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Brantford Regional Indigenous Support Centre

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

The Indigenous Criminal Court Work program goal is to reduce the over representation of Indigenous peoples in the justice system by assisting accused offenders 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 assist adults and youth charged with criminal offences to navigate the court processes. The worker will serve the needs of the 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 daily supervision of the Executive Director or designate.

STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

  • • 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
  • • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated and related work experience with an Indigenous organization and/or and Urban Indigenous Community.
  • • Knowledge of Indigenous community justice models is an asset
  • • Exceptional knowledge of the court procedures and terminology
  • • Exceptional knowledge of the Child welfare systems and policies
  • • Knowledge of Aboriginal cultures, values, and customs an asset
  • • Knowledge and experience with the preparation of Pre-Disposition Reports/Pre-Sentence reports, Gladue reports, Plans of Care, Review of Custody, Affidavits, Case Conferences, Mediation and Motions.
  • • 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.
  • • Knowledge and fluency of an Indigenous language is considered an asset.
  • • Must have experience in programme planning, implementation, data collection, evaluation and reporting.
  • • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, 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.
  • • Extensive knowledge of community resources (mainstream and Indigenous).
  • • 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 decent 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” to:

Rebecca Wilson

Executive Director

Brantford Regional Indigenous Support Centre

Email: BRISCBrantford@gmail.com

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

To apply for this job email your details to BRISCBrantford@gmail.com.