Casual/On Call Crisis Response Team Leader

Brockville Casual

Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville - Job Details

Posted: Sep 14, 2022
Expires: Nov 30, 2022

Casual/On-Call Crisis Response Team Leader
Victim Services of Leeds & Grenville

Position: Casual/On-Call Crisis Response Team Leader

Job Status: Casual/On-Call Crisis Response Team Leaders provide on-call emergency response coverage on an as needed basis for a 24/7Crisis Response Schedule. Team Leaders provide their availability to be on-call for Day Shifts (8am-5pm) and/or Night Shifts (5pm-8am) during the week and at Weekends: 8am-8pm and 8pm-8am.

Rate of Pay: Casual/On-Call Crisis Response Team Leader are paid for 3 hours for every shift worked at a rate of $15/hour. 4% vacation pay is also provided on each pay. Pay schedule is the 1st and 15th of the month.

Job Description:
The role of the On-Call Crisis Response Team Leader is to be available and respond to emergency requests for assistance from full time staff and / or respond to the emergency phone line as requested. The Team Leader will provide leadership and direction on all emergency incidents that s/he is dispatched to. They will also complete required reports and liaison with the Emergency Services Supervisor as well as emergency service providers on scene. The position requires a high level of commitment, responsibility, and leadership.
The After-Hours Emergency Response Supervisor is supervised by the Emergency Services Manager.

Education and Qualifications:
• Consent to a Criminal Background Check including a Vulnerable Person Check
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality (Oath of Confidentiality to be signed)
• Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle; willingness to travel within the catchment area (Leeds & Grenville)
• Relevant post secondary education and / or experience with victims of crime is an asset.
• Completion of the Victim Services Volunteer and Team Leader training required (will be provided)
• An ability to deal with high stress and crisis incidents in a calm and soothing manner.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with police, volunteers, staff and other social services providers
• Excellent decision making, organizational and communication skills
• Conscientious in completing all necessary documentation
• Ability to provide non-judgmental, sensitive, emotionally safe services related to volunteers and victims
• High level of commitment and responsibility

Responsibilities:
• Respond to all requests for crisis assistance/service; coordinate crisis response while liaising with Emergency Supervisor, police and/or other emergency services.
• Arrange a meeting place between the two Responders.
• Maintain regular contact with the Emergency Response Supervisor during the call and ensure all safety protocol are followed on scene.
• Inform your supervisor of any important information or threatening behaviour that must be brought to their attention (i.e. safety concerns or important details of call)
• Consult with your supervisor if any unusual, difficult, or emergency situation/circumstance arises that requires their immediate attention.
• Request permission of all clients for follow up calls by full-time staff to determine next steps and / or provide a check in that all needs were met.
• Debrief as needed with Volunteer Crisis Responders at the end of the call.
• Gather necessary information to complete Team Leader reports
• Ensure all alleged child abuse cases that are suspected by Crisis Responders on scene are reported immediately to the Executive Director.
Program Support
• Participate in staff meetings as requested for review and updates of the programs, services, policies, and procedures and attend relevant training opportunities.
• Provide feedback to supervisor on challenges within the program or service delivery response.
• Send any relevant information to office for all follow-ups, non-urgent responses, referrals and requests for further information.

Interested candidates can forward a resume to info@vslg.ca marked to the attention of Laura Rawas, Emergency Services Manager. 

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