VICTIM WITNESS SERVICES WORKER
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
• A valid driver’s license is required for travel to remote locations and courts in Geraldton/Longlac area.
• This is a temporary part time position with 18.12 hours/week.
A bustling northern town, Geraldton is your destination for outdoor adventure and small town simplicity. Located at the junction of Highways 11 and 584 on the shores of Kenogamisis Lake, Geraldton lies 275 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay and 1350 kilometres northwest of Toronto. Known for its forestry and mining industries, Geraldton offers a great northern experience with the scenic natural beauty of the nearby sparkling lakes and abundance of forest wildlife, as well as friendly community living.
Want to know more about Geraldton? visit http://www.greenstone.ca/
What can I expect to do in this role?
You will be:
• Providing information/support/assistance to clients
• Managing/coordinating assigned high volume of cases
• Acting as a liaison/maintaining networks to advocate the needs/interests of clients
• Participating in projects/committees/public education activities
• Preparing statistical reports
How do I qualify?
• Valid Driver’s Licence (travel will be required throughout the region)
Relevant Skills and Knowledge
• Experience in and knowledge of victims’ issues (e.g. child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, homicide, etc.)
• Demonstrated crisis response/intervention skills, needs assessment and risk assessment skills and ability in providing services that meet the needs of clients (e.g., victims of crime and/or marginalized/vulnerable clients)
• Proven analytical and problem solving skills, communication, interpersonal/teamwork skills
• Case management skills and ability to interpret and apply policies/procedures
• Proficiency with computer operations to work with program database systems and MS Office
• Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, the Victim/Witness Assistance Program and related legislation (e.g. Victims’ Bill of Rights)
OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.
- 1 Temporary – PartTime, duration up to 12 months, 208 Beamish Ave, Geraldton, North Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.
Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.
A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
How to apply:
- You must apply online.
- Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
- Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
- Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
- OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
- If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.
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Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.