Job Opportunity | Youth Court Worker – Youth Justice Coordinator

Native Counselling Services of Alberta | Calgary, AB Location

Competition No. 1905
Closing date: January 8, 2021

Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) is a diverse, dynamic non-government organization that is committed to the holistic wellness and equitable treatment of Alberta’s Aboriginal individuals, families and communities since 1970. NCSA is currently looking for an individual to work with youth attending court and providing supports throughout the process within Calgary and surrounding area. The youth court worker will assist clients in understanding court procedures, expectations and will advocate/speak on behalf of the client.  The youth court worker will also act as a liaison between clients, courts and other community supports to address the client’s needs. We are looking for an individual who is committed to the values of the organization and making a difference in youth they interact  with daily. Additional training provided.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary education and/or combination of education and work experience.
  • Previous court work experience, knowledge of the criminal justice system, court proceedings is a definite asset as well as knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to work with clients and the community in a professional, courteous manner to develop and strengthen professional working relationships.
  • Working knowledge and experience with MS Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must have strong interpersonal relations, organizational, decision making, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with the ability to work alone.
  • Possess knowledge and in-depth understanding of historic trauma and its impact on Indigenous people.  Also must have knowledge and understanding relating to Indigenous culture, ceremony and approaches to healing.
  • Must be proficient in the use of grammar, spelling and punctuation in the English language.  Previous public speaking is a definite asset.
  • Must become proficient with NCSA Resiliency Model and incorporate this into daily interactions with clients, co-workers and the community.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of the historic and current issues within the Indigenous community which result in over representation in the criminal justice system.
    Must have a valid Alberta driver’s license, reliable vehicle with required liability insurance for the position. Must provide up to date driver’s abstract, criminal record check, child intervention check.
  • Ability to speak an Indigenous language to the area is a definite asset.

Please forward resume, covering letter to:
Manager, Human Resources
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
14904-121 A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5V 1A3
Telephone/Fax: 780-482-7893
Email: marg-milicevic@ncsa.ca   

  While we appreciate all responses, only candidates for an interview will be contacted.

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