Gladue Writer

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 Gladue Writer

Job Opportunity by First Nations Technical Institute

Job type: Full Time Contract


JOB DESCRIPTION

Description:

Under the direction of the Manager, Indigenous Court Services and Restorative Justice, the Gladue Writer will provide reports for the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in the court system to gain access to support systems, liaison services, resources and information on matters relating to the judicial system. The Gladue Writer will effectively conduct relevant research for Gladue content, have excellent interviewing techniques in addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills. They will possess a strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times.

Responsibilities:
• Conduct relevant research to ensure appropriate and timely resources are available to all Gladue Writers to be referenced in completed Gladue Reports
• Provides support to all other operations of the Tyendinaga Justice Circle, and particularly to the other Writers
• Prepare comprehensive, accurate, objective and clear reports that include Gladue factors and detailed restorative justice plans
• Keep informed of Gladue principles and Gladue report writing practices and procedures
• Promote information about Indigenous Services, including Gladue reports to lawyers, individuals, Indigenous communities and others
• Establish and maintain tracking systems and client files
• Prepare and review monthly report summaries for funders and employer
• Other duties as reasonably assigned

Qualifications:
• A post-secondary diploma or degree in Law, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Journalism or a related field
• Experience in Court, Gladue Writing or restorative justice programs is an asset
• Experience in supporting and advocating for Indigenous peoples and their families is asset
• Professional development courses relating to conflict resolution and/or Gladue Writing
• Knowledge of current criminal law and other relevant legislation and resources is an asset
• Demonstrated knowledge FNMI culture and teachings and alternative dispute resolution
• Comprehensive understanding of the systemic barriers and historical factors Indigenous peoples face
• Working knowledge of local culturally grounded supports and services available for Indigenous peoples
• Exceptional written communication skills and attention to detail
• Strong organizational, project management and time management skills
• Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.
• Positive, collaborative and team-oriented attitude
• Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Software, and online video-conferencing platforms i.e. Zoom
• May be required to telework

Conditions of employment:
• Must possess a valid Ontario class “G” driver’s licence, clean drivers abstract and ability and willingness to travel.
• Must provide a satisfactory CPIC and vulnerable sector check


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, however FNTI provides preference to those applicants with Indigenous ancestry who self-identify