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IVS Manager– 166-21-2

Justice Program, Central Administration

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, for the IVS Manager with Justice Program, Central Administration Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through StaffHR@sixnations.ca. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The IVS Manager reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Justice Director. The Indigenous Victim Services Manager is responsible for the management of the Indigenous Victim Services Program and staff. The manager is responsible in leading the Indigenous Victim Services in Brantford, Hamilton, and Six Nations Community. The IVS Manager is to work within the policies and procedures established by Six Nations of the Grand River.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  September 29, 2021
Term: Permanent
Hours of Work  35 hours per week
Wage $67,000 per annum

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferably a Master’s Degree in social work or related discipline or have a Bachelor’s Degree in social work, sociology, psychology, education with a counselling background
  • The successful candidate will be registered with a professional organization such as the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with Indigenous organizations or within First Nations Communities

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Email – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Email all documents (in a .doc or .pdf file) listed above to StaffHR@sixnations.ca.

Please ensure that the SUBJECT LINE of your email states:                      IVS Manager – Full Time – 166-21-2

Method #2: Mailed or Hand Delivered – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

                                                       IVS Manager – Full Time – 166-21-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario N0A 1M0

JOB DESCRIPTION

SIX NATIONS JUSTICE PROGRAM

POSITION TITLE: Indigenous Victim Services Manager

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

The Indigenous Victim Services Manager reports and receives direction from the Justice Director.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The Indigenous Victim Services Manager is responsible for the management of the Indigenous Victim Services program and staff. The Manager is responsible in leading Indigenous Victim Services in Brantford, Hamilton and the Six Nations Community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

TECHNICAL

  • Responsible in leading the delivery of services for indigenous victim services for the Six Nations, and for the Indigenous communities in Brantford and Hamilton.
  • Will ensure that IVS staff are aware of Haudenosaunee Legal Principles, the Indigenous victim services model and Indigenous Victim Services handbook for clients and advocates.
  • Will ensure the IVS resource list is up to date by assigning task to appropriate staff member.
  • Ensures IVS policy and procedures are in place to provide program consistency and structure for the IVS staff
  • Ensures advocates progress notes are completed in a timely fashion and victim safety plans are completed and updated.
  • Will be responsible for providing support to IVS staff and clients in high-profile cases during trials.
  • Keeps updated on provincial and federal legislation related to victims and/or witnesses of crime.
  • Implements standardized training for staff and updates training materials for their reference.
  • Will be responsible for ensuring victim quick response program applications are completed in a timely fashion.
  • Will advocate and liaise with the Ministry of Attorney General, Victim Quick Response Program representatives highlighting the unique needs of Indigenous victims.
  • Responsible for following Six Nations Human Resource employment policy for vacant IVS positions as well as participating in interviewing and hiring of individuals.
  • Prepares monthly, annual and other statistical reports as required from director and ministry of attorney general reporting requirements.
  • Monitors and provides input into the program’s budget and consults with the director and when appropriated with Ministry of Attorney General representatives.
  • Submits applications for ministry, municipal and other grants when appropriate and attends any related meetings to provide updates or present applications.
  • Attends meetings as well as interagency meetings relevant to the role of Indigenous Victim Services
  • Assure victim friendly and accessible services.
  • Works with IVS advocates in organizing, tracking and setting up victim alert buttons for clients.
  • Liaises with other community agencies to coordinate services to indigenous victims.
  • Communicates with the police services delivery issues causing concern.
  • Will work with McMaster University, School of Social Work staff on program evaluation of IVS.
  • Will work with fundraising consultant on the resource needs of indigenous victim services.
  • Performs other job related duties as may reasonably be required by the IVS manager and/or Justice Director.
  • Participates in Justice Department community events.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Qualifications

  • Preferably a master’s degree in social work or related discipline or have a bachelor’s degree in social work, sociology, psychology, education with a counselling background.
  • The successful candidate will be registered with a professional organization such as the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Worker.
  • Minimum three (3) year experience working with Indigenous organizations or within First Nations communities.

Other Preferred Skills

  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.
  • Has excellent report writing skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in a fast paced environment.
  • High level understanding of the mainstream legal and court system.
  • High level of communication skills: interoffice, telephone, and written.
  • High level of computer software skills: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Power, and Publisher
  • High level of office and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong level of organizational skills for self.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Possess research and data collection skills.
  • Has a valid G license.
  • Aware of Six Nations Community and services available in the area.
  • Possess the ability to adapt and relate effectively with people of all ages.
  • Will participate in recommended training.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work requires physical activity and mental stress; requires working inside/outside; requires travel; requires extensive interactions with the public, who at times may be hostile or irate; subject to interruptions, deadlines, unscheduled hours.
  • Work has a high public profile, extensive public contact and is subject to deadlines and interruptions.
  • Work involves considerable out-of-office contact.
  • Work requires the ability to prioritize tasks, work independently with minimal supervision, and cope with many demands and time constraints.
  • Work may at times be subject to unscheduled hours.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

With Justice Director

Receives direction, guidance, and discusses plans and priorities to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively, receives instruction and supervision.

With Department Staff

Liaises, cooperates and provides encouragement; maintains control through teamwork and direction.

With Other Staff

Maintains cooperation and consideration with all staff.

With External Agencies

Represents and promotes Six Nations interests relative to the Justice Department and IVS and maintains awareness of legislative policy and program changes; seeks to develop sound, professional working relationships.

With the Public

Represents and promotes the justice program interests of Six Nations; works in a courteous, co-operative, positive and proactive manner, provides information as requested.

IMPACT OF ERROR

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss of credibility, poor public relations, confusion, duplication of effort and misinformation being given to the Director of Justice, Six Nations Council, Government Agencies and the public.

CONTROL

Guiding principles set by the Justice Department and Six Nations Council. Works within the administrative policies and procedures by the Six Nations Council for the Justice Department and other legislations provided by the respective government.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission