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Caseworker- NOVA

Edmonton John Howard Society

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Part Time Employment Opportunity

Job ID: 21-013EJHS

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
  • Professional  growth and learning
  • Service recognition and employee awards
  • Part Time Health Spending Account (based on minimum number of hours)

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. Caseworkers will work closely with the young person to identify goals, overcome barriers and transition to a permanent housing solution.     

Conditions of Employment:

  • This position requires: The successful candidate to work the following schedule: Sunday one week 7am-3pm & the following week 3-11pm, Mondays 3-11pm, and Thursdays 3-11pm 
  • Monthly meeting on Mondays from 10-12pm
  • Frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting
  • Expected start date of July 26, 2021
  • Optional additional hours available on Fridays (dependant on availability) 

Hourly Wage: The hourly wage for this position is $20 per hour.


  •  Support a caseload (maximum 3 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 (educational, work placements, legal, medical, etc.), providing relevant referrals (housing, addictions, counseling, etc.)
  • Build positive relationships/rapport with youth to encourage healthy lifestyle alternatives (through active, supportive listening)
  • Participation in formal and informal programs to assist the client in learning life skills (relationships building, anger management, sexual health, financial management, food preparation etc.)
  • Accept referrals and complete intake paperwork. 
  • Maintain the information in the agency database and participate in program evaluation and statistical information as required by supervisor
  • 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 monthly unit meetings

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in Human Services or related field
  • Minimum 1 year 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, Enhanced Reliability Screening and Standard First Aid and CPR 

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted

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 27, 2020 to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 21-013EJHS, Caseworker- NOVA in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter. Interviews will be held on July 7 and 8, 2021.