Domestic Violence Advisor

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  • Post Date: August 26, 2021
Job Description

Department: Justice and Correctional Services
Location: To Be Determined/Cree Community
Salary Grade 5: (Min. $51,737.00 – Max. $69,069.00)
Status: Temporary (4 Year Contract) 

Core Functions 

Under the immediate supervision of the Coordinator of Justice, the Domestic Violence Advisor develops partnerships between the Department of Justice and Correctional Services (DOJCS) and various organizations such as the Cree Health Board and Social Services, Cree Nation of Mistissini, Eeyou Eenou Police Force, CAVAC, and Quebec justice personnel, to collaboratively address domestic violence, elder abuse and related violent behaviours caused by addiction and substance abuse. In addition, the Advisor assists the DOJCS in the development and implementation of culturally adapted community-based prevention programs and ensures that the clients are directed towards the most appropriate resources that respect Cree values and way of life. 

Internal and External Responsibilities 

  • Create and maintain partnerships of collaboration with the Cree Health Board and Social Services, Cree Nation of Mistissini, Eeyou Eenou Police Force, and Quebec justice personnel, etc. on behalf of the DOJCS. 
  • Create and maintain relationships with the CAVAC and Community Justice Committee in order to ensure optimal services for Cree victims and ensure cases are managed locally. 
  • Serve on committees and participate in local and team meetings to ensure information is shared in a timely and clear manner between the DOJCS and other local organizations. 
  • Assist in the promotion of domestic violence prevention related programs and services in the Cree community, as required. 
  • Assist in increasing community and partner awareness of available programs and resources for and issues related to domestic violence, addiction and substance abuse through social media, workshops, general assemblies, and specialized campaigns. 
  • Answer all inquiries coming from the community and provide information related to domestic violence, addiction and substance abuse issues, prevention and healing issues, programs and resources. Redirect inquiries as required. 

Program Responsibilities 

  • Coordinate file on elder abuse, and liaise with Eeyou Eenou Police Force, Cree Health Board and Courts. 
  • Collaborate with partners to develop an annual strategic plan to address the root causes of domestic violence. Incorporate land-based programs and other appropriate treatments. 
  • Identify gaps in program offerings, possible safety risks in the community and potential promotion or partnership opportunities in the community. Communicate findings to the Coordinator of Justice. 
  • Assist the Coordinator of Justice and Quebec justice personnel with the delivery of a domestic violence programs by providing context, sharing expertise, and facilitating the process. 
  • Coordinate training sessions for domestic violence, addiction, and substance abuse awareness programs. Maintain records of training evaluations. 

Client Services Responsibilities 

  • Refer Cree clients to the most appropriate prevention, treatment or recovery program and services, based on their individual needs. 
  • Follow-up on all referrals and stay informed of any changes or development in client files. 
  • Meet with participants and program delivery personnel to discuss post program follow-ups and reporting, and ongoing support. Follow-through on plan. 

Project Management Responsibilities 

  • Prepare quarterly internal reports on the progress of projects. 
  • Assist the DOJCS with the preparation of official statements and reports regarding the programs and initiatives. 
  • Assist the Coordinator in compiling, developing, and reporting on statistics related to Cree clientele and the utilization of services offered. 
  • Coordinate local meetings with partners to review progress, updates, improvements, recommendations, and to keep everyone informed. 
  • Assess program results, lessons learned from implementation and provide a measure of overall effectiveness. 

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Conduct research and present findings as required. 
  • Complete reports as prescribed by the DOJCS, and for dissemination to key partners. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of all programs, cases, and clients. 
  • Perform other related tasks as requested by the Director of Justice and Correctional Services. 

Other Responsibilities 

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in area(s) of responsibility. 
  • Perform other duties as required. 

Education 

  • College Diploma in Social Sciences, Justice, or a related field of work. 

Experience 

  • Three to five years of relevant work experience. 

Language 

  • Written knowledge of English. 
  • Fluency in Cree, English, and French is an asset. 

Knowledge and Abilities 

  • Good oral and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of domestic abuse, addiction, and substance abuse. 
  • Knowledge of program planning and implementation. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Ability to write clear, concise, and professional reports. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as reports, proposals, legal and judicial publications. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products. 

Additional Requirements 

  • Typical office setting with no unusual physical demands. 
  • Valid driver’s license as travel may be required. 
  • Must undergo a background check. 

The Cree Nation Government may, at its discretion, waive any or all of the aforementioned requirements if a suitable candidate who is a JBNQA beneficiary accepts to follow a training plan determined by the Cree Nation Government as a condition of employment. 

Application Period 

From August 25, 2021 to September 9, 2021 

Application 

Your application must be sent by email with the competition number: JCSD-210809-1 

Valerie Mianscum 

Recruitment Specialist 

Email: hr@cngov.ca 

Tel.: 819-673-2600