The Wabaseemoong Independent Nations Mino Kwaykaatiziwin Justice Services (MKJS) invites applicants residing on the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations to apply for this full time Mino Kwaykatiziwin Court Worker/Driver (MKCD) position. The MKCD will provide support to all Wabaseemoong Independent Nation community members who are before the courts in Kenora, Ontario and will be based on the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations. The MKCD will provide assistance to WIN clients as required from time to time including liaison with the courts, crown attorney’s office, police, legal aid, duty counsel, Kaakewaaseya Justice Services and any other necessary on/off WIN community resources. The MKCD will provide transportation to WIN clients attending court in Kenora 2-3 days per week as required.
Summary: The Mino KwaykaatiziwinJustice Services Court Worker/Driver will report to the MKJS By-Law Justice Manager and be primarily based on the WIN community. The Mino Kwaykaatiziwin Court Worker/Driver will provide support services and transportation services to all WIN resident clients who are before the courts. Training will be provided by experienced court worker.
Responsibilities and duties will include:
- Assisting in court support services that are culturally sensitive and holistic, with support services and referrals in place within and outside the WIN communities
- Providing clients and families with the tools, knowledge, and guidance for self-empowerment during their journey of healing
- Work closely with clients and communities, building strong, trusting relationships
- Transport clients to court in Kenora (2-3 days per week).
- Develop strong partnerships w/ treaty 3 police services and other internal/external service providers.
- Assist court clients for bail including finding accommodations while out on bail.
- Minimum Grade 10 equivalent and combined experience, post-secondary education preferred
- Experience in providing support to vulnerable clients. Ensuring their safety is first priority.
- Knowledge of Anishinaabe culture, traditions and protocols
- Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin (Wabaseemoong dialect) an asset.
- Knowledge of historic and current forms of colonial oppression, systemic discrimination and barriers facing Anishinaabe communities and its members.
- Ability to articulate criminal and social justice issues.
- Good written and verbal communication skills and ability to write reports, workplans and prepare budgets.
- Ability to keep accurate records of all activities and maintain own files.
- Ability to travel – must have full Driver license, own their own registered vehicle w/ comprehensive auto insurance.
Salary to commensurate with qualifications including education and experience.
Deadline: May 21, 2021 @ 4:30pm
*Interviews to be held week of May 24-28, 2021
Please provide resume, cover letter, 3 references and vulnerable records check to:
MKJS By-Law Justice Manager at: win_bylawjustice@Outlook.com
Kitche Miigwetch for applying.