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Sexual Assault Response Coordinator - Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
Deadline: April 13, 2023
Posted: March 13, 2023

Job Description / Duties

Key Duties & Responsibilities
 Provides trauma-informed, harm reduction and integrated linkage to internal and external
support services to survivors of sexual violence and assaults
 Advocates, liaises, and coordinates service access with multiple community partners to
support coordination of services
 Supports assessment of needs and provides case management support to link to internal
and external supports including crises counselling, victim services, police, medical care,
and other community based providers as needed
 Devises a service plan with woman, establishes goals to meet determined needs, while
providing coordination of service through culturally informed lens
 Provides accompaniment as needed including initial police interviews, medical services for
sexual assault services, etc.
 Actively liaises with community service agencies, including other sexual assault response
programs, to develop relationships and maintain up-to-date information about available
 Facilitates information sessions and support groups for women who have experienced
sexual violence
 Facilitates workshops and training with DEWC staff and other service providers to create
awareness and visibility around sexual violence and assault
 Participates in community networking, advisory committees and professional development
trainings as appropriate
 Work collaboratively with other DEWC programs and service, providing support and
coverage were needed, including the Drop In and/or Shelter
 Other related duties not specified that may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications / Required Skills

Required Qualifications:
 Two years related experience, preferably working with marginalized women
 Formal trauma informed crises counselling training required
 Ability to work from a strong feminist analysis and within an intersectional, anti-oppression
 High degree of self-awareness and cultural competence, including the ability to adapt
approaches to the cultural needs and practices of each woman
 Understanding of and strict adherence to confidentiality, policies, regulations, and
 Knowledge of relevant systems, institutions and supports for women, including gaps and
barriers to services and resources
 Must have a strong working knowledge and analysis of the issues impacting women in the
downtown eastside, including gender based violence, mental health, homelessness, and
addictions with an understanding of trauma-informed care responses.
 Strong conflict resolution skills and practice
 Strong computer experience and skills including using Microsoft 365 products and
database management,
 Demonstrated crises intervention training and experience
 Excellent communication skills required, including the ability to work in a respectful and
cooperative manner with co-workers, volunteers, and center members.
 Ability to work within a chaotic environment and with a diverse community of women
 A First Aid certificate and NVCI is required
 Candidate must undergo a criminal record check
 Women with addiction issues need to be at least 2 years clean and sober
 Hourly position that requires some work outside of normal business hours to undertake
position responsibilities, meet deadlines, and ensure delivery of high-quality programs and

Additional Information

Benefits of Joining the DEWC Team
Healthcare: Extended health & dental coverage
including vision; prescription medications;
alternative therapies; EAP; life insurance; and longterm disability.
Paid time off: 3 weeks paid vacation in the 1st
year, 4 weeks after 1 year; 13 paid statutory
holidays; 12 paid sick days annually; and access to
time off to handle family or personal situations
For your Retirement: Enrolled in the Municipal
Pension Plan with a matching contribution from
Other perks: Compressed work schedule;
employee loan program; regular staff development
days; and DEWC employees are considered first
for any open positions.

 Permanent, full-time, 9 day fortnight schedule/Start Date: ASAP
 Union: BCGEU / Salary $24.23 hr.
 Posting closing date: Open until the position is filled

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Indigenous women and women of colour are strongly encouraged to apply / Additional languages spoken
an asset.
**While we thank all applicants for their interests, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted**

Salary: $24.23/hr

Contact Information

Employer Profile

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) exists to support and empower women
and children, living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, who are
particularly vulnerable to violence, exploitation, injustice and injury. Through low barrier
Drop-In Centers and Emergency Shelters, DEWC provides basic need services, programs,
and specialized supports to over 700 women and children daily to help them survive the
conditions that surround them.