Employment Positions

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Satellite Court #4 Program

Red Deer, Alberta 

A. AGENCY DESCRIPTION

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton is a Non-Profit Organization that works to empower and support women and girls who are criminalized and those who are at risk. EFry offers programs and services that address the root causes of crime, support women and girls to make healthy choices as contributing members of our community, and that ultimately have a positive impact on community safety.

 

B.  PROGRAM FUNCTION

Our Satellite Court #4 Program functions similarly to the Agency’s other court programs wherein the strategic program goal is to demystify the court process for all those appearing in court. The Program Coordinator for Satellite Court #4, under the direct supervision of the Court Program Manager, will strive to increase Albertans’ understanding of court processes, their options, and the expectations of the court. The Program Coordinator will work in close collaboration with partnering agencies.


C.  MAJOR DUTIES

1.  Supervision

-  recruit, train, assign tasks and supervise court volunteers

 

2.  Direct Service

-  provide listening, information and referrals for anyone attending court

-  offer support services to persons in Provincial Court

-  respond to court-related queries

-  maintain current information and sufficient materials and supplies for program delivery


3.  Advocacy

-  keep Court Manager informed of legislative and judicial changes affecting program delivery 

-  maintain statistical records of changes within the Criminal Justice System

-  liaise with Legal Aid, defense counsel, prosecutors and other court personnel


4.  Networking

-  with other Elizabeth Fry Society co-ordinators to ensure the smooth transition of clients through the criminal justice system

-  with Duty Counsel, Defence Counsel, Prosecutors, as needed by accused persons, their families or court personnel

-  with Legal Aid, Probation, Fine Options, Bail Office

-  with partnering agencies as well as community agencies


5.  Written and Statistical Reports

-  collect and provide monthly statistical reports 

-  assist with program evaluation

-  write annual report as directed

 

6.  Attend Agency Events

-  Attend regular staff meetings

-  Participate in Agency events and committees in accordance with Agency priorities

 

7.  Any other duties as laid out by the Court Manager or Executive Director

 

D. STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.  Knowledge and Ability

-  Familiarity with the objectives of the Society

-  Knowledge of the Canadian criminal justice system, criminal law and court procedures.

-  Good interview, oral and written communication skills

-  Ability to motivate people

-  Ability to organize, to plan ahead, and to manage diverse workload

-  Ability to teach volunteers a distinction between accurate information, and advice

 

2.  Training and Experience

-  3-5 years experience in a professional setting, preferrably non-profit, with proven ability to work well independently.

-  Formal Training in volunteer management, program development and methodology is an asset

-  Formal education in a human services field is mandatory: sociology/criminology, law, political science, psychology or related social sciences.

 

3.   Other Qualifications

-  Must be eligible for security clearance

-  Experience in supervision of volunteers and/or students

-  Must be well-versed in the protocol of courts

-  Must be non-judgmental, have maturity, tact and common sense

-  Must have valid driver’s license and be able rent a vehicle

  

This is a full-time position with benefits (after successful completion of probationary period), based on a 35 hour work week. This is a contracted 1 year position for maternity leave coverage.

 

Salary: Based on Agency Salary Grid

Volunteer Positions

At the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, we are often looking for volunteers. Read the position description below:

Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers are a vital component of the Society. They make invaluable service contributions to our Board of Directors, staff and all Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton programs such as:

  • Hand in Hand Program Program - connecting women from federal institutes and our housing program to the community, and offering compassionate listening skills as women talk about their past experiences and present needs
  • Court Assistance for Female Youth (CAFFY) - Mentoring young girls and women throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system
  • Assisting with Fundraising or special events
  • Court Work - liaising with duty counsel, explaining charges and giving out community/legal resources, as well as providing emotional support to those making their way through the court system
  • Clothing Room - Maintaining and organizing our clothing boutique while our clients are accessing it
  • Reception - Answering phones at our main office and directing calls to the correct staff member or agency


How to apply:

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tamara Chomyc at efryvolunteer@efryedmonton.ab.ca and include your resume, a professional reference (email address preferred), and if you have interest in volunteering with a specific program.