You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

Gladue Aftercare Worker

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date February 13, 2023
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)
Location Ottawa, ON
Category Social Worker
Client Ontario Native Women’s Association
Contact Information
Apply Now!

Gladue Aftercare Worker

**Indigenous Women are encouraged to apply. First preference will be given to all qualified Indigenous applicants.**

Why make ONWA your career choice?

Make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples by supporting and advocating for positive change. ONWA prides itself on providing all employees with a total rewards package that is generous and supports our workforce and their family members:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Generous paid vacation time
  • Paid time off at Christmas above paid vacation time
  • Additional paid stat and civic holidays
  • 35 hour work week
  • Comprehensive benefits program including health, paramedical, dental, vision and EAP. All premiums covered by the employer.
  • Healthcare Spending Account and Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Savings Plan up to 16% with organization match pending position
  • Paid sick days
  • Paid cultural/personal wellness days
  • Flexible scheduling to support work-life balance
  • Ongoing professional development.
  • Possible reimbursement on portion of cell phone and internet expenses
  • Remote/hybrid work offered for various positions


At the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), we celebrate and honour the safety and healing of Indigenous Women and Girls as they take up their leadership roles in the family, community, provincially, nationally and internationally for generations to come.


The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is a not-for-profit organization that empowers and supports Indigenous women and their families in the province of Ontario.  ONWA encourages the participation of Indigenous women in the development of Federal, Provincial, Municipal/ Local government policies that impact their lives and ensure issues affecting Indigenous women and their families are heard at key government tables.

ONWA is committed to providing services that strengthen communities and guarantees the preservation of Indigenous culture, identity, art, language, and heritage.  Ending violence against Indigenous women and their families and ensuring equal access to justice, education, health, environmental stewardship, and economic development, sits at the cornerstone of the organization.  ONWA insists on social and cultural well – being for all Indigenous women and their families, so that all women, regardless of tribal heritage may live their best lives.


The Gladue Aftercare Worker is responsible for providing case and file management by assisting Indigenous community members to follow through with recommendations of their Gladue Report upon sentencing.

The Gladue Aftercare Worker will provide direct services and make necessary referrals to programs and services within ONWA and external service providers (Indigenous or Non-Indigenous) to ensure our Community Members receive services in a timely fashion.  The Gladue Aftercare Worker will work in partnership with the Gladue Writer, courts and/or probation and parole services in providing necessary Community Member input and updates as required.


  • College diploma, University degree or equivalent in Social Services and/or a minimum of five (5) years work in a social or justice services environment.
  • Knowledge of the judicial system, Criminal Code, and other related federal and provincial statutes and related court decisions regarding Indigenous women.
  • Working knowledge of Indigenous cultures, communities and diversity of nations.
  • Experience in program delivery and administration.
  • Self-motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a team-oriented setting.
  • Effective crisis intervention skills.
  • Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listing communication skills; excellent interviewing and counselling skills.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent case and file management skills; stress management and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends.
  • Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction and be able to improve performance through management feedback.
  • Capacity to solve problems and to see different perspectives.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and an ability to follow through on assigned duties independently with strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Not-For Profit Organizations
  • Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Reliable vehicle, appropriate vehicle insurance coverage and valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license.
  • Current, valid vulnerable sector criminal records check. Valid 1st Aid/CPR.
  • A cellular phone and internet access is required within this position
  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible working from home arrangement if required. This may include a combination of virtual remote work in your home and in office arrangements.  This will be based on operational needs and will be determined by the ONWA.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous Language is considered an asset.
  • ONWA is committed on implementing measures to protect its community members, staff, and other stakeholders from COVID-19. As a result, ONWA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Exemptions will be made for those with a valid medical exemption; proof of the exemption will be required.


  • Inter-cultural Competency Informed – Understands to incorporate a personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of ONWA’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work related deliverables.
  • Indigenous Gender-Based Analysis Informed – Understands to incorporate an intersectional approach to gender, race and discrimination and subsequent intergenerational impacts affecting Indigenous women and their families.
  • Trauma-Based Practice Informed – Understands to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to recognize and respond to all forms of trauma and the necessity of supporting Indigenous women in a culture of tradition and safety in her healing journey.
  • She is Wise Leadership Informed – Understands to incorporate the Four Agreements within daily responsibilities and combined with ONWA’s cultural teachings contribute to the empowerment and leadership of Indigenous women within their communities.


  1. Maintain up to date Community Member files that track and evaluate participation and progress in the program.
  2. Be knowledgeable of and coordinate with community agencies and referral services (Indigenous or Non-Indigenous) to assist Community Members in meeting immediate and long-term goals.
  3. Keep apprised of relevant legislation or policy changes in relation to the judicial and social services fields.
  4. Ensure that Gladue Report recommendations are met and that the importance of compliance/non-compliance of the Gladue Report recommendations are explained.
  5. Provide on-on-one supports, including counselling.
  6. Schedule visits with Community Members and follow through with case management.
  7. Work with ONWA programs to promote a coordinated Community Member service approach to ensure that needs are addressed.
  8. Provide ongoing support, advice and information to Community Members.
  9. Maintain documentation, records and systems that are essential components of good project management that demonstrates services are being delivered.
  10. Prepare for traditional items and medicines needed in preparation for Community Members.
  11. Identify gaps and needs to deliver educational workshops and presentations.
  12. Work collaboratively with the Gladue Writer to actively participate in program planning, delivery and development.
  13. Work with all justice personnel to ensure that Indigenous women who come into contact with the law receive equitable and reasonable treatment during the court process.
  14. Respond to general enquiries regarding the Gladue Program’s purpose, processes and procedures and/or any other information being requested.
  15. Network and liaise with other programs and community agencies for the betterment of Community Members.
  16. Submit written reports outlining programming activities and committee work and other reports as required.
  17. Respond to correspondence and information requests as required.
  18. Participate in case audits, compliance audits, program evaluations and any other specifically designed processes that may be undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the Gladue Service Aftercare Program.
  19. Keep the Gladue Writer apprised of all important matters related to the project.
  20. Other duties as assigned.


To execute duties and responsibilities outlined in the job description.


The Gladue Aftercare Worker will be directly accountable to the Branch Manager for the proper completion of the functions outlined in the job description.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

As Indigenous leaders, ONWA is continuing full operations including hiring, while working from home, as supporting our community members is a priority.  ONWA is scheduling all interviews, providing all training, onboarding and orientation for new employees, through the use of virtual tools.  We will continue to accommodate remote and home based work arrangements in an effort to keep our ONWA employees healthy and safe.

Deadline: Until Filled.

Send To Friend Email Print Story

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More