Job Posting 101734

Caseworker, LOFT
Edmonton John Howard Society
Edmonton area
closes in 8 days (Fri, 21 Jun)
part time

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:

The LOFT is a voluntary 6-month short term supportive transitional housing program. The program works to stabilize individuals, meet their needs, and prepare them to transition into long term housing. Part-time caseworkers provide support to individuals 16 – 24 years who identify as male, are experiencing homelessness, are newly homeless, or living in an at-risk environment and are currently in a state of readiness to work with The LOFT program to achieve a stable income and long-term housing. Staff are ensuring a safe and supportive environment while participants are residing in our interim housing. The LOFT functions off a harm reduction philosophy and values a client-centered approach.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver services in a client-centered, strength-based approach per unit philosophy.
  • Assist participants with developing life skills, goal plans, self confidence, community resources, pro social recreation, and a firm grasp on their budgeting.
  • Completion of accurate written daily documentation (logbook 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Services or a related field would be considered an asset.
  • 6 months to 1 year of experience working with marginalized populations preferred.
  • Strong listening and relationship-building skills.
  • Must be self-directed, flexible, team-orientated, and able to follow directions.
  • Able to follow the agency’s philosophy and core values.
  • Criminal Record Check, Child Intervention Check, and Standard First Aid and CPR. A criminal record will not disqualify you from employment with us; we evaluate each application individually.
  • A valid driver’s license is an asset.

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 available are Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am – 3:00pm, 3:00pm – 11:00pm and 11:00pm – 7:00am, Monday to Friday from 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
  • There is also an opportunity to assist with coverage for the 7:00am – 3:00pm, 3:00pm – 11:00pm and 11:00pm – 7:00am Monday to Friday shifts.
  • Availability over the weekend and weekday evening shifts are preferred.
  • The position requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting.

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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