Oct 25, 2022

Legal Support Program Coordinator – Justice Program – Full Time

  • Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families
Full time Legal

Job Description

Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families is a multi service non- profit organization serving Inuit children, youth, and their families. We are dedicated to providing cultural, educational, and support services in a caring, respectful, and collaborative environment that fosters strong and proud Inuit children and families.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Manager of Community Initiatives and Mental Health the Program Coordinator works in collaboration with the Manager of the Pisiksik Justice Department of Tungasuvvingat Inuit to support inter-agency collaboration, collect data and report between the two agencies in providing services to Inuit community members involved in the justice system. The Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing, implementing and supporting the day-to-day activities of the Legal System Navigators. This role is also responsible for creating and disseminating educational content and building partnerships that can benefit Inuit by removing barriers to understanding of Canadian Legal systems (including criminal, human rights and family law) and enhancing cultural competency for those interacting with Inuit.


37.5 hours – Monday-Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours required

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the project aligns with Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Principles (IQ)
  • Oversees, supervises and supports the work of the Justice System Navigators in managing client referrals, supporting work plans and implementing direct service delivery model.
  • Creates and maintains documents, databases, and tracks client participation and progress.
  • Supports inter-agency collaboration by organizing and chairing inter- agency meetings
  • Networks and collaborates with justice system partners, stakeholders and liaises with community service providers
  • Represents Inuuqatigiit Centre and in a professional fashion and
  • maintains positive working relations with co-workers, the community and other service providers
  • Develops and deepens program partnerships with agencies in the areas of law, education, child welfare, mental health, and the Canadian Justice System
  • Develops and distributes culturally and linguistically relevant legal information and resources to the Inuit community through various means including social media
  • Organizes training events and workshops, legal information clinics, etc.
  • Promotes project services through various mediums (print, digital marketing, social media, etc.)
  • Builds partnerships with legal/justice organizations and lawyers to help Inuit access legal information and advice
  • Develops and implement Inuit cultural education and presentations for partners in the justice system
  • Develops documents to support implementation of program and service-delivery.
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation to track data gathered by both Inuuqatigiit;
  • Centre and TI project staff, as well as generate reports as required for project funder.
  • Provides written reports as needed to agencies, courts and police, community programs and collaterals.
  • Maintains accurate statistics and report as required

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Inuit descent preferred.
  • Post-secondary education related to criminal justice, mental health, or
  • social work or equivalent training and experience.
  • Experience working with Inuit or Indigenous communities.
  • Experience working with adults in conflict with the law.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Fluency in Inuktitut an asset.
  • Experience providing case management services.
  • Knowledge of Inuit culture and teachings and the historical impacts of colonization and inter-Generational trauma.
  • Knowledge of the needs of Inuit community and families.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong knowledge of community agencies and resources.
  • Experience with program development and implementation
  • Ability to operate computer systems and relevant software.
  • Strong organizational, program planning, evaluation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to provide trauma informed client care.
  • Ability to respond effectively in crisis situations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative staff team environment.
  • Ability to function effectively in a high stress, high noise environment;
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication and commitment to children, youth, and families

Conditions of Employment

  • Medical certification of good health.
  • Negative COVID-19 test.
  • TB Test, if applicable, and other immunizations up-to -date
  • Police Record Check (Vulnerable Sector) required in keeping with
  • Inuuqatigiit Centre’s Personnel Policies and Procedures; and
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (or willingness to become certified); and
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle is a strong asset


Please apply with a cover letter and up-to-date resume to: Human Resources Department, at jobs@inuuqatigiit.ca

Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact the HR Department through the contact information provided above, so that we can make suitable arrangements with you.

When two equally qualified candidates are considered for the same position, preference will be given to the candidate of Inuit descent.

We thank all who apply for this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is dependent upon funding approval.