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Justice Systems Navigator
Full Time, 1-year 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.
TI’s Justice System Navigator is responsible for supporting Inuit in navigating the Canadian Justice System and works towards reducing barriers for clients, increasing their cultural safety, and providing access to relevant justice services, while providing community support and referrals.
The successful candidate will ensure Inuit gain fair and equitable access to legal services, language translation/interpretation (Inuktitut-English/ French) and direct supports to successfully navigate the legal system. They will function as a central intake point of contact for TI and will be accountable for the coordination of appointments, individualized supports, maintenance of client case files, and tracks statistics of services and any referrals made outside of TI.
Other key responsibilities of the position will include:
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Inuit culture and values including Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit; how to navigate the Canadian Justice System, urban Inuit legal issues and the Inuit socio-economic landscape; internal and external services for Inuit in Ottawa; and community resources and TI programming.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, case and file management skills, organizational and time management skills, relationship building skills, and computer literacy skills are necessary.
The ability to work independently and in a team environment, create and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships that exemplify Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, and work occasional evenings and weekends is required.
A diploma or degree in Criminology, Social Sciences, Social Work, or a related field of study and three years of related work experience dealing with similar clientele, the justice system and community partners is preferred. Training and/or Certification in CPR, Crisis Intervention and Prevention, Suicide Intervention and Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, Food Handling and Preparation are assets. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Inuktitut is an asset. A valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract is required and access to a reliable vehicle is an asset.
An acceptable combination of related education, work and life experience may be considered.
Salary and Benefits
Deadline for applications is February 5th, 2023.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Preference in hiring will be given to qualified Inuit candidates; applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit our website at www.tiontario.ca to learn more about our programs and services.
The successful candidate for this position will be required to obtain a vulnerable sector check with results acceptable to TI. Accommodations for applicants with disabilities is available upon request.
This position works out of TI’s 200 Elgin Street, Ottawa location which is conveniently located close to major transportation access points.
We thank all interested applicants in advance for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.