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Talent Pool - Victim Witness Services Workers - Unlinigual (English) And Bilingual (English/French)

Job IDBC-4F-4A-4F-AE-14
CompanyMinistry Of The Attorney General
LocationVarious Locations In Ontario
ProvinceOntario
Date Posted2023-08-16
Posted Until2024-02-12
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryMiscellaneous
Description
Do you have a passion to support diverse groups of clients and do you understand crisis management? Are you a dedicated professional who can engage empathetically and support your team in an inclusive and challenging work environment?

If so, consider this role with the Ministry of the Attorney General as a Victim / Witness Services Worker to provide a full range of services to victims/witnesses of crime, including needs assessment, crisis intervention, emotional support and referrals, and 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.

This competition includes the following Victim / Witness Assistance Program offices/regional hubs:
- Sault Ste. Marie, including Elliot Lake satellite office
- Timmins, including Kapuskasing satellite office
- North Bay, including Haileybury, Parry Sound, and Bracebridge satellite offices
- Sudbury, including Gore Bay satellite office
- Thunder Bay
- Barrie
- Kenora, including Dryden and Fort Frances satellite offices

Please note: This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the conclusion of the competition. The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time.

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 < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-public-service-anti-racism-policy > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < https://www.ontario.ca/page/ops-inclusion-diversity-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 < http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/ontario-human-rights-code >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will be:
- Providing information/support/assistance to vulnerable clients
- Managing/coordinating an 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

Locations: Barrie, Bracebridge, Dryden, Elliot Lake, Fort Frances, Gore Bay, Haileybury, Kapuskasing, Kenora, North Bay, Parry Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins

***** Important Pre-Assignment Application Process *****

As part of the application process, please provide a written response of 250 words or less to describe the following:
As a Victim / Witness Services Worker, you will provide services to victims of crime and/or marginalized/vulnerable clients to meet their special needs. Please describe the skills you would employ when interacting with a diverse clientele to ensure needs were met, and how you would work effectively in an inclusive team environment, which includes colleagues, criminal justice partners and community agencies.
Please write your full name at the top of your pre-assignment response and include with your cover letter and resume and upload under ONE attachment. Applications that do not have the pre-assignment included will NOT be considered in the screening stage.

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Information Session Details:
Voluntary, online information sessions will be conducted on Tuesday, August 15 at 7 pm EDT and Friday, August 18 at 12 pm EDT to share information about this opportunity.
This is voluntary and will not impact the screening process. If you are interested in learning more about the Victim / Witness Services Worker position, please self-register via the following link: MS Forms Information Session Registration < https://forms.office.com/r/UiqPV0n4dC >
Access details to attend the information session will be provided to those who express interest via the above MS Forms page only.

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge
You have
- demonstrated skills in providing services to victims of crime and/or marginalized/vulnerable clients in order to meet their special needs.
- proven experience working with victims/witnesses of crime, specifically in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, homicide and death-related cases.
- comprehensive knowledge and skills related to providing emotional support, crisis response and intervention, needs assessment, referrals to community agencies, assessment of safety needs, advocacy and empowerment to clients.
Analytical, Judgement and Problem-Solving Skills
- You can deal with client issues, interact with stakeholders and recommend service improvements.
- You have ability to apply program policies, relevant legislation and guidelines to assess immediate risks to clients, consider various alternatives, and select and apply the best plan of action to meet unique needs.
- You can foster co-operation of service 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, and 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.
- You can coordinate the compilation and preparation of relevant information for statistical reports.

Computer Skills
- You have demonstrated knowledge of MS Office software and working with database systems to update and retrieve information and maintain case records.

Salary Range: $1,175.96 - $1,443.92 Per Week

Additional Information:
- Unilingual Permanent, 220 Main St S, Kenora, North Region or 360 Plouffe St, North Bay, North Region or 123 March St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 144 Pine St, Sudbury, North Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region or 38 Pine St N, Timmins, North Region or 31 Nova Scotia Walk, Elliot Lake, North Region or 25 Brunetville Rd, Kapuskasing, North Region or 393 Main St, Haileybury, North Region or 82 James St, Parry Sound, North Region or 3B Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 25 Phipps St, Gore Bay, North Region or 283 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region or 211 Princess Street, Dryden, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- Unilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), 220 Main St S, Kenora, North Region or 360 Plouffe St, North Bay, North Region or 123 March St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 144 Pine St, Sudbury, North Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region or 38 Pine St N, Timmins, North Region or 31 Nova Scotia Walk, Elliot Lake, North Region or 25 Brunetville Rd, Kapuskasing, North Region or 393 Main St, Haileybury, North Region or 82 James St, Parry Sound, North Region or 3B Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 25 Phipps St, Gore Bay, North Region or 283 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region or 211 Princess Street, Dryden, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- Bilingual Permanent, 220 Main St S, Kenora, North Region or 360 Plouffe St, North Bay, North Region or 123 March St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 144 Pine St, Sudbury, North Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region or 38 Pine St N, Timmins, North Region or 31 Nova Scotia Walk, Elliot Lake, North Region or 25 Brunetville Rd, Kapuskasing, North Region or 393 Main St, Haileybury, North Region or 82 James St, Parry Sound, North Region or 3B Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 25 Phipps St, Gore Bay, North Region or 283 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region or 211 Princess Street, Dryden, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), 220 Main St S, Kenora, North Region or 360 Plouffe St, North Bay, North Region or 123 March St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 144 Pine St, Sudbury, North Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region or 38 Pine St N, Timmins, North Region or 31 Nova Scotia Walk, Elliot Lake, North Region or 25 Brunetville Rd, Kapuskasing, North Region or 393 Main St, Haileybury, North Region or 82 James St, Parry Sound, North Region or 3B Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 25 Phipps St, Gore Bay, North Region or 283 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region or 211 Princess Street, Dryden, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- Unilingual Permanent - Regular Part-Time, 220 Main St S, Kenora, North Region or 360 Plouffe St, North Bay, North Region or 123 March St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 144 Pine St, Sudbury, North Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region or 38 Pine St N, Timmins, North Region or 31 Nova Scotia Walk, Elliot Lake, North Region or 25 Brunetville Rd, Kapuskasing, North Region or 393 Main St, Haileybury, North Region or 82 James St, Parry Sound, North Region or 3B Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 25 Phipps St, Gore Bay, North Region or 283 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region or 211 Princess Street, Dryden, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- Unilingual Temporary - Part-Time, 220 Main St S, Kenora, North Region or 360 Plouffe St, North Bay, North Region or 123 March St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 144 Pine St, Sudbury, North Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region or 38 Pine St N, Timmins, North Region or 31 Nova Scotia Walk, Elliot Lake, North Region or 25 Brunetville Rd, Kapuskasing, North Region or 393 Main St, Haileybury, North Region or 82 James St, Parry Sound, North Region or 3B Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 25 Phipps St, Gore Bay, North Region or 283 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region or 211 Princess Street, Dryden, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- Bilingual Permanent - Regular Part-Time, 220 Main St S, Kenora, North Region or 360 Plouffe St, North Bay, North Region or 123 March St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 144 Pine St, Sudbury, North Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region or 38 Pine St N, Timmins, North Region or 31 Nova Scotia Walk, Elliot Lake, North Region or 25 Brunetville Rd, Kapuskasing, North Region or 393 Main St, Haileybury, North Region or 82 James St, Parry Sound, North Region or 3B Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 25 Phipps St, Gore Bay, North Region or 283 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region or 211 Princess Street, Dryden, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
- Bilingual Temporary - Part-Time, 220 Main St S, Kenora, North Region or 360 Plouffe St, North Bay, North Region or 123 March St, Sault Ste Marie, North Region or 144 Pine St, Sudbury, North Region or 75 Mulcaster St, Barrie, Central Region or 125 Brodie St N, Thunder Bay, North Region or 38 Pine St N, Timmins, North Region or 31 Nova Scotia Walk, Elliot Lake, North Region or 25 Brunetville Rd, Kapuskasing, North Region or 393 Main St, Haileybury, North Region or 82 James St, Parry Sound, North Region or 3B Dominion St, Bracebridge, Central Region or 25 Phipps St, Gore Bay, North Region or 283 Church St, Fort Frances, North Region or 211 Princess Street, Dryden, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Note:
- This ad is also available in French.
- The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
- The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list of qualified candidates to fill upcoming opportunities within the next eighteen months following the closing date of the job ad posting.
- In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Salary$1,175.96 - $1,443.92 Per Week
LanguagesEnglish & French
How To ApplyClick "Apply Now"

Please apply online, only, quoting Job ID 200716, by Friday, September 1, 2023. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario's Human Rights Code.

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