Makivik Job Opportunity
Correctional Liaison Agent – Provincial – Justice Department (JUS05242022)
ABOUT US: The Makivik Justice Department helps administer justice using culturally adapted approaches which put the emphasis on healing individuals, families and the community while also dealing with the underlying causes of crimes. Makivik aims at empowering Inuit that have been affected by a crime or conflict (victims, families, offenders) in offering help and solutions within detention centers and in their hometown community which build their resilience, increase their sense of dignity and consider the safety of the community.
Under the Makivik Justice Department, local justice committees, para-judicial program, and corrections program have been implemented and are running, which all offer direct services to the population at various stages of the justice and correctional system. In addition, the Montreal main office consists of the director, three program coordinators, gladue writers, and other support staff, to oversee the functioning and services delivered under this department. Makivik aims to encourage Inuit to be involved in the justice system and work toward self determination.
We are seeking a Correctional Liaison Agent (Provincial) who will report to the Correctional Services Program Coordinator.
We strongly encourage Inuit beneficiaries to apply as extensive training and continuous support will be provided to employees that don’t have previous work experience in the justice system. Experience with Inuit and cultural knowledge in general will be valued.
Under the guidance of the Correctional Services Program Coordinator, the Correctional Liaison Agent will perform a variety of tasks in different areas of specialization, including but not limited to the following:
- Inform Nunavimmiut detained in provincial jails of the programs, support, and services offered within the center. Provide information on the early release opportunities such as parole and the steps to be taken;
- Offer assistance to Nunavimmiut in provincial detention centers for the preparation of their reintegration to community upon release;
- Provide support to inmates during their parole hearing;
- Provide cultural background and community resources to correctional staff to assist in developing a release plan;
- Offer one-on-one non-formal counselling and support when required;
- Organize and co-facilitate workshops in collaboration with the Makivik Program Facilitator;
- Plan cultural activities in detention;
- Provide general support to offenders if needed;
- Assist in the organization of visits for justice committees or other helpful resources at provincial detention centers for Nunavimmiut.
- Strong desire to support and assist your fellow Inuit in access to culturally relevant reintegration planning and support ;
- Extensive knowledge in Inuit traditional activities
- Minimal knowledge of the social, judicial or correctional field
- Experience in intervention with adults
- Experience in case management
- Languages: Inuktitut and English
- English writing skills
- Experience in writing short reports is an asset
- Computer skills; word, internet, excel, etc;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Be reliable and autonomous;
- Be respectful (confidentiality and non-judgmental);
- Be available to travel by vehicle (having a license is an asset) or public transportation, to detention centers within Quebec
All marginal benefits available to employees of the Corporation as outlined in the Makivik Corporation Human Resources Policy Manual
It is the Corporation’s objective to favor and promote the employment of Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Are you interested in this position?
You can apply by filling in the form below.
You can apply by visiting our website at www.makivik.org/jobs