Victim Services Toronto actively recruits, trains and engages qualified students to complete their placements at our agency. Students support all aspects of agency programming, service delivery, and operations.
Must be at least 19 years of age
G class driver’s licence preferred
Never been charged and/or convicted of a criminal offence for which a pardon has not been granted
Able to attend mandatory in-class training (30 hours – 3 hours per week for 10 weeks)
Able to complete hands on training with Placement Supervisor or Volunteer Coordinator (1-2 weeks)
Able to complete 8 hour shifts (7am-3pm or 3pm-11pm) on your designated placement days
The student selection and training process includes the following:
Submission of an online application form (include link)
Completion of reference checks (2 employment and 2 character references)
Completion of 10 in-class training sessions (30 hours – 3 hours per week for 10 weeks)
Completion of hands on training with Placement Supervisor or Volunteer Coordinator (1-2 weeks)
Students are an integral part of our team and work alongside our professional crisis counsellors to provide crisis intervention, support and referrals/linkages to community resources to individuals who have been affected by crime and sudden tragedies. Students will assist in addressing the emotional, practical, psychological and immediate safety needs of victims and follow through to ensure those needs are met.
Students are recruited once per year in the spring and the application deadline is February 1st. Student placements run from September to April each year. Students can complete the in-class training in the spring (commencing in April) or in the fall (commencing in September).