Restorative Justice Caseworker
August 16, 2021
Restorative Justice Caseworker
If there are no successful Inuit candidates, the position will be offered as a term
It is the mission of Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) to broadly provide Inuit-specific programs that contribute to the health and wellbeing of Inuit and to encourage and support similar programs for Inuit across the country.
With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, TI continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population.
Restorative Justice is a community-based practice used to strengthen communities, repair harm, and restore relationships when wrongdoings occur. It is a set of principles, values, and practices that create safe spaces for honest dialogue to take place.
TI is searching for a skilled and experienced candidate who will be responsible for providing direct service to Inuit impacted by crime and wrongdoing including offenders, victims, families, community members, and key stakeholders. The incumbent will assist the Restorative Justice Liaison in coordinating and facilitating the work of the Ikajuriallattiit Restorative Justice Committee regarding referrals for pre/post-charge diversion referrals. The incumbent will also ensure Inuit in the Ottawa region receive immediate access to programs and services to fulfill their diversion conditions.
The Restorative Justice Caseworker’s responsibilities will also include:
Working in partnership with the Restorative Justice Liaison, courts, police and/or Probation and Parole Services in providing necessary client reporting and updates as required;
Working with the police and justice system partners, the Pisiksik Justice Department Manager, as well as community organizations to educate and promote the program;
Coordinating the scheduling of conferencing sessions, increasing public awareness through community engagement and outreach;
Providing a safe conduit between clients and wronged parties to facilitate the spirit of restorative justice from an Inuit specific, culturally relevant lens;
Overseeing the delivery of the Restorative Justice Initiative’s community-based justice programming in Ottawa and Ontario including crime prevention, restorative practices, offender reintegration, and after-care programs);
Maintaining case file management, documentation, databases, records and systems and keeping up-to-date client files that track and evaluate participation and progress in the program;
Developing culturally relevant programming with the guidance of the community and internal programs;
Monitoring and evaluating the justice programs in Ottawa in order to report and advise on restorative justice program delivery in Ottawa and Ontario; and
Maintaining a network between the Restorative Justice Initiative, the police, Crown Prosecutors, community resources and links clients to various government programs and services.
The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of restorative justice models and the criminal justice system, familiarity with Inuit legal issues and the Inuit socio-economic landscape; knowledge of relevant
community groups and other organizations that can support Inuit, and knowledge of Inuit culture, values, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and traditional practices.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, crisis intervention skills, organizational skills, interviewing and counselling skills, case and file management, stress management and time management
skills and intermediate level computer (MS Office, email, Internet) and literacy skills are necessary.
The ability to work independently and within a multi-discipline team environment, meet deadlines, be discreet and manage confidential information, engage people to build trust and rapport, and work
occasional evenings and weekends are all requirements of the position.
The ideal candidate will have a diploma or degree in Criminology, Social Sciences, Social Work or a related field of study and 3 years of related work experience preferably dealing with similar clientele, the justice
system and community partners. Fluency in English is required; Inuktitut language skills are a definite asset.
An acceptable combination of related education and experience may be considered.
A vulnerable sector check with results that are acceptable to TI is required as well as a valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract.
Salary and Benefits
TI offers a competitive total compensation package. Employees are provided an exceptional benefits plan which includes major medical and dental coverage for the employee and their dependents, and employee life insurance. TI also offers a Group RRSP benefit plan for eligible staff.
TI provides paid sick, personal and family sickness leave days, and a 24/7 confidential Employee and Family Assistance Plan.
Vacation (earn 3 weeks/year).
Deadline for applications is August 30th, 2021.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TI’s main office is located at 604 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa which is conveniently located close to walking and biking trails and all major transportation access points. It is close to major amenities including recreation venues, malls and restaurants. Parking is free on the premise.
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at tiontario.ca to learn more about our programs and services.
Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates, applicants are encouraged to self-identify.
Accommodations for applicants with disabilities are available upon request.
We thank all interested candidates in advance, but unfortunately, we are only able to respond to those
selected for an interview.