Accountable to: Executive Director
Cochrane and Area Victim Services Society is a not-for profit organization that works largely alongside the RCMP to provide victims of crime, tragedy and trauma with information, supports and referrals. We provide immediate crisis response, intervention, and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities.
The Court Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and management of the court program. The Court Coordinator will assist in providing support, information, and referral to victims of crime. Key responsibilities will include tracking files, administering legislated programs, preparing witnesses, providing one on one support during and after court proceedings or trials and coordinating service delivery. The Court Coordinator will work with crown prosecutors and other agencies to educate, assist, and support victims and witnesses during the criminal court process. Responsibilities will also include making presentations and/or providing court training to professionals, volunteers and the public as needed. The Court Coordinator will provide services in a professional manner, upholding the principles of the Victims Bill of Rights and Victims of Crime Protocol while respecting criminal justice principles.
The successful candidate should have knowledge of the criminal justice system as it applies to criminal court, court procedures and victim trauma. You must also display an ability to work independently and have excellent communication skills in order to prepare adults and children for court. You must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to obtain RCMP reliability status.
- Full time position – 37.5 hours per week
- Some evening and weekend work may be required
- Ongoing training and professional development as required
- 2+ years recent related experience
- Post-secondary education in human services or related field
- Understanding of the Victim Services concept and relevant issues affecting victims of crime
- Ability to receive and maintain RCMP reliability status security clearance
- No criminal record
- Valid Alberta Driver’s License
- Ability to complete online Alberta Justice and Solicitor General training
- Previous experience within the non-profit sector is an asset
- Flexibility to adjust schedule and tasks as required
- Previous experience or working knowledge of the criminal justice process is an asset
- Strong time management skills and organizational skills
- Working knowledge of JOIN is an asset
- Ability to multitask, work well under pressure and handle confidential/sensitive information
- Capability to remain calm during high-stress or highly emotional situations
- Exercise independent judgement and action within established guidelines
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and database management
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to relate to people of all ages, diverse backgrounds and abilities
- Ability to provide non-judgmental support, information and referrals
- Must be self-motivated
- Ability to maintain a high degree of personal maturity and responsibility
- Preference given to local candidates
Closing Date: Thursday, October 24, 2020
Interested applicants are encouraged to send their résumé to: email@example.com
For more information about Cochrane Victim Services please visit www.cochranevictimservices.ca
We appreciate the interest of all candidates, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.