Victim Services Advocate – Chinook Arch Victim’s Services Society

Provide non-judgemental practical assistance, support, information and referral to victims of crime or tragedy in the Olds, Didsbury and Sundre RCMP Detachment areas. This assistance can be provided through follow up or immediate crisis intervention. To assist in the delivery, explanation and follow up of victim impact statements, applications for financial benefits and claims for restitution, keep victims informed of proceedings with the criminal justice system, provide victim/witnesses with formalized court preparation sessions and accompaniment to court as required, to provide information on, and referrals to, other community agencies who act as additional resources for victims.

Qualifications:

Minimum 18 years old

Complete application and undergo interview

Undergo criminal record check

Reference checks

Must pass RCMP Reliability Status Security Clearance

Valid driver’s licence

Commit to the program for at least two years

Training:

Training is paid for by Chinook Arch Victim’s Services Society

70 hours Solicitor General Alberta Victim Advocate training (certificate) e-learning

CISM – Critical Incident Stress Management

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Support Training

Conferences and workshops

On-going training

Benefits:

If you are a compassionate person looking for a rewarding position that will truly make a difference in people’s lives, volunteering with Chinook Arch Victim’s Services Society might be for you. The role of Victim Services Advocate is to stand beside victims and help them get through the aftermath of a crime or tragedy.

Hours of work:

Scheduled on call – at least four 24 hour shifts per month (schedule can be flexible)

Required to attend the monthly Victim Advocate meetings

If interested, contact:

Chinook Arch Victim’s Services Society

5110 – 65th Avenue

Olds, Alberta T4H 1L8

Office: 1-844-828-4133