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Caseworker- Independence Apartments

Edmonton John Howard Society

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Employment Opportunity – Residential Services – Full Time

Job ID: 21-008EJHS

Edmonton John Howard Society (EJHS) is a CARF accredited community based crime prevention organization 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 teambuilding 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.

Independence Apartments is a Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) funded by the Correctional Service of Canada (C.S.C) and operated by the Edmonton John Howard Society.  The program houses approximately 35 federal offenders on various forms of Conditional Release. Our goal is to assist and support clients in their transition from incarceration to community living. As a Caseworker, you will have the opportunity to promote pro-social and healthy lifestyles using various methods including but not limited to, ongoing monitoring/reporting of client behavior, 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 for a successful release.


  • Advocate and support clients during their residency
  • Oversee a caseload of clients
  • Conduct Intakes, Interviews and Assessments
  • Develop Resident Action and Transition Plans and monitor resident progress
  • Liaise with C.S.C staff, EPS, RCMP, program providers and Agency funders
  • Attend and participate in Monthly Case Conferences, Unit/Agency Meetings and Agency Committees
  • Daily File Maintenance/Data Entry/Administration
  • Program Security including regular security checks, room searches and monitoring of security cameras
  • Ensure Program and Agency policies are followed at all times
  • Maintenance and cleanliness of facility
  • Contribute to a positive culture

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Diploma in a related Human Services field
  • Criminal Record Check, Enhanced Reliability Screening and Vulnerable Sector Check Required
  • Standard First Aid and CPR
  • Ability to work an on-call rotation
  • 2 – 5 years related experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the Federal Correctional System

Conditions of Employment:

  • The Caseworker works awake shifts for the 23:00-07:00 from Sunday through Thursday
  • The successful candidate must not be working in another congregate site at this time due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols
  • This is a position that requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting.


The starting salary range is $45 000 annually plus there is a shift differential for working overnight hours.

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

How to Apply

To apply, submit a résumé and cover letter by April 24, 2021 to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include Overnight Caseworker- IA in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter.