Youth Justice Worker

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 Youth Justice Worker

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 Youth Justice Court Worker is responsible for regularly attending all youth courts within Hastings & Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties and supporting Indigenous youth (ages 12-1) that are involved in the Criminal Courts of Hastings/Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties.

Responsibilities:
• Advocating to the courts on behalf of the client and ensuring that the rights of the youth are being met
• Providing information to the courts about the client
• Providing services that address specific, assessed needs of Indigenous youth
• Promote Restorative Justice within the courts and community
• Provide culturally appropriate restorative program for each client
• Implementing and supporting healing plans for clients
• Providing written reports for the courts
• Attending courts within outlined jurisdictions
• Working collaboratively with other justice partners
• Providing culturally relevant information to the courts and justice partners
• Facilitate restorative justice circles when applicable
• Providing cultural awareness workshops to off territory agencies that work with indigenous youth
• Working alongside Indigenous Youth Justice Worker (EJM)
• Maintain documentation of client files
• Recording statistics
• Provide support services to Tontakaie:rine
• Other duties as required

Qualifications:
• Successful completion of post-secondary education in criminal justice and or social work
• Successful completion of an accredited course in mediation or alternative justice practices
• Understanding of the court system specifically the YCJA
• Experience and understanding of Indigenous youth in care
• Knowledge and understanding of the restorative justice program
• Knowledge of Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA)
• Knowledge of conventional court practices/diversion process
• Knowledge of alternative conflict resolution processes
• Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and teachings


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

Successful candidate must provide a satisfactory CPIC and vulnerable sector check