The First Peoples Justice Center of Montreal
Supervisor: Board of Directors
Office located at the Native Friendship Center of Montreal.
The First Peoples Justice Center of Montreal is a new resource that works with the Indigenous community in Montreal with the goal of ending the systemic issues of marginalization, discrimination and victimization of Indigenous peoples in the justice and correctional system through culturally safe supports and services. The Center provides ongoing support and alternatives for anyone who has been accused of a crime, for those involved in the justice and correctional system, and for anyone seeking prevention supports. The Center aims to fill the gaps regarding justice-related services for urban Indigenous peoples. The Center encourages a holistic approach to justice that encompasses individual and community wellness and healthy relationships.
The coordinator will be responsible for developing the Center’s Intervention Program (described below). The coordinator will also represent the Center at events and promote its mission.
- Work closely with the Board of Directors and with the social worker responsible for the Center’s Prevention Program.
- Implements the Center’s Intervention Program:
- Sets up the alternative measures program with assistance from the Board
- Conducts referrals and case management
- Provides basic legal information
- Provides victim and family support
- Helps individuals accused of a crime
- Helps individuals within the justice and correctional system
- Helps individuals leaving the correctional system
- Build partnerships and expands the Center’s network.
- Serves as the Center’s representative at events and selected committees.
- Monitors deadlines for reports for funders and write reports as needed.
- Assists the Board of Directors in identifying funders and submitting funding proposals.
- Reports to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis.
- Knowledge of Montreal Indigenous community resources with an understanding of and appreciation for the Indigenous cultures and history.
- Excellent organizational, coordination and time management skills
- Strong speaking, presentation and writing skills.
- Energetic, flexible and creative.
- Highly motivated self-starter and able to work independently.
- Ability to:
- Maintain confidentiality with sensitive client information.
- Network and work with different partners.
- Communicate both verbally and in writing in English and French, and an Indigenous language would be an asset.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet, email.
Education and Experience:
- A college or university degree/diploma in social sciences, law, social work or in another relevant field is an asset.
- Experience with the justice and correctional system is an asset.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience.
First Nation, Inuit or Metis status will be given preference.