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Job Number:  39716
Caseworker- NOVA
Job Posted: Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 26 November 2017
(in 7 days)
Edmonton John Howard Society
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: $43,000 with a competitive benefits package upon successful completion of the probationary period

Edmonton John Howard Society (EJHS) is a CARF accredited community based crime prevention organization that has been operating in Edmonton since 1949.  Our mission is “through our programs and services we work to prevent crime and to help people affected by crime”.

 

NOVA provides young people between the ages of 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with a safe, affordable and supportive living environment.  Operating primarily from a Harm Reduction philosophy, the program provides 20 beds as a low-barrier housing solution to those who are faced with multiple challenges. Caseworkers will work closely with the young person to identify goals, overcome barriers and transition to a permanent housing solution.

 

The hours of work are 7AM-3PM or 3PM-11PM, alternating every week.

 

Responsibilities

  • Support a caseload (maximum 6 youth) by; assisting in the development and revision of youth’s goal plans, facilitating service team meetings (when required), openly discussing current challenges, advocating to external service providers (educational, work placements, legal, medical, etc.), providing relevant referrals (housing, addictions, counseling, etc.)
  • Build positive relationships/rapport with youth to encourage healthy lifestyle alternatives (through active, supportive listening)
  • Participation in formal and informal programs to assist the client in learning life skills (relationships building, anger management, sexual health, financial management, food preparation etc.)
  • Accept referrals and complete intake paperwork.
  • Maintain the information in the agency database and participate in program evaluation and statistical information as required by supervisor
  • Maintain daily records and documentation.
  • Ensure residents are provided with adequate food in accordance with the Canada Food Guide
  • Assist in maintaining a clean environment for residents and staff
  • Build positive relationships with related community agencies/partners
  • Shift work is required
  • Participate in a on-call rotation

Qualifications/Skills

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with marginalized populations
  • Strong understanding of Harm Reduction
  • Strong listening skills, relationship building, mediation and counseling skills
  • Must be self-directed, flexible, team orientated and able to follow direction
  • Able to follow the agency’s philosophy and core values
  • Criminal Record Check, Enhanced Reliability Screening and Standard First Aid and CPR
  • A valid driver’s license is an asset

Compensation:

The annual salary for this position is $43,000 with a competitive benefits package available upon successful completion of the probationary period.

 

Safety and harmony in our community

 

www.johnhoward.org

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
To apply, submit a resume and cover letter electronically. Please include Case Worker- NOVA in the Subject Line of the email.
Contact Details:
Violet Poon
Edmonton Human Resources Cluster

E-mail:
www:   www.johnhoward.org/


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