Careers

Current Opportunities: 

 

Residential Caseworker, Marjorie Amos Residence – FT, Contract (2 Positions Available)

Marjorie Amos Residence is an open detention / custody facility providing services to youth females in conflict with the law between the ages of 12-18 years. The residence offers a home environment where residents can explore life patterns, learn new skills, and develop positive attitudes with respect to themselves and others in their community. This gender-specific program provides the framework for young women to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills necessary for a balanced and successful life.

These position are both full-time, contract positions (providing maternity leave coverage – one for 11 months and one for 5 months). The Residential Caseworker is scheduled to work various hours, including 12-hour shifts (days, nights, and weekends).

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provides direct services to clients in accordance with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Agency and Residential Policy and Procedure Manuals
  • Evaluates and records each youths’ development on an ongoing basis as they relate to the youths requirements (i.e. prepare daily observations, progress reports, plan programs)
  • Assesses and works with clients to assist implementing a strategic plan of care and provides ongoing support – this may include consulting with parents/guardians and other professionals to gather information about the youth in order to develop effective case management plans
  • Performs the role of Primary Worker for up to three clients simultaneously
  • Conducts and oversees daily wake-ups, chores, school, meal preparation, programming, visits and bedtime routines in accordance with pre-established procedures
  • Maintains all security and safety systems (i.e. inventories, fire checks, bed checks, etc.)
  • Supervises and participates in pre-planned recreational programming and special events
  • Provides informal supervision and support for Part-Time and/or Casual Residential Caseworkers, students, and volunteers to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of program services to youth clients.
  • Assists in the training and new staff in all aspects of the program, including shifts, duties, timetables, routines, discipline, and the overall philosophy of the Residence and the Agency
  • 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 1-3 years’ experience working with female youth
  • 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)
  • Practical knowledge of adolescent development and behaviour management techniques
  • 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 and experience facilitating 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
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • 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 lisaz@efrypeelhalton.ca by Sunday, June 3rd @ 11:59 PM. Internal applications (current employees, casual staff, students and/or volunteers) please indicate “internal applicant” in the subject line of your email application.

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.

 

Part-Time Residential Caseworker, Marjorie Amos Residence – Permanent, FT Position (Benefits Included)

Marjorie Amos Residence is an open detention / custody facility providing services to youth females in conflict with the law between the ages of 12-18 years. The residence offers a home environment where residents can explore life patterns, learn new skills, and develop positive attitudes with respect to themselves and others in their community. This gender-specific program provides the framework for young women to develop self-confidence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills necessary for a balanced and successful life.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provides direct services to clients in accordance with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Agency and Residential Policy and Procedure Manuals
  • Evaluates and records each youths’ development on an ongoing basis as they relate to the youths requirements (i.e. prepare daily observations, progress reports, plan programs)
  • Assesses and works with clients to assist implementing a strategic plan of care and provides ongoing support – this may include consulting with parents/guardians and other professionals to gather information about the youth in order to develop effective case management plans
  • Conducts and oversees daily wake-ups, chores, school, meal preparation, programming, visits and bedtime routines in accordance with pre-established procedures
  • Maintains all security and safety systems (i.e. inventories, fire checks, bed checks, etc.)
  • Supervises and participates in pre-planned recreational programming and special events
  • Assists in the training and new staff in all aspects of the program, including shifts, duties, timetables, routines, and the overall philosophy of the Residence and the Agency
  • 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 1-3 years’ experience working with female youth
  • 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)
  • Practical knowledge of adolescent development and behaviour management techniques
  • 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 and experience facilitating 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
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • 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 lisaz@efrypeelhalton.ca by Sunday, June 3rd @ 11:59 PM. Internal applications (current employees, casual staff, students and/or volunteers) please indicate “internal applicant” in the subject line of your email application.

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.

 

Women’s Integration Caseworker – Part-time, Contract (10 hours per week for approx. 10 weeks)

The Women’s Integration Caseworker will support the enhancement of women offender reintegration into the community by providing services and counselling that support employment, programming, supportive Indigenous services and housing needs. The Women’s Integration Caseworker liaises amongst clients, staff, and other external stakeholders to assert practical efforts which aim to enhance successful reintegration. The Women’s Integration Caseworker also provides a strong mentoring relationship to the clients with whom they are working with, in order to support and develop learning opportunities through the establishment of community supports and contacts. As well, the Women’s Integration Caseworker encourages safe and healthy decision making, nurtures independence and skill development, and provides connects and referrals to community resources required for successful reintegration.
The Women’s Integration Caseworker must be available to working varying shifts, including day, evening, and weekends, as the incumbent’s work schedule must be adjusted to meet the needs of the program and of the clients it supports as caseloads change.

Areas of Responsibility:
• Works to oversee the safe transition of eligible women offenders in the community by facilitating programming to support a multitude of life skills and support integration
• Provides one-on-one client support, case management and counselling, and acts as an advocated with emphasis placed on developing appropriate resources and connections to community supports and services
• Familiar with each client’s individual plan of care in order to identify needs, recommend changes and provide assistance that aligns with the overall goal for each unique individual
• Fosters productive and positive relationships with diverse community partners and external stakeholders
• Escorts clients to appointment for service in the community
• Establishes dynamic and relevant employment opportunities to assist women offenders who may have limitations in ability, including social and mental health barriers
• Develops connections and acts as a liaison, specifically in regards to the offering of specialized Indigenous services for women offenders (i.e. Sacred Grounds and Sweat Lodge located at Ellen House Residence)
• Provides workshops, resource referrals, and support to all residents as well as modelling productive behaviour as a means to teaching and enhancing life skills
• Records and evaluates each client’s development on an ongoing basis and maintains case notes for all contacts with clients and support systems to ensure records are up-to-date and valid evaluation of service delivery

Successful candidates will have:
• A degree and/or diploma from a University or College in a related field
• A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience working within an Adult Residential setting, with those communities who face multiple barriers such as poverty, discrimination, criminalization and lack of housing – prior experience working with adult females is considered an asset
• Knowledge of and a demonstrated commitment to women’s issues with a thorough understanding of the challenges faced including racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, violence against women, transgender issues, etc.
• A demonstrated awareness and understanding of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Correctional Service Canada’s policies and procedures
• The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to effectively interact with clients utilizing a trauma-informed approach
• Practical knowledge and experience developing and facilitating gender specific and responsive programming
• Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with diverse community groups and other stakeholders, including community development, advocacy and mediation skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills, with the ability to judiciously handle difficult situations with clients
• 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 lisaz@efrypeelhalton.ca by June 1 2018 @ 4:30 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 and, as well as an Enhanced RCMP Reliability Clearance.

 

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.