Family Liaison Consultant - HUM009330
Employment Type: Permanent Full-time
Location(s): SK-Regina and Area-Regina
Ministry: 003 Justice
Salary Range: $30.623 - $38.378 Hourly
Salary Supplement: included in hourly salary range (in-scope)
The Saskatchewan Coroners Service (SCS) in the Ministry of Justice is responsible for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected and unnatural deaths in order to improve the health, safety and quality of life of the citizens of Saskatchewan.
The Coroners Service is seeking a highly skilled, energetic and results-oriented professional with excellent communication skills to join a dynamic team as a Family Liaison Consultant in Regina. As part of our dynamic team, you will apply your knowledge and expertise to lead, develop and implement strategies and plans to provide professional expertise, consultation, training and advice on methods to deal with traumatic and complicated or pathological bereavement, and to manage issues and relationships involving bereaved families where a death investigation and/or inquest is being conducted into the death of their loved one.
Reporting to the Chief Coroner, you will:
Provide professional expertise, consultation, training and advice on methods to deal with traumatic and complicated or pathological bereavement in relation to coroner investigations and/or inquests;
Manage and facilitate a range of issues and relationships, and minimize risks at both a program and individual level involving bereaved families of decedents and/or other party’s/stakeholder groups (e.g. staff and coroners of the SCS; police; governments; health professionals; community agencies; First Nations, Metis and Inuit leadership; and other civilian oversight agencies) as it relates to the delivery of death investigation and/or inquest services provided by the SCS;
Cultivate and maintain partnerships with members of justice, policing, health, social services, government and community service agencies, Indigenous and visible minority groups to promote the goals and objectives of the SCS; and
Deliver community outreach support for families and stakeholder groups or service providers who are impacted by death investigations and/or inquests conducted by the SCS.
The Successful Candidate will have:
Knowledge of multi-cultural beliefs, values and perspectives with particular emphasis on First Nations and Metis;
The ability to verbally and in writing communicate information to a variety of audiences that encourages, convinces, builds support, educates and promotes understanding.;
Strong interpersonal skills in order to develop and maintain effective working relationships with families, staff coroners, agencies, and organizations that have a vested interest in death investigations and inquests;
The ability to work independently, interdependently, and participate as a contributing member of a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives;
The ability to develop and maintain open and honest work relationships with a challenging and diverse range of individuals, interest groups and related service providers;
Ability to interpret and apply the intent of legislation and social policies to complex controversial and/or ambiguous situations with disputed or limited facts; and
Ability to interpret and apply the intent of legislation and social policies to complex controversial and/or ambiguous situations with disputed or limited facts.
Typically, the knowledge and skills required for this position would be obtained through the completion of a post-secondary degree in a field related to social work, health or social sciences or related field coupled with five years of experience in an investigative context where both the use of authority and influence were required, and five years of experience in providing direct client services to vulnerable populations, and those dealing with crisis, trauma and loss.
What we offer:
Dynamic, challenging work for talented individuals
A competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package including pension
Vacation, earned days off (EDO) and other types of leave
Inclusive work environments
You will be required to travel with some overnight stays. A valid Saskatchewan driver’s license is required.
Preference will be given to qualified equity group members who self-declare in this online application, as identified in "diversity groups" below
Diversity Groups: Aboriginal persons
Hours of Work: A - SGEU Office 36 - one day off every two weeks
Number of Openings: 1
Closing Date: Feb 28, 2020, 5:59:00 AM