The Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre (NFC) is a not-for-profit, culture and community-based organization mandated to serve the needs of urban Indigenous people in the City of Peterborough and surrounding area. The NFC is currently accepting applications for a permanent full-time position as our Indigenous Court Worker (hereinafter referred to as Court Worker).
The goal of the Court Worker program is to assist in reducing the over representation of Indigenous people in the justice system, by assisting Indigenous individuals to better understand their rights, options and responsibilities when appearing before the courts. The program can assist adults and youth charged with a criminal offense; separating couples; and parents involved in child welfare matters.
The Court Worker will work with individuals to develop a plan of care directed towards understanding the root causes of their behaviour with the intention of promoting better life choices, improved decision making, and relationships within the family and community.
- Post-secondary education in Community and Justice and/or Indigenous studies;
- Minimum of 2 years work experience in the community and justice field, preferably for an Indigenous organization;
OR combination of education and experience deemed acceptable by the Hiring Committee
- Working knowledge of court procedures and legal terminology;
- Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with an understanding of the impacts which trauma has on family violence, child welfare and an individual’s well-being
- Excellent advocacy and people skills;
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build positive working relationships with external agencies and within the justice system (lawyers, crown attorneys, etc.);
- Proficiency in MS Office applications and Database applications – statistical and narrative reporting;
- Ability to work within the established policies and procedures of the organization;
- Must have the ability to work independently and as a team player, with minimal supervision;
- Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel when required;
- Must possess current First Aid / CPR certification or be willing to be certified;
- Good organizational and administrative skills;
- Excellent report writing skills;
- Indigenous heritage a preference and Ojibway language is an asset; and,
- A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer.
If you are interested in qualifying for the position, please email a Cover Letter, Resume and Three (3) Working References to the attention of:
Teresa Nahwegahbow, Program/Human Resource Manager
Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre
Deadline for Applications: Monday, OCTOBER 22nd, 2018
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