Volunteer Crisis Responder

(Victim Services of Peterborough and Northumberland, Peterborough, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario)

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Position ID: V-NLD0114 Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 19 Sep 2013
Opportunity Details
ContactAshley Fontaine, Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-748-0324; Email: pnvs2@bellnet.ca
DutiesVictim Services Volunteer Responders work as part of a crisis team. Volunteer Responders provide immediate and on-site direct service to individuals with the intent to help lessen the impact of victimization. This may include but is not limited to: supportive listening, helping a person to prioritize needs, providing accompaniment to an emergency shelter or hospital, making phone calls or helping to secure premises. Volunteer Responders also ensure information about long-term services is made available to victims.
BenefitsConnecting with your community, gaining useful skills and knowledge, ongoing training and support, one-of-a-kind experience.
ClientsAnyone in the community.
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestLegal & Law Services / Justice / Probation
Skills/Experience•Maturity 
•Demonstrates awareness of verbal and non-verbal communications skills 
•Ability to listen and hear from the victim’s perspective 
•Ability to speak with sensitivity to victim’s needs 
•Ability to deal with crisis situations as per training curriculum 
•Demonstrated ability to remain calm and clear minded in crisis situations 
•Ability to maintain strict confidentiality 
Minimum Hours24 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
Shifts are in blocks of 12 hours; 6am-6pm or 6pm-6am. Operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
LocationPeterborough OPP Detachment; satellite offices at Cobourg and Campbellford OPP Detachments.
Number of PositionsNorthumberland County: 10 individual(s) ; Peterborough (County of): 10 individual(s) 
 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Training50 hrs. of training.
Police CheckRequired
Additional Requirements•Willing to submit personal references, police record check including sex offender registry check  
•Successfully complete a pre-training interview with a Victim Services staff members  
 
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NameVictim Services of Peterborough and Northumberland, Peterborough, Victim Crisis Assistance Ontario
Office Phone705-748-0324
Toll Free Phone1-888-822-7729
E-Mailsupport@vspn.ca
Websitewww.victimservicespn.ca
Address & Map
Peterborough County OPP
453 Lansdowne St E
Peterborough, ON K9L 0A4
 
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