Job

Community Justice Worker

SPRINGBOARD

Job Class: Union
Department: Community Justice Programs and Youth Homes
Location: Scarborough/Malvern and Newmarket
Status: Full-time Permanent
Vacancy Number: CJPYH-U22-14
Pay Rate: $47,574.11 per annum
Available: Immediately
Hours/Shifts: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Wednesday, Thursday
1:00pm – 9:00pm.
Schedules are subject to change to meet departmental needs.
Travel to other locations will be required.

The Community Justice Worker – Youth Justice Committee administers and coordinates the Scarborough/Malvern and Newmarket Youth Justice Committees. The Youth Justice Committee (YJC) brings together a young person aged 12-17 alleged to have committed an offence, their parent(s), the person harmed and trained members of the community to negotiate an appropriate way for the young person to make amends for their actions. The YJC program provides an increased role for victims and communities in dealing with offences committed by young persons who are prepared to be accountable.

ABOUT SPRINGBOARD
Springboard’s mandate is to build stronger communities by helping youth and adults develop the skills they need
to reach their full potential. As a charitable organization, they deliver innovative, professional and diverse
programming by establishing partnerships between their clients and their community. Springboard’s program
areas include community justice, employment, developmental services, youth justice, Weed out The Risk and
The Community Learning HUB.

Your Contribution

  • Provide organization and administration for the scheduling of 40 volunteers and provide
    support, guidance and training.
  • Counselling and case management including assessing referred youth to determine their needs
    and risks, ability and willingness to make reparation and suitability and motivation to
    participate in community based restorative justice program.
  • Deal with crisis situations that may involve volatile behaviour.
  • Engage victims of crime in a supportive and thoughtful manner to provide information, obtain
    feedback, engage in restorative justice process and arrange reparation as applicable.
  • Provide clients with information regarding court processes and the nature of community based
    sanctions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively for client service as well as with
    victims of crime, the police, Crown Attorneys, Judges, Duty Counsel, Defense Counsel,
    Probation Officers, Correctional Institution personnel, community partners and volunteers.
  • Provide timely referrals for interventions for identified needs and risks that may include
    employment, housing, financial, addictions, nutritional, mental, physical and emotional needs
    and capabilities.
  • Arrange and monitor suitable sanctions in accordance with client circumstances and needs,
    court/police requirements, as well as the principles of holding the young person accountable
    while observing the principles of proportionality and timeliness.
  • Group facilitation including delivery of client programming and restorative justice conferencing,
    monthly volunteer meetings and training for volunteers.
  • Conduct outreach and maintain relationships with community-based agencies that will accept
    referrals or partner in providing sanctions, particularly those that can continue following their
    involvement in the youth criminal justice system.
  • Collect and submit internal and external statistical data and reports in accordance with Agency
    and Funder standards.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in the field of social services.
  • At least three years of related work experience working with youth in the criminal justice
    system including but not limited to: court processes, needs and risk assessments, outreach, and
    liaison.
  • Working knowledge of the youth criminal justice system, Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and
    social services.
  • Demonstrated skills in developing and offering creative community based responses to assist in
    holding the young person accountable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislations and principles, concepts and current best
    practices in the area of restorative justice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in building networks with community agencies and in
    making timely referrals and connections to programs particularly outreach to diverse
    communities and connections to programs meeting unique, complex and multi-dimensional
    needs, including mental health issues.
  • Excellent assessment, counselling, administrative and group facilitation skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in computer, including use of Microsoft Applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) –
    Skills testing/demonstration may be administered.
  • Travel throughout the GTA & York Region is required – car and valid driver’s license is required
  • Demonstrated use of core competencies in:
    • Attention to Quality – pay attention to their quality of work on which they depend on
      and plan activities carefully and notice gaps and correct them without having to be told.
    • Service Delivery Judgment – understands the program processes; thinks through when
      to make process changes and comes up with ideas that improve service delivery.
    • Direct experience engaging with diverse populations and an ability to apply a culturally
      responsive lens to all interactions, including program implementation and capacity-building
      with young people
    • A strong understanding of the systemic barriers that young people face and how this may
      impact clients and their own experiences
      Preferred Qualifications
    • Ability to speak French is an asset

 

Vaccination Policy
Currently, this position is not subject to mandatory vaccination nor vaccination disclosure and rapid
antigen testing, but this may change in the future depending on direction from public health and/or
Ministry guidance.

Springboard Services continues to follow Ministry and Public Health Guidance and all our employees are
expected and required to continue to comply with applicable health and safety measures and compliance
with established workplace access controls (e.g. screening), wearing a mask or face covering, using
provided PPE, maintaining appropriate physical distancing and self-monitoring of potential COVID-19
symptoms.

How to apply

Completion of satisfactory, professional references, background checks, and proof of education are
requirements of employment.

The Deadline for Applications is Aug 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Please submit your cover letter and resume
in a single document. You must also include the vacancy number in the subject line of your email when
applying to careers@springboardservices.ca.

Resumes received after the application deadline will be considered at the discretion of the hiring
supervisor.

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to
creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Applications are encouraged
from those who reflect the diversity of our community and we will work with you to provide a positive
recruitment experience. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection
process.

 

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