Victim Services Officer 1 (50% Part-Time)

Website Province of Nova Scotia

Job Start Date: As soon as possible

The Victim Services Officer is responsible for delivering the Provincial Victim Services Program, in accordance with the rights of victims of crime as outlined in the Victim’s Rights and Services Act, the Criminal Code of Canada and the victim-related provisions of other federal and provincial statutes, including the Victim Bill of Rights.

As our Victim Services Officer, you will provide information and support services directly to victims of crime and employees impacted by workplace injuries, and act as a liaison between the victim and justice personnel such as police and Crown Attorneys.  This work can include Court preparation sessions, Court accompaniment and assisting victims to access Criminal Injuries Counselling or to prepare and submit Victim Impact Statements to the Court.  In this role, you will identify and analyze trends and common concerns of victims and employ a variety of strategies to meet those needs.

Other Requirements :

You possess a Bachelor’s degree (typically in the Social Sciences) and three years' related experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.  Related experience includes (but is not limited to) providing client services in the community.  Experience working with victims of crime or employees impacted by workplace injuries is considered an asset.

In this role, you are required to have experience in client assessment and interviewing techniques, as well as case management and computer skills.  Your knowledge of the criminal justice system and community resources, the Victims’ Rights and Services Act, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Nova Scotia Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is essential.

Our successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, good organizational ability and strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.  You will demonstrate empathy, warmth and tact along with an in-depth understanding of human dynamics and the effects of victimization.  Sound judgment and the ability to work with self-confidence and decisiveness are also important in this role.

Access to reliable transportation is required as you will be responsible for multiple court locations in your coverage area.

The ability to speak French would be considered an asset.

The above qualifications will be assessed using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.

Salary Range: $1,101.20 - $1,337.56 Bi-Weekly
    Salary Includes:
  • Benefits
    Essential Skills:
  • Reading
  • Working with Others
  • Communications Skills
  • Writing
  • Problem Solving
    Soft Skills:
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Team Work
How to Apply:

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