Job Posting 99365

Caseworker, Independence Apartments
Edmonton John Howard Society
Edmonton area
closed 3 days ago (Mon, 26 Feb)
full time

Full-Time Employment Opportunity

Job ID 24-006EJHS

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:

Independence Apartments is a Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) and a program of Edmonton John Howard Society. Its primary focus is to assist adult males in making a successful transition from federal institutions to living a responsible community life. Independence Apartments provides community supervision of clients while at the same time, providing one-to-one support for their transition into the community.

As a Caseworker, you have the opportunity to promote pro-social and healthy lifestyles using various methods including but not limited to, ongoing monitoring/reporting of client behaviour, assessing the risks and needs of clients, completing accurate referrals to treatment centers/community resources as required, and assisting clients in the development and implementation of SMART goals. Caseworkers are part of a Case Management Team which consists of a Parole Officer and where applicable, could include Edmonton Police Officers, RCMP and/or Program Facilitators. The Case Management Team’s role is to aid in all aspects of client care in hopes of a successful release.

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly meet with, observe, and document resident behaviour, progress or deterioration, both within the CBRF and in the community.
  • Delivery of services in a client-centred, strength-based approach.
  • Maintain file and supervision standards set by the Edmonton John Howard Society and Correctional Services Canada.
  • Liaison with Parole Officers, Edmonton City Police, and various other treatment professionals.
  • Attend client case conferences, unit, and agency meetings, and staff training.
  • Goal setting with the clients that are specific to risk factors and complement their special conditions of release.
  • Completion of accurate written documentation, data collection/entry, intakes, and assessments.
  • Ensure services are being delivered in accordance with Agency Policies and Procedures.
  • Contribute to a positive culture by assisting and supporting colleagues as needed and encourage, mentor, and teach others about the unit’s operations.
  • Has strong work ethic, high degree of integrity, and takes pride in their work.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in human services field with related experience.
  • Ability to understand the dynamics of clients’ behaviour and assess their needs and risks.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check, Enhanced Reliability Screening, and valid First Aid/CPR.
  • Flexibility to work an on-call rotation.
  • Strong communication and pro-social relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a mental health population.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The hours for this position will be from Wednesday – Sunday in order to overlap with members of both the full-time and part-time team. Wednesday – Friday the hours will be from 3:00pm – 11:00pm, and on Saturday - Sunday the hours will be from 11:00am – 7:00am.
  • Immediate start date.
  • This is a position that requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting.

Salary:

The salary range for this position is between $50,000 - $59,000 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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