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About the Position
Position Number: 42
Position Title: Crisis Support Volunteer
Organization Name: Victim Services Bruce Grey Perth
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict, Events/Fundraising
Position Description: The role of the crisis support volunteer is to respond to a crisis situation, with your team partner, and provide:
Emotional support to those in crisis.
Practical assistance to clients.
Information and resources.
Referrals to the agencies available in the community for long-term support.
Safety planning.
Goal of Position: Provide immediate emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to longer term supports to victims and people who have been affected by crime and tragic circumstances.
Position Benefits: Helping individuals in time of crisis and tragic circumstances
Training Details: Training is 40 hours in total and includes 8 weeks of in-class training (1 evening per week) and online learning to be completed by graduation.
Position Qualifications: 19 years of age or older.
Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Check and a Child and Family Services Check.

Attendance at monthly volunteer meetings.
Minimum one-year commitment.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Mature and responsible
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to deal effectively with crisis situations
Suitability to provide sensitive, emotionally safe and effective service to clients on behalf of Victim Services.
Complete minimum standards training and evaluation.
Ability to work as part of a crisis team
Time Commitment: Week Day Morning, Week Day Afternoon, Week Day Evening, Weekend Morning, Weekend Afternoon, Weekend Evening, Anytime
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Time Detail: This is a very flexible volunteer opportunity, with shifts available days, evenings, nights and weekends.
Application Due Date: 2019-09-30
Min Age: 19
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers
Location: 544 Huron Street, Stratford, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Stratford, St. Marys, North Perth, East Perth, West Perth, All of Perth
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Fully Accessible Workplace
Accessibility: Volunteer Training will be completed in a fully accessible office space.
Onscene volunteers may need to meet at client homes which may not be accessible.
Office volunteers will meet in the fully accessible workspace.
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How to Contact
Website: http://www.vsbgp.com/
Contact: Stacy
Phone: (519)-271-9998
Address: 544 Huron Rd Stratford, N5A 6S6

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