Job Posting 99266

Caseworker, NOVA
Edmonton John Howard Society
Edmonton area
closed yesterday (Wed, 21 Feb)
full time - temporary / contract

Employment Opportunity

1 Year Contract (40 hours/week)

Job ID 24-005EJHS

Company Overview:

It is an exciting time to join the team at the Edmonton John Howard Society as we embark on a renewed strategic direction. 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:

NOVA provides young people between the ages of 16 – 24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with a safe, affordable and supportive living environment. Operating primarily from a Harm Reduction philosophy, the program provides 20 beds as a low-barrier housing solution to those who are faced with multiple challenges. Caseworkers will work closely with the young person to identify goals, overcome barriers and transition to a permanent housing solution.

Responsibilities:

  • Support a caseload (maximum 6 youth) by; assisting in the development and revision of youth’s goal plans, facilitating service team meetings (when required), openly discussing current challenges, advocating to external service providers (educational, work placements, legal, medical, etc.), providing relevant referrals (housing, addictions, counseling, etc.).
  • Build positive relationships/rapport with youth to encourage healthy lifestyle alternatives (through active, supportive listening).
  • Participation in formal and informal programs to assist the client in learning life skills (relationships building, anger management, sexual health, financial management, food preparation etc.).
  • Accept referrals and complete intake paperwork.
  • Maintain the information in the agency database and participate in program evaluation and statistical information as required by the supervisor.
  • Maintain daily records and documentation.
  • Ensure residents are provided with adequate food in accordance with the Canada Food Guide.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean environment for residents and staff.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience working with marginalized populations
  • Strong understanding of Harm Reduction
  • Strong listening skills, relationship-building, mediation and counseling skills
  • Must be self-directed, flexible, team orientated and able to follow direction
  • Able to follow the agency’s philosophy and core values
  • Criminal Record Check, Child Intervention Check, and Standard First Aid and CPR
  • A valid driver’s license is an asset

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is a 1-year contract opportunity, with the possibility of renewal.
  • The hours of work are Monday through Friday working 7:00am – 3:00pm one week and 3:00pm – 11:00pm the next week.
  • This is a position that requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting.

Salary:

The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $59,000 annually with a competitive benefits package available upon successful completion of the probationary period.

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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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