Bail Program Worker

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Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM)

Job Title: Bail Program Worker

Reports to: Bail Verification and Supervision Program Supervisor

*Full Time Term Position

Closing date for applications: Monday, January 15th, 2018

PURPOSE: The Bail Worker is to provide verified information via oral and written communications including Bail Verification and Supervision Reports-to the Courts in accordance with outlined policies and procedures for the Bail Verification and Supervision Program which is a mandated program the Department of Justice and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM).


  • To conduct interviews with women in custody who have been referred to the bail program in order to obtain verification information
  • Draft verification reports to the court system,  outlining woman’s suitability for bail supervision with EFSM
  • Provide supervision and intensive support to women involved with the bail program
  • Submit allegations of non-compliance when there is evidence to support such an allegation (as per the policy and procedures manual)
  • Ensure women attend any and all court hearings by escorting to and from court and attending as a support person
  • Connect Aboriginal women to Aboriginal community resources as needed.
  • Provide information to women regarding processes and procedures involved with varying conditions of bail or accessing other court processes (peace bonds, restraining orders, etc)
  • Must be able to interact respectfully with a diverse population on a variety of sensitive topics.
  • Willing to work with clients who deal with a number of addictions, trauma, personal and emotional issues.
  • Able to maintain a professional working relationship with all clients, setting proper worker client boundaries.
  • Strictly maintain confidentiality of clients in both professional and personal settings.


  • Ability to work flexible hours when necessary as determined by the Executive Director
  • Possess the mental competencies required in multi-tasking
  • Ability to demonstrate effective time management and be particularly successful in managing interruptions (which may require constantly refocusing attention to a variety of duties)
  • Ability to manage interruptions with respect to inquiries from clients and  community drop-ins
  • Carry a cell phone after hours for bail emergency purposes.
  • Ability to comply with deadlines as directed by Management on a variety of assignments
  • Possess the necessary communication and networking skills;  to build professional relationships with defense counsel, institutional staff, crown attorneys, members of the community, clients, the Winnipeg Police Service, and relevant community agencies


  • University degree in a relevant field of study
  • Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous women
  • Excellent analytical and/or problem solving skills
  • Excellent assessment and evaluation skills
  • Good leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to coordinate cross-programming requirements with coworkers and external   community agencies
  • Sensitivity to and ability to work in a cross-cultural context with ethno-racial communities and groups including sensitivity to different cultural beliefs
  • Ability to function independently and within established parameters
  • Computer literacy including skills in word processing
  • Ability to work effectively and productively with limited supervision and under stress of deadlines
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality ability to work within the policies and procedures as outlined, while respecting the vision, mission and core values of the agency
  • Must possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license and have primary access to a vehicle
  • Other Duties as assigned

*The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba identifies as an indigenous organization. EFSM strives to employ a staff team that is inclusive and reflective of the population it serves. We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in the cover letter if they are from the following employment equity groups; women, indigenous people visible minorities and people with disabilities.

**Regular work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 PM. – The successful applicant must be available to work flexible hours when necessary**

Please email your resume and cover letter to;

Attn: Jyoti Singh

executivedirector at

15 Jan 2018
(204) 589-7335
Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba (EFSM)
Winnipeg  Manitoba