Court Worker/Bail Supervisor
John Howard Society of Belleville
Belleville, ON
Job Posting

Job Title: Court Worker/Bail Supervisor
Position Type: 35 hours per week

Closing date: May 24th 2019 Interviews to be held the week of May 27th 2019

Position Start Date: June/July 2019

HOW TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Abrams at
jabrams@johnhowardbelleville.ca

The Bail Verification and Supervision Program in Belleville is a part of the John Howard Society
of Kingston & District. We provide a wide range of services responding to crime and its causes.
We are dedicated to supporting the rehabilitation and re-integration efforts of those who have
been in conflict with the law.

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Manager, Justice Services, the Court worker/ Bail Supervisor is
responsible for assessing potential clients for program suitability, supervise and case manage
clients, enforce conditions of release, and assess the client’s criminogenic risks factors to
develop case management strategy as part of the John Howard Society’s Bail Verification and
Supervision Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Client Supervision and Case Management

  • Provide information, counselling, and support to clients of the Bail Program
  • Provide emergency assistance to clients within the first few days or weeks of transition from
charge/institution to the community

  • Enforce the conditions of release
  • Advocate for clients when appropriate
  • Respond to needs of clients and co-ordinate required services
  • Provide clients with social service connections needed to obtain identification, Ontario
Works, employment, counseling, education, treatment etc.

Court and Assessment Responsibilities

  • Interview clients in the cellblock at court prior to court appearance
  • Ensure client stays focused on the task at hand to obtain required information
  • Complete standardized assessments to evaluate the client’s risk and need areas, and to
develop and implement an intervention plan to address those areas of need that are most
strongly associated with criminal activity

  • Maintain knowledge of and assist clients with referrals to appropriate community service
agencies and educational/vocational programs

  • Advocate for service users and the use of the program in court and the community where
appropriate

  • Testify in court when required
Report Writing/ Administrative

  • Prepare reports for the court in a timely manner outlining bail supervision summary
  • Ensure client file notes are maintained on the client information management system
  • Maintain client master files by affixing assessment and intervention plan, statistical forms,
consents, and any relevant internal information including all bail program forms

  • Complete risk assessments and create case plans in a timely manner
BASIC EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A degree or diploma in the social sciences field, combined with case management

experience. Specific education, training or certification in community corrections is an asset
Previous experience case managing clients who have high/complex needs or have multiple

barriers to reintegration
Knowledge of motivational, solution-focused and crisis intervention counselling techniques
Knowledge of community resources. Knowledge of risk management

Other Requirements

  • Valid ‘G’ class driver’s license and a reliable personal vehicle
  • A satisfactory criminal police check
WORKING CONDITIONS
Hours of Work 8:30 to 4:30
Frequent travel to off-site locations
Occasional work during early mornings, evenings and weekends
Prolonged periods of time sitting
Prolonged periods of time viewing computer monitor and keyboarding
The John Howard Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The John Howard Society is committed to providing an accessible work environment.
Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection
process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.