Careers

Current Opportunities: 

Caseworker, Peel Justice Programs (Contract – 30 HRS/Week)

The Caseworker of Peel Justice Programs will be responsible for providing front-line service to Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton Justice Programs – the Brampton Addiction Program and the Pre-Charge Diversion Program.

The Brampton Addiction Program (BAP) is a partnership between representatives of the justice system and the addiction treatment sector. This program recognizes that there is a strong correlation between problematic use of substances and crime related activity and believes that the key to success is having access to treatment planning, ongoing counselling, case management, individual and group meetings in a highly supportive environment. Ultimately, the goal of this program is to assist clients in making changes to their substance use that results in positive outcomes, and prevents the ongoing cycle or harm including additional criminal justice involvement.

The Pre-Charge Diversion Program is a program used to deal with individuals alleged to have committed an offence only if the person cannot be adequately dealt with by way of Police warning or caution (verbal or written) and the Police determine that a referral to a community based resource would be beneficial. This program offers an alternative to the formal court process by providing community based sanctions that are individualized and rehabilitative in nature.

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 alleged offence, the victim, and the accused needs; monitors the completion of the required sanction(s)
  • 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
  • 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 participating in the program
  • Fosters professional relationships and maintains communication with all relevant members of the social work and/or justice community
  • 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)
  • Problem solving and leadership skills, with the ability to judiciously handle crisis situations with clients
  • 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, HR Manager at cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca by September 22, 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 Criminal Record Check prior to the commencement of the position.

Caseworker, Female Mobile Support Program (Full-Time, Contract – 6-Months) 

Female Mobile Support (FMS) provides a continuum of care to girls between the ages of 12-24, from the crisis stage to the stabilization stage with flexible operating hours. The FMS Caseworker provides a strong mentoring relationship and encourages safe and healthy decision making, nurtures independence and skill development, and provides connections and referrals to community resources required for successful reintegration. The FMS Caseworker works directly with female youth within the Peel and Halton Regions, and may include travel within Halton, Central and Toronto Region to provide one-on-one client support, case management and counselling, and acts as an advocate with emphasis placed on developing resources and connections to community supports and services. The FMS Caseworker is scheduled to work various hours, including days, nights, and weekends.

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 and services.
  • Establishes and provides the necessary continuum of support 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.
  • Arranges to provide youth with appropriate community resources such as counselling services, education / employment supports, housing, and various other types of programs and services based on the individualized plan of care and/or accessibility within their home or chosen community.
  • 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:

  • Graduate of a University or College Program in a related field.
  • Experience working with female at-risk youth, including those who may be human trafficking victims and/or survivors.
  • Maintains confident assessment, counselling, and case management skills in order to effectively interact with clients utilizing a trauma-informed approach.
  • Knowledge of community resources and services including, but not limited to, provision and access to food and clothing; accessing shelters or other appropriate housing options; access to health care (i.e. STDs, pregnancy, addiction, etc.); referrals to various counselling and victim services; access to financial supports; and employment supports.
  • 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)
  • Problem solving and leadership skills, with the ability to judiciously handle crisis situations with clients
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance is required.
  • 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, HR Manager, at cduffy@efrypeelhalton.ca by September 22, 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.Accessible Hiring Practices

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.