Aboriginal Legal Services
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ABORIGINAL LEGAL SERVICES,
A non-profit organization providing a range of services to Toronto’s urban Aboriginal community, requires a CRIMINAL COURTWORKER for a permanent position.
An understanding of Aboriginal culture, history, traditions and aspirations is essential. Ability to speak an Aboriginal language, prior involvement other Aboriginal organizations, and previous experience in a legal setting are desirable.
The core functions of the Criminal Court Worker are;
Providing information to Aboriginal accused and family members about;
a) The nature and consequence of the charge that the accused is facing;
b) The accused’s rights, responsibilities and options under the law, including alternative justice processes if available, but not legal advice;
c) The philosophy and functioning of the criminal justice system, and alternative justice processes that may be available;
d) Court procedures and;
e) The disposition or direction given to the accused by the court or community.
Referring Aboriginal accused to appropriate legal resources, referring them to Legal Aid services, assisting in completing forms;
Assisting criminal justice officials (i.e., lawyers, police, the judiciary, probation/parole officers) to become familiar with local Aboriginal community justice programs and services;
Informing justice officials about the culture traditions, values, languages, socio-economic conditions, and other concerns of the Aboriginal community and the perspective of Aboriginal accused.
Please submit your letter of interest and resume no later than Friday May 25, 2018 to the attention of Edith Moore, email@example.com Senior Manager of Human Resources
We thank all applicants however, only those that will be contacted will be interviewed.
Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) is hiring a Gladue Caseworker Coordinator for our Toronto office. This is a full-time permanent position.
There are 14 Gladue Caseworkers working with ALS in various regions across Ontario. As part of the Gladue team, the Gladue Caseworker Coordinator will be responsible for the day to day organization of the Caseworker program, including gathering information required when Caseworker services are requested.
The successful candidate should have the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The Caseworker Coordinator should be able to work well under pressure and to handle a high volume of requests. The Caseworker Coordinator must have excellent administrative, organization and multi-tasking skills.
The Caseworker Coordinator will have regular contact with the Court, defence counsel and Crown Attorneys. As such knowledge of the legal system and the challenges Indigenous offenders encounter in this system would be considered an asset.
Please forward all applications by Friday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. to: Edith Moore Senior Manager of Human Resources Aboriginal Legal Services 211 Yonge Street, Suite 500 Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1M4 Fax: 416-408-1568 firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that only those applicants who will be interviewed will be contacted.
Aboriginal Legal Services is hiring a Gladue Writer for our Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo offices. This is a full-time position for one year, with the possibility of becoming permanent.
The Gladue Writer prepares reports for the court for Aboriginal offenders awaiting sentencing. These reports are used by lawyers and judges to learn about the particular circumstances of the offender and for sentencing options.
The Writer will have excellent interviewing and writing skills. The Writer must be able to work independently and to work on a number of reports at one time. Knowledge of the operation of the criminal justice system is an important aspect of this work. Knowledge of the programs and services available to Aboriginal people in Wellington county would be a great asset. Please specify your experience working with the Aboriginal community in your cover letter.
Please forward all applications by Friday May 25, 2018 to:
Senior Manager, Human Resources and Administration
Aboriginal Legal Services.
211 Yonge Street, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1M4
Please note that only those applicants who will be interviewed will be contacted.
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