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Community Justice Society is Hiring a Restorative Justice Caseworker

 Full Time (Union Position)

Competition # 2019-2

Community Justice Society (CJS)

Restorative Justice Caseworker

Full Time (Union Position)

Competition # 2019-2

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 their clients in a safe, respectful and empowering atmosphere.  CJS invites interested African Nova Scotians/African Canadian candidates who enjoy a challenging and fast-paced work environment to apply for the position of Restorative Justice (RJ) Caseworker.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The RJ Caseworker is assigned to specific communities, and is responsible for engaging all stakeholders in each case referred to the NSRJP.  Stakeholders include offenders, victims, community members, police officers, probation officers, and other criminal justice partners.  The RJ Caseworker also 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

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 Police, Community Corrections, Crown, and the Courts in HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality) 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.

Please note that Competition # 2019-2 is a designated competition for African Nova Scotians/African Canadians.

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 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.