Careers

Current Opportunities: 

Caseworker, Justice Programs (5-month Contract – 30 Hours Per Week) 

The Caseworker will be responsible for providing front-line service to Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton Justice Programs – Halton Drug Treatment Court, Community Service Order (Milton), and the Alcohol Drug Awareness and Anger Management Program.

The Halton Drug Treatment Court (HDTC) Program addresses involvement in the justice system and its relationship with substance use and addiction.  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 Community Service Order (CSO) Program provides an opportunity for community service – a court-imposed sanction whereby offenders are required to perform a specific number of hours of unpaid work for the community within a specific period as a condition of their Probation / Condition Sentence Order. The CSO Program enables the community to play a role in the Criminal Justice System, providing worthwhile experience for the offender as well as a tangible benefit to the community. The Caseworker provides suitable work placement for someone who has a Probation / Condition Sentence Order, and monitors the progress throughout the Order while providing support and encouragement.

The Alcohol Drug Awareness Program (ADAP) and Anger Management Programs 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 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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Scharlean Glagow-Allen, Manager of Community Justice Programs at sglagow@efrypeelhalton.ca by November 1, 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 – Caseworker, Justice Programs”].

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.

Casual (Relief) Residential Caseworker – Ellen House Residence 

The Casual (Relief) Residential Caseworker assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the Ellen House Residence, a female adult community based residential facility supporting provincially and federally sentenced women. In accordance with all requirements and standards established by the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) and the Agency, Ellen House supports women in an efficient and effective manner.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provides direct service, resource referrals, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and advocacy with emphasis placed on developing appropriate resources and connections to community support and services in order to facilitate successful reintegration
  • Responsible for providing guidance regarding problem-solving while encouraging the development and enhancement of skills and techniques required for successful reintegration
  • Maintains all security and safety systems with the Residence
  • Participates in the shift schedule rotation as part of our 24 hour staffing model
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records and statistics regarding all aspects of service delivery
  • Familiar with each resident’s individual plan of care in order to identify needs, recommend changes and provide assistance that is consistent with the overall plan for each individual
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager or designate

Successful candidates will have:

  • 1-3 years’ experience in a residential setting and/or educational background in a relevant field (prior experience with adult females is considered an asset)
  • Knowledge of Ministry of the Solicitor General (MSG) and Correctional Service Canada (CSC) policies and procedures is considered an asset
  • Practical knowledge of gender specific/responsive programming; assessment/counselling skills are essential
  • Excellent problem solving and leadership skills, with the ability to judiciously handle crisis situations with clients within the residential facility and/or community
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with diverse community groups and other stakeholders in order to provide inter-agency and intra-agency networking and liaising ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of programs
  • Awareness of and commitment to women’s issues
  • Experience working with communities who face multiple barriers such as poverty, discrimination, criminalization and lack of housing
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Valid CPR and First Aid Certification

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 November 15, 2019 @ 4:30 PM. If you are a current employee, student or volunteer of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel Halton please indicate “Internal Applicant” in the subject line

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 a criminal record check and/or vulnerable

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.