Takla Nation

Takla Nation

DIRECT REPORT:Justice Manager SUPERVISOR:Dianne Parent

The traditional territory of the Takla First Nation is in North Central British Columbia and totals approximately 27,250 square kilometers. The territory is a rich environment of lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains, bordered on the west by the Skeena Mountains and on the east by the Rocky Mountains.Takla Nation is an amalgamation of the North Takla Band and the Fort Connelly Band, a union which occurred in 1959. Our traditional lands are the geographic area occupied by our ancestors for community, social, economic, and spiritual purposes. Carrier and Sekani place names exist for every physical feature and place that we occupy. Each name reflects the significance of the feature or site and today provides us with historical information to the rich history and extensive knowledge of our land and our resources.


In efforts to create a holistic and restorative Justice department, Takla Nation requires a Justice Assistant. Reporting to the Justice Manager, the Justice Assistant assists clients in obtaining fair, just, equitable and culturally sensitive representation through a portion of the Canadian Legal System. The Justice Assistant must understand the importance of storytelling as healing, the role of historic trauma, historic trauma responses, and intergenerational effects in the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The Justice Assistant must hold themselves to a high ethical standard in their day-to-day conduct due to the nature or this role and its accountability to Justice. Justice Assistant must be comfortable working with offenders, victims, and family member and to the best of their ability be free of biases and judgements.


  • Providing support to the Justice Manager as required.
  • Working with offenders, victims, and family members on a regular basis.
  • Understanding Canadian criminal court processes, including arrest, first appearance, court, arraignment, trial, and sentencing processes.Research case law and understand legal terms and jargon.Preparing standard forms and documents, knowing when and now to file.
  • Open and close both family and criminal court when required.
  • Taking on one messages and respond appropriately to email inquiries.
  • All record keeping and file management.
  • General administrative office duties.
  • Coordinating meetings and taking meeting minutes.
  • Establishing and maintaining tracking systems, databases, mailing lists and client files.
  • Preparing and review monthly program report summaries and make recommendations to the Justice Manager.
  • Adherence to, existing and emerging Health & Safety and administrative policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Promoting a positive work atmosphere and communicating in a professional manner that demonstrates mutual respect.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Fostering positive and professional working relationships with the Takla RCMP Detachment, members, Takla Department staff and other key stakeholders.
  • Performing other related duties as required.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  •  Superior verbal and written communication skills
  •  Organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated honesty, integrity, and ability to take initiative

  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check required.
  • Completion of Gladue Training and a minimum of two years administrative experience.
  • Experience in presentation of reports.
  • Collect and analyze information for reporting purposes.
  • Resides in Takla Landing, BC
  • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office suite (MS Word).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to compose business correspondence.
  • Familiarity with office equipment including copiers, scanners, and printers.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Work Independently with minimum supervision
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends and holidays:
  • Class 5 Driver’s License considered an asset;
  • Previous experience with court proceedings would be considered an asset.

At Takla, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive pay, we also offer the following:

  •  Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage.
  •  An employer matched Pension Plan up to 5.5 percent.
  •  Excellent learning and advancement opportunities.
  • Group RRSP plan.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional training and development
  • 18 sick days
  •  5 personal days
  •  $500 Health care spending account per fiscal year.
  • Paid time off during Christmas break

Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision as per section 16(1) CHRA.Please declare your indigenous status in your application.

Please submit your completed resume to hr@taklafn.ca.Due to volume of applicants, only qualified chosen candidates will be notified.



To apply for this job email your details to hr@taklafn.ca