Native Criminal Court Worker

Deadline Date: Friday October 20, 2017

The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (TBIFC) is one of the "original six" Friendship Centres in Ontario, founded in 1964 and incorporated on February 15, 1968. TBIFC is also the founding member of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) which was incorporated 1971.

Posting Date:
Thunder Bay
401 North Cumberland Street
Start Date:
$46,500 per annum
Number of positions:
Days of work:
Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion
The Native Criminal Court Worker's primary responsibility is to assist in reducing the over representation of Aboriginal people involved in the Canadian justice system to better understand their rights, options and responsibilities when appearing before the courts.
The Native Criminal Court Worker will collaborate with the client in the development of a plan of care directed towards addressing the root causes of the client's behaviour which brought them before the courts.
Frequent and consistent follow up with the client will be required to support the client to complete their plan of care.
1. Preferred Community College diploma, University degree or equivalent in Social Services and/or a minimum of 5 years work in a social or justice services environment.
2. Knowledge of the structure and procedures of the Criminal Justice System, including Canadian criminal procedure, Criminal Code of Canada, and related court decisions regarding Aboriginal persons.
3. Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and experience working with Aboriginal persons; understanding of the northern cultural environment; knowledge of an Aboriginal language(s) will be considered an asset.
4. Self-motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a team-oriented setting.
5. must possess strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
6. Excellent case and file management skills, stress management and time management skills.
7. Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills; excellent interviewing and counselling skills.
8. Must be able to maintain confidentiality
9. Ability to problem solve and take initiative.
10. Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office including database applications.
11. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
12. Must have a valid Ontario Driver's Licence and the use of a vehicle
13. A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance will be a condition of employment.
Closing Date/Apply by:
Friday October 20, 2017
How To Apply:
Please submit cover letter and resume with three (3) references to:
Attention: Hiring Committee Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre 401 N Cumberland Street Thunder Bay, On P7A 4P7
email: tbifc%23ca|info  fax: 807-344-8945
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Hiring Committee
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Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
401 N Cumberland Street
Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
P7A 4P7
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