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Justice Worker

Edmonton John Howard Society

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Full Time Employment Opportunity

Job ID: 19-031EJHS

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.

The Justice Worker provides ongoing coordinated services to victims of domestic violence.  This role ensures every victim has access to effective, professional, ongoing client centre support, and a voice while going through the domestic violence criminal court process.  The Justice Worker is responsible for daily management of their assigned caseload while ensuring the Domestic Violence Justice Response (DVJR) protocols are followed and incorporated into daily case management and file management practice.  The Justice Worker ensures victims have updates on court proceedings, access to resources, supports and services.  There end date of the contract is June 30, 2021.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with clients over the phone
  • Deliver ongoing services using a client centered, strength based approach consistent with agency and program philosophy
  • Develop and monitor risk assessment and safety planning
  • Provide information on the impact of family violence has on individuals and children
  • Provide referrals to other resources as appropriate
  • Support clients throughout the criminal justice process, including court updates and/or changes throughout the court process
  • Act as the client’s voice in the court conferencing and provide partners with relevant information
  • Maintain accurate and timely data collection, data entry and completion of any program assessments and surveys as per agency and program policy
  • Liaise with Crown Prosecutors office and DHART Social Workers
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with community services and partners within domestic violence sector
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Diploma or Degree in Social Worker or a related human services field with 2 years’ experience in working with victims of family violence
  • Experience/competency working with law enforcement, child and family services and/or the justice systems
  • Experience with call management and providing over the phone services
  • Experience working with Indigenous and ethno cultural communities and providing culturally relevant services
  • 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
  • Strong assessment, interpersonal, written and verbal communication and engagement skills
  • Knowledge of community resources and experience accessing resources
  • Motivational interviewing skills
  • General computer knowledge (Microsoft Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with JOIN is an asset
  • Criminal Records Check and Child Interventions Record Check
  • Proficiency in speaking a secondary language is considered an asset

Conditions of Employment: The hours of work of from 8AM to 4:30PM at Edmonton John Howard 401, 10010 105 Street.  Interviews for the position will be held on November 5, 2019.

Salary: The starting salary range is $45 000 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

How to Apply

To apply, submit a résumé and cover letter by October 29, 2019 to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 19-031EJHS, Justice Worker in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position and why you are suitable for the position in the cover letter.