Job Posting 77954

Court Accompaniment Child & Family Advocate
Zebra Child Protection Centre
Edmonton area
Edmonton
closing tomorrow (Tue, 30 Nov)
full time - term / contract  •  $20/hr

Position Details:
18-month contract position
8:00am – 4:30pm (full-time 36.25hr/wk) – 1 vacancy
Monday – Friday above schedule with ability to be flexible.
On call rotation of approximately 7 weeks per year required.

 

Timeline:
Posting opens – Friday, November 12th, 2021
Posting closes – Monday, November 29th, 2021
Pre-screen Interview – Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
Interview & Presentation – Monday, December 6th, 2021 or Tuesday, December 7th,2021
For the interview, you will need to create a 10-minute presentation on why you believe you’re the ideal candidate, more details to follow.
Job Offer – Friday, December 10th, 2021
Start Date – Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 or Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 (Subject to conversation during interview)


Summary:
Since 2002, the Zebra Child Protection Centre and our multi-disciplinary team of partners have worked towards the common goals of supporting children, youth and families who have experienced abuse and creating a future where every child is heard. We bring together a community of professionals to provide a continuum of support for children and youth throughout the entire disclosure, investigative, judicial, and healing process.


The Zebra Child Protection Centre is looking to hire a Court Accompaniment Child and Family Advocate for an 18-month term contract. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with the current team within Child Support Services, our community child advocate volunteers, and the multi-disciplinary team of partners at the Zebra Centre and Edmonton Courthouse to ensure the children, youth families coming through our doors are supported.


The person filling this position must understand the Zebra Centre’s work as a Child Advocacy Centre, as well as have an understanding of our Vision Statement (A community where every child is heard, and respected and child abuse is not tolerated. The Zebra Centre is recognized as the leader in child advocacy) and our Mission Statement (To provide a collaborative response to child abuse through intervention, advocacy, and a continuum of support in a child-friendly environment).


This is an integral position with the primary responsibilities of directly supporting children, youth, and caregivers at the Edmonton Courthouse during the justice process. Additional responsibilities may include directly supporting children, youth, and caregivers at the Zebra Centre during criminal investigations and ensuring timely follow-up contacts over the phone and email, administrative tasks and supporting the general work of the Child Support Services Program.


Qualifications:
The Court Accompaniment Child and Family Advocate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
• Enrolled in a program or completed a program within the social sciences, social work, child and youth care, or related field, or two years equivalent experience.
• Sound knowledge of child development, trauma informed practices, and the judicial system.
• Prior victim services/advocacy experience is an asset.
• Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly to change and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Commitment and ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
• Strong self-awareness and boundaries supported by established personal wellness practices.
• Strong proficiency with computer systems.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Successful passing of an Edmonton Police Service Enhanced Security Clearance and a Children’s Services Vulnerable Sector Check.


Compensation:
The hourly wage of this position is $20/hour + 4% vacation.


Notes:
• We work with accredited facility dogs on-site.
• Due to a high volume of interested applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted.
• The Zebra Child Protection Centre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse facility. We strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We encourage First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to apply    

 

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