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Job Description

JOB PURPOSE

 

The Transition/Human Trafficking Support Worker is to provide crisis intervention, support, and information for women who are survivors of sexual and physical violence; to provide crisis intervention, support and information for Indigenous women experiencing human trafficking; to create a safe, secure and trusting environment for women, to advocate, guide and facilitate women’s growth towards personal empowerment; to assist women in finding and maintaining affordable housing; to provide feminist based support, practical assistance, referrals, information clarification, and resource identification to service users; and to assist in the shelter as needed.

 

KEY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

Individual Client Support:

  • Provide one-on-one crisis intervention to individual women, as per Operational Policies
  • Provide supportive counselling sessions, including crisis line call during business hours
  • Provide information about medical, legal and police procedures, as well as general information about violence against women
  • Accompany clients through any medical, police and legal procedures when requested
  • Advocate on behalf of the client, as required

Housing:

  • Assists clients in locating safe and affordable housing
  • Assists clients in filing out housing applications
  • Assists clients to do apartment searches
  • Advocates on the client’s behalf as requested when dealing with landlords, Housing Authorities, as well as other related partners
  • Helps clients to understand the social housing system
  • Helps clients acquire Community Start-up funds when appropriate
  • Assists clients to obtain the necessary resources for a successful tenancy

Education:

  • Increases client awareness on tenant rights and responsibilities, budgeting, as well as life skills as needed
  • Ensures that clients have awareness of apartment safety measures, i.e. exits, ladders, peepholes, etc.
  • Develop or revise existing safety plans to reflect the new accommodations
  • Promotes public awareness of the issues facing victims of abuse
  • Conducts public education events as required

Administration:

  • Collects and maintains accurate data of the client’s involvement with the program
  • Compiles relevant statistical data for monthly, quarterly and yearly stats
  • Keeps accurate and timely case notes, incident reports, etc., as required

Referrals:

  • Refers clients to the appropriate services
  • Accompanies clients to community agencies and appointments as required
  • Advocates on the client’s behalf
  • Facilitates referrals and provides liaison between clients and agencies

Professional Development:

  • Attend staff trainings and workshops as required
  • Maintain awareness of issues relating to violence against women

REQUIREMENTS

 

Education and Experience:

 

  • Post-secondary education in the field of Social Work or relevant field and/or equivalent education/experience

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

 

 

  • Ability to work from an integrated feminist, anti-oppressive/anti-racist approach
  • Knowledge of issues relating to violence against women and its effects
  • Excellent understanding of violence against women and women’s rights/issues
  • Specialized training in human trafficking, sexual and domestic violence, trauma, mental health and substance use issues
  • Ability to work with women in crisis
  • Understanding of issues facing Indigenous Peoples and Communities
  • Experience in providing crisis intervention, support, information and referrals to survivors of sexual violence, including Indigenous women and girls
  • Demonstrated crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Sound judgment, problem-solving, advocacy and mediation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, cooperation, networking, and group/meeting facilitation
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to organize and carry out programming, groups, activities and events
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and weekends
  • Be knowledgeable of legal, financial and other practical issues which pose challenges to women living in/attempting to leave violent relationships
  • Willingness and ability to participate in team-decision making
  • Ability to work independently, as well as a team member
  • MS Office proficient

 

 

Designations, Licences & Requirements:

 

  • Valid driver’s license (Class G)and reliable transportation
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Clean CPIC/Vulnerable Sector Check

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  1. Physical Demands – Long periods of sitting, standing, typing and some walking.
  2. Environment – Mainly an office environment and indoor locations with some exposure to outside during travel. Minimal exposure to hazardous material (cleaning supplies).  
  3. Mental Effort – The nature of the position will have moderate tension and anxiety level.   
  4. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work – Regular full-time hours with availability for evening and weekend work as required.  

Applications MUST include:

  • Current cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Three names (not letters) of references with telephone numbers or email addresses (one must be current or most recent employer)

 

 

DEADLINE DATE: Thursday, September 29th, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m.
(*No Late Applications Accepted*)

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

Qualified Saugeen First Nation members will be given priority

 

Successful candidate will be asked to provide a current Criminal Record Check

including Vulnerable Sector Screening as a condition of employment

 

Office: HR Department, 519-797-2781, Extension 1110
By E-Mail: tina.jacobs@saugeen.org

By Mail: HR Department, 6 Cameron Drive, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0

 

How to Apply

By Email: tina.jacobs@saugeen.org

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