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Community Justice Society is Hiring a Caseworker (1 year contract) - Applications due June 11th

Community Justice Society is currently hiring a Group Accountability Caseworker for a 1-year contract.  Applications now closed.

Restorative Justice Group Accountability Caseworker

Full time, 1-year contract (maternity leave)

The Community Justice Society is a non-profit organization that delivers the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program (NSRJP) within the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM).  In addition to the NSRJP, the Society offers programming, using a restorative practice lens, to their clients in a safe, respectful and empowering atmosphere.  The Society invites interested candidates who enjoy a challenging and fast-paced work environment to apply for the position of Restorative Justice (RJ) Group Accountability Caseworker.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The RJ Group Accountability Caseworker is responsible for engaging clients in educational sessions facilitated through Community Justice Society.  The RJ Group Accountability Caseworker works from a principled position adhering to the established Best Practice Standard and Nova Scotia Department of Justice NSRJP Protocols.  Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

Intake and program preparation meetings with clients (youth and adults)
Manage assigned case load
Work with program facilitators and participate in the delivery of educational programs
Case review and planning
Facilitate RJ Sessions as required
Network with community agencies to strengthen program delivery
Liaise with Stakeholders, which may include Police, Community Corrections, Crown, and the Courts in HRM 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 assignments
The Group Accountability Caseworker will also be expected to undertake non-group accountability casework as required



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 a reliable transportation and will possess a 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 and demonstrated program planning and facilitation 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 position is commensurate with Department of Justice funding.


Applications now closed.

No phone calls please.  We thank all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.