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Community Service Order Coordinator/Restorative Justice Caseworker

Full Time (Union Position)

Competition # 2019-1

Community Justice Society (CJS)

Community Service Order Coordinator/Restorative Justice Caseworker

Full Time (Union Position)

Competition # 2019-1

The Community Justice Society (“CJS”) is a not for profit organization that delivers the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program (NSRJP) within the Halifax Regional Municipality.  In addition to NSRJP, CJS offers programming, using a restorative practice lens, to clients in a safe, respectful and empowering atmosphere.  CJS invites all interested candidates, especially African Nova Scotians/African Canadian candidates, who enjoy a challenging and fast-paced work environment to apply for the position of Community Service Order (CSO) Coordinator/Restorative Justice (RJ) Caseworker.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The CSO/RJ Caseworker is responsible for the case management of all Corrections referrals made to the CJS for the purpose of Community Service hours. The CSO/RJ Caseworker holds intake meetings with all young persons referred to the program, finds appropriate community placements for them, monitors progress while their hours are being completed, updates referral sources as necessary, and keeps detailed case notes on all files. And the CSO/RJ Caseworker assists with the maintenance of available Community Placements and Community Placement Agreements. The CSO/RJ Caseworker is also responsible for facilitating Restorative Justice sessions and programs as required, engaging stakeholders referred to CJS including offenders, victims, community members, police officers, probation officers, and other criminal justice partners.  The CSO/ RJ Caseworker works from a principled position adhering to Nova Scotia Department of Justice NSRJP Protocols and guidelines as well as CJS policies and procedures.  Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

Intake and Session preparation meetings with case stakeholders

  • Case review and planning

  • Community Service plan and implementation

  • RJ conference planning and implementation

  • Managing assigned case load

  • Facilitate RJ Sessions as required

  • Facilitate programs as required

  • Network with community agencies to strengthen program delivery

  • Liaise with Justice stakeholders when/where required

  • Participate in regular case supervision meetings and training

  • Produce clear, concise and timely case notes and reports

  • Develop work plans based on referral trends and community assignments



The successful candidate will have:

  • University degree in a relevant field AND minimum one year experience in a related position OR equivalent combination of education and experience*

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience managing a caseload and clear grasp of casework protocols

  • Knowledge of restorative principles and practices

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, build strong relationships, lead others or teams

  • Demonstrated group facilitation skills and conflict resolution skills

  • Working understanding of issues and concerns of youth and adult offenders and victims of crime

  • Keen awareness of issues facing diverse communities

  • Ability to work in partnership with stakeholder agencies and volunteers

  • Ability to be flexible

  • Strong computer literacy required

The successful candidate will have access to reliable transportation and will possess a valid driver’s license and suitable driver’s abstract.

*Applicants relying on an equivalent combination of education and/or experience must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter.


Preference will be given to candidates who possess practical experience in a restorative justice model and who have demonstrated case management experience.  Demonstrated ability working with and relating to adolescent males would also be an asset.  Experience and knowledge of the African Nova Scotian communities would also be considered an asset.

The salary for this full time unionized position is commensurate with Department of Justice funding.

Send resume and cover letter no later than Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 11:59pm, via email: or fax: 902-424-3950.  No phone calls please.  We thank all applicants; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.