Careers

Current Opportunities: 

Outreach Coordinator (12-month, FT Contract) 

In collaboration with the Manager of Anti-Human Trafficking Programs, the Outreach Coordinator ensures the effective and appropriate administration of outreach programs and services through the Female Mobile Support Program to exploited and sex trafficked girls. The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for supporting and implementing the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton’s program philosophies and policies. Reporting directly to the Manager, the individual will be part of the outreach team and will assist with the development of the program and supervision of the staff team.  

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for carrying a client caseload as well, providing crisis response and a continuum of care from crisis to stabilization through a strong mentoring relationship, encouraging safe and healthy decision making, nurturing independence and skill development, and providing connections and referrals to community resources. The Outreach Coordinator works directly with female youth within the Peel and Halton Regions, and the position includes travel within Central and Toronto Region to provide client support, case management and counselling. The Outreach Coordinator is scheduled to work various hours, including days, nights, and weekends and participation in 24/7 on call rotation is required.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Builds positive, respectful, and non-judgmental relationships with youth and their support systems
  • 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.
  • Acts as an advocate and educator with parents, schools, employers and other community organizations.
  • 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.
  • Models and promotes high levels of communication with all external stakeholders in order to develop and maintain partnerships
  • Facilitate presentations and provide information and materials as required for public education of the program and Agency
  • Membership and participation in a variety of committees and task forces
  • Meet with staff on a regular basis to discuss collaboratively all procedures, programs, community resources, and case management strategies
  • Engage in regular supervision with program staff formally or as required to discuss skill development, goal planning and the provision of annual performance reviews
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Programs and Human Resources, oversees the recruitment and employee relations matters for staff, students, and/or volunteers
  • Assess, evaluate and ensure program needs and targets are met without exceeding budgetary constraints and taking into account resource availability
  • Compile and distribute statistics as assigned and required
  • Provides on-going support for program development, enhancements, and modifications
  • Supports the Manager in the direct and indirect supervision and evaluation of the front-line staff
  • Coordinates and monitors training and orientation of new and existing staff
  • Ensures that front-line staff adhere to policies and procedures
  • Assists with case management support to front-line staff
  • Keeps abreast of trends, community resources and developments 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; prior experience working with female at-risk youth, including those who may be human trafficking victims and/or survivors or those who have experienced gender-based violence is considered an asset
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to engage, support, and interact with clients using 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.
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to engage, support, and interact with both front-line staff and clients using a trauma-informed approach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven leadership skills and strong knowledge of community resources
  • The ability to inspire, motivate, lead, provide direction, and act as a professional mentor to front-line staff group
  • The ability to work well and collaborate with diverse partners, community groups, stakeholders, and other key supports in the community
  • Detail-oriented and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, plan, and manage projects and initiatives
  • A demonstrated ability to foster healthy workplaces, free from discriminatory practices and recognize the values involved with actively moving toward greater inclusivity and equity.
  • Valid First Aid / CPR certification
  • A clear Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) – criminal background check
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license

How to Apply:

If you are a compassionate, highly motivated and results-oriented individual, with a passion to support a charity organization, please send your updated letter and cover letter to Caitlin Watts, Human Resources Manager at cwatts@efrypeelhalton.ca by October 25, 2020 at 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.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton. Only qualified candidates selected for interviews 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.

 

 

Caseworker, Female Mobile Support (Permanent, FT) 

Female Mobile Support (FMS) Program provides 24/7 crisis response and continuum of care to exploited and sex trafficked 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 the position includes travel within Central and Toronto Region to provide one-on-one client support, case management and counselling. The FMS Caseworker also 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 and participation in 24/7 on call rotation is required.   

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Builds positive, respectful, and non-judgmental relationships with youth and their support systems
  • 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.
  • Work alongside Anti-Human Sex Trafficking (AHST) HUB partners in case management and collaboration
  • Provide services on site to clients on a rotational basis at the AHST HUB
  • 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.
  • Maintains positive relationships and interacts with various segments of the community
  • 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; prior experience working with female at-risk youth, including those who may be human trafficking victims and/or survivors or those who have experienced gender-based violence is considered an asset
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to engage, support, and interact with clients using 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).
  • Demonstrated client-focused counselling skills and role modelling.
  • Ability to be adaptable with a flexible approach taking into consideration the unique needs and qualities of each client.
  • Diagnostic and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse client group in a diplomatic and non-judgmental manner.
  • Problem solving and leadership skills, with the ability to judiciously handle crisis situations with clients.
  • A broad knowledge of community resources and the ability to strongly advocate for clients and make professional referrals.
  • Valid First Aid / CPR certification
  • A clear Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) – criminal background check
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license

How to Apply:

If you are a compassionate, highly motivated and results-oriented individual, with a passion to support a charity organization, please send your updated letter and cover letter to Caitlin Watts, Human Resources Manager at cwatts@efrypeelhalton.ca by October 25, 2020 at 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.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton. Only qualified candidates selected for interviews 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.

 

 

Youth Court Support Liaison (Permanent, FT) 

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), helping to 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
  • 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
  • Valid First Aid / CPR certification

 

Residential Caseworker, Marjorie Amos Residence (Permanent, FT) 

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.

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
  • 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 experience working with vulnerable populations; prior experience working with youth females is considered an asset
  • The ability to maintain and encourage confident assessment, counselling and program facilitation skills in order to engage, support, and interact with clients using a trauma-informed approach
  • Practical knowledge and experience facilitating gender specific and responsive programming
  • A thorough understanding of issues pertaining to youth
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations and a strong understanding of case management principles
  • Demonstrated client-focused counselling skills and role modelling
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proven leadership skills and strong knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to be adaptable with a flexible approach taking into consideration the unique needs and qualities of each client
  • Diagnostic and interpersonal skills to deal with a diverse client group in a diplomatic and non-judgmental manner
  • Problem solving and leadership skills, with the ability to judiciously handle crisis situations with clients
  • A broad knowledge of community resources and the ability to strongly advocate for clients and make professional referrals
  • Valid First Aid / CPR certification
  • A clear Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) – criminal background check
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license

How to Apply:

If you are a compassionate, highly motivated and results-oriented individual, with a passion to support women and girls, please send your updated letter and cover letter to Caitlin Watts, Human Resources Manager at cwatts@efrypeelhalton.ca by October 25, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

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.

We thank all applicants for their interest in the Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton. Only qualified candidates selected for interviews 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.