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Part Time Caseworker- Donnelly House

Edmonton John Howard Society

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Job ID: 19-023EJHS

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

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.

Donnelly House is an 8 bed facility providing support and shelter to individuals (16 and over) who are experiencing homelessness and need transitional housing while waiting for permanent housing, income support to come into place, or awaiting a treatment acceptance date. Some clients may also use Donnelly House when being discharged from acute care or provincial correction facilities without permanent housing arrangements.

Part time shift workers provide support to individuals 16+, who are at risk of homelessness or are in transition. Staffs are ensuring a safe and supportive environment while participants are residing in our interim housing; also responsible for the general operation of the House.


  • Completion of accurate written daily documentation (log book entries, contact notes, incident reports, medication book entries)
  • Maintain accurate and up to date data collection, data entry and completing of any program assessments and surveys as directed
  • Role model and assist clients with self-advocacy
  • Adapt services to meet the needs of diverse populations as per unit policy
  • Conduct interviews and intakes
  • Organize and execute recreation activities
  • Deliver services in a client centered, strength based approach per unit philosophy
  • Deliver services in accordance with unit and Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Contribute to overall management of client risk using harm reduction philosophies
  • Ensure clients are aware of and understand house rules and address issues
  • Ensure maintenance and cleanliness of facility
  • Communicate pertinent information to supervisor and other staff as necessary

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Diploma or working towards completion of a Degree in a related human services field with related experience
  • Able to work shift work that includes awake, overnight shifts
  • 2 – 5 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of the Harm Reduction Philosophy
  • Criminal Record Check, Child Intervention Check and Standard First Aid and CPR

Conditions of Employment: Candidates must be willing and able to work weekends and statutory holidays and a minimum of 4 shifts/month.  The shifts times are: 7-3pm, 3-11pm, 11-7am (awake shift)


  • The starting hourly wage is $17 per hour.

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 July 16, 2019 to: ojones@johnhoward.org. Please include Part Time Caseworker in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter.