Youth Justice Centre Navigator

Community Justice Initiatives
Term (Duration): 
Position Overview
The primary responsibility of the Youth Justice Navigator is to provide support to youth in our community by connecting with youth and youth-oriented organizations, and supporting systems change by taking a lead role in promoting and advocating for restorative justice, restorative practice and upstream prevention.

Roles and Responsibilities:
- Provide both leadership and support to the Youth Working Group towards the realization of a restorative region
- Provide consultation to increase community capacity for restorative justice, restorative practice and upstream prevention in services and initiatives involving youth
- Ensure that work plans and initiatives are developed and provided consistent with the mission and vision of Community Justice Centre and to the requirements of funding partners
- Provide regular updates to the Program Director on status of Working Group and work plans
- Promote the work of the Community Justice Centre in the community contributing to the evolution of restorative justice values and practices and emphasis on upstream approaches through public speaking and/or publications in partnership with the Region of Waterloo and consistent with the Communications Protocol
- Develop partnerships with other agencies, collaboratives, associations and grass roots community groups
- Provide consultancy to Community Justice Initiative's staff providing direct services.
- Oversee and/or provide training for volunteers and/or community partners.
- Oversee and/or provide public education
- Evaluate program quality and service

Skills and Competencies:
- Post-Secondary Education in the social services and/or experiential equivalent
- Understanding of restorative justice philosophy and principles
- Strong leadership, interpersonal and collaboration skills gain from experience working with youth
- Skill and comfort with public speaking and facilitation
- Highly flexible with the ability to work autonomously or within a group setting
- Experience in program design and evaluation
- Strong understanding of local communities and organizations that support youth
- Must have availability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
- Maintains personal and professional integrity, and handles confidential information with discretion
- Must have access to reliable transportation, a valid Ontario G class license and minimum $1M liability insurance
- Police reference check (including vulnerable sector) will be required

The posting will be open till Monday Dec 4 2023, 5:00 pm.
Date Posted: 
Mon, Nov 20 2023
Job Location: 
How to Apply: 
Please apply with a cover letter and resume to:
Community Justice Initiatives
Amrita Cheppudira
7-808 Courtland Ave E
Kitchener, ON
N2C 1K3

Thank you for your interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

CJI welcomes and encourages applications from equity-seeking groups. We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in all aspects of the selection process.
Mon, Dec 4 2023
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