Job Posting 101699

Caseworker, Donnelly House
Edmonton John Howard Society
Edmonton area
closed 2 days ago (Fri, 21 Jun)
part time

Part-Time Employment Opportunity

Job ID 24-027EJHS

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
  • Part Time Health Spending Account (based on minimum number of hours)

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:

Donnelly House is a 90-day transitional housing program for individuals experiencing chronic or temporary homelessness. Part-time caseworkers provide support to individuals 16+, who are experiencing chronic homelessness, being discharged from acute hospital care, awaiting treatment, or on other housing lists. Staff are ensuring a safe and supportive environment while participants are residing in our interim housing. Donnelly House functions off of a harm reduction philosophy and values a client-centered approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Completion of accurate written daily documentation (log book entries, contact notes, incident reports, medication book entries).
  • Ongoing monitoring of own files to ensure they are kept complete and up to date.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data collection, data entry and completion of any program assessments and surveys as directed.
  • Role model and assist clients with self-advocacy.
  • Adapt services to meet the needs of diverse populations as per unit policy.
  • Conduct intake and interviews.
  • Deliver services in a client-centered, strength-based approach per unit philosophy.
  • Coordinate recreation activities with residents.
  • Deliver services in accordance with unit and Agency Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure clients are aware of and understand House rules and address any concerns.
  • Complete security rounds and searches as per House policy.
  • Ensure Maintenance and Cleanliness of Unit and Property.
  • Communicate pertinent information to the supervisor and other staff as necessary.
  • Obtain/maintain positive working relationships with external agencies.
  • Liaise with program providers and agency funders.
  • Participate in community events.
  • Contribute to a positive culture by assisting and supporting colleagues as needed and encouraging and teaching others about the unit’s operations.
  • Attend and participate in Unit Meetings.
  • Value differences amongst coworkers.
  • Contributes to overall agency mission, vision, and values.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Some post-secondary or related experience required.
  • Able to work shift work that includes awake, and overnight shifts.
  • Criminal Record Check, Enhanced Reliability Screening and Standard First Aid and CPR. A criminal record will not disqualify you from employment with us; we evaluate each application individually.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The successful candidate must be able to work shift work (including holidays, weekends/weekdays, evenings, and awake overnight shifts). The hours of work are 7:00am – 3:00pm, 3:00pm – 11:00pm, 5:00pm – 11:00pm, and 11:00pm – 7:00am shifts.
  • **Availability during the week will be considered an asset.
  • The position requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting.
  • A criminal record will not disqualify you from employment with us; we evaluate each application individually.

Salary:

The starting wage is $20.40 per hour. Shift differential will be paid for hours worked between midnight and 6 am.

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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