Job Posting 101620

Caseworker, Reintegration Services
Edmonton John Howard Society
Edmonton area
Edmonton, AB
closes in 3 days (Wed, 26 Jun)
full time  •  $50,000.00 - $59,000.00 annually

Employment Opportunity

Job ID 24-017EJHS

Company Overview:

For over 70 years, EJHS has been rooted in community safety and this will continue to be our focus. We offer individuals and families a chance to heal and reintegrate into the community from justice and related systems. Our new strategic direction is about building on our rich history in the community safety space, including building our community services; building our team; and building our story.

Edmonton John Howard Society strives to provide a meaningful work environment through the following: 

  • Strong focus on employee wellness and work-life balance
  • Service recognition and employee awards
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Staff team building and appreciation days
  • Competitive health, dental and RRSP benefits

We are a values-driven organization that supports clients from a strength-based approach.  If your values are aligned with our core values listed at: https://johnhoward.org/about-us/core-values, please consider joining our team.

Position Summary:

Reintegration Services plays a crucial role within the Community Safety and Well-being (CSWB) division of EJHS, assisting individuals with their willingness to participate in desistance of criminal behaviour in the Edmonton Community. This position involves working directly with the Edmonton Police Service and/or Provincial Correctional Facilities to develop appropriate case management strategies for each individual. Reintegration Services provides community-based targeted interventions to reduce client contact with the justice system and to foster client involvement with interventions that will address their needs, such as education, employment training, financial support, treatment, housing and pro social supports.

Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing case management with the clients to foster coordinated and timely services that meet the client’s basic needs
  • Ongoing response along with consultation and collaboration with multiple professionals and agencies within the community to develop effective safety and support systems for clients as well as the public
  • Work with clients who are incarcerated to implement reintegration plans to ensure smooth transition back into the community
  • Ensure ongoing follow up for clients by connecting with various agencies to ensure completion of tasks
  • Refer and assist client with completion of application processes and referrals when necessary, including but not limited to detox facilities, addictions recovery treatment programs, employment/educational programs and mental health programs
  • Maintain accurate and up to date data collection, data entry and completing of any program assessments and surveys as directed
  • Create and maintain a strong and professional working relationship with probation officers, social workers, correctional services workers and other professionals
  • Communicate pertinent information to supervisor and other staff as necessary
  • Comply with Edmonton John Howard Policies and Procedures

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience working with complex, high-risk populations.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of community resources, knowledge of issues faced by high-risk individuals who have experienced significant trauma with high criminogenic factors and are now experiencing homelessness, poverty, and both mental health conditions and substance use
  • Strong leadership, teamwork, and effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prior experience completing professional documentation
  • Experience working with and understanding the unique challenges that Indigenous and multicultural individuals and families face, particularly those with significant criminal histories
  • Effective risk management, advocacy in systems and group facilitation
  • Role and scope navigation, inclusion and equity and digital literacy
  • Criminal Record Check, Enhanced Security Clearance and Children Intervention Check
  • Standard First Aid and CPR, Suicide Intervention and Crisis Intervention and De-escalation Training
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license with a safe, operating vehicle, clean drivers abstract, and must have 2 million liability insurance

Conditions of Employment:

  • The hours of work are Monday to Friday and works a 40-hour work week, with some evening and weekend availability to assist with emergency client situations
  • The offices will be located at Transition Place Building and/or Edmonton Police Services Downtown Branch and/or the Edmonton Remand Centre

Salary:

Salary range for this position is: $50,000.00 - $59,000.00 annually

Safety and harmony in our community

Edmonton John Howard Society is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from people of Indigenous heritage, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds

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