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Bail Navigator

John Howard Society

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted September 12, 2018.

Temporary Employment Opportunity

Edmonton John Howard Society (EJHS) is a CARF accredited, community based not for profit crime prevention agency that has been operating in Edmonton since 1949. Our mission is “through our programs and services we work to prevent crime and to help people affected by crime”.
The Edmonton John Howard Society provides the following:
Strong focus on employee wellness and work-life balance
Service recognition and employee awards
Professional Development opportunities
Staff fun and appreciation days
Excellent health and dental benefits after successfully completing probation period

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.
The Bail Navigator Pilot Project has been put in place to help reduce the number of inmates in the Edmonton Remand Centre. The Bail Navigator delivers quality service by providing immediate assistance to detainees in the Detention Management Unit at Edmonton Police Headquarters. The Bail Navigator provides support and resources to individuals who are in need of bail assistance. The program will assist individuals to arrange their bail and provide them community connections to meet other barriers.

Maintain and monitor all file documentation as per program/agency policy
Maintain accurate and timely data collection, data entry and completion of any program assessments and surveys as per agency and program policy
Complete monthly agency employee requirements

Client Support:
Deliver services using a client centered approach
Assess clients to determine needs
Risk assessment and safety planning and ongoing monitoring of risk and safety
Provide crisis support and advocacy for clients as needed
Address and provide basic needs
Provide appropriate internal and external referrals as appropriate
Assist with pre and post release planning
Provide criminal justice information to offenders and their families
Assist individuals with accessing resource to provide bail

Health and Safety:
Deliver services in accordance with unit and agency policy and procedures
Communicate pertinent information to other staff as necessary
Contribute to overall risk management
Comply with Health and Safety regulations of the Edmonton Police Headquarters

Community Engagement:
Obtain and maintain positive working relationships with external agencies and partners
Be a positive ambassador for the agency
Participate in community committees and events as directed

Agency Collaboration:
Maintain positive professional working relationship with colleagues
Participate on agency committees as directed
Engage in agency activities , unit and staff meetings
Contributes to overall agency mission, vision, and values

Additional Responsibilities
Participate in core agency training and additional ongoing training opportunities as directed and approved
As directed by supervisor

Qualifications and Skills
Diploma or Degree in Humans Services with a minimum of 2-5 years’ experience working within the adult justice system and with multi barriered clients
Professionalism within all aspects of employment and able to contribute to a positive team environment
Ability to remain calm and focused when interacting with individuals in a high stress environment
Experience working within a client centered approach
Experience working with adult offenders and knowledge of criminal justice system
General computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Google Sheets, Outlook)
Experience working in addictions and mental health
Strong knowledge of community resources
Complete clear and concise reports and documentation in a timely manner
Communicate information and ideas clearly, concisely and respectfully during interactions with clients, community program partners and other professionals
Criminal Record Check, Enhanced Reliability and Child Intervention Check
Standard First Aid

Conditions of Employment:
The hours of work are 8:00AM-4:00PM, Monday-Friday including statuary holidays and the position is based out of Edmonton Police Headquarters. This is a temporary position. The closing date is until a suitable candidate is found.

Safety and harmony in our community


Salary: The starting salary is $42,000-$45,000 annually.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a résumé with a cover letter and resume to: sriddle@johnhoward.org. Please include Bail Navigator in the Subject Line of the email. Please state how you heard about the position in the cover letter.