FAMILY COURT SUPPORT/ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING OUTREACH WORKER-Internal/External posting
FULL TIME CONTRACT UNTIL MARCH 2024
Timmins & Area Women in Crisis (TAWC) is a dynamic, community-based feminist organization providing services related to intimate partner abuse and sexual violence to women and their children in the Timmins area. TAWC works within an integrated feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppression framework. The agency is working towards expanding services to include anti-human trafficking supports for rural and remote communities in Northeastern Ontario.
TAWC is currently looking for an innovative woman to join our team in the capacity of Family Court Support/Anti-Human Trafficking Outreach Worker to join the Indigenous Anti-Human Trafficking Team working at Timmins & Area Women in Crisis.
· Participate in outreach initiatives to promote programs and services (especially anti-human trafficking-related) in schools, libraries, and/or other community spaces
· Orient women with Family and Criminal Court procedures and processes
· Arrange for and/or attend court and legal appointments with women as necessary
· Assist women with legal forms
· Remain current on legislation pertaining to Family and Criminal Law
· Co-facilitate community education and awareness sessions
· Accompany and advocate for clients and TAWC on issues of human trafficking, sexual and domestic violence
· Link women to appropriate community referrals
· Provide risk assessments and the development of safety plans related to a woman’s unique situations
· Complete various administrative and reporting tasks such as database case notes, etc.
· Participate in agency and community events
· Travel to remote and rural communities in Northern Ontario to provide outreach and court services for Indigenous survivors of human trafficking
· Post-secondary degree/diploma in a relevant field and/or equivalent experience
· Excellent understanding of violence against women and women’s rights/issues
· Demonstrated skills and experience working from an integrated feminist anti-racism anti-oppression framework
· Specialized training in anti-human trafficking, sexual and domestic violence, trauma, mental health, and substance use issues
· Thorough understanding of the issues facing Indigenous Peoples and CommunitiesInTra
· Understanding of the social service sector and provision of non-profit service to the community, including Indigenous-specific services
· Understanding of trauma, mental health, and substance abuse issues as it pertains to human trafficking
· Experience navigating the Family Court and Criminal Court Systems
· Working knowledge of Legal Aid, Child and Family Services Act, Family Responsibility Office, and Landlord/Tenant, Immigration, and Criminal Acts
· Demonstrated crisis intervention and conflict resolution abilities
· Sound judgement, problem-solving, advocacy, and mediation skills
· Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, cooperation, networking and group/meeting facilitation
· Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
· Ability to organize and carry out programming, groups, activities, and events
· Must be able to travel to remote and rural locations in Ontario (Remote travel: 2-3 days, 4 times per year; Rural travel: 1-2 days, 4 times per year) as part of the Anti-Human Trafficking Mobile Team
· Must possess a valid Class G driver’s licence and own a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage
TAWC has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires individuals to take part in COVID-19 vaccination programs recommended by Public Health, unless they are approved for a medical or human rights accommodation from TAWC. Compliance with this policy is mandatory for this position.
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Application deadline: December 2nd, 2022
Please submit your cover letter and resume to:
Kim Nadeau-Human Resources Manager Email: email@example.com
Applicants responding must indicate the position for which they are applying.
Timmins and Area Women in Crisis (TAWC) is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion as well as equity and diversity in its hiring practices. TAWC invites and strongly encourages applications from all qualified women, including women from historically marginalized and/or underserved/underrepresented communities, who may contribute to further diversification of our workforce. This also includes, but is not limited to: women who identify as Indigenous/Black/woman of colour, women living with a disAbility, lesbians, bisexual women and transwomen as well as women with lived experience of mental illness, substance use, trauma, and poverty.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.