Outreach / Crisis and Sexual Assault Response Worker

South Peace Community Resources Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process

To apply to this position, please quote the competition number and send your resume and cover letter to:

  • Dawson Creek
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Job Summary

Under the direction of the Department Manager, the Crisis and Sexual Assault Worker will:

  • Respond to the specific needs of women who have experienced violence, abuse or threats and who are in need of support with supportive counselling, practical support, advocacy, referral and follow up
  • Provide local transportation, accompaniment and advocacy, as required
  • Provide public education and coordinate awareness activities around the issue of violence against women, sexualized violence and sexual consent
  • Respond to all victims of recent sexual assault who are in need of support through supportive counselling, advocacy, referral and follow up
  • Chair the Sexual Assault Sub Committee of the CAVIR (Committee Against Violence in Relationships, preparing agendas, arranging meetings, taking minutes coordinate community protocols and community coordinated response.


The Crisis and Sexual Assault Worker will have:

  • A diploma in Social Work or Public Administration
  • One year recent, related experience
  • Experience in supervised settings in services to women and children who are victims of abuse, or
  • an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Skills & Knowledge

The Crisis and Sexual Assault Worker will require:

  • An excellent understanding of family violence, the dynamics of sexual, emotional and physical abuse and family systems
  • The ability to work with survivors of wife assault, sexual assault and emotional abuse
  • An awareness of the criminal and civil justice systems
  • Familiarity with legislation that pertains to the target group
  • Excellent relationship skills with service recipients, staff, professionals and agency personnel
  • Knowledge of the community, its systems and resources
  • The ability to work with people of diverse ages, cultures and personal situations
  • The ability to prepare and produce a variety of reports
  • The ability to work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A working knowledge of Excel, Word and email programs
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Achievement and maintenance of Crisis Response Training, Suicide Prevention and Intervention Training, Diversity Training

Personal Attributes

The crisis and Sexual Assault Worker will have:

  • A high degree and awareness of ethical and professional conduct;
  • Cultural, social and economic awareness;
  • Empathetic listening and support qualities;
  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Sensitivity and a non-judgmental attitude;
  • Good boundaries and self care practices;
  • A willingness to work flexible hours;
  • A person centered practical approach; and
  • Good physical health;
  • A strong understanding of and a commitment to a feminist informed practice

Hours of Work

28 Hours per week

Rate of Pay

$26.74 per hour as per the Collective Agreement

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to:

Tallulah McCullough, Human Resource Coordinator
P.O. Box 713 (10110 - 13th Street)
Fax: (250) 782-4167

E-mail: humanresources@spcrs.ca

  • Please include competition #1965 with your resume
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
  • This position requires union membership