Native Inmate Liaison Officer

Terms of employment: 
Full-time
Number of positions available: 
1
Job Category: 
Legal and Law Enforcement
Position Location: 
Kenora
Minimum Experience Required: 
1-3 years
Job Description (upload): 
Job Description: 

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, together with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Native Inmate Liaison Officer works primarily on-site at the Kenora District Jail to address the needs of Aboriginal inmates and will work in coordination with our other NILO worker.

Responsibilities

·         To act as a liaison to facilitate communication between Aboriginal inmates, their families, institutional staff & other community resources

·         Develop, organize and coordinate regular cultural, social & spiritual programming and activities

·         To act as a resource with the admission and release of Aboriginal inmates

·         Establish active community involvement and participation of volunteers in institution programs

·         Prepare and submit regular reports pertaining to program activities and clients

·         Coordinate and facilitate individual and/or group counselling to Aboriginal inmates

Qualifications

·         Post-secondary degree or diploma in social or human services; or relevant accredited training combined with several years of related work experience

·         Experience working in correctional or justice setting

·         Previous experience working in an Aboriginal organization or community

·         Working knowledge of Aboriginal culture, customs & practices

·         Positive attitude & demonstrated capacity to act as a healthy lifestyle role model

·         Able to work independently with minimal supervision

·         Strong communication skills, oral and written

·         Ability to speak Ojibway, Cree or Oji-Cree is a definite asset

·         Computer literacy skills are essential

·         Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred

 

·         Must possess current First Aid / CPR certification or able to be certified

Minimum Educational Requirements:
Close date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
Drivers License Required
Criminal Reference Check is Required
Mailing address: 

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter & three references to: Ne-Chee Friendship Centre, P.O. Box 241, 326 2nd Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X3

 

Fax: 
(807) 468-5340
Industry Type: 
Social Work