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Full Time Overnight Caseworker

Edmonton John Howard Society

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted September 13, 2021.

Job ID: 21-025EJHS

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.

Journey Home is a residential program for 6 adult males that have been given a Not Criminally Responsible Disposition (NCR). Staff onsite, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The Caseworker will help the clients safely and gradually readjust to the community after living in a secure hospital setting. They are also responsible for the day to day operation of the Home, teaching basic living skills, creating client SMART goals community activities and outings


  • Completion of accurate written daily documentation (log book entries, contact notes, incident reports, medication book entries)
  • Ongoing monitoring of client files to ensure they are kept complete and up to date (monthly file reviews, goal setting, discharge summary, weekly meetings, etc.)
  • Maintain accurate and up to date data collection, data entry, and completion of program assessments/surveys
  • Role model and assist clients with self-advocacy
  • Adapt services to meet the needs of diverse populations as per unit policy
  • Deliver services in a client centered, strength-based approach
  • Liaise with the FACS Treatment Team and various other treatment professionals
  • Attend client case conferences, unit and agency meetings, and staff training
  • 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 and teach others about the unit’s operations

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Diploma in a related human services field with related experience
  • Able to work consistent awake overnight shifts
  • 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
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and valid First Aid/CPR

Conditions of Employment:

  • This is a temporary full-time position covering a medical leave with undetermined length of time. This contract will end with 15 days notice.
  • This is an awake overnight position that requires the selected candidate to work overnight hours between 11:00 pm – 7:00 am, Monday to Friday.
  • This is a position that requires frequent standing, walking up and down stairs, and occasional lifting.


The base salary is $3 750/month plus an additional $250/month for the hours worked between midnight and 6:00am. The total salary is $4 000/month.

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 September 19th to ascammell@johnhoward.org. Please include Job 21-025EJHS Overnight Caseworker in the Subject Line of the email. Please include how you heard about the position in the cover letter.