Title: Crisis Support Worker
Location: Halton Region (based in Oakville, flexible, on-call)
Terms: Full Time - 35 hours per week (1 year contract)
The Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) of Halton is dedicated to ending violence and fostering a safe, supportive, just, and equitable society. SAVIS will contract this position as follows:
The Crisis Support Worker is a temporary full-time position funded by the Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office and the Ministry of Community and Social Services. This project is intended to build on SAVIS’s model and support a coordinated service delivery network to provide crisis responsive and comprehensive care for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. This position will also include the provision of public education and awareness on both sex trafficking and labor trafficking.
The Crisis Support Worker will encourage survivor self-determination, services are delivered through a strengths-based, non-judgmental, harm-reduction and trauma-informed lens that aligns with our mission. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability working with culturally, economically diverse individuals, families, and ability to work with those impacted by trauma.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
- Provide case management services to survivors of human trafficking, which includes assessment, short term intensive case management, supportive counselling, long term planning, and follow up services when needed;
- Provide targeted outreach to sexually trafficked and exploited persons;
- Provide screening, assessing, intake and support;
- Provide in-person crisis intervention and counselling services to survivors of human trafficking;
- Provide trauma-informed crisis care and stabilizing supports;
- Flexible operating hours, on-call responsibilities, able to respond to calls and site locations; Evenings and Weekends can be required if necessary;
- Assess client crisis needs and develop and implement a plan of stabilization;
- Refer and link clients to a range of community resources to provide immediate wrap-around support;
- Carry out crisis stabilization and service delivery/client contact documentation in a timely and professional manner;
- Collect client data, and ability to provide funder reports and statistics accurately and on time.
- Promote public awareness on local human trafficking issues at various venues;
- Identify and seek community building with other agencies and organizations for collaboration
- Develop self-knowledge of issues of human trafficking, laws, policies and case histories
- Attend staff and community meetings and trainings
- Completes and submits progress reports and statistics/data entry in a timely manner
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology, Trauma Therapy or related undergraduate Degree preferred or four years of related experience; registered social worker considered an asset
- Preferred one-year work or volunteer experience in a social justice or social services environment
- Demonstrated experience working with survivors of trafficking, sexual assault, or other crimes or trauma, experience working on a crisis hotline
- A strong understanding of gendered violence from an integrated feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression perspective is required;
- Ability to work from a client-centred approach;
- Demonstrated experience in crisis support and ability to mediate conflict;
- Proven ability in case management and supportive counselling skills;
- Specialized knowledge of trauma, mental health, and substance abuse issues;
- Knowledge of gender-based analysis theory and methodology;
- Excellent Oral and Written Communications;
- Strong organizational, project management, and time management skills;
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other team members;
- Able to manage many conflicting priorities simultaneously, with the ability to prioritize;
- Familiar with other social service providers within the Halton Region;
- Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours as needed to provide crisis response to clients; which will include evenings and weekends and on-call as needed.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point) and other computer software;
- Criminal Reference Clearance (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance are requirements of the employment offer;
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required;
- Experience working with victims of sexual violence is considered an asset;
- Proficiency in French and/or a second language would be an asset.
- Familiar with the Halton Region would be an asset
Please submit a cover letter and resume by June 5, 2020
No telephone calls please.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
SAVIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reference ID: Crisis Support Worker
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary, Contract
- Support Care: 1 year (Preferred)
- Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)