Victim Services Regional Coordinator (Legal Services)

  • Province of Newfoundland
  • St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
  • Aug 19, 2019
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Job Description

Referral Number: JPS.19.20.R0120
Employment type: 1 Temporary Position
Division: Corrections and Community Services
Position Group: NAPE - General Service
Department: Department of Justice and Public Safety
Location: Nain
Closing Date: No closing date
Salary (scale): $35.47 - $39.69 hourly (CG - 40)
Allowances
Labrador Allowance with dependent - $7,089; without dependents - $3,558
Travel Allowance for dependent - $809; for employee - $1,015
Benefits: Onboarding

Position Details

Context

The Department of Justice and Public Safety ensures the impartial administration of justice and the protection of the public interest through the dual offices of the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice and Public Safety. Responsibilities of the department include family justice services, fines administration, support enforcement, policing, the sheriff's office, adult secure custody, adult probation services, secure youth justice services, victim services, fish and wildlife enforcement and administration of the courts. The department also both represents and provides legal services to the Crown including legal advice to departments, litigation, prosecution and legislative drafting services. The Department of Justice and Public Safety aims to improve public protection and access to justice in a manner that is sensitive to the diverse needs of its clients.

Duties

This is a highly responsible position with a mandate for the regional delivery and coordination of a comprehensive range of professional services and supports to meet the needs of crime victims (adult, children and families). This is completed by the delivery of Regional Services, assistance with Victim Impact Statements, referrals to professional counseling services and victims services assistants, and the Victims' Legal Fund. Victim Services Regional Coordinators are expected to operate with a significant degree of professional autonomy while delivering services, coordinating information and using intervention strategies with criminal justice personnel and other professionals as required. The incumbent will conduct psychosocial assessments, and work with appropriate resources to determine and coordinate case plans, deliver basic public legal information services, oversee regional staff, testify in the courts if required, coordinate overall case management plans, and assume a leadership role in the development and delivery of public and professional education sessions and workshops related to victimology.

Merit Criteria

Screening Criteria

  • Bachelor degree in Social Work, Sociology or Psychology (equivalences will be considered)
  • Victim-related work experience
  • Experience working Labrador Inuit culture and traditions (asset)
  • Experience in conducting psychosocial assessments (asset)
  • Experience applying appropriate counseling techniques (Asset)

Assessment Criteria

  • Knowledge of various types of victimization
  • Knowledge of psychosocial assessments (asset)
  • Knowledge of applying appropriate counselling techniques (asset)
  • Knowledge of Labrador Inuit culture and traditions (asset)
  • Case management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal)
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Relationship building
  • Professionalism

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Offer

  • Recent and satisfactory enhanced security clearance
  • Proof of valid Class 5 Driver's license

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Willing to accept day travel (significant)
  • Willinng to accept overnight travel (occasional)
  • Acknowledges requirement for use of a private vehicle (with business insurance)
  • Acknowledges requirement for plane travel

Applicant Information In accordance with the Labrador Inuit Lands Claim Agreement (LILCA) beneficiaries under the LILCA shall be given priority consideration.

NOTE: Beneficiaries of the LILCA will be processed prior to those internal to the NAPE GS bargaining unit.

For more information about this opportunity please call: Anita Stanley at (709)-729-0885.

  • This position is considered a "Position of Trust" and therefore, a job offer may be subject to a satisfactory security check.
  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador values diversity in the work place and is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Disability related accommodations and alternate formats are available upon request at any stage of the recruitment process by contacting recruitment@gov.nl.ca, 709-729-0130 or toll free at 1-888-729-7690.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Applications must be received on or before the closing date stated for this job posting.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit an application that demonstrates the required merit criteria.
  • Applications that do not clearly demonstrate the required criteria will be screened-out.
  • All applications must contain accurate contact information, including current mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • All information submitted as part of this application must be factual, complete and current to date of submission.
  • This competition may be used to fill future similar vacancies with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

How To Apply

Applications, quoting Competition Number JPS.19.20.R0120, should be submitted:

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By Mail

Human Resource Secretariat, Strategic Staffing Division
50 Mundy Pond Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL, A1B 4J6

By Fax
(709) 729-6737

Practice Area(s)

legal