Family Liaison Contact Victim Services Worker

Family Liaison Contact Victim Services Worker

SP4 Social Services Worker 4

Term/full-time

(with the possibility of becoming Regular)

Manitoba Justice

Victim Services, Courts

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 36802

Salary(s):   SP4 $56,040.00 – $77,714.00 per year

Closing Date:   December 7, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This competition is designated for Indigenous people. Only applicants who self-declare at the time of application will be eligible for further consideration.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions in different locations (Winnipeg, Selkirk, Brandon, Emerson/Morden, Portage la Prairie, Dauphin, The Pas and Thompson) and will remain in effect for 12 months.  Please specify which locations you are only interested in. 

The Family Liaison initiates and maintains contact with designated family members of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls whose matters are or will be the subject of further investigation by the RCMP or the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS). The incumbent will assist police agencies in building and maintaining positive relationships with family members and will serve as the central point of contact. The incumbent provides general information regarding the Criminal Justice System, short-term counselling, risk assessments, safety planning and referrals to community. The Family Liaison also works cooperatively with colleagues from other jurisdictions who provide similar services. The incumbent will work closely with grassroots Indigenous Agencies to enhance supports for MMIWG families.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Satisfactory Enhanced Security Screening
  • RCMP or WPS Police Security Screening 
  • A valid driver’s licence with access to a vehicle for business purposes
  • Ability to travel including remote communities via airplane  
  • Occasional overnight travel may be required 
  • Occasional work may be required outside of regular working hours and weekends

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • A Bachelor of Social Work degree or an equivalent related Social Sciences degree. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
  • Extensive case management experience in the social services field providing a full range of direct services to clients including: interviewing, performing assessments, planning, counselling, providing referrals and follow-up
  • Knowledge of the effects of trauma, grief and loss relating to victims of crime and families of missing persons
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and history
  • Excellent verbal communication skills using plain language when needed to promote complete understanding
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong positive working relationships with all types of stakeholders
  • Ability to manage confidential and politically sensitive material/situations in an appropriate manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and to manage stress effectively while working in a high volume, high stress work environment
  • Ability to work co-operatively and constructively as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to work independently with a high level of initiative
  • Knowledge of issues concerning exploitation and victimization

Desired:

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and its components

Duties:
The incumbent is responsible to initiate and maintain contact with designated family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) whose matters are or will be the subject of further investigation by the RCMP or Winnipeg Police Service. The incumbent will assist the police agencies in building and maintaining positive relationships with family members and will serve as the central point of contact. The incumbent will provide general information regarding the Criminal Justice system, short-term counselling, risk assessments, safety planning and referrals to community programs as required. The incumbent will also be responsible for guiding families through the complexities of the Justice system providing analysis, interpretation and assessment of individual needs.

The incumbent will liaise with other government departments and agencies to assist families in gathering information to answer questions about their missing or murdered loved one e.g. child welfare, housing, social assistance. The incumbent will work closely with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and community agencies to ensure families receive comprehensive support and referral to culturally appropriate supports include both Western and traditional resources. The incumbent will also attend or help organize events with community partners that support the healing of family members.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36802

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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