The UCCMM Justice Program is an Anishinaabe Community Justice Program. Under the direct supervision of the Justice Manager, the Bail Verification and Supervision Program (BVSP) worker delivers services to people accused of criminal offences facing the possibility of detention in custody while their criminal charges are dealt with through the criminal court process. The BVSP is based on the presumption of innocence before conviction and the fair and equitable treatment of all accused people regardless of social and economic background. Services are provided to members of the UCCMM First Nations and the non-Indigenous population in the District of Manitoulin 16 years old and up.
- Attend Gore Bay bail court on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week and on Tuesdays after a holiday Monday. (Currently held virtually, but subject to change.)
- Obtain identification of the availability of a surety for an accused person.
- Ensure provision of verified, neutral and factual information about an accused person at judicial interim release proceedings, to assist the court in selecting people as suitable candidates for bail supervision.
- Ensure provision of supervisory, counselling and referral services for accused people who are released from custody by the courts, where the condition of release directs that such people be supervised.
- Comply with any directives, standards, procedures, instructions or amendments pertaining to the Bail Program and/or the Manual that the Province may issue from time to time.
- Review Bail court docket and liaise with Court personnel
- Meet with candidates to explain program, complete consent and client intake form.
- Maintain accurate, complete, and confidential records, conform to ethical standards of practice, and exercise client confidentiality.
- Provide quarterly activity and statistical reports to Justice Manager.
- Attend training and information sessions.
- Ability to work in stressful situations and work with people who could potentially become violent/hostile.
- Ability to work evenings, weekends or extended hours and able to travel.
- Other related duties
- Post-secondary degree/diploma in social services or law.
- Knowledge of Canadian criminal procedure, Criminal Code of Canada, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
- Knowledge of the UCCMM Justice principles; knowledge of local Anishinaabe teachings, culture, communities, history, elders, and local issues facing Indigenous people.
- Support Anishinaabe red road teachings and be a positive role model.
- Knowledge of local Indigenous and non-Indigenous services and resources
- Able to speak and/or understand Ojibwe is an asset.
- Able to maintain administrative instruments (work plans, files, correspondence).
- Have a valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle.
- Provide a clear current Criminal Record Check, and if selected, a clear Vulnerable Sector Screening.
- Possess excellent work habits and ethics and able to work independently.
Remuneration: $50,000 annually and benefits
Closing Date: February 16, 2023 at 12 noon.
Mail/drop off (no fax or email submissions) 1) cover letter 2) resume 3) copy of valid Ontario driver’s licence 4) three work-related letters of reference including at least one from a direct supervisor/manager 5) current (within the past 3 months) criminal record check. Thank you for applying but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Mark “Confidential-BVSP” to:
Hazel Recollet, Chief Executive Officer
United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising
M’Chigeeng, ON P0P 1G0