Makivik Job Opportunity
Makivik Justice – PARA-JUDICIAL WORKER (Puvirnituq)
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. In Nunavik, para-judicial workers and local justice committees offer direct services to the population at various stages of the justice and correctional process in collaboration, and with the support of the regional Justice Department office. Makivik aims to encourage Inuit to be involved in the justice system and work toward self determination.
The NUNAVIK PARA-JUDICIAL WORKER PROGRAM aims to offer legal assistance to their best knowledge to all Nunavimmiut involved in the criminal and youth protection court system, in addition to promoting and informing the Itinerant Court of Inuit traditions and values.
We are currently seeking a Para-Judicial Worker who will report to the Para-Judicial Program Coordinator.
We strongly encourage Inuit beneficiaries to apply to this contrat position. 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.
- Facilitate the contact between Inuit being involved in the justice system and a lawyer;
- Inform all Inuit accused of their rights and duties regarding court procedures and the justice system with the support of the Para-Judicial Program Coordinator,
- Prepare and draft short release plans in collaboration with a lawyer and Para-Judicial Program Coordinator
- Sensibilize and inform all members of the community in regard to the justice system;
- Promote Inuit traditions and ways of life to the court members and inform them about any particulars of an accused or any event in the community that might impact the court week;
- Perform all other administrative duties under their mandate indicated by the Para-Judicial Program Coordinator or their representative in the best interest of the program;
- Knowledge of Nunavik realities and issues;
- Strong desire to support and assist your fellow Inuit in access to justice and having their rights respected;
- Ability to listen and communicate;
- Education: Secondary 5 completed;
- Languages: Inuktitut and English ;
- Minimal knowledge of the social, judicial or correctional field but additional training will be provided;
- English writing skills;
- Computer skills; word, internet, excel, etc;
- Capacities to work in a team setting;
- Organizational skills;
- Be reliable and autonomous;
- Be respectful (confidentiality and non-judgmental);
- Be available to travel for trainings, meetings, and with the travelling court upon request.
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