4 Justice Navigator Positions available in Thompson.

Three(3) Year Term

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Located in Thompson, MB, the MKO Justice Navigation Hub will provide access to information, awareness and support for individuals and families attempting to navigate the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in northern Manitoba through a culturally appropriate and responsive lens.

The Justice Navigators will guide individuals through the justice system and help them overcome barriers that prevent them from accessing the supports and information they need. Justice Navigators will provide accessible, wrap-around services to individuals and families in a culturally responsive and intervention focused manner. Justice Navigators will provide reintegration support for individuals returning to their families and/or their communities.

Provide Knowledge & Information Sharing Support
• Address barriers through knowledge and information sharing and bring awareness to individuals and families about the formal Criminal Justice System and its processes.
• Facilitate communication between individuals and families in the justice process to ensure information, comprehension and understanding is complete and accurate.
• Provide information about legal and justice-related services and assist individuals and families to access these services, supports and resources, such as Legal Aid and Victim Services.
Provide Early Intervention & Wrap-Around Support
• Assist and support consenting individuals and families access community resources, services, and programs such as mental health, addictions, counselling, and other culturally responsive programming and interventions.
• Help individuals and families either as a worker or as a supporter with an emphasis on prevention and early intervention.
• Assist consenting individuals and families with timely wrap-around supports and services that can help them address problems that may have brought them into conflict with the justice system.
• Provide culturally responsive services and supports for individuals and families with a goal to prevent further issues and escalation.
Provide Reintegration Support
• Support individuals in a culturally responsive manner who are reintegrating back with their family and/or their community from an institutional or correctional setting.
• Assist with release and reintegration planning, providing basic needs, obtaining identification, forms & applications assistance, and community resource information.
• Provide ongoing support to identify goals and mitigate challenges.
• Offer support for individuals and families with a goal to reduce re-offending behavior.
• Provide and assist with accessing culturally responsive early intervention support and services.

• Minimum Grade 12 Diploma or Equivalency.
• Knowledge of Justice issues impacting Indigenous Peoples.
• Experience in Case Planning and Needs Assessments.
• Experience working in the Justice field, is preferred.
• Experience working in remote Indigenous and Northern communities.
• Ability to travel and work flexible hours as required.
• Strong initiative and ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.
• Proficient computer skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office, Excel, Power point and Outlook.
• Produce a satisfactory criminal record, child and adult abuse registry and vulnerable sector checks.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter identifying the position applying for and resume, along with 3 professional reference listings (include a most recent employer reference) by: 4:00 PM on September 5, 2023 to: Shawna Flett at [email protected]

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted.

Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). MKO is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, Indigenous, and human rights for citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6, and 10.