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Job Number:  41737
Prison In-reach and Community Transition Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 8 February 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 1 March 2018
(81 days ago)
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: (not entered) Salary: (not entered)

Prison In-reach and Community Transition Worker

Full Time 35 Hours

Location: Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley


We are seeking a full time Prison In-reach and Community Transition Worker that will be responsible for identifying and supporting women transitioning from prison to Abbotsford who seek to exit involvement in prostitution or the sex trade. The worker will assist women to secure housing, addictions treatment as appropriate, individual counselling, and medical and educational support to enable them to secure a new future inclusive of employment or other secured income.


Key Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Visit the provincial and federal prisons for women to identify women in the target population seeking support to develop a new future.
  • Provide prison in-reach by meeting with interested women individually prior to her release from prison to build rapport, gain an understanding of needs once released, and begin to plan her community service navigation path.
  • Provide transportation enrolled women who need assistance from the prison to Abbotsford and the secured transitional or permanent housing.
  • Provides outreach in the community for women who need hands on assistance securing basic needs including, but not limited to: assisting them with obtaining identification, applying for medical and other benefits, career exploration, applying for jobs and attending interviews, obtaining housing, enrolling in individual counselling, arranging child care assistance, shopping for groceries, scheduling mental health and A&D appointments, and engaging with community resources or peer support networks.
  • Supports women to solidify their new role identity, develop a long term life plan and any needed new skills or other requirements through ongoing case management and follow-up.
  • Other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience working with target population totaling 4 years.
  • In the absences of direct target group experience, a minimum of a BA or related degree and 1 year experience directly working with children.
  • Knowledge of Abbotsford community and resources.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to respond to issues and inquiries in a quick and professional manner
  • Ability to identify potential stakeholder and public concerns
  • Ability to deal with demands, priorities and issues management situations in a public sector or corporate environment
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, computer skills and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills



Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls please.

How to Apply:
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Contact Details:
Human Resources
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
402 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC, V3L 3X1

Tel: 604-520-1166
Fax: 604-520-1169

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