AFTERCARE WORKER

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation is presently recruiting for a
AFTERCARE WORKER
(Term Ending March 31, 2024 with Possible Extension)
Thunder Bay, ON

‘My Journey Back Home’ project is funded by the Ministry of MCCSS. The purpose of the project is to utilize a traditional/alternative justice approach to assist youth facing crisis, violence, human-trafficking, homelessness, drug addiction, mental health, lack of education, legal issues, lack of life skills, basic needs and who have lost their path in their life cycle journey. The process used is the Circle in order to empower youth to arrive at acceptable resolutions. Circles are arranged and conducted by a Facilitator.

Qualifications:
• This position requires at a minimum a secondary school diploma with related work experience.
• It is preferred that the Aftercare Worker hold a post-secondary degree or diploma in social work, child and family worker program, mental health or related fields
• Experience and knowledge of the legal system is an asset. Ability to engage people to build trust and rapport; effective verbal and listening communication skills specifically in conflict resolution and nonviolent crisis intervention; excellent interviewing and counselling skills
• Excellent case and file management skills, administrative and coordination skills, stress management and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines
• Offer crisis intervention and de-escalation for people who have multiple and complex needs, including homelessness, lack of access to services/supports, ill-health, mental illness, substance misuse, trauma and violence, discrimination, cognitive impairment, etc.
• knowledge of the resources in the community for individuals, youth and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, living in poverty, or living with mental health or addiction issues ability to integrate harm reduction approaches as appropriate in interactions with the client
• Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
• Proficient working knowledge of MS Office Software, internet, and general office equipment
• Ability to speak Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway an asset.

Location: Thunder Bay, ON
Hours: Full Time – Contract (35 Hours Per Week)
Salary: In accordance with established pay grid and commensurate with education/experience
CLOSING DATE: December 8, 2023

Please send cover letter, and resume to:
Human Resources, Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation,
101 Syndicate Ave N, Suite 101 Thunder Bay, ON, P7C 3V4
Email: hr@nanlegal.on.ca

NALSC invites applications from qualified members of NAN. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet the criteria for the position and whether you are a NAN member. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

For more information, please visit our website: https://nanlegal.on.ca/jobs/

Company: 
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation
Job Location: 
POINT (-89.2476823 48.3808951)
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2023 - 23:45