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 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:
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.
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.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Victim Services Coordinator||Community and Social Service Workers (4212)||$29,200 - $66,600|
|Victim Services Worker||Community and Social Service Workers (4212)||$29,200 - $66,600|
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.
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.
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.