Volunteer support needed for victim services

Salmon Arm and Sicamous Police Victim Services are looking for volunteer victim service advocates and support workers.

If you care about people, are committed to your co-workers and community, are compassionate, have good listening skills and are willing to help those in need, you might be just the right person to become a victim support worker.

Salmon Arm and Sicamous Police Victim Services are looking for volunteer victim service advocates and support workers.

General requirements for the position must include: • Canadian citizenship, • mature individuals over 19, • ability to obtain RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance, • Valid B.C. driver’s licence, • successful interview process, • ability to attend all mandatory training sessions, • be ethical, dependable and compassionate, • be non-judgmental, • have a desire to assist all victims of crime and tragedy, • ability to work within the policies and procedures of the RCMP, • ability to work as a team, • ability to maintain confidentiality and • strong listening skills.

An information night will follow at a future date where more in-depth information will be provided and questions answered.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply with contact information to Cheryl Ashe, Police Victim Service manager and co-ordinator at either the RCMP detachment front office in Salmon Arm or at the RCMP detachment in Sicamous. Information for initial screening and contact should include: full name, date of birth, contact phone number, physical address and mailing address.

Applicable candidates will be contacted by phone and be advised of the next  proposed information night, scheduled interview times and training dates.