Job Posting 66328

Forensic Outreach Worker
John Howard Society Pacific
North Coast / Nechako / North East, Prince George
closed 4 days ago (Thu, 26 Nov)
full time - term / contract  •  $21.92-$25.53

ABOUT US

The John Howard Society Pacific (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.

To learn more, visit www.jhspacific.ca

STATUS

Temporary 1 Year contract position

ROLE PURPOSE

This position will provide assistive outreach support to client(s) referred to the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland (JHS) by Provincial Health Services Authority to enable their adjustment to, and success with life in the community.

HOURS

37.5 hours per week: Monday to Friday, 0830-1630

This position requires the ability to work flexible hours during the daytime, evenings, and weekends based on operational needs and program requirements.

LOCATION

Prince George

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Receives referrals from Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Works with service users under a person-centered model that fosters opportunity to achieve measurable short and long-term goals
  • Researches background material, and seeks the input of other professionals and family members, to provide the assessment that will ascertain needs and postulate intervention possibilities
  • Ensures supports include all aspects of daily living, including but not limited to personal life, health, housing, leisure lifestyle and access, employment, and education
  • Promotes and advocates for independence and growth through a shared design of a flexible service plan
  • Is a resource to other professionals, including but not limited to the courts, probation services and community and institutional psychiatric services
  • When and as needed, provides a wide range of strategies to enable a service user to address and accomplish the established goals
  • Models effective interactions with service users, including positive rapport building and support with service plan goals
  • Promotes community safety by ensuring compliance and monitoring of people served who have release conditions related to their risks to the community
  • Participates in direct supports and case planning with Forensic Regional Clinic treatment team and community partners (health providers, addiction services, probation officer, mental health team)
  • Maintains extensive records and case notes in accord with Provincial Health Services Authority standards of business conduct and code of ethic
  • Works in collaboration with the Provincial Health Services Authority Forensic Regional Clinic treatment team
  • Completes and forwards Provincial Health Services Authority related reports, statistics, service monitoring forms, key performance indicators, and other information deemed necessary to the Forensic Regional Clinic treatment team
  • Participates in staff and resident/staff meetings as instructed by the Program Manager
  • Performs other related duties as required

QUALIFICATIONS

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a proven ability to work within a fast-paced, growth-focused environment. The ideal candidate has:

  • Graduated with a Degree or Diploma in Humanities or Social Science with an emphasis on Social Work, Counselling Criminology; equivalencies may be considered
  • Experience with clients with a history of conflict with the law, developmental disabilities and/or spectrum disorders, interaction with social agencies and experiencing psychiatric/personality disorders
  • A demonstrated and clear ability to respond well in crisis situations
  • Understanding of providing service to people with different learning abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of community services and resources
  • Experience in assessment, case/care plan development and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with potential violence
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs tailored to the particular diverse needs of the service users
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to successfully complete a Criminal Records Check
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport residents

WHAT WE OFFER?

  • Opportunity to work with purpose for nonprofit organization
  • Great work environment
  • Competitive benefits
  • Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs
  • Internal training and development opportunities

 

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