Job Posting 101606

Specialized Criminal Justice Navigator
Sanare Centre
Southern Alberta
Primarily Brooks, AB and occasionally Medicine Hat, AB
closes in 8 days (Fri, 21 Jun)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $25.00 - $30.00 /hr

Join the Sanare Centre team as a Specialized Criminal Justice Navigator (SCJN) with this pivotal role in facilitating support and guidance for survivors of child abuse and sexual violence within a provincial network of victim service providers. The SCJN will operate at the intersection of various entities, forging collaborative relationships with Regional Victim Service Societies (RVSSs), municipalities, and other key partner organizations.

The SCJN’s primary responsibility is to empower victims of sexual violence and child abuse, offering them comprehensive assistance as they navigate the intricate pathways of the criminal justice system. This entails providing personalized support tailored to the unique needs and circumstances of the individual.

This position’s primary location of work will be the Brooks RCMP Detachment office with the secondary location on occasion being the Sanare Centre in Medicine Hat.

Position Responsibilities

Assessment & Case Planning:

  • Work with a variety of team members to execute Sanare’s mission, mandates, and service delivery goals.
  • Awareness and compliance with all governing legislations, regulations, industry standards, codes, and organizational policies.
  • Liaison with our region’s services and local criminal justice agencies on behalf of the victim.
  • Collaborate with Regional Victim Service Societies (RVSS) frontline staff and/or with municipal police service-based victim services with courtroom orientation and accompaniment.
  • Advocate for victims to major criminal justice partners on behalf of the victim (ex. Crown, Municipal and Indigenous Victim Services Unit, etc.)

Case Management:

  • Provide on-going case management which includes needs assessments, victim safety plan, provide local and regional resources, for support, program evaluations, follow-ups, etc.

System Navigation Readiness:

  • Support and inform victims about the criminal justice system and opportunities for victims of crime to participate, including court navigation.
  • Provide information and support regarding victims’ programs, including the Victims of Crime Assistance Program (VAP), Victim Impact Statements, Community Impact Statements, Restitution, and the Restitution Recovery Program, plus any local or alternative assistance programs available.
  • Assist with application processes and facilitate referrals to other resources including community sources, Regional Victim Services Societies (RVSS), and municipal police service-based victim services.

Emotional Regulation & Coping:

  • Provide immediate emotional and practical support to victims.



  • Strong personal reflection, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to engage in active listening and provide/accept constructive feedback.
  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team serving survivors across the lifespan.
  • Creative, positive, and innovative team player while openly showing and communicating initiatives.
  • Adaptable to working in ever changing work environment.
  • The ability to maintain an ethical stance and professional demeanor while leaning into human and personal discomfort.
  • Resourceful and results orientated.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and people skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Health, Human Services, Behavioral Sciences, Social Sciences, Community Services, or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institute. Equivalencies of a combination of education and directly related experiences may be considered.
  • At least two years' related experience required.
  • Previous work experience within a social work or not-for-profit setting would be ideal but not required.

Skills & Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrates compassion through non-judgmental words and actions.
  • Fluent understanding of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Cultural sensitivity and competence in addressing needs of diverse populations.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with both lay members of the community and professionals from a wide range of sectors.
  • Knowledge and experience in crisis and suicide intervention.
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources.
  • Experience in the provision of gender-based violence services, criminal justice service, mentorship, community development, and case management.
  • Talented in prioritizing and managing multiple work tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule inclusive of evening and weekends.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and ability to work with client management databases and computers.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • A satisfactory Enhanced Security Clearance for the RCMP, Criminal Records Check, and Child/Youth Check.

Suppose you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of those impacted by trauma and possess the skills and qualifications outlined above. In that case, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.

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