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Court worker/Practicum (Former Employee) –  Lloydminster, AB8 February 2017
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There was a bit to take in when it came to family law. You have to be professional at all times, lot of information to receive and adjust
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Amazing colleagues and a great agency that is helping the aboriginal culture grow and move forward in todays society
WrapEd Youth Facilitator (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 July 2016
I have and continue to learn a lot about the aboriginal culture
Management team really cares about you as a person and is there to help if needed
The agency team as a whole is very friendly
The hardest part is helping others deal through tough situations, but its also a part of the job and you have a great support team behind you
The most enjoyable part is being a part of a big family
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A wonderful learning experience
Family Group Conference Facilitator (Former Employee) –  St. Paul, AB7 January 2016
Working for this employer was great in many ways. We were always able to put our family needs first.

There was so much training through the company and never ending availability to improve yourself and further your education.

Several people I worked with were so incredibly wonderful, however; because this company has been educated on the injustices toward native people in Canada and some of these employees and management staff have had there own very difficult experiences with racism toward native people, there is a very underlying and ongoing resentment toward non aboriginal people.

I most enjoyed the educational opportunities

Hardest part of the job was working with children who's lives were very sad and difficult.
Pros
Excellent opportunity for education and training
Cons
Alot of resentment and racism toward non aboriginal employees
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Out of toucn with community, work ethics
Employee (Former Employee) –  Edmonton19 October 2015
NCSA is essentially a PR organization that exists primarily as court assistants. They publicize themselves as Aboriginal icons creating change based on authentic indigenous history and teachings. The basis of Aboriginal spirituality and morality is lost within the politics of this organization. The company has the three top executives related (husband, sister, wife) and this seclusion is reflective of the entire organization. They are the only Alberta company in this field void of partnerships with any outside organization. NCSA is among the lowest paying, and with the poorest work ethics and upholding of policy I have witnessed in the province. There is a deep lack of morality and victim mentality that has kept this organization from progressing beyond its legal standpoint and professed public image. They have wonderful success in the justice system and Buffalo Sage which stands apart greatly from NCSA, should truly be the future of the company. The board of directors is untouchable and out of communication no matter how hard you may try. Despite being documented by their own policy and demanded via accreditation, the board of directors is impossible to contact. If you are in good with the upper management a blind eye is turned to the most deplorable and unethical of practices. The organization is managed and governed by personal friendships and relationships, and this is the true reflection of NCSA beyond any laws or policy, and far overshadowing the beauty of any true Aboriginal culture.
Pros
They have done excellent with Buffalo Sage/justice system
Cons
Highly unethical and underpaid
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Nice place to work, very independant office.
Supervisor/Criminal Courtworker (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB14 October 2015
Very busy place to work. Spent most of my time at the courthouse, meeting with clients and representing them in court. Completed monthly reports that included a summary of my month and court outcomes, lists of the charges that my clients were in court for. Completed monthly maintenance reports for the office.
Pros
independant and self directed
Cons
very heavy client load, management were constantly adding new responsibilities.
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Great Place
Youth Court Worker/ Youth Justice Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB24 July 2013
NCSA is a great place to gain valuable work experience, especially for First nations people looking to further there Career in the Criminal Justice Field.
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