Indigenous Court Worker

Indigenous Court Worker

The goal of the Court Worker program is to assist in reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the justice system, by assisting Aboriginal individuals to better understand their rights, options, and responsibilities when appearing before the courts. The program can assist adults and youth charged with a criminal offense; separating couples, and parents involved in child welfare matters.

Court Workers will work with individuals to develop a plan of care directed toward understanding the root causes of their behavior with the intention of promoting better life choices, improved decision-making, and relationships within the family and community.


Post-secondary education in Community and Justice and/or Indigenous studies;

Minimum of 3 years of work experience in the community and justice field, preferably for an Aboriginal organization;

Basic knowledge of court procedures and legal terminology;

Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture and history, with particular emphasis on family violence, child welfare, and the impact of trauma;

Excellent advocacy and people skills; ability to build positive working relationships with external agencies and within the justice system (lawyers, crown attorneys, etc);

Proficiency in MS Office applications and Database applications – statistical and narrative reporting;

Ability to work within the established policies and procedures of the organization;

Must have the ability to work independently and as a team player, with minimal supervision;

Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and be willing to travel when required;

Must possess current First Aid / CPR certification or be willing to be certified;

Good organizational and administrative skills;· Excellent report writing skills;

Aboriginal heritage is a preference and Ojibway language is an asset; and,

A satisfactory Criminal Reference Check (CPIC) with a Vulnerable Sector Search (VSS) will be a condition of the employment offer.

Must be fully vaccinated (COVID-19)

If you are interested in qualifying for the position, please email a Cover Letter, Resume, and Three (3) Working References to the attention of:

Cynthia Gray, Human Resources/Program Manager

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

Application open until the position is filled.****

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted ****

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Salary: From $48,000.00 per year


· Extended health care

Schedule:· 8 hour shift· Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location

Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

580 Cameron Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3Z5
(705) 775-0387
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Downtown Location

159 King Street, Suite 300
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 2R8
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