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Seeking Restorative Practitioners

Reference number: DND22J-019524-000010
Selection process number: 22-DND-NAST-EA-496222-1
National Defence - Department of National Defence Sexual Misconduct Response Centre
Calgary (Alberta), Cold Lake (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Lethbridge (Alberta), Suffield (Alberta), Wainwright (Alberta), Comox (British Columbia), Kamloops (British Columbia), Kelowna (British Columbia), Prince George (British Columbia), Vancouver (British Columbia), Vernon (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Brandon (Manitoba), Shilo (Manitoba), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Fredericton (New Brunswick), Moncton (New Brunswick), Oromocto (New Brunswick), Gander (Newfoundland and Labrador), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Greenwood (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Sydney (Nova Scotia), Belleville (Ontario), Hamilton (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Kitchener (Ontario), London (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Peterborough (Ontario), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Waterloo (Ontario), National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario), Bagotville (Québec), Chicoutimi (Québec), Gatineau (Québec), Jonquière (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec), Montréal - Other locations (Québec), Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean - Other locations (Québec), Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan), Regina (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
WP-04, WP-05
WP-04 $69,294 to $91,732, WP-05 $83,013 to $104,200 (salary under review)

Closing date: 3 November 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Update: This poster was amended on 11 Aug 2023 to include an organizational need pertaining to employees at British Army Training Unit Suffield

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


⭐ The next pull of applications from the inventory will occur on May 24, 2023.

📢 How does this work?

✅ Step 1: Read the entire advertisement. Want to join our team? Let us know you’re interested! Click “Apply Online”

✅ Step 2: Tell us about yourself! Attach your resume and answer the screening questions in the online application.

✅ Step 3: We will carefully review all of your qualifications. If your talent matches one of our immediate or upcoming opportunities we may contact you for further information or assessment.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.


On November 25, 2019 the Federal Court of Canada approved a settlement for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Department of National Defence (DND) sexual misconduct class action. This settlement affects people who experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or discrimination based on gender, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation while serving in the CAF, working for DND, or for the Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces.

The approval of this settlement represents a significant milestone. The settlement provides financial compensation for individuals who have been harmed by sexual misconduct and outlines changes to CAF and Veterans Affairs Canada policies. This approved settlement also provides an opportunity for individuals to share their experiences with DND/CAF representatives in a facilitated Restorative Engagement (RE) process.

In light of this approved settlement, the Sexual Misconduct Support and Response Centre (SMSRC) is hiring skilled, compassionate and dedicated Practitioners to join their team with positions available across Canada.

Restorative Practitioners will facilitate and co-facilitate the participation of class members (CMs) and Defence Representatives (DRs) in the RE program. Practitioners working with class members (CMs) will conduct initial contact and lead ongoing communication with CMs. Practitioners will also coordinate, prepare for and facilitate direct and indirect engagements between CMs and DRs through individual and group sessions. Practitioners working with DRs will co-lead the DR cohorts and will build capacity among DRs to engage restoratively. Practitioners will provide information about supports and resources available to support participants’ wellbeing and their participation in the program, and coordinate referrals where needed. In addition to these functions senior Restorative Practitioners (WP5) will also be responsible for providing supervision, mentorship and leadership to other Restorative Practitioners.

To learn more about the approved settlement, visit the class action website. For further information on the mandate and the role of the SMRC, please visit the link below.


Work environment

Together, DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) form the largest and most complex organization in Canada. DND's role is to provide services and support to the CAF in their operations and missions at home and abroad. DND and the CAF work side-by-side to fulfill the Government of Canada’s mission to defend Canada and Canadians and contribute to international peace, security and stability efforts.

What do we offer?

🍁At DND, we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, learn and progress in their careers and to have job satisfaction in the long term. You’ll enjoy:

✅ A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
✅ Opportunities for advancement
✅ A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment
✅ A total benefits package including a competitive salary, health & dental benefits, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements

🌿 Work life balance! Including opportunities for:
• Telework and flexible work arrangements;
• Flexible hours of work and compressed work weeks.

Intent of the process

The intent is to staff up to 50 sunset funded term positions at the WP-04 and WP-05 levels.

A pool of candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions with various employment tenures, language profiles, security requirements and conditions of employment.

Some positions may be considered for virtual work.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


↪ A secondary school diploma or employer-approved alternatives (see note).

Note: For the full list of employer-approved alternatives, please see the following link: https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/services/staffing/qualification-standards/core.html#wp

Degree equivalency


Both WP-04 and WP-05:

↪ EX1: Experience in providing direct support or services to individuals who have experienced harm.

↪ EX2: Experience in:
1. Conducting* restorative practices or conflict resolution, OR
2. Using a restorative approach to education, OR
3. Using a restorative approach to systemic or cultural transformation and change initiatives.

(*conducting is defined as having a formal role, such as a facilitator, mediator, circle keeper, or other relevant role)

WP-05 Only:

↪ EX3: Experience supervising employees.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


↪ AEDU1: Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in a relevant humanity or social science such as psychology, criminology, victimology or social work.

↪ AEDU2: Successful completion of specialized training in restorative practices.

Degree equivalency


↪ AEX1: Experience in performing administrative tasks such as coordinating meetings, time keeping, writing reports, data entry and managing records.

↪ AEX2: Experience in delivering presentations or awareness sessions.


↪ Willingness and ability to work overtime
↪ Willingness and ability to work flexible hours
↪ Willingness and ability to work in a flexible work environment
↪ Willingness and ability to travel

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
↪ English Essential
↪ Bilingual imperative BBB/BBB
↪ Bilingual imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements


↪ C1: Adaptability
↪ C2: Client Focus
↪ C3: Stress Management
↪ C4: Working Effectively with Others
↪ C5: Oral communication
↪ C6: Written communication

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.

Information on employment equity

In support of Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) initiative #24, consideration may be given to the spouses or common-law partners of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.

As a result of the reduction of training activities at British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), the Department of National Defence is committed to providing access to other work opportunities for BATUS employees. Employees of UIC 7777 – BATUS may be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

▶ Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice

▶All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the applicants.

▶ Depending on the position being staffed:
↪ Additional qualifications, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be required
↪ Varying degrees of breadth and depth of experience may be deemed essential
↪ Asset qualifications may be invoked as essential qualifications

▶ Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact us for guidance.

▶ Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

▶ The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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