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Job Title: Indigenous Bail Courtworker
Location: YTCCS Edmonton Office / Edmonton Remand Centre
Department/Group: YTCCS - Indigenous Bail Courtwork Program 
Level/Salary Range: Based on education and experience
HR Contact: Joy Sandy
Travel Required: Yes
Reports To: YTCCS Management
Position Type: Contract
Application Accepted By: April 12, 2024 at 4:30 pm

Email joy.sandy@ytcadmin.ca 
Subject Line: IBCW


The YTCCS INDIGENOUS BAIL COURTWORKER (IBCW) aim is to help Indigenous people involved in the criminal justice system to obtain fair, just, and equitable and culturally relevant treatment.  The IBCW shall ensure that Indigenous people understand their rights and obligations in the Justice System, as well as sensitizing the Justice system to the cultural educational and social differences of the clientele. The IBCW needs to have great time management and interpersonal skills to keep up in the fast-paced work environment. 


  • Attend Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC)
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of legal reports for incarcerated individuals who are seeking bail
  • Respond to queries regarding program processes, request for interviews, referrals, and updates from inmates and various stakeholders.
  • Assist inmates with completion of applications or other documents, as directed by YTCCS Management
  • One-to-one interviews with accused to obtain an understanding of their legal circumstances, history and current circumstances to ensure appropriate referrals and recommendations are provided.
  • Ensure clients understand court procedures and charges.
  • Work closely with outside agencies and court personnel by providing and sharing information to ensure clients are dealt with fairly, while maintaining the YTCCS confidentiality standard 
  • Works closely with Elders, YTC Nation Resources, and YTCCS staff using team concept.
  • Keep up to date with the changes in the Justice System
  • Identify and report problems with the delivery of Judicial services to the YTCCS Management
  • Make recommendations and program improvements to YTCCS Management
  • Complete written and oral legal reports
  • Complete monthly reports, activities, and statistics upon request from YTCCS Management
  • Maintain electronic records management system 
  • Record, update, and monitor deadlines for reports and other documents
  • Complete special reports on clients, as requested by YTCCS Management
  • Responsible for the compilation of collateral data to confirm support and the synthesis of this data into a written legal report.
  • Performing other related tasks, as directed by YTCCS Management


  • University Degree or Diploma in Social Sciences or Corrections field and related experience *Equivalent combination of education and related experience considered
  • Related work experience in a legal environment will be considered an asset.
  • A clear criminal record is required, and any associated fees will be the applicant's responsibility.
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle required as there is no public transportation to the Edmonton Remand Centre


  • Proficient with Microsoft programs and other databases
  • Travel may also include YTC First Nation communities, as directed.
  • Knowledge of Gladue Principles and relevant legal acts as they apply to bail in criminal court.
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate strong interviewing and communication skills with ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and written form.
  • Previous legal report writing experience will be considered an asset. 
  • Effective communication skills and knowledge of YTC First Nation Communities, cultures, and values are essential.
  • Some related work experience in casework, counseling. or corrections preferred.
  • Preference may be given to YTC Nation Members (Alexander, Alexis, O’Chiese, and Sunchild)


  • This position may require some travel to deliver services.
  • YTCCS Edmonton office is located on the 3rd floor of the YTC Building with no elevator access.
  • Additional pre-employment screening may be required.

Please forward a cover letter, resume and three references to: 

Joy Sandy

EMAIL: joy.sandy@ytcadmin.ca

Subject Line: IBCW

Or you can drop it off or mail it to: 

Joy Sandy, Human Resource Officer
Yellowhead Tribal Council 
201, 17633-114 Avenue 
Edmonton, AB   T5S 2R9

FAX: (587) 524-0181

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