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                                 Family Court Support Worker

Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne

Background

Victim Services of S.D.G. & A. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance. Our agency works in partnership with police as well as emergency responders and other community-based services to ensure victims receive the help they need to assist them in the development of their personal path to wellness.

The organization is in search of a Family Court Support Worker who will be responsible for providing assistance to victims of domestic/intimate partner violence as they navigate the family court process.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director.

This is a full-time bilingual position at 35 hours per week with flexible work hours which may include some evenings and/or weekends and on-call hours.  The position requires that support be provided in at the Cornwall Court, supporting the communities of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne as well as the L’Orignal Court, supporting the communities of Prescott-Russell.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Client and Service Delivery/Program Support:

Adhere and complies with agency Policies and Procedures, ensures Ministry program guidelines and service/program eligibility criteria is met and any changes are followed

  • Provide services covering the Cornwall Courthouse (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne) and the L’Orignal Courthouse (Prescott-Russell), as resources permit
  • Conduct needs assessment, intakes with clients, answer questions, assess eligibility and open a file if deemed eligible and provide and maintain client files based on sound case management support and established process
  • Provide services and assistance to victims accessing the Mobile Tracking System (MTS) Program
  • Discuss the clients’ role and other parties’ role in the family court process without providing legal advice
  • Discuss clients’ safety needs and complete safety plans as required
  • Make necessary referrals to FLIC or Duty Counsel for support and with completing and filling out court forms.
  • Assist clients with the Legal Aid process
  • Debrief with clients after court or lawyer appointments, Family Law Information Centre or Duty Counsel meetings.

Community Involvement and Outreach:

 

  • Liaise with community partners, responding to a variety of telephone inquiries from community services and the public; provide information regarding the Family Court Support Worker Program and Victim Services of S.D.G. & A
  • Attend and represent the Family Court Support Worker Program and all services offered by Victim Services at public events as requested
  • Travel to the counties and liaise with community agencies to aid in public education as requested
  • Participate in various committees, networks or coalitions pertaining to domestic/intimate partner violence and the Family Court process.

Victim Services of S.D.G. & A. Family Court Support Worker Employment Opportunity                                                   

Program Evaluation and Improvement:

  • Collect and incorporate information gathered through the evaluation process to ensure effective program and service delivery
  • Contribute and participate in Team meetings with an aim of improving service and program provision, Team efficiencies and cohesiveness.

Administrative/Office Support:

 

  • Ensure that policies and procedures are followed and contribute to efficiencies of the program and of the team.
  • Ensure that all required statistical information is collected and documented as per established mechanisms, policies and procedures.
  • Take messages for the Executive Director and all other staff members; maintain knowledge of their schedule and whereabouts and contact when out of the office if urgent situation arises
  • Complete administrative tasks such as answering telephone, typing and filing correspondence, operating office equipment and computer as required.

The Ideal Candidate Would Possess:

  • A degree/diploma in the Social or Human Services field
  • Minimum two (2) years experience working in the social or human services field and/or issues affecting victims
  • Crisis intervention experience/education an asset
  • Consent to a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check
  • Swear or affirm an Oath of Confidentiality
  • A valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with police services and community members
  • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality around all issues regarding calls for service to victims, information shared in volunteer training/debriefing and information about the organization, volunteers and staff members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Conscientious in completing all necessary documentation with attention to detail
  • Willingness to work flexible hours/on-call hours and travel throughout the counties
  • Excellent computer knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet); ability to design/work with spreadsheets
  • Bilingual (written, spoken) in both English and French.

Annual Full Time Salary Range Based on Experience and Qualifications:  $39,130 – $44,262

Please forward your letter of interest and resume no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021 to:

Emily McBain, Executive Assistant

Email: emcbain@vsv-sdga.ca

117 First Street East, Cornwall, ON K6H 1K8

 

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

                      Employment Opportunity

                           Client Support Worker

Victim Services of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne

Background

Victim Services of S.D.G. & A. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to individuals who have been victimized as a result of a crime or tragic circumstance. Our agency works in partnership with police as well as emergency responders and other community-based services to ensure victims receive the help they need to assist them in the development of their personal path to wellness.

 The organization is in search of a Client Support Worker who will report to the Client Support Coordinator and is responsible for providing assistance to victims of crime and tragedy.  The Client Support worker will provide assistance to clients accessing the Victim Quick Response Program as well as the MTS (Mobile Tracking System) Program.

This is a full-time bilingual position at 35 hours per week with flexible work hours which will include some evenings, weekends and on-call hours.

Duties and Responsibilities

Client and Service Delivery/Program Support: 

  • Adhere and complies with agency Policies and Procedures, ensures Ministry program guidelines and service/program eligibility criteria is met and any changes are followed
  • Conduct needs assessment, intakes with clients, answer questions, assess VQRP+ eligibility and open a file if deemed eligible, providing, and maintaining client files based on sound case management support and established processes
  • Enter client files into database and record all services provided
  • Provide services and assistance to victims accessing the Victims Quick Response Program and Mobile Tracking System (MTS) Program
  • Ensure a response to calls from Police and other agencies requesting services
  • Ensure on scene assistance to volunteers in difficult or large-scale emergency situations by personally attending the scene
  • Meet with clients on scene as needed
  • Provide on-call and back up on-call support; assume Team Leader responsibilities during weekday office hours and weekend/weeknights as needed; carry pager/cell phone as required
  • Discuss clients’ safety needs and complete safety plans as required
  • Performs, schedules and monitors home/business security audits
  • Develops and maintains tracking sheets for home security assisted victims from the Cornwall Community Police, the OPP, as well as the Akwesasne Mohawk Police
  • Assist with recruitment initiatives and screening of volunteer team members as required
  • Assist in the maintenance of the 24-hour volunteer schedule, as well as monthly volunteer meetings as required

Community Involvement and Outreach: 

  • Respond to a variety of telephone inquiries from community agencies and services, emergency services and the public; provide information regarding the nature of Victim Services of S.D.G. & A. and explain the role of volunteers as well as how to apply to become a volunteer
  • Liaise with community agencies to provide information about Victim Services and its programs/services
  • Attend and represent Victim Services at public events
  • Travel to the counties and liaise with community agencies to aid in volunteer recruitment and public education

Victim Services of S.D.G. & A. Client Support Worker Employment Opportunity                                                                  

Program Evaluation and Improvement:

  • Collect and incorporate information gathered through the evaluation process to ensure effective program and service delivery
  • Contribute and participate in Team meetings with an aim of improving service and program provision, Team efficiencies and cohesiveness.

Administrative/Office Support: 

  • Ensure that policies and procedures are followed and contribute to efficiencies of the program and of the team.
  • Ensure that all required statistical information is collected and documented as per established mechanisms, policies, and

procedures.

  • Take messages for the Executive Director and all other staff members; maintain knowledge of their schedule and whereabouts and contact when out of the office if urgent situation arises
  • Complete administrative tasks such as answering telephone, typing and filing correspondence, operating office equipment and computer as required.

The Ideal Candidate Would Possess:

  • A degree/diploma in the Social or Human Services field
  • Minimum two (2) years experience working in the social or human services field and/or issues affecting victims
  • Crisis intervention experience/education an asset
  • Obtain a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check
  • Swear or affirm an Oath of Confidentiality
  • A valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with police services and community members
  • The ability to maintain strict confidentiality around all issues regarding calls for service to victims, information shared in volunteer training/debriefing and information about the organization, volunteers, and staff members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Conscientious in completing all necessary documentation with attention to detail
  • Willingness to work flexible hours/on-call hours and travel throughout the counties
  • Excellent computer knowledge (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet); ability to design/work with spreadsheets
  • Bilingual (written, spoken) in both English and French.

Annual Full Time Salary Range Based on Experience and Qualifications:  $37,310 – $42,224

Please forward your letter of interest and resume no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2021 to:

Emily McBain, Executive Assistant

Email: emcbain@vsv-sdga.ca

117 First Street East, Cornwall, ON K6H 1K8

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

After Hours On-Call Crisis Response

Team Leader 

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Crisis Response Coordinator, the After Hours On-Call Crisis Response Team Leader role involves responding to calls received outside of regular business hours from Police and Emergency Services who request immediate crisis assistance. The After Hours On-Call Crisis Response Team Leader will coordinate and dispatch a Team consisting of two (2) trained Volunteer Crisis Responders to offer support and guidance to victims of crime and/or tragic circumstances. The interested candidate must be willing to attend crisis calls in person as needed within S.D.G. & A.

Hours of Work:

  • Weekday coverage beginning at 5:00pm through to 7:00am Monday to
  • Friday
  • Weekend coverage beginning on Friday at 5:00pm through to 7:00am the following Monday Morning
  • Statutory holidays from 7:00am to 7:00am the following workday
  • Coverage is on a rotational basis, every second week

Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in the Human Services field
  • Experience in performing victim services and/or crisis response work
  • Completion of the Victim Services Crisis Responder and Team Leader training
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Energetic individual who possesses the ability to deal with high stress and crisis incidents

in a calm and comforting manner

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with police, volunteers, staff and other social services providers
  • Excellent decision making, organizational and communication skills
  • Conscientious in completing in detail all necessary documentation
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental, sensitive, emotionally safe services related to volunteers and victims
  • High level of commitment and responsibility
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle; willingness to travel within the catchment area (Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesane)
  • Must be fluently bilingual, written and spoken (French and English)

Apply to:                    Victim Services of S.D.G. & A.

Emily McBain, Executive Assistant

117 First Street East  Cornwall, ON  K6H 1K8     Fax:  613-938-8420

E-mail:  emcbain@vsv-sdga.ca

Closing date:              Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 4:30pm

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Pour voir cette offre d’emploi en français, s.v.p. visitez notre site web www.vsv-sdga.ca

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Your chance to help Victim Services SDG&A has never been easier!

Please click on the link below to vote for our Victim Services video.  In conjunction with Respect RX Pharmacy, we would use the $5,000 grand prize from McDougall Family Fund to set up an on going account for our community’s most vulnerable which would allow us to assist them in their time of need.

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You can start sharing your entry with your friends and family.

Voting closes June 1st, 2021.

Wear it for Joy in support of the Cornwall Police Accredited Facility Dog!

Get your swag today!!!

https://cornwallpolice.com/wearitforjoy?fbclid=IwAR35LGxmAua856upaXs1dkMGmUOBm0FNHLJY3KcfrDr797cMiW1jMKBXSJo

 

TIP SHEET CAFÉ
(1 hour)
May 27 Sexual Behaviour & Dating
June 3 Getting Teens to Cooperate
DISCUSSION GROUPS
(90 minutes)
June 10 Coping with Emotions
June 17 Building Teenager Survival Skills
June 24 Reducing Family Conflict
For parents and caregivers of teenagers residing in Cornwall or Stormont, Dundas or Glengarry.

You can register online at www.MyTripleP.ca or by calling Christine at 1-844-362-8593

 

 

 

Thank you to all our supporters for a very successful fundraiser with Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall! We raised $1691 for Victim Services and our friends at Koala Place!!! Thank you Optimist Club of Cornwall for contributing $500 towards this fun event.

 

 

On February 11, National 211 Day, United Way Centraide Canada released new data and survey results showing that many Canadians are struggling to pay bills and dealing with mental health issues for the first time in their lives as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To read the media release, click here.

 

SAVE THE DATE: April 12th, 2021

What: Fundraiser at Shoeless Joe’s Cornwall for Victim Services & Koala Place

When: Monday, April 12th from 4-8pm

Pre order one of three delicious Shoeless Joe’s burgers and/or an order delicious Shoeless Joe’s wings.

$4 from each order goes directly to Victim Services & Koala Place.

BURGERS                                                                                                                       

  • Joe’s Signature Smashed Burger
  • Lumberjack Burger (cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, sauteed onions and lattice fries)
  • Maple Bacon Peppercorn Burger (old cheddar and Maple peppercorn bacon )
  • All burgers come with a burger sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. And are served with thin cut fries or house salad with balsamic dressing.
  • Upgrades available
  • Please try to limit modifications for allergies only in order to help streamline the event

WINGS

  • Single order of wings
  • 10 wings dusted with choice of sauce (Mild, Smoky Chipotle, Buffalo Butter, Honey Garlic and Garlic Dill Dip)

UPGRADED SIDE OPTIONS

  • Lattice fries – $1.99
  • Sweet Potato fries – $1.99
  • Poutine – $1.99
  • Caesar Salad – $0.99

To pre-order, please call Shoeless Joe’s 613-935-6410 to place your order. Please include a pick up time with your order. Payments will be made at the time of pick up.

Thank you to the Optimist Club of Cornwall for supporting us with a $500 donation to this event.

 

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The Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the families of young victims of crime. To ensure parents get the help they need, the Government introduced the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime.

The benefit provides income support to eligible parents who suffer a loss of income as they take time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child under 25 years of age, as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence.  The following are key features of the benefit:

  • Eligible parents have two years following the date of the incident to apply for and receive benefit payments of $450 per week, paid bi-weekly, for a maximum of 35 weeks.
  • To receive the benefit, parents must be on leave from employment or working reduced hours up to a maximum of 50% of their regular work week (up to a maximum of 20 hours per week).
  • Applicants must also have a recent labour force attachment, having earned at least $6,500 in the previous calendar year or the 52 weeks immediately prior to the incident.
  • The benefit can be shared by more than one eligible parent for the same incident.

The Canada Labour Code also was amended to ensure that employees in the federally regulated private sector can benefit from the improved grant without any fear of losing their job

For more information on the benefit and eligibility criteria, or to apply, please visit www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/parents-young-victims-crime.html.

Ontario Unveils Plans to Accelerate Access to the Justice System | Ontario Newsroom 

  Happy International Day of the Woman 2021 – March 8!!!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – March 8, 2021 | National Today

                      Take Back The Night – Organized by the CEIU Local 621 Women’s Committee 

The Annual March in Cornwall bringing awareness to and protesting violence against women in all forms is once again being planned by the CEIU Local 621 (the Union for the Cornwall and Area Service Canada employees) Women’s Committee.

The event will be hosted virtually this year on Sept. 17, and will also encourage people to walk individually or in smaller groups.

Those who are interested in participating in next month’s event in Cornwall can go to Take Back the Night 2020 page on Facebook, or contact cornwall.tbtn@gmail.com to register.

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La marche annuelle à Cornwall pour sensibiliser et protester contre la violence faites aux femmes sous toutes les formes est planifiée par le Comité des femmes de la section locale 621 du SEIC (le Syndicat des employés de Cornwall et de Service régional Canada).

L’événement aura lieu le 17 septembre. Nous encourageons les gens de marcher individuellement ou en petits groupes.

Ceux qui souhaitent participer à l’événement du mois prochain à Cornwall peuvent accéder la page “Take Back the Night 2020” sur Facebook ou vous pouvez contacter cornwall.tbtn@gmail.com pour vous inscrire.