Employment Opportunities
Outreach Coordinator
The position provides client-centred, non-judgmental, confidential services to adults, children, youth and families who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing interpersonal abuse, threats or other forms of violence. The Coordinator will ensure Southwest Crisis Service programs and activities are maintained to a standard of excellence in an effective and efficient manner throughout South West Saskatchewan.

1. Responding to the needs of clients involved in or at risk of interpersonal violence, abuse and/or threats by providing support counselling which could include mentoring, emotional and/or group support. This will include crisis and longer ongoing support within the greater South Saskatchewan Region.

2. The Coordinator working with their manager will create, present and implement public and school based education designed to meet the program goals as outlined by the SWCS team.

3. To increase the SWCS presence in the community by developing and maintaining sound relationships that benefit clients with related services.

4. To create Violence Prevention resources, materials and experiences that empower the participants in making safe healthy choices for violence free living.

5. Keep updated and knowledgeable on legislation, programs and information necessary to work within the family court, social systems, and other community based organizations.

6. Work in-line with South West Crisis Services mission, vision, values, as well as program specific policies, procedures and philosophy. Work co-operatively with the Interpersonal Outreach Manager to design and deliver community outreach programs. Work cooperatively with other staff and clients to ensure the efficient operation of each program.

• Two years of experience providing services to adults, children, youth and families in the human services industry.
• Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a related discipline or an equivalent combination of training and experience would be an asset.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and respect of clients and provide non-judge-mental support to all clients.
• Knowledge of the Family Justice System and child protection legislation/systems.
• Requires developed Interpersonal skills to communicate and interact with others. This includes skills of leadership, persuasion, delegation, active (effective) listening, and excellent verbal and written communication.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Knowledge of counselling theories and methods appropriate for use in one-on-one and group work.
• Experience offering non-judgmental support to individuals and families with mental health and substance use issues.
• Critical thinking skills; ability to quickly assess situations in diverse environments and problem solve while working alone.
• Skilled at preventing, mediating and resolving conflict; able to represent a client’s needs as their advocate while forging relationships that benefit clients with other services.
• Able to secure trust, confidence and credibility with clients and key service providers and build long tern relationships for the organization.
• Knowledge of local community resources.
• Strong computer and research skills.
• Experience working with children from families where family violence has occurred.
• A strong desire to work with schools and community groups in southwest Saskatchewan. Education and significant experience in making presentations and working with school children.
• Understanding of vicarious trauma and the ability to support, debrief and initiate self-care practices for self and others.
• Strong self-awareness and the ability to self-regulate.
• Travel will be required within South West Saskatchewan.
• The ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends as required.

Part Time or Full Time positon still to be determined

Application Deadline: January 23, 2014

Submit resume with three references and cover letter to: Murphy Kennedy, Outreach Manager
Box 1102 Swift Current, SK S9H 3X3 Phone 306-778-3433 email: swcsoutreachmanager@sasktel.net
Upcoming Events

South West Crisis Services News

United Way Funding Makes a Substantial Impact
The Swift Current United Way presented 2015 allocation cheques from their fundraising efforts to partner agencies including Southwest Crisis Services this December. The amazing amount of work the Swift Current United Way does with a small staff and dedicated Board of Directors makes huge impact on improving the quality of life for many members of our community, including our clients.

We sincerely thank the United Way staff and volunteers for all their hard work and we thank those who donate "the United Way" for thinking of those in need.
Eagles Club Donates
The Fraternal Order of Eagles local chapter #1728 provided SWCS with a tremendous $1500 seasonal donation this past December. Our thanks to the club for all the organizations they help through their fundraising!
Generous Seasonal Donations
We wish to extend sincere thanks to the following businesses and their employees who have generously supported our clients with donations in advance of the holiday season: Swift Sanitary Service Ltd, SaskTel & TelCare, and Batco Manufacturing.
We also thank the many groups, businesses and individuals who have provided practical donations, toys, gifts, food donations and monetary contributions this month. Your caring will make a huge difference in many lives this Christmas!
Sask Landing Ladies Golf Supports SWCS
Our thanks to the Sask Landing Ladies Golf club for a recent donation of $1500 to Southwest Crisis Services from their summer tournament. We are grateful for their ongoing support of our clients and programs. Thanks ladies!
Great "Fall into Christmas" Show and Raffle Wraps Up
The latest "Fall into Christmas" show (10th Annual)ran on Oct 4/5, 2013 and the Stockade was filled with more than 100 exhibitors of fine art, craft and food items. Over 30 vendors donated items for the annual Southwest Crisis Services raffle and this year more than $3100 was raised from the event. All proceeds will support Southwest Crisis services outreach programs this year.

Winners of the 31 items in the raffle were from Waldeck, Elrose, Neville, Stewart Valley, Gull Lake, and Swift Current.

Thanks to the show organizers, exhibitors who donated, and to all of our wonderful volunteers, staff and Board members who worked at the event.
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Past Events
2nd Annual Southwest Scavenger Quest
Saturday April 20, 2013 was the date for the 2nd Annual Southwest Scavenger Quest Fundraiser.

This year seven eager teams, with participants from 12-65+, braved the chilly weather to complete five compulsory tasks and dozens of optional ones, all over the city. In the end, over $7000 was raised in pledges and sponsorship with all net proceeds going to support Southwest Crisis Services programming.

This year's victors were "Team Anonymous", with second place going to "Team Smarter" and third place being taken by the "Sasktel High-Speed Hers". Congratulations to all the teams who "Quested" this year, and thank you to all those who pledged them.

Everyone enjoyed a meal after the race thanks to sponsor Boston Pizza and were treated to music from Dave Cyca, Mark Penner and Donovan Epp.

Our thanks to all our sponsors, including Days Inn, Fine Furniture Oasis, MNP, Smart Flowers and Pioneer Co-op. We also thank those who donated items to the prize pool: JB's Fish, Houston Pizza, Swift Current Little Theatre, St.Johns Ambulance and Leanne Eichel. And we also greatly appreciate the support of all of our volunteers and the Fire Department of Swift Current for hosting an event.

International Women's Day
International Women’s Day
Saturday, March 9, 2013

Guest Speakers:
Rev. Sharon Ferguson-Hood
Topic: “Women as Mentors:
Building Leadership Together”

Teresa Cole, Southwest Crisis Services
Topic: "Violence Against Women"

Local music and dance performances from many newcomers to the community were well-received by the large crowd in attendance. Thanks to the organizers for a great event!

Sponsored by:
International Women of Swift Current
Southwest Multicultural Association
Status of Women Office, Ministry of Social Services
Southwest Crisis Services
Newcomer Welcome Centre
Grandmothers & Others for Change
Filipino Association

One Billion Rising
We had a great turnout of about 80 women, children and men for our 'RISING' on February 14, 2013. Over a dozen mostly-local artists contributed pieces of art, writing, dance, and music on the issue of violence against women for a very powerful and moving evening! Big thanks to Christine Ciona for leading us, to the staffs of the Art Gallery and Library for moving everything and putting in a lot of time to help us, to all the artists and volunteers and to everyone who came out. Swift Current was one of 165 communities in Canada to have an event for One Billion Rising.

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