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Victim Services Coordination

Applied Certificate
Victim Services Coordination

Program Overview

If you’re the kind of person who believes in standing up for others, consider a career in victim services. It is a high-demand area—and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Victim Services Coordination program will open the door to jobs with police, corrections or community-based agencies.

Victim services coordinators provide advocacy, information, assistance and referrals to victims of crime or traumatic events. You’ll be working with diverse groups of people and handling emotionally-charged situations, so good communication skills are important. You also need to work from a place of strength, so you must be living a healthy lifestyle.

Learn Online

You can take the courses for this applied certificate program through Continuing Education. Develop your skills while you continue to work. 

Victim Services Coordination is an applied certificate program which gives you practical, applicable knowledge and skills in:

  • case management
  • client services strategies
  • community partnerships
  • criminal justice system
  • personal wellness and self-care
  • response to traumatic events
  • volunteer coordination

Participate in Agency Visits

Participate in visits to community agencies during your program. It’s a great way to see first-hand what kind of victim programs and services are available in the community. You can also talk to your instructors or the program head about possible training opportunities in the community.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to work as a victim services coordinator, assistant coordinator, domestic violence caseworker or Aboriginal resource officer. Look for work with police services, corrections services or community-based programs for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus nearest you.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Victim Services CoordinatorCommunity and Social Service Workers (4212)$29,200 - $66,600
Victim Services WorkerCommunity and Social Service Workers (4212)$29,200 - $66,600

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): Varies; View upcoming course availability

For more information, contact Dawn Fleming at dawn.fleming@saskpolytech.ca or 306-765-1914


Length: Program is online.

Locations

    Admissions

    Admission Requirements

    • Grade 12

    Note: You do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program. You take courses through Continuing Education. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate.

    Admission Method

    Not applicable at this time

    Tuition and Fees

    Courses

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    Name/Description
    Credits
     
    ADMN 103
    Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Clients
    1
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    You will develop specific skills for interacting with difficult clients. Content will include strategies for dealing with resistant clients and strategies to defuse hostile situations.
    Credit Units: 1
    Course Hours: 15.0
    Equivalent Course(s): ADMN 103CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    COM 110
    Client Service Skills
    2
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    You will develop specific skills for interacting with victim services clients and other agencies that provide services for victims in the community and the province.
    Credit Units: 2
    Course Hours: 30.0
    Equivalent Course(s): COM 110CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    COMM 291
    Interpersonal Communications
    2
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    You will develop employability skills through the study of interpersonal communications theory and applications in the workplace. Learning outcomes include the importance of self-awareness and self-esteem, perception problems, verbal and nonverbal messages, and listening skills, creating positive communication climates and resolving interpersonal conflict.
    Credit Units: 2
    Course Hours: 30.0
    Equivalent Course(s): BCOM 103, COMM 112, COMM 135, COMM 155, COMM 160, COMM 291CE, COMM 381, HUMR 182, HUMR 186, JOBS 190, NEPS 114, NURS 114, NURS 163
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Print Distance Group, Print Distance Individual, Prior Learning, Televised/SCN, Work Based Delivery
    CORR 167
    Criminal Justice System
    3
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    You will examine the components of the criminal justice system. You will examine how the components work together to respond to crime and crime control.
    Credit Units: 3
    Course Hours: 45.0
    Equivalent Course(s): CORR 167CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Print Distance Group, Prior Learning
    COUN 100
    Crisis Intervention
    1
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    You will learn the principles of crisis intervention. You will demonstrate basic strategies for dealing with individuals who are in a state of crisis.
    Credit Units: 1
    Course Hours: 16.0
    Equivalent Course(s): COUN 100CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    HUMR 100
    Roles and Responsibilities
    2
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    You will examine the mandates and roles of agencies involved with crime or traumatic events. You will examine the roles that staff and volunteers play in the delivery of services in this area.
    Credit Units: 2
    Course Hours: 30.0
    Equivalent Course(s): HUMR 100CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    HUMR 101
    Clients with Diverse Needs
    2
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    You will develop specific skills for interacting with diverse client groups. You will identify and practice strategies for providing services to Aboriginal clients, clients who are new immigrants, clients with disabilities, clients with mental health issues as well as other emerging diverse client needs.
    Credit Units: 2
    Course Hours: 30.0
    Equivalent Course(s): HUMR 101CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    HUMS 100
    Traumatic Events Coordination
    2
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    You will study the role of Victim Services in responding to traumatic events. You will learn how to coordinate services within the community to develop a coordinated response plan.
    Credit Units: 2
    Course Hours: 24.0
    Equivalent Course(s): HUMS 100CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    MGMT 104
    Case Management
    2
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    You will develop the case management skills required by agencies that provide services to victims of crime and/or traumatic events. You will develop case plans based on case files.
    Credit Units: 2
    Course Hours: 30.0
    Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 104CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    MGMT 105
    Volunteer Management
    2
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    You will apply volunteer management skills in an agency setting and evaluate the effectiveness of volunteer programs.
    Credit Units: 2
    Course Hours: 24.0
    Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 105CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    SPSY 100
    Ethics and Professionalism
    3
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    You will learn the concepts of professional behaviour and ethics as they apply to the field of victim services. You will also have the opportunity to develop a safety plan, resume/portfolio and practice job interview skills.
    Credit Units: 3
    Course Hours: 45.0
    Equivalent Course(s): SPSY 100CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Lab, Online, Prior Learning
    SPSY 119
    Interpersonal Violence Strategies
    2
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    You will study interpersonal violence in both family and community situations. You will apply this knowledge to understanding the perpetrator and the victim when planning interventions. You will examine the role of community resources available to support families in urban centres and First Nations communities.
    Credit Units: 2
    Course Hours: 30.0
    Equivalent Course(s): SPSY 119CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online, Prior Learning
    WORK 154
    Work Experience
    0
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    You will participate in a work experience in a community setting in order to integrate theory and practice in a setting where you perform identified agency tasks.
    Credit Units: 0
    Course Hours: 60.0
    Equivalent Course(s): WORK 154CE
    Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Prior Learning, Work Experience - Group, Work Experience -Individual

    PLAR & Transfer Credit

    Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

    Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


    Transfer Credit

    Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. Learn more about Transfer Credit.

    Additional Information

    Related Programs

    Part-Time Delivery

    Students do not apply to this program, but take courses part time and apply to graduate (pdf) once all courses are completed.

    View the program page for a complete list of courses and additional information.

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