Requirements & Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Available to be on rotational call
  • Consent to a Release of Information enabling police to perform criminal records checks
  • Able to complete the mandatory 40 hours of initial on-line training as well as regularly scheduled monthly training sessions
  • Able to maintain respectful and professional relationship boundaries with police and other emergency service providers
  • Strong communication skills, especially in the area of empathic listening
  • Ability to cope under stress in crisis situations
  • Ability to respect confidentiality and attend to victims with a non-judgmental approach
  • Ability to meet time commitment of ongoing monthly training
  • Reliability in being available for scheduled shifts
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team