We are hiring! The PG Indigenous Justice Centre (PG-IJC) is seeking a full-time community outreach coordinator who wants to use their networking and organizational skills to help reduce the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care, and reduce the number of Indigenous peoples who are incarcerated. Working with the PG-IJC is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Indigenous peoples who find themselves facing the child protection and criminal justice systems.
The BC First Nations Justice Council mandate comes from the BC Assembly First Nations, Union of BC Indian Chiefs and First Nations Summit, as well as from the leadership in those Indigenous communities we serve. We work with Indigenous communities and clients to identify their priorities and develop solutions to child protection and criminal law matters that affect them. It is our goal to ensure Indigenous peoples have a culturally safe space where they can access legal representation and advice, achieve early resolution of their legal matters and work together to divert their legal matters from the mainstream justice system to Indigenous systems of justice.
To be the successful candidate, you are excellent at networking and building relationships with other professionals and with Indigenous communities. You are familiar with the programs and services available in Prince George, as well as provincially, for persons involved in the child protection and criminal justice systems. This includes programs, services and supports to meet people’s legal, social, housing, transportation, health and wellness needs. You are also comfortable reaching out to First Nations communities to engage them in supporting their kin and neighbors before the courts and to learn about the supports they provide and how their members can access those supports. While we recognize the value of diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, preference may be provided to Indigenous applicants in accordance with section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code.
About the Role
You will work on a team that strives to ensure Indigenous people who face the child protection and criminal law systems do not fall through the systemic cracks that exist within those systems. You will maintain an up to date resource library and become an expert at knowing what programs and services are available, as well as how they can be accessed, the eligibility criteria that must be met to access them, and what the waitlists are for them. While you work directly on the PG-IJC team, you will use your expertise and relationship building skills to link all Indigenous persons with the services they need to address their individual challenges in dealing with the mainstream child protection and justice systems.
Please provide us with a resume and cover letter setting out how you meet the requirements of the attached job description. While we are aiming to hire immediately, it is more important to us that we find the right person for this position so we will accept all applications until the position is filled. Please send your application to [email protected]