The John Howard Society Pacific (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.
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40 hours per week: Sunday to Thursday, 1200-2000
This position will provide support during the pre-release planning and post-suspension processes relating to high risk offenders being released to the John Howard Society Pacific (JHS) operated Community Based Reintegration Facilities. The Senior Federal Residence Worker also works closely with the Case Management Team in developing strategies and interventions targeting clients’ risk and need areas and assists the Program Manager in providing orientation, training, work direction and guidance to residence workers to ensure the orderly and safe operation of the facility and maintain the goals of the federal programs.
- Assists the supervisor in providing orientation, training, work direction and guidance to residence workers by performing duties such as clarifying program policies, reviewing work, and scheduling residence workers
- Provides input to residence workers’ performance evaluations
- May oversee the operation of the residence in the absence of the supervisor or as directed
- Conducts regular prison visits to provide in-reach support and assistance in pre-release planning and post-suspension process for higher risk clients being released to JHS’s CBRFs.
- Participates in the assessment, goal setting and program planning (Resident Actions Plan) for individuals living at the CBRF
- Ensures that the Resident Actions Plans (RAP) are completed as per the guidelines, client and applicable members of the Case Management Team are consulted in the development of the RAP, and copies are shared and distributed in a timely manner including, input into OMS and hardcopy placed onto the resident’s file
- Documents, implements and provides input into the evaluation of the program
- Provides life skills training such as meal preparation, housekeeping, personal care skills and personal finance and implements Resident Actions Plans (RAPs)
- Participates in various client-focused activities in accordance with Resident Action Plans
- Recognizes, analyzes and deals with risk-related concerns such as clients’ aggressive behaviour to ensure no harm comes to the client, staff, and/or the public.
- Reports problems to the Residence Manager and the supervising Community Parole Officer (CPO) in a timely manner
- Maintains reports such as statistics, logbooks, case notes of daily activities, and Incident Reports on CAMS system with respect to residents
- Identifies social economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet clients’ needs.
- Maintains liaison with intra-agency staff and programs, as well as external community partners, agencies, professionals, governmental organizations and programs to support the clients plans and progress.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- Graduate with a Diploma or Certificate with one year of related experience
- Counselling experience in the appropriate field and demonstrate a clear ability to respond will in crisis situations
- Demonstrated experience in an applicable residential setting
- Demonstrated a good working knowledge of the technical details important to the functioning of group residences
- Awareness of Correctional Services Canada (the contractor) concerns, laws and policies related to the specific residence program
- Demonstrated the ability to teach skills and work effectively with others
- Knowledge of theory, principles and practices in the fields related to the particular residence
- Demonstrated a strong ability to deal with crisis situations
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
- Ability to successfully complete a Security Clearance and Criminal Records Check
- Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
- Class 5 driver’s licence depending on program location and needs
- Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport clients
WHAT WE OFFER?
- Committed Living Wage Employer
- Opportunity to work with purpose for nonprofit organization
- Great work environment
- Competitive benefits
- Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs
- Internal training and development opportunities
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $24.48-$28.52 per hour
- Casual dress
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision care
- Criminology: 1 year (required)