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Court Support Worker

Edmonton John Howard Society

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted June 4, 2019.

Full Time Employment Opportunity

Job ID: 19-016EJHS

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.

Position Summary:

The Domestic Violence Complainant Assistance Program (DVCAP) Domestic Violence Court Support Workers provide brief and ongoing court orientation, support and accompaniment to complainants in Edmonton’s Domestic Violence Court. DVCAP, a program of the Family Violence Prevention Centre (FVPC) providing support to clients of FVPC and other community organizations.


  • Provide information/training on court processes
  • Provide victims of domestic violence emotional support required during the court process
  • 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
  • Provide information on the impact of family violence on individuals and children 
  • Provide referrals to other resources as appropriate

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Diploma in related human services field with 2 years’ experience in working with victims of family violence
  • Professionalism within all aspects of employment and able to contribute to a positive team environment
  • Thorough understanding of victimization and the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Experience working within the court system
  • Criminal Record Check and Child Intervention Checks within the last 6 months

Conditions of Employment:

Hours: 8:00AM– 4:30PM, Monday Friday with occasional work hours that may go past 4:30PM.  The work location is at the Edmonton Law Courts Building


The starting salary range is $ 43,000 to $ 45,000 annually.

Closing Date: June 20, 2019

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 June 20, 2019 to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca Please include 19-016EJHS, Court Worker in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter.