Traditional Counselor and Liaison Officer

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Closing date: Feb 22, 2019

Location: Yellowknife

Department: JUS NSCC

Job Code: 16575

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The mandate of the Department of Justice is to administer justice, including policing, community justice, victims services and corrections in the Northwest Territories. This mandate will be carried out in a manner which respects community and aboriginal values and encourages communities to assume increasing responsibilities.

Job Information

The Traditional Counselor & Liaison Officer assists clients towards opportunities to develop an understanding of traditionally based spirituality, while exposing them to traditional ceremonies and belief systems. The incumbent provides offender services, within departmental guidelines of the Northwest Territories, in accordance with operational standards established in the Corrections Division, in order to provide safe and secure custody, rehabilitation and reintegration of sentenced and remanded Offenders. As part of the facility team, will ensure the ongoing provision and enforcement of policy and services within the Corrections Mission, Vision and Value statement. The Traditional Counselor & Liaison Officer is also a Peace Officer while on duty.

Incumbents will have proven knowledge of practical corrections techniques with the ability to exercise sound judgment in application (non violent crisis intervention, suicide intervention), thorough knowledge of traditional based programming, and proven theoretical understanding of human behaviour and offender issues.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 

A Post Secondary Certificate in a Social Sciences related field with 1 year of progressively more responsible experience in a counselling field. Incumbent must be First Aid and CPR certified and posses a Class 4 driver’s license. Strong awareness of cultural diversity, specifically, northern Aboriginal traditions and values would be an asset.


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Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Bona Fide Requirement

 A mandatory requirement for this position is a current and valid First Aid and CPR certification.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 4 Driver's License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour (approximately $83, 363 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450. 


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16575         

Closing Date: Febuary 22, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445