, snacks).
Payable to Eagle Tower Victim Service Unit
For additional information contact: Tina Prodaniuk @ 780-268-1525 christina.prodaniuk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
CISM – International Critical Incident Stress Individual Crisis

Supreme Court decision on Victim Fine Surcharge

“Supreme Court quashes mandatory victims’ surcharge for convicted criminals” https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/supreme-court-victims-surcharge-1.4946018

PRESS RELEASE

DATE: December 17, 2018 FOR RELEASE ON: IMMEDIATE

SUBJECT: Supreme Court Ends Mandatory Victims’ Surcharge

Preamble:
The APBVSA was established as a non-profit society in 1997 when police-based programs across the Province identified the need for a collective voice for programs. The APBVSA is an accredited organization through Imagine Canada and the largest, police-based, victim services association in Canada. Membership includes 78 police-based victim service programs operating in all jurisdictions in Alberta. The Association offers training, professional development, a biennial conference, administration of group liability and a wide range of other insurance policies for programs. The APBVSA provides mentoring and support to programs; including managers, paid staff, volunteers and boards. In recent years, the Association has worked closely with Alberta Justice & Solicitor General, Victims Programs, on training initiatives such as the development of Program Manager Competencies, Advocate Competencies, follow-up actions relating to the Auditor General’s review of the Victims of Crime Fund (VOCF) and Gap Analysis Discussions (GAD Analysis) report. Victims of crime programs as described are funded by the Victims of Crime Fund which is sustained by an added surcharge on conviction for an offence in Alberta against provincial laws and the criminal code, monies are not tax dollars.

“Supreme Court quashes mandatory victims’ surcharge for convicted criminals” https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/supreme-court-victims-surcharge-1.4946018

Release:

The Association is now considering the potential impacts from the recent ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada that ends the assessing of a victim surcharge upon conviction for criminal offences. In Alberta there is also a victim surcharge applied to provincial offences and the extent to which this ruling will affect that is unknown at this time.

Victims of crime and tragedy in Alberta are assisted by local volunteer advocates in their communities. These volunteer groups rely on funds generated by the surcharge to provide administration and a variety of services in the work of supporting victims. The monies are held in the Victims of Crime Fund and accessed through a grant process managed by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. The fund also supports payments to victims through a financial benefits program and those fleeing domestic violence.

“Loss of this funding will lead to critical gaps”, says Alf Rudd President of the Alberta Police Based Victim Service Association, “recent progress made by the JSG in ensuring funding reaches all victims in Alberta is now placed in jeopardy”.

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Inquiries: Alf Rudd 403-634-9460