Justice, Research, and Outreach Worker
Deadline: 01 December 2022

General Information

Reporting to the Director of Justice, Research and Outreach (“Director, JRO”) and working alongside other JRO staff, students, and volunteers. Primary responsibilities include directly supporting clients through the Criminal Justice System and delivering professional education content to youth and adults.

Responsibilities

Police and Court Support

  • Provide information and trauma-informed support to anyone wishing to engage in the civil or criminal justice system.

  • Organize and attend police interviews as a professional support person and set up satellite interviews in the Organization’s space, acting as a Monitor for police who arrive without additional support.

  • Update client files in the Victim Services Case Management System regularly and inform clients of status updates regarding criminal investigations and court proceedings.

  • Advocate to major criminal justice partners on behalf of vulnerable clients, including but not limited to Crown Prosecution, Police Agencies, Victim Service Units, and other Community Agencies.

  • Track all interactions with clients and external agencies via the Victim Services Client Management Database.

  • Participate in regular case consults and debriefings.

Public Education

  • Conduct outreach to businesses and community agencies.

  • Deliver educational content including presentations, workshops, and trainings.

  • Collaborate with the Public Education Team to address any inquiries about the Public Education program in a timely manner.

  • Respond to community collaboration requests with a goal of advancing the Organizational mission.

  • Maintain monthly collection of statistics on Public Education program and complete all reporting requests on time.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic and the capacity to work as part of a team.

  • Ability to provide compassionate and empathetic care to vulnerable individuals from a trauma-informed perspective.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to build positive relationships on both an individual and group level.

  • Demonstrated comfort and confidence speaking about sensitive topics to large groups of people, including children, youth, and adults.

  • Passion for sexual violence advocacy and desire to lower barriers to access for those who have experienced sexual violence.

  • Strong professional oral and written communications skillset.

 

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A diploma or bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Social Work, Sociology, or a related discipline.

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license, a personal vehicle, and valid liability insurance.

  • Minimum 2 years prior paid or unpaid experience working with vulnerable individuals in the criminal justice sector.

  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.

  • Clear Child Intervention Record Check.

  • A signed Oath of Confidentiality is required to work, volunteer, or complete a practicum at the Organization.

  • Suicide Intervention Training is an asset.

  • Mental Health First Aid is an asset.

  • Cultural Awareness Training is an asset.

 

Work Hours

  • This position fills 37.5 hours per week. 7.5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Hours will vary and may include evenings or weekends on occasion.

 

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