Indigenous Combined Court Worker

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The Brantford Regional Indigenous Support Centre is currently accepting resume packages for the position of Indigenous Combined Court Worker.

The goal of the Indigenous Combined Court Work program is to reduce the over-representation of Indigenous peoples in the justice system by assisting accused offenders as well as family court and child services involved families to better understand their rights options and responsibilities when appearing before the court through the guidance of a Court Worker. The program is designed to help navigate Indigenous youth, adults and families through the court processes. The worker will serve the needs of the Urban Indigenous community of Brantford, Brant County and Haldimand/Norfolk County.

The worker will be responsible to the policies and procedures determined and set by the BRISC Board of Directors and will act under the direct supervision of the Executive Director or designate.


  • • Post-Secondary education geared to Community Justice, Indigenous Studies, Political Science or a combination of an equivalent and relevant education, skills and abilities as determined by the employer.
  • • Knowledge of the Youth Criminal Justice Act of Canada and family court process that include CLRA and CFSA matters
  • • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated and related work experience with an Indigenous organization or urban Indigenous community.
  • • Knowledge of legal and social resources available (Mainstream and/or Indigenous-focused) in the community
  • • Knowledge of Aboriginal community justice models an asset
  • • Exceptional knowledge of the court procedures and terminology
  • • Exceptional knowledge of the Child welfare systems and policies
  • • Knowledge of Indigenous language, cultures, values, and customs is considered an asset
  • • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture as well as historical and contemporary Indigenous issues, with the emphasis on family violence, child welfare and the impact of colonialism and historical trauma.
  • • Must have experience in programme planning, implementation, data collection, evaluation and reporting.
  • • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • • Must be able to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • • Have the ability to work as a team player and be capable of coordinating and collaborating in activities/programming with other BRISC programs.
  • • Must be able to network with other mainstream and indigenous agencies and service providers.
  • • Have a valid Class G driver’s licence, reliable transportation and be willing to travel when required.
  • • Willing to travel occasionally to attend various professional development events, seminars and training sessions.
  • • Have or be willing to obtain First/Aid CPR certification, Safe Food Handling, Joint Health and Safety Certificates, ASIST training, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training and De-Escalation Training.

-A clear Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer.

-Salary to be commensurate with experience

-Preference shall be given first to applicants with Indigenous descent who possess the requisite skill sets and experience.

To apply please submit via E-MAIL Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 (three) letters of reference marked “Confidential” via email to:

Rebecca Wilson

Executive Director

Brantford Regional Indigenous Support Centre


Closing Date: August 23, 2019 @ 4pm SHARP – NO late applications will be considered