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Job Number:  37876
Administrative Assistant
Job Posted: Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2017
(62 days ago)
Valley Restorative Justice
Region: Western area Type: Part time
Location: Kentville, Nova Scotia Salary: 13,039.00/year

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Valley Restorative Justice


RESPONSIBLE TO: The Administrative Assistant is responsible for office duties related to all staff members of Valley Restorative Justice.





  1. Ensures that office supplies are procured
  2. Answers phones, transfers calls and receives messages
  3. Responds to requests for information from justice system personnel, community and public
  4. Schedules appointments, if necessary
  5. Sends and receives mail and distributes appropriately
  6. Edits/proofreads office correspondence
  7. Liaises with a wide variety of Government and community agencies, including police, Crown Prosecutors, Court staff, Judges, Victim Services and Probation staff, among others
  8. Prepares files for destruction
  9. Prepares newsletters and posts to Facebook page, in co-operation with others
  10. Offers computer assistance to staff, as needed


  1. Inputs all Restorative Justice referrals into RJIS (Restorative Justice Information System)
  2. Ensures files are given to applicable caseworker
  3. Maintains up-to-date telephone/email/mailing lists for staff, Board of Directors, volunteers, justice system personnel, etc.
  4. Maintains filing system


  1. Receives RJ referrals
  2. Records RJ referrals on database and manually
  3. Prepares files for caseworkers
  4. Sends initial correspondence to clients
  5. Sends correspondence to clients in relation to a referral, as per instruction from the caseworker


  1. Receives CSO referrals
  2. Records CSO files manually
  3. Prepares files for caseworkers
  4. Sends correspondence to clients in relation to a referral, as per instruction from the caseworker



  1. Prepares and distributes Board minutes, as directed
  2. Offers computer assistance to Board members, as needed



The normal working hours of employment will be 20 hours per week (17.5 hours/week with one half hour lunch break daily) exclusive of statutory holidays and earned vacation time.





  1. Completion of a recognized office administration/business program
  2. Proficiency in basic office procedures, including reception duties, filing, and record-keeping
  3. Ability to use basic office equipment, including fax, telephone, photocopier, postage meter and computer
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  5. Demonstrated experience working with volunteers
  6. Comprehensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
  7. Willingness to complete Criminal Record, Vulnerable Sector and Child Abuse Registry

The following would be considered an asset:

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Competency with basic bookkeeping practices and/or accounting software
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please fax applicationsor drop off in person.
Contact Details:
Lisa MacDougall
Valley Restorative Justice
PO Box 621
136 Exhibition Street, Suite 207
Kentville, NS, B4N 3X7

Tel: (902) 679-0650
Fax: (902) 679-0860
www:   www.valleyrestorativejustice.org/

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