Community Justice Worker





Southern Chiefs’ Organization requires a Community Justice Worker for a full time position in Brokenhead First Nation. The position will be located in Brokenhead but will require travel to Selkirk in order to attend Court. This position reports to Southern Chiefs’ Organization’s Community Justice Development Coordinator.


  • Post-Secondary diploma/degree in Native Studies, Criminology, Conflict Resolution Studies or relevant combination of education and experience
  • Experience in developing, delivering and coordinating community based programs
  • Experience working with First Nations
  • Extensive experience in case management, counselling, & group facilitation
  • Experience in intake and assessment protocols
  • Knowledge of Restorative Justice, mediation services, and related practices
  • Possess analytical, decision-making and planning skills
  • Ability to think critically
  • Must possess strong computer, written and oral communication skills
  • Must possess strong initiative and follow-up
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Must possess knowledge of MS Office, Outlook and office equipment
  • Knowledge of First Nation culture, values and traditions
  • Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin an asset
  • Must possess a valid Class V Manitoba Driver’s License with access to reliable vehicle
  • Provide Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with Brokenhead First Nation on advocating for diversion files under the Restorative Justice Program.
  • Attend court on a weekly basis to provide progress updates on client files
  • Work with Crown in screening potential cases.
  • Update Crown and RCMP with status/completion of cases including diversions.
  • Be responsible for facilitating communication between the Department of Justice, R.C.M.P., Crown, and other community organizations in the areas of Diversion, victim services, crime prevention and mediation
  • Recruit and retain reliable and responsible Community Justice Committee members in the First Nation.
  • Work exclusively with the Justice Committee in presenting referrals and facilitating regular meetings between the Justice Committee and clients.
  • Provide case management for all files that are referred to the program
  • Facilitate regular group capacity building sessions for clients of the program
  • Provide individual counselling to clients from an Indigenous worldview perspective utilizing holistic frameworks and interventions
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all key stakeholders and partners
  • Ensure confidentiality and conflicts of interest are addressed respecting Community Justice Committee members.
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual reports to Community Justice Development Coordinator and provide updates to Chief and Council and First Nation members on restorative justice matters
  • Attend weekly department staff meetings via teleconference
  • Attend monthly staff meetings via teleconference
  • Attending all training relevant to the position as required
  • Other duties as assigned as per Brokenhead Ojibway Nation and Southern Chiefs’ Organization

  CLOSING DATE IS Friday October 11, 2019

 Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Southern Chiefs’ Organization
1572 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 0L4
Fax: (204) 946-1871
Re: Community Justice Worker-Brokenhead

We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Preference will be given to qualified members of the listed First Nations. Please self-declare.




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