Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM)
Job Title: Bail Program Worker
Reports to: Bail Verification and Supervision Program Supervisor
*Full Time Term Position
Closing date for applications: Monday, January 15th, 2018
PURPOSE: The Bail Worker is to provide verified information via oral and written communications including Bail Verification and Supervision Reports-to the Courts in accordance with outlined policies and procedures for the Bail Verification and Supervision Program which is a mandated program the Department of Justice and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM).
- To conduct interviews with women in custody who have been referred to the bail program in order to obtain verification information
- Draft verification reports to the court system, outlining woman’s suitability for bail supervision with EFSM
- Provide supervision and intensive support to women involved with the bail program
- Submit allegations of non-compliance when there is evidence to support such an allegation (as per the policy and procedures manual)
- Ensure women attend any and all court hearings by escorting to and from court and attending as a support person
- Connect Aboriginal women to Aboriginal community resources as needed.
- Provide information to women regarding processes and procedures involved with varying conditions of bail or accessing other court processes (peace bonds, restraining orders, etc)
- Must be able to interact respectfully with a diverse population on a variety of sensitive topics.
- Willing to work with clients who deal with a number of addictions, trauma, personal and emotional issues.
- Able to maintain a professional working relationship with all clients, setting proper worker client boundaries.
- Strictly maintain confidentiality of clients in both professional and personal settings.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:
- Ability to work flexible hours when necessary as determined by the Executive Director
- Possess the mental competencies required in multi-tasking
- Ability to demonstrate effective time management and be particularly successful in managing interruptions (which may require constantly refocusing attention to a variety of duties)
- Ability to manage interruptions with respect to inquiries from clients and community drop-ins
- Carry a cell phone after hours for bail emergency purposes.
- Ability to comply with deadlines as directed by Management on a variety of assignments
- Possess the necessary communication and networking skills; to build professional relationships with defense counsel, institutional staff, crown attorneys, members of the community, clients, the Winnipeg Police Service, and relevant community agencies
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
- University degree in a relevant field of study
- Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of the criminal justice system
- Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous women
- Excellent analytical and/or problem solving skills
- Excellent assessment and evaluation skills
- Good leadership and organizational skills
- Ability to coordinate cross-programming requirements with coworkers and external community agencies
- Sensitivity to and ability to work in a cross-cultural context with ethno-racial communities and groups including sensitivity to different cultural beliefs
- Ability to function independently and within established parameters
- Computer literacy including skills in word processing
- Ability to work effectively and productively with limited supervision and under stress of deadlines
- Ability to maintain confidentiality ability to work within the policies and procedures as outlined, while respecting the vision, mission and core values of the agency
- Must possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license and have primary access to a vehicle
- Other Duties as assigned
*The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba identifies as an indigenous organization. EFSM strives to employ a staff team that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter if they are from the following employment equity groups; women, indigenous people visible minorities and people with disabilities.
**Regular work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 PM. – The successful applicant must be available to work flexible hours when necessary**
Please email your resume and cover letter to;
Attn: Jyoti Singh
executivedirector at efsmanitoba.org