Community Justice Worker
Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) requires a Community Justice Worker for a full-time position in O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation. This position will be located in O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation and will require travel to neighbouring First Nations communities. This position also reports to Southern Chiefs’ Organization’s Community Justice Manager.
SCO is a growing and dynamic regional Indigenous organization that represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota Nations and more than 81,000 citizens in southern Manitoba. SCO was established 23 years ago by the Chiefs as an independent organization to protect, preserve, promote, and enhance First Nation peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process.
SCO provides competitive compensation and an excellent pension and benefits, as well as a positive work environment.
- Work with O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation on advocating for diversion files under the Restorative Justice Program.
- Attend court on a weekly basis to provide progress updates on client files.
- Update Crown and RCMP with status/completion of cases including diversions.
- Be responsible for facilitating communication between Department of Justice, RCMP, Crown, and other organizations and service providers in the areas of Diversion, victim services, crime prevention and mediation.
- Recruit and retain reliable and responsible Community Justice Committee members in the First Nation.
- Work exclusively with the Community Justice Committee in presenting referrals and facilitating regular meetings between the Community Justice Committee and clients.
- Provide case management for all files that are referred to the program.
- Provide individual counselling to clients from an Indigenous worldview perspective utilizing holistic frameworks and interventions.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all key stakeholders and partners.
- Ensure confidentiality and conflicts of interest are addressed respecting Community Justice Committee members.
- Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to Community Justice Manager and provide updates to Chief and Council and First Nation members on restorative justice matters.
- Attend weekly department staff meetings via teleconference.
- Attend monthly staff meetings via teleconference.
- Attend all training relevant to the position as required.
- Other duties as assigned as per O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation and Southern Chiefs’ Organization.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Post-Secondary diploma/degree in Native Studies, Criminology, Conflict Resolution Studies or relevant combination of education and experience.
- Experience in developing, delivering, and coordinating community-based programs.
- Experience working with First Nations.
- Extensive experience in networking with various community service providers and partners.
- Extensive experience in case management, counselling, and group facilitation.
- Experience in intake and assessment protocols.
- Knowledge of Restorative Justice, mediation services, and related practices.
- Possess analytical, decision-making, and planning skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
- Must possess knowledge of MS Office, Outlook, and office equipment.
- Knowledge of First Nation culture, values, and traditions.
- Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin an asset.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
- Clear Children and Adult Abuse Registry Check.
- Must have a valid Manitoba Driver’s License and reliable vehicle as travel will be required.
- All successful candidates must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS: Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 4:30 PM CST
Please submit cover letter, resume, and three work related references to:
Southern Chiefs’ Organization
1572 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0L4
Fax: (204) 946-1869 | [email protected]
*Please note resumes without a cover letter will not be considered complete*
Preference will be given to qualified First Nation candidates
Please self-identify as First Nations in your cover letter
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration.
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