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.
You can take the courses for this applied certificate program through the School of 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.