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Edmonton John Howard Society

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Full Time Employment Opportunity

Job ID: 19-024EJHS

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.

NOVA provides young people between the ages of 16-24, who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with a safe, affordable and supportive living environment. Operating primarily from a Harm Reduction philosophy, the program provides 20 beds as a low-barrier housing solution to those who are faced with multiple challenges.


  • Support a caseload of up to 6 youth by; assisting in the development and revision of youth’s goal plans, facilitating service team meetings when required, openly discussing current challenges, advocating to external service providers, and providing relevant referrals
  • Build positive relationships/rapport with youth to encourage healthy lifestyle alternatives
  • Participate in formal and informal programs to assist youth in learning life skills
  • Accept referrals and complete intake paperwork
  • Maintain information in the agency database and in client files
  • Maintain daily records and documentation
  • Ensure residents are provided with adequate food in accordance with the Canada Food Guide 
  • Assist in maintaining a clean environment for residents and staff
  • Build positive relationships with related community agencies/partners
  • Participate in an on-call rotation


  • Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with marginalized populations
  • Strong understanding of Harm Reduction
  • Strong listening skills, relationship building, mediation and counseling skills
  • Must be self-directed, flexible, team orientated and able to follow direction
  • Able to follow the agency’s philosophy and core values
  • Criminal Record Check, Child Intervention Check, and Standard First Aid and CPR 
  • A reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license are an asset

Conditions of Employment:

  • The hours of work are Monday through Friday working 7AM-3PM one week and 3PM-11PM the next week.
  • The expected start date of employment is September 9, 2019.
  • The work location is not at the main downtown office

Salary: The starting salary for this position is $43,000 with a competitive benefits package available upon successful completion of the probationary period.

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 August 12, 2019 to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 19-024EJHS Caseworker NOVA in the subject line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter.