Native Courtworker – Vancouver & New Westminister



AREA’S COVERED – Vancouver and New Westminster.
The office is located in Vancouver, BC

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of BC are accepting applications for this position of NATIVE COURTWORKER to cover Vancouver and New Westminster (First Nation Court). Primary consideration shall be the needs of the Indigenous community. Under the supervision of a Manager, this position will be subject to the policies and procedures of the Association and working under a unionized work environment.


This position will act as an intermediary between the Indigenous accused and the criminal justice system, and requires a highly motivated and creative individual with at least two years criminology or over five years direct related work experience. The ideal candidate should also possess:

  • Full knowledge of justice systems and their functions,
  • Full knowledge of sentencing principles, alternative measures and restorative justice principles,
  • General understanding of criminal procedures and Acts,
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing,
  • Knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, internet and database management systems would be a definite asset.


  • The person occupying this position should have knowledge and understanding of Indiginous culture and traditions and a demonstrated ability to work with Indigenous people.
  • Must be able to travel. A class 5 driver’s licence is a requirement for this position.
  • Must be able to exercise a considerable level of ingenuity, judgement, and analysis, use of independent thought and initiative in applying special skills and knowledge towards problem solving.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record Check.

In order to illustrate your ability to prepare the written material demanded by the position, please enclose a cover letter, along with your resume, indicating your knowledge and skills to:

Mavis Boucher, Manager of Court Services
207 – 1999 Marine Drive
North Vancouver, BC V7P 3J3
Fax: (604) 985-8933
(e­mail or fax resumes will be accepted)

Starting Salary: As per BCGEU Collective Agreement
Closing Date: October 18, 2017

While we appreciate all responses, we must advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.