Caseworker, Community Apprenticeship Program

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton
  • Social Work
  • Case Management
  • Community Outreach
Contract - Part Time
  • Ontario - Peel Region - Brampton
  • Ontario - Halton Region - Milton
Entry LevelN/A2020-01-032020-01-31

In partnership with the University of Guelph-Humber, the Community Apprenticeship Program (CAP) is a collaborative project that aims to support women at the Vanier Centre for Women. Through the University of Guelph-Humber’s Horticultural Apprenticeship Program, women at the Vanier Centre for Women are provided with the opportunity to complete a Level 1 Horticultural Apprenticeship.

The CAP Caseworker provides wraparound services to the women participating in the apprenticeship program while in Vanier and assists with exit planning as part of a dedicated and client-centred approach to the reintegration process. The Caseworker acts as a liaison amongst a variety of institutional, academic, and community stakeholders and provides support throughout the various stages of the apprenticeship and reintegration process, with emphasis placed on stress management, strengthening life skills, curriculum support, employment development and housing.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Actively supports participating women through the cumulative process of the apprenticeship program within both a secure custody facility (i.e. Vanier Centre for Women) and within the community upon release
  • Provides one-on-one client support, case management, and counselling and proudly assumes the role of an advocate with emphasis placed on developing appropriate resources and connections to institutional, academic, and community supports and services
  • Familiar with each woman’s apprenticeship and plan of care in order to effectively identify needs, recommend changes, and provide assistance that aligns with the overall goal for each unique individual
  • Supports women to solidify their new role identity, develop a long term life plan and any needed new skills or other requirements through ongoing case management and follow-up
  • Establishes dynamic, attainable and realistic opportunities and goals to assist women offenders who may have limitations in their abilities, including social and mental health barriers
  • Fosters productive and positive relationships with diverse community partners and external stakeholders
  • Escorts clients to appointments for service in the community
  • Records and evaluates each woman’s development on an ongoing basis and maintains case notes for all contact with clients and support systems to ensure records are up-to-date and that appropriate evaluation of service delivery can be met
  • Attends meetings with collaborative members on a regular basis
  • 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
  • Experience working with folks who face numerous barriers including poverty, discrimination, criminalization, homelessness, etc. Prior experience working with adult 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
  • Knowledge of appropriate 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
  • Ability to respond to issues and inquiries in a quick and professional manner
  • 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
  • Must have own vehicle and a valid Ontario driver’s license

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