VACANCY: Coordinator, Nova Scotia Highest Risk Domestic Violence Table

Job Title: Coordinator, Nova Scotia Highest Risk Domestic Violence Table, One-Year Term Position (Full-Time)

About Us

The Transition House Association of Nova Scotia (THANS) is an umbrella association of Violence-Against-Women organizations across the province. This position is connected to a provincial multi-agency prototype and provides a unique experience, with primary reporting responsibilities to THANS and day-to-day operational reporting responsibilities to the Nova Scotia Highest Risk Domestic Violence Table (the Table) Safety Outcome Advisor.

The Table prototype is intended to enable service providers and others to elevate domestic violence situations where there are concerns for imminent risk of serious harm or death. The Table serves as a mechanism for increased attention to domestic violence situations, with a wider spectrum of detection and earlier intervention to prevent domestic homicide. The Table supports immediate collaborative and r esponsive intervention services to de-escalate risk while centering the needs of those impacted in the intervention plans.

About This Opportunity

The Table Coordinator will support the work of the provincial multi-agency Highest Risk Domestic Violence Table that receives referrals from government departments, provincial partners, and community-based organizations.

Working directly with the Safety Outcome Advisor and Crime Analyst, the Table Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate and prepare documentation, meeting minutes, communications, agendas, and reports, while following up on pending issues.
  • Create and maintain files in line with records management practices.
  • Coordinate the work of the Table by assisting other Table Supports, Table Standing Members and service providers with all Table processes, including the referral and follow up process.
  • Build relationships across all service providers.
  • Receive inquires about the Table and respond, when appropriate.
  • Provide assistance to service providers and others, in coordination with Table Supports, in navigating access to services/supports (i.e., services/supports for the perpetrator, housing, income assistance, etc.).
  • Arrange for service providers or others, as relevant, to attend Table meetings.
  • Support and participate in information/education about the work of the Highest Risk Domestic Violence Table, including formal presentations.
  • Identify and track systemic gaps, challenges and trends related to highest risk referrals and files.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

About You

This may be the right opportunity for you if you have a bachelor’s degree in a related area or discipline plus five years of related experience. An acceptable level of equivalent or relevant experience may be considered.

You understand the complexities of domestic violence and have strong analytical skills, professional integrity and a clear understanding of confidentiality. You are familiar with domestic violence risk assessment tools, such as the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) tool and/or the Jacqueline Campbell Danger Assessment tool. You have experience with or a strong understanding of safety planning and risk management. You have an understanding of the Criminal Code of Canada and the Criminal Justice System in Nova Scotia. You have strong collaboration skills and experience with, or knowledge of taking a principled based Restorative Approach to complex issues.

You possess creative and solution-based problem-solving skills with exceptional time management skills and can manage priorities within urgent timelines.

You should have the following skillsets:

  • Advanced use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Visio, Access, and PowerPoint.
  • The ability to work independently and good decision-making skills.
  • Highly proficient interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).

You need to be familiar with relevant resources available in Nova Scotia. This position will have the flexibility to work from home with the required ability to travel within the province.

Salary Range: $62,000 – $67,000 Annually based on 35 hours per week.

Please send your application including resume and cover letter by April 27, 2023 to: