• Full Time
  • Windsor

Ministry of the Attorney General

Do you have a passion to support diverse groups of clients and understand crisis management? Are you a dedicated professional whom can engage empathetically and support your team in an inclusive and challenging work environment? If so, consider this role as a Victim Witness Service Worker to provide a full range of services to victim/witnesses of crime, including needs assessment, crisis intervention, emotional support and referrals, and to participate in stakeholder networks and public education. The Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides information, assistance and support to victims and witnesses of crime to increase their understanding of, and participation in, the criminal court process. We are recruiting for the following temporary positions: • 1 temporary, full time (36.25 hours per week), and 1 temporary, part time (18.12 hours per week) located at 80 Dundas Street, London • 1 temporary, part time position located at 700 Christina Street North, Sarnia • 2 temporary, full time positions located at 200 Chatham Street East, Windsor • 1 temporary, full time position located at 215 Cayley Street, Walkerton or 611 Ninth Avenue East, Owen Sound • 1 temporary, full time position located at 5 Huron Street, Stratford What can I expect to do in this role? You will be: • Providing information/support/assistance to vulnerable 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? Technical Knowledge You have • demonstrated skills in providing services to victims of crime and/or marginalized/vulnerable clients meeting their special needs. • proven experience working with victims/witnesses of crime, specifically of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, homicide and death related cases. • comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated skills/ability in providing services to victims of crime and or/marginalized/vulnerable clients. Analytical, Judgement and Problem Solving Skills • You can deal with client issues, interact with stakeholders and recommend services improvements. • You have ability to apply program policies, relevant legislation and guidelines to assess clients immediate risks, to consider various alternatives and to select and apply the best plan of action to meet unique needs. • You can foster co-operation of services providers in implementing new or enhanced services and bring contentious matters to the Manager. Communication, Interpersonal and Teamwork Skills • You can deal effectively and appropriately with a diverse clientele and liaise effectively with criminal justice partners. • You possess demonstrated ability to network effectively with community agencies, work with diverse communities and be sensitive to their needs. • You can write reports, case file summaries, and assist in developing and conducting training programs. • You can work effectively in an inclusive team environment. Case Management/Organizational and Planning Skills • You have demonstrated ability to manage a large caseload independently. • You can prioritize work in an environment of demanding multiple deadlines Computer Skills • You have demonstrated knowledge of MS Office Software and working with database systems. 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. Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives. All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment. Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, December 6, 2021 11:59 pm EST . Late applications will not be accepted. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted. The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code . Note: The only website where you can apply on-line for positions with the Ontario Public Service is http://www.gojobs.gov.on.ca Apply Online

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