Company Name:
Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Contract
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Street:
400, 3820 - 24 Avenue NW
City:
Calgary
State:
Alberta
ID
8625
376
Phone:
403-428-5404

Court Coordinator

The Position:

 Reporting to the Victim Support Team Lead, the Court Coordinator will assist families coming to the Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre (CCAC) who are involved in judicial proceedings with relevant information on court scheduling and court updates. The Court Coordinator will also provide continued support to ensure families are well equipped to navigate the nuances of court processes.  This role will be on a one year contract position with the potential to go full time permanent.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Family, Caregiver and Victim Contact

  • Provide children and families with accurate information on the Victims’ Bill of Rights and the criminal justice process.
  • Provide court updates throughout the life of the case.

Court Attendance

  • Attend court when families require court support.

Collaborative Model Approach

  • Work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team including:  Calgary Police Service, RCMP, Children’s Services, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Justice and community agencies to set up appropriate supports for children and their families going through the criminal court process.
  • Work closely with our Canine Court Coordinator to ensure children who require canine support at trials are supported.

Administration

Manage the court calendar to ensure adequate support is being provided to families going through the trial or sentencing court procedures.

  • Support in arranging meetings with the family and the multidisciplinary team.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and statistics for reporting purposes.

Volunteer Management

  • Assist with the management of daily scheduling and duties of the Victim Support Volunteer Advocates.
  • Provide guidance to the Victim Support Volunteer Advocates on daily queries, court processes and court attendance.
  • Participate and support in the development of court training for the Victim Support Volunteer Advocates.

Qualifications, Abilities and Skills Required:

Education & Experience

  • A degree or diploma within Social Work or Criminal Justice.
  • 3+ years of direct experience in Victim Services or court related work experience.
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team an asset.
  • Prior experience working with and supporting volunteers.

Desired Competencies

  • Interest and enthusiasm in working with children and families.
  • Commitment to the philosophy of the Victim Support program, its objectives and goals.
  • Ability to work effectively in both a team environment and independently.
  • Ability to accept direction and supervision in the application of skills and knowledge required.
  • Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Maturity, reliability and punctuality.
  • Strong emphasis on listening skills.
  • Ability to work well with people from all backgrounds and cultures.  

What’s in it for you:

  • A competitive salary and benefit package.
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact.
  • A great team and culture.
  • Career experience and learning.

How to Apply:

If you feel that you are uniquely qualified for this position, please submit your resume to: 

Christine Fowler

Director of Administration

Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre

Email:   [email protected]

We would like to thank everyone for their application; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

About the Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre:

The CCAC is a Calgary based not-for-profit organization. The CCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner organizations to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The CCAC is a physical site, where more than 125 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the CCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect.