Careers

Current Opportunities: 

York Court Support Liaison & Counsellor  (Contract, 4 Days / Week) 

The York Court Liaison & Counsellor works out of the Newmarket Courthouse to assist the adult women who are in custody either awaiting bail, on remand, to set trail date or enter a plea; and/or have a number of obstacles preventing their release into the community. The York Court Liaison & Counsellor ensures that women who are detained know their legal rights and how to exercise them, as well as having access to all available and relevant legal and social services. Furthermore, this individual advises duty counsel that the client requires assistance and ensures that Legal Aid representatives meet with the clients. The York Court Liaison & Counsellor will also contact support bodies to ensure that clients have an identified individual to act as their surety, and acts to assist the client in achieving a measure of social support and stability.

The York Court Liaison & Counsellor also provides women with free counselling services at Belinda’s Place – designed for those who are marginalized due to low income, lack of housing, education, mental health and substance use. Through this counselling, the York Court Liaison & Counsellor facilitates community reintegration, promotes personal well-being, and acts to enhance community safety by addressing the underlying causes of incarceration and marginalization using a trauma informed, inclusive and gender responsive lens.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Serves as a liaison between the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton and the women appearing at the Newmarket Courthouse, providing information and support to accused persons and their families before, during and subsequent to court proceedings.
  • Acts as a support figure to the women at the Newmarket Courthouse by providing referrals to legal and social services; explanation of court procedures and terminology; and connecting them to family, friends, lawyers, and/or other community agencies.
  • Arranges and conducts assessment interviews for clients referred to the program; works collaboratively with clients to determine the preferred counselling format and ensures effective delivery of services.
  • Maintains an atmosphere that is non-judgmental and supportive of the emotional and physical well-being and rehabilitation of women and men who are in conflict with the law
  • Fosters professional relationships and maintains communication with all relevant members of the social / justice community.
  • Ensures that the confidentiality of all client records and information is maintained.
  • Prepares monthly statistical and qualitative reporting for submission to the Manager of Community Justice Programs.
  • Committed to participating on various committees and advocating for women.
  • Prepares monthly statistical and qualitative reporting for submission to the Manager of Community Justice Programs
  • Attends all appropriate court meetings, including various court committee meetings
  • Keeps abreast of trends, community resources and developments in the youth care profession by participating in workshops, conferences, and continued professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or designate

Successful candidates will have:

  • A degree and/or diploma from a University or College in a related field with experience working with vulnerable populations
  • A demonstrated awareness of relevant legislation including but not limited to the Canadian Criminal Code, Family Law and Ontario, and the Family Services Act
  • Experience working with adults in the criminal justice system within a therapeutic framework
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse needs: sexual offenders, bereavement, self-esteem, domestic violence, parenting, anger management, fraud and theft offenders, childhood abuse survivors / trauma survivors, victims, etc.
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to effectively interact with clients using a trauma informed approach
  • Knowledge of the judiciary and court systems and their high-level procedures and protocols, as well as the roles of court personnel
  • Knowledge of community resources and services
  • Diagnostic and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse client group in a diplomatic and non-judgmental manner
  • Practical knowledge and experience administering gender specific and responsive programming
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well and collaborate with diverse community groups and other stakeholders (i.e. court personnel, external community agencies and other key supports in the community)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A valid CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Proficiency in the French language is considered an asset

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Caitlin Duffy, Human Resources Administration at cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca by March 31, 2019 @ 11:59 PM.

For internal applicants (staff, students, and/or volunteers), please indicate the Internal Applicant and the Position Title/Program] in the subject line of your email job application [e.g. “Internal Applicant – York Court Liaison & Counsellor”].

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit to submit a Criminal Record Check prior to the commencement of the position.

 

Youth Court Support Liaison (Contract, Full-Time – Maternity Leave Coverage)

The Youth Court Support Liaison is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Youth Justice Services of Peel Program at the A. Grenville and William Davis Court House. The Youth Court Support Liaison assists youth between the ages of 12-17 at the bail, pre-trial, and sentencing stage of court proceedings; providing youth court services tailored to the individual needs of youth and their families. The Youth Court Support Liaison assists in the reduction of use and length of custody, ensuring broader use of the options and programs available under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), thereby providing better outcomes for young persons and the community. The Court Support Services for Youth (CSSY) program provides services aimed at improving coordination, focusing justice resources, and moving cases through the justice system in an efficient and timely manner.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provides youth court services tailored to the individual needs of youth and their families and one that is aimed at improving coordination, focusing justice resources, and moving cases through the justice system in a timely manner
  • Assists in the reduction of use and length of custody by ensuring broader use of the options and programs available under the YCJA, thereby providing better outcomes for young persons and the community
  • Develops release plans and sentencing options with the appropriate personnel and external stakeholders
  • Responsible for educating the dedicated Youth Court personnel (i.e. Justices of the Peace, Justices, Crowns, Duty Counsel, Clerks, etc.) on the options available to them and providing specialized youth services
  • Fosters professional relationships and maintains communication with all relevant members of the social work / justice community
  • Records and evaluates each young person’s involvement and/or development on an ongoing basis and maintains case notes for all contacts with clients and support systems
  • Maintains all confidential records and inform pertaining to the youth according to all applicable Agency policies and procedures
  • Prepares monthly statistical and qualitative reporting for submission to the Manager of Community Justice Programs
  • Provides informal supervision and support to students and volunteers to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of the program
  • Attends all appropriate court meetings, including various court committee meetings
  • Keeps abreast of trends, community resources and developments in the youth care profession by participating in workshops, conferences, and continued professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or designate

Successful candidates will have:

  • A degree and/or diploma from a University or College in a related field with experience working with youth in conflict with the law
  • A demonstrated awareness and understanding of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS), and the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), and any other applicable legislation
  • Knowledge of the judiciary and court systems and their high-level procedures and protocols, as well as the roles of court personnel
  • Knowledge of community resources and services available to youth
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and service provision in order to effectively interact with clients using a trauma-informed approach
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to judiciously handle difficult situations with clients
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well and collaborate with diverse community groups and other stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A valid CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Proficiency in the French language is considered an asset

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Caitlin Duffy, Human Resources Administration at cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca by March 31, 2019 @ 11:59 PM.

For internal applicants (staff, students, and/or volunteers), please indicate the Internal Applicant and the Position Title/Program] in the subject line of your email job application [e.g. “Internal Applicant – Youth Court Support Liaison”].

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit to submit a Vulnerable Sector Search prior to the commencement of the position.

 

Follow-Up & Aftercare Caseworker (Permanent, Full-Time – Vacation & Benefits Included) 

The Follow-up and Aftercare (FUAC) program provides reintegration support to female youth leaving open and/or secure custodial and detention facilities, with an emphasis placed on a continuum of support, and the development of resources and connections within the community. The FUAC Caseworker provides strong mentoring relationships to the clients, encourages safe and healthy decision making, fosters independence and skill development, and provides connections / referrals to community resources required for successful reintegration. The full-time, permanent FUAC Caseworker must be available to work out of various locations, including Brampton and Mississauga, Halton Region (Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Acton) and across York Region (Richmond Hill and Newmarket). The hours for this position vary from Mondays to Fridays and evening work may be required.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provides one-on-one client support, case management and counselling, and acts as an advocate with emphasis placed on developing appropriate resources and connections to community supports based on the individualized plan of care and/or accessibility within their home or chosen community (i.e. counselling services, education/employment supports, housing options, and various other types of programming)
  • Establishes and provides the necessary continuum of support in aftercare to allow the youth to set achievable and realistic goals in a supportive mentoring relationship
  • Acts as an advocate and educator with parents, schools, employers and other community organizations to facilitate the reintegration process
  • Responsible for providing guidance regarding problem-solving while encouraging the development and enhancement of skills and techniques required for successful reintegration
  • Records and evaluates each young person’s development on an ongoing basis and maintains case notes for all contacts with clients and support systems
  • Keeps abreast of trends, community resources and developments in the youth care profession by participating in workshops, conferences, and continued professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or designate

Successful candidates will have:

  • A degree and/or diploma from a University or College in a related field with experience working with female at-risk youth and in conflict with the law
  • A demonstrated awareness and understanding of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS), and the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA)
  • Knowledge of community resources and services including, but not limited to, provision and access to food and clothing, appropriate housing options, available and appropriate health care options, financial and employment supports, with the ability to make appropriate recommendations for referrals
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to effectively interact with clients using a trauma-informed approach
  • Practical knowledge of gender specific and responsive programming
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to judiciously handle difficult situations with clients
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well and collaborate with diverse community groups and other stakeholders
  • A valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance is considered an asset
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in the French language is considered an asset

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Caitlin Duffy, Human Resources Administration at cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca by March 31, 2019 @ 11:59 PM.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit to submit a Vulnerable Sector Search prior to the commencement of the position.

Accessible Hiring Practices

At the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton, we’re committed to developing an inclusive workplace to better serve our communities. We believe that it’s paramount to create space where all of our employees have the opportunity to actualize their professional capacity, build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, collaborate with one another, and find success. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation, to apply to join our team.

With that being said, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton is committed to accessible hiring practices. Upon request, accommodation for applications with disabilities is available. If you are applying for this position and require accommodation, please contact cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.

 

Alcohol Drug Awareness / Anger Management Program Facilitator (12-Month Contract, 2 Days / Week)

The Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) and Anger Management Program are designed as motivational programs, consisting of two structured sessions twice a month per program. Both programs are gender specific and responsive, that lead participants through a process of self-evaluation, education, and introspections related to substance use or anger management. The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program provides participants with the opportunity to examine their substance use and its impact on their lives. The Anger Management Program is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to examine their behaviours and when they are angry and the impact their anger style has on their relationships and life, and encouraged to focus on the relationship between their anger and criminal consequences.

The ADAP / Anger Management Program Facilitator accepts referrals for those recommended for the program(s) and facilitates programming based on the pre-set scheduled dates.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Facilitates and assists in managing the operation of ADAP / Anger Management groups ensuring that service is provided in a way to enhance the process of self-evaluation, education and introspection as it relates to substance use or anger management
  • Reviews conditions of the program with program attendees to ensure clear understanding of those conditions and any related consequences of non-completion
  • Reports completion or non-completion of the program prior to the individuals return court date
  • Responds to inquiries from program participants, external stakeholders, and/or community members
  • Maintains an atmosphere that is non-judgmental and supportive of the emotional and physical well-being and rehabilitation of those who are in conflict with the law
  • Fosters professional relationships and maintains communication with all relevant members of the social work / justice community
  • Ensures that the confidentiality of all client records and information is maintained
  • Prepares monthly statistical and qualitative reporting for submission to the Manager of Community Justice Programs.
  • Keeps abreast of trends, community resources and developments in the youth care profession by participating in workshops, conferences, and continued professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or designate

Successful candidates will have:

  • A degree and/or diploma from a University or College in a related field with experience working with vulnerable populations
  • A demonstrated awareness of relevant legislation including but not limited to the Canadian Criminal Code, Family Law and Ontario, and the Family Services Act
  • Experience working with adults in the criminal justice system within a therapeutic framework
  • Experience working with individuals with diverse needs: sexual offenders, bereavement, self-esteem, domestic violence, parenting, anger management, fraud and theft offenders, childhood abuse survivors / trauma survivors, victims, etc.
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to effectively interact with clients using a trauma informed approach
  • Knowledge of the judiciary and court systems and their high-level procedures and protocols, as well as the roles of court personnel
  • Knowledge of community resources and services
  • Diagnostic and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse client group in a diplomatic and non-judgmental manner
  • Practical knowledge and experience administering gender specific and responsive programming
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well and collaborate with diverse community groups and other stakeholders (i.e. court personnel, external community agencies and other key supports in the community)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A valid CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Proficiency in the French language is considered an asset

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Caitlin Duffy, Human Resources Administration at cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca by April 7, 2019 @ 11:59 PM.

For internal applicants (staff, students, and/or volunteers), please indicate the Internal Applicant and the Position Title/Program] in the subject line of your email job application [e.g. “Internal Applicant – Program Facilitator”].

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit to submit a Criminal Record Check prior to the commencement of the position.

 

Community Justice Service Provider & ICWP Program Facilitator (CASUAL / BACKFILL POSITION – REQUIRED ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS) 

The Direct Accountability Program provides an opportunity for those who are accused of and accept responsibility for certain minor criminal offences to be diverted from the formal justice process. The Community Justice Worker individually assesses clients and assigns appropriate sanctions, as well as assists those who require counselling. Furthermore, the Community Justice Worker verified completion/non-completion of the programs and provides documentation to the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton and/or the Dufferin County Court House in Orangeville.

The Intermittent Community Work Program monitors and supports provincially sentenced female clients who are given an intermittent sentenced and are released on a T.A.P.  As part of the ICWP program women are required to perform volunteer work in their communities and or participate in the Substance Use E- Learning Facilitation Program in lieu of weekend incarceration. The ICWP Backfill Position will cover Saturday and/or Sunday shifts within their home and/or an approved environment. 

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Accepts for those recommended for the program(s)
  • Conducts intake interviews and based on intake assessment, sanctions are assigned with consideration given to the offence, the victim, and the accused needs; monitors the completion of the required sanction and reports back to the courts on the satisfaction, or non-satisfaction of the sanction
  • Facilitate the S.U.P E-Learning component of the ICWP program on the scheduled dates set  by the program manager, and report to the governing institution/Ministry/Program Manager, for compliance and/or non-compliance of the program expectation
  • Records documentation for all intakes and note referral information, and maintains statistical information on all referrals for the program(s)
  • Ensures that the confidentiality of all client records and information is maintained
  • Provides coverage at the Dufferin County Court House for service provision of the Direct Accountability Program
  • Responds to inquiries from program participants, external stakeholders, and/or community members
  • Maintains an atmosphere that is non-judgmental and supportive of the emotional and physical well-being and rehabilitation of those who are in conflict with the law
  • Fosters professional relationships and maintains communication with all relevant members of the social work / justice community
  • Ensures that the confidentiality of all client records and information is maintained
  • Prepares monthly statistical and qualitative reporting for submission to the Manager of Community Justice Programs.
  • Keeps abreast of trends, community resources and developments in the youth care profession by participating in workshops, conferences, and continued professional development
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or designate

Successful candidates will have:

  • A degree and/or diploma from a University or College in a related field with experience working with vulnerable populations
  • A demonstrated awareness of relevant legislation including but not limited to the Canadian Criminal Code, Family Law and Ontario, and the Family Services Act
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident program facilitation skills in order to effectively interact with clients using a trauma informed approach
  • Knowledge of the judiciary and court systems and their high-level procedures and protocols, as well as the roles of court personnel
  • Knowledge of community resources and services
  • Diagnostic and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse client group in a diplomatic and non-judgmental manner
  • Practical knowledge and experience administering gender specific and responsive programming
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well and collaborate with diverse community groups and other stakeholders (i.e. court personnel, external community agencies and other key supports in the community)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A valid CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Proficiency in the French language is considered an asset

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Caitlin Duffy, Human Resources Administration at cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca by April 7, 2019 @ 11:59 PM.

For internal applicants (staff, students, and/or volunteers), please indicate the Internal Applicant and the Position Title/Program] in the subject line of your email job application [e.g. “Internal Applicant – Program Facilitator”].

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit to submit a Criminal Record Check prior to the commencement of the position.

CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton is actively seeking dynamic, innovative and collaborative individuals to join our diverse group of volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provide strategic leadership to the Agency by committing to excellence in governance and maintaining the Agency’s organizational health for optimum achievement of its goals and mandate. We welcome individuals across the non-profit, for profit, and public sectors as well as community members from diverse Peel communities.

Board Members Commitment:

  • Attend regularly scheduled board meetings on a monthly basis (2 hours in the evening from 6pm-8pm)
  • Preparing for regular and sub-committee meetings
  • Contributing to and joining board committee meetings
  • Representing the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton at community events and other functions

Skills and Competencies — in addition to being recognized in their own fields and/or experience and expertise, the candidates are expected to demonstrate:

  • Understanding of Board Governance Practices
  • Experience in the non-for profit sector, corporate sector, and/or non-profit Boards
  • Demonstrated Leadership Roles within a Board Structure
  • Ability to work cohesively and effectively to actualize the mission and mandate of the Agency

The Board is currently seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Resources and Community Development
  • Policy Development
  • Public Relations
  • Government and Funding Relations

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume via email to the Executive Director, Deborah Riddle at driddle@efrypeelhalton.ca titled “Application: Board Member, Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton”.

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Accessible Hiring Practices

At the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton, we’re committed to developing an inclusive workplace to better serve our communities. We believe that it’s paramount to create space where all of our employees have the opportunity to actualize their professional capacity, build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, collaborate with one another, and find success. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those who may need accommodation, to apply to join our team.

With that being said, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton is committed to accessible hiring practices. Upon request, accommodation for applications with disabilities is available. If you are applying for this position and require accommodation, please contact cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca and we will work with you to meet your needs.