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Community Justice Outreach Worker

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 12:00am

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

As per HRM Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Nunavut Inuit In Kimmirut only.

Reporting to the Community Justice Specialist, the Community Justice Outreach Worker (CJOW) will coordinate and facilitate the work of the Community Justice Committee regarding restorative justice refferals for pre / post-charge diversions. The CJOW will work closely with the Regional Community Justice Specialist in the Government’s implementation and delivery of the Family Abuse Intervention Act (FAIA). The intention of the Act is to provide safety to victims and support their families to allow victims and their families to remain in their home, where they have access to family, school, employment and community support.

The CJOW increases public awareness and access to the Family Abuse Intervention Act and liaises with Community Justice stakeholders including the RCMP, Community Corrections, Family Services, Corrections and Parole etc. The CJOW will act as a Departmental contact for Community Members by gathering and distributing GN Justice and community resources and contact information.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through three (3) years of related experience. The position requires knowledge of adult and youth justice systems within Nunavut and criminal procedures and court processes. The incumbent must have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and possess effective verbal and written communication skills as well as effective presentation and public speaking abilities. The incumbent must have working knowledge of Excel, Word and Power Point presentation programs and be able to organize public events and meetings. Lastly, the incumbent must have knowledge of underlying socio-economic issues which affect victims and have understanding of victims of crime issues.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. The ability to communicate in more than one of these languages is an asset.

Knowledge of Inuit culture and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principals as they pertain to social justice and Inuit Societal Values is required.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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