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Community Integration Worker/Caseworker

Edmonton John Howard Society

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101st Street Apartments

Job ID: 22-014EJHS

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.

101st Street Apartments is a Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) for high risk adult males, with various psychiatric disorders and physical disabilities, who are on release in the community, under the authority of Parole Board Canada. The Case Worker assists high risk, high needs offenders in identifying and solving the practical problems involved in their successful reintegration into the community. The Case Worker manages a case load and is part of the Case Management team reporting on client progress, preparing client status reports and providing supports to the residents as required. The Community Integration Worker connects residents to community resources. They will help residents work towards achieving their individual SMART goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly meet with, observe and document resident behavior, progress or deterioration, both within the CBRF and in the community.
  • Delivery of services in a client centred, and strength-based approach.
  • Maintain file and supervision standards set by the Edmonton John Howard Society and Correctional Services Canada.  
  • Liaison with Parole Officers, Edmonton City Police and various other treatment professionals. Attend client case conferences, unit and agency meetings, and staff training.
  • Goal setting with the clients that are specific to risk factors and compliment their special conditions of release
  • Connect residents to appropriate community resources
  • Assist residents build basic life skills, social skills, communication skills
  • Work with residents to secure identification, complete AISH applications, find appropriate housing
  • Completion of accurate written documentation, data collection/entry, intakes and assessments.
  • Contribute to the management of high risk, high needs client base by being member of multidisciplinary team.
  • Ensure services are being delivered in accordance with Agency Policies and Procedures.
  • Contribute to a positive culture by assisting and supporting colleagues as needed and encourage, mentor and teach others about the unit’s operations.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in human services field with related experience
  • Ability to understand the dynamics of offenders behavior and assess their needs and risks
  • Clear Criminal Record Check, Enhanced Reliability Screening and valid First Aid/CPR, 2 million liability vehicle insurance, reliable vehicle
  • Knowledge of Community Resources
  • Flexibility to work an on-call rotation
  • Strong communication and pro-social relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a mental health population

Conditions of Employment:

  • We are seeking one Community Integration/Caseworker to work Monday to Friday 0700-1500. There will be times when this position is moved around the schedule to cover off shifts (weekends, 1500-2300, 2300-0700 when needed).
  • This is a position that requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting.
  • All candidates will be obliged to comply with EJHS’s Mandatory Vaccine Mandate, as a condition of employment.

Salary:

  • The salary is $46 000 annually.

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 April 22, 2022, to: cjohnson@johnhoward.org. Please include 22-014EJHS, Community Integration Worker in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter.