Training Coordinator - Violence Prevention Services

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Job Title: Training Coordinator - Violence Prevention Services
Languages: English and Arabic or Farsi or Punjabi or Spanish or Mandarin is an asset

Status:  Temporary, Full Time (with possibility of extension)

Schedule: Flexible Schedule 
Hours:  35 hours
Wage:  $33.83 - $ 41.32/ hour (Starting at $33.83)
Grid:  14P
Start Date: ASAP
End Date: March 31, 2023

Date Posted:  July 05, 2022
Closing DateOpen Until Filled

Please note that internal applicants must apply by July 11, 2022, internal applications received after this date will not be considered as internal and seniority will not apply – position will remain open until filled.

The Opportunity:

DIVERSEcity is seeking a Temporary, Full-Time Training Coordinator with our Violence Prevention Services with our Health Promotion team. This position will predominantly support the Roots of Safety project and our Sexual Assault Response Program – It Happens Here Too, to provide:

  • One-to-one case management, system navigation and psycho-educational support
  • Group based support
  • Capacity building for peers and partner agencies 
Responsibilities include:

  • Provides trauma-informed, harm reduction and integrated linkage to internal and external support services to a caseload of survivors of violence and assaults;
  • Provides direct invention-based supports to client(s)/ families using the adapted/ Roots of Safety framework including ongoing follow ups
  • Establishes a working and supportive relationship with clients and their support networks while ensuring overall safety of the client;
  • Advocates, liaises, and coordinates service access with multiple community partners to support coordination of services; Advocates for client rights as necessary and supports self-advocacy;
  • Supports assessment of clients’ needs and provides case management support to link clients to internal and external supports including counselling, victim services, police, medical care, and other community based providers as needed;
  • Provides skill teaching, responsive client centered approaches, and support to clients to assist in goal achievement;
  • Develop and implement community outreach and recruitment plan; Actively liaises with community service agencies, including other violence prevention-based response programs, to develop relationships and maintain up-to-date information about available resources
  • Provides crisis support response, as well as crisis prevention planning;
  • Facilitates workshops and training with service providers to create awareness and visibility around violence and assault from IRER (Immigrant, Refugee, Ethnocultural, Racialized) perspectives
  • Participates in community networking, advisory committees and professional development trainings as appropriate;
  • Assesses clients’ needs for internal and external services and provides appropriate information and referrals to resources as appropriate
  • Creates training programs and its content, including research of available materials, assessing and adapting those materials to ensure appropriacy of use and updating materials as needed;
  • Plans, coordinates and delivers in-person/online training sessions; conducts training analysis for ongoing adaptation to meet the needs of trainees
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the Manager 

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on Social Work, Psychology, Gender Studies, Criminology or a related discipline from a recognized program;
  • A minimum of 2-years of recent relevant experience working with newcomer communities with a focus on anti-oppressive, anti-racism and decolonization approaches, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, acquired either through paid or volunteer work, or through lived and/or living experience;
  • Proven ability to complete full training cycle such as assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate

Qualified candidates will also posses: 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; excited to learn, share and contribute towards the department’s practice enhancement;
  • Familiarity with e-learning platforms
  • Ability to develop, adapt and implement training curriculum, while keeping in mind the varying needs of the trainees
  • Willingness to actively and respectfully learn from those with lived and/or living experience; or lived or living experiences of surviving violence and/ or newcomer
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams);
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle.
This position requires union membership.  A Criminal Record Check is a requirement of employment.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter as separate attachments.  Please note that only Word or PDF formats can be accepted.   As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a short questionnaire. Please ensure all questions are answered. 

To view all opportunities at DIVERSEcity visit www.dcrs.ca/work-with-us/.

Additional Information:

This position is based in our Surrey office and is a blend of remote and in-person services.  DIVERSEcity has implemented new safety procedures for in-office and in-person work, to view our safety plan, please visit https://www.dcrs.ca/news/diversecity-re-opening-plan. Successful candidates will be provided with the training and equipment to safely carry out their duties, ensuring the best protection for our staff and clients.

DIVERSEcity is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from people of all gender identities and expressions, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and visible minorities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact our HR department at (recruitment@dcrs.ca). Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

About DIVERSEcity

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society is a registered charity devoted to helping newcomers. For 40 years we have focused on providing specialized services newcomers to find employment, learn English, find housing, deal with family challenges, work through mental health issues and access medical care. DIVERSEcity is a client-centred organization committed to quality and accountability. We value growth, respect, integrity and compassion. To learn more about DIVERSEcity visit us at www.dcrs.ca/.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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