The Elizabeth Fry Society of Peel-Halton is dedicated to being a tireless and strong champion within the Peel-Halton Region for the appropriate and non-discriminatory delivery of programs and services to women and youth who are or may be at risk of coming into conflict with the law. As one of the leading experts in community responsive programs for women and youth, the values that continue to guide our work are accountability, advocacy, collaboration, fairness, innovation, and respect.
Female Mobile Support (FMS) provides a continuum of care to 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 may include travel within Halton, Central and Toronto Region to provide one-on-one client support, case management and counselling, and 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.
Areas of Responsibility:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Graduate of a University or College Program in a related field.
- Experience working with female at-risk youth, including those who may be human trafficking victims and/or survivors.
- Maintains confident assessment, counselling, and case management skills in order to effectively interact with clients utilizing 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)
- Problem solving and leadership skills, with the ability to judiciously handle crisis situations with clients
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance is required.
- A valid CPR and First Aid Certification
- Proficiency in the French language is considered an asset